An Evening with Amanda F-ing Palmer

Photo by Michael Murchie

Written by Emma Pierce

A couple years ago a friend sent me a book in the mail. She had just finished reading it and for some reason thought I might find it useful… I was suddenly introduced into the world of Amanda F**king Palmer, artist extraordinaire, and simultaneously started learning how to ask for help.

You may know her as one half of the cult punk-cabaret duo The Dresden Dolls, from her viral TedTalk on the art of asking, or maybe as half of the duo Evelyn Evelyn (with Jason Webley who is accompanying this west coast tour).

Amanda Palmer—musician, director, blogger, performer, and more—is coming to Seattle on Sunday, April 8th, at the Showbox. I’m not sure how to explain what this performance will be, primarily because Palmer is unpredictable and fearless. From what I’ve heard, no show is exactly the same, so perhaps that is enough to convince you to take a chance on an artist you may not know and have a night you may never forget.

Opening for Amanda Palmer is folk musician and former Seattle street performer/busker who has since played shows all across the world including festivals like Burning Man and Glastonbury. Webley has also toured with the podcast Welcome to Night Vale.

Tickets and more information can be found here. This event is SOLD OUT, but if you were lucky enough to snag a ticket, doors open at 7:00 PM and the show begins at 8:00 PM.

“Asking for help with shame says:

You have the power over me.

Asking with condescension says:

I have the power over you.

But asking for help with gratitude says:

We have the power to help each other.”

Amanda Palmer, The Art of Asking: or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help

EMMA PIERCE | “There is no honor in proving you can carry the entire load on your own shoulders” | KXSU Senior Digital Editor

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