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Dear Brody: I’m Sorry

Dear Brody Dalle,

On Friday night I attended your gig in Vancouver. Arriving amongst the myriad of torn tights, studded leather jackets and liberty spikes – I knew I was in the right place.  The venue was the appropriate combination of scuzzy and small. The evening was perfectly poised for a moment of beautiful, sweaty carnage.

But it, mostly, did not happen. The crowd were a becalmed sea amid the thunderous set of new Diploid Love songs, Distillers’ classics and – a personal favourite – Spinnerette smash Ghetto Love. I have never performed on stage, but I have enjoyed my fair share of live music; loud or intimate, tense or jovial, angry or angering. Enough, at least, to know how crucial a crowd can be to the experience. I am confident this will not have passed unnoticed, and it is for this I would like to express my sincerest apologies.

While I still had a fantastic evening, due entirely to you and your band, I can only begin to express how frustrated I was with the lack of vigour and energy brought by the majority of the attendees. You asked for a pit, the least we could do as a way of giving thanks for playing here. Yet all that was mustered was some polite bumping around. You asked for us to dance with you, but a saddening number did not. Even writing that jolts an anger that I struggle to shake.

I would very much like you to know that not all in the crowd were like this. I know I, and the people I was with, adored dancing with you, and wish you could return to Vancouver every year. You are a truly inspiring person, and your music fucking rocked.

Thank you for coming to Vancouver, I hope you will return some time soon, and sorry again for the people who wouldn’t dance. They must be insane.

Cheers

Mark

PS. The new album is bloody fantastic.

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Brody’s new album Diploid is out NOW:

http://po.st/BrodyDalleItunes ////////////   http://www.brodydalle.com/

 

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