Pirate Skirts, Gigs and Lots of Figs.

shoes I'm going to come out and say this now. This post has nothing to do with figs. I just wanted something in the title to rhyme with gigs, and it's the best I could come up with!

Vanishing Shapes opened of Asta last night and this is what I wore.

with coat

I really love wearing the I wore last night, but it's a bit of a pain. It's a very soft corset with very malleable boning, which likes to bend out of shape whenever you sit down/bend down/ do anything at all (hence why I usually don't wear it).

spinning

 

As I mentioned earlier, my band, Vanishing Shapes opened for Asta with another artist called Morgana Osaki. I'd not heard of either artist before booking the gig, and was really impressed with the performances both groups gave. It was a pretty strange lineup (going from prog folk, to chill indie/electro pop w Harp, then danceable indie) but despite the strangeness, it worked pretty well.

Holding skirt

(I'm going to preface my sub par concert photography with a warning: This is the first time I've ever used my camera at a gig, so I kind of yolo'd these photo's into existence and they turned out a little noisy. I learned quite a bit though, so the next time I play photographer my photos should be better. Hopefully.)

Morgana's set was very chill. Her and her band mate Huw (Who i didn't manage to get a decent photo of - boo) make haunting electro pop style beats. The harp sets their music apart from the other music they share the genera with. On a non music note, her dress was absolutely amazing. It was gold and fluffy in all the right places (and she had matching shoes). We've actually got a festival coming up with them in September. I'm looking forward to seeing their stuff again!

morgana Morgana 2

I think I must be living under some kind of rock, because Asta is pretty well known. Her set was super tight, and really well performed. (You can't see it in the pictures, but she had a full band with her. Their performance chemistry was great!) She had the crowd up dancing, and she too pulled some amazing dance moves (especially considering the amount of space she had to work with on the stage. There was so much gear and so many cables!). Again, on a non music note, her outfit was rather amazing. She had these amazing pants with a very interesting pattern of holes. Unfortunately I wasn't able to capture her full outfit as my dim light photography technique is non existent.

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TLDR: Gig was good, clothes were good, all is good.