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So I posted the few pics I took on my tumblr. Also here is the pic of me and Jack Smiler

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We asked him if Reg was gonna come out, but he said it might be a few hours, so I said I wouldn't wait but asked him to tell her that she was amazing (I could of thought of something better probably right?)

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Ain't No Cover

The Calculation

Small Town Moon

Patron Saint

Blue Lips

How

Laughing With

All the Rowboats

Sailor Song

Eet

Ballad of a Politician

Call Them Brothers (with Only Son)

The Prayer of François Villon (Molitva)

Firewood

Dance Anthem of the 80's

Open

Better

Don't Leave Me (Ne Me Quitte Pas)

Oh Marcello

The Party

Encore:

Us

Fidelity

Hotel Song

Samson

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when she sang samson it was so beautiful i thought i was gona cry. Such a wonderful night - shame i had work early this morning, but i'm so glad i went. can't wait til my next chance to see her perform.

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Sounds like it was an awesome show.

In noticed in that Samson video that Regina was wearing in-ear monitors. Has she been using them much/long?

I don't remember seeing her with IEMs before.

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quote:
Originally posted by ThePoetsLove:

It was so good! Like crazy ass good!

Review in the evening standard already: http://www.standard.co.uk/arts...-review-7905522.html

I got to meet Jack afterwards and he was super awesome ! Really enjoyed his set as well. He signed my ticket but I left it on the side when I took a photo for someone Frowner

I will post the few really bad pics (they were super strict about video) I took later Big Grin

you lost your ticket?, oh no

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From today's Guardian newspaper:

Regina Spektor – review

Royal Albert Hall, London

Caroline Sullivan

guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 3 July 2012 13.22 BST

Comments (1)

Any artist who is described as "adorkable" is by definition an acquired taste, but enough Londoners have acquired it to fill the Albert Hall, where Regina Spektor is playing her largest UK headline show to date. This is a milestone for the singer, and her excitement ratchets up the adorkableness; she thanks us "so, so, so, so much" and offers to get a rotating stage for next time, so she won't have her back to the audience when sat at the piano.

The flipside is that the Moscow-born, Bronx-bred songwriter has creativity to spare. Her piano and her imagination see her sail through 24 songs tonight, none quite like the one before, yet all anchored by lovely, classically trained playing. One suspects that, despite the giggles and quirks, she's quite capable of playing it straight. She proves it with the ballad How, from new album What We Saw from the Cheap Seats, which is only a crescendo away from Christina Aguilera territory – but where's the fun in that?

For Spektor, music is an outlet for humour, love – her husband, Jack Dishel, duets on Call Them Brothers – and her feelings about her emigre childhood (her Russian gets an airing on the rip-snortingly dramatic Molitva). Moreover, the whimsy is inclusive, making big gigs like this feel like invitation-only events; for the sake of the woman who repeatedly howled "I love you, Regina!", I hope Spektor doesn't somehow end up a superstar.

Despite missteps, such as the comedy Italian accent she adopts during Oh Marcello, and the baby-squeak employed to deliver the incongruous line, "Shake your ass, shake what your mama gave you," on Ballad of a Politician, she's consistently interesting. A triumph for the dork from the Bronx.

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