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KieronC

Amsterdam 14th July 2009

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Me and my mum will be there too.. seems that we have many rivals to get a good place Razzer

oh, @Mipje, use link, that image is quite big though..

THX alot! ^^ I've got it!

Have u ever been to paradiso before? I haven't so I'm quite curious about it!

No, I haven't been there before either... but I've been told that Paradiso is quite cool, so we'll see :'] Oh btw I just found this old blogpost by Regina: Big Grin

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Sunday, November 23, 2003

hey peeps, i'm in Amsterdam and just got off the stage after playing Club Paradiso... There's some free internet in my dressing room, and cheeese too, but the cheese can't comunicate (very well...) So. Just a brief "Hi"... I am traveling so much, on a bus full of sweet sweet boys who rock a.k.a Kings of Leon, and i'm on a 5AM-2 PM sleep schedule... some towns are rougher than others, but i am always trying, so that's good.... Went to a beautiful cathedral in Milan (500 years to build!), and the BBC Phillharmonia last night (Berlioz- Symphonie fantastiQue! never heard it live before...) I send you all a good Europ-ah hug, yo. till next time,

regina

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Paradiso is the most important musical-temple of the Netherlands. The Regina concert has been Sold Out. I think Paradiso is the perfect place for the music of Regina. I have high expectations because the ambience, the vibes et..

Wiki about Paradiso

Paradiso is a music venue and cultural center in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The venue is inside an old church, which has been transformed into a music venue. It is located on de Weteringschans, bordering the Leidseplein, one of the nightlife and tourism centers of the city. Outside, the building is somewhat dark and forbidding. The main venue in the former church interior has high ceilings and a balcony overlooking the stage area, with three large illuminated church windows above the stage. The acoustics are rather echoey, but improvements have been made over the years. In addition to the main venue, there is a smaller cafe stage on an upper floor and a cafe in the basement.

Paradiso was opened by the city in 1968 as a publicly-subsidized youth entertainment center. Along with the nearby Melkweg (Milky Way), it soon became synonymous with the hippie counterculture and the rock music of that era. It was one of the first locations in which the use and sale of soft drugs was tolerated. From the mid-1970s, Paradiso became increasingly associated with punk and new wave music, although it continued to program a wide variety of artists. Glen Matlock played his last gig with the Sex Pistols at the Paradiso. Starting in the 1980s, raves and themed dance parties became frequent.

On May 26-27, 1995, the Rolling Stones played two semi-acoustic concerts at the Paradiso. Scalped tickets reportedly sold for many thousands of dollars. Recorded tracks from these concerts were released on the Stones' Stripped album later that year. Keith Richards said that the Paradiso concerts were the best live shows the Stones ever did.

Poster on the side of the ParadisoIn recent years, the venue has settled into an eclectic range of programming, which, besides rock, can include lectures, plays, classical music, and crossover artists such as Willie Nelson, who filmed a concert DVD there. Other artists who have recorded or filmed concerts at the Paradiso include Bad Brains, Loudness, Nirvana, John Cale, the Soft Machine, Emilíana Torrini, Link Wray, Omar & the Howlers, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Beth Hart, Dayna Kurtz, Smoosh, Suzanne Vega, Amy Winehouse,Epica, Editors, Motorpsycho and Riverside. American rock band Live released their DVD, Live at the Paradiso - Amsterdam in January 2009.

The future of the Paradiso has at times been a political issue in Amsterdam. Some in the city council would like to relocate the venue and redevelop the property on which it sits.[citation needed] However, because of its status as a cultural icon, the Paradiso has managed to survive so far.

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The concert of Regina was awesome!!! Awesome ambience she did a great job. She put a lot of humor in the show, tension and had the courage to make music. She played a lot of lyrics of far.

She did buy in Scotland high heel shoes for the performance in Amsterdam. The stage manager had to put her microfone higher.

The next time when she visits the Netherlands she wants to eat spacecake. I recommend her then to stay for a few days in the low far beneath the sealevel country.

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