On Wednesday night, I took a trip to Mandela Hall to see Marina and the Diamonds.
Prior to getting tickets for Echo and the Bunnymen, this was earmarked to be my STLFTEM for May.
I’d heard snippets of songs, and knew the hit single, ‘Hollywood’, so decided to give her a try, as it was only £10.
She was supported by a singer called ‘Spark‘, who was excellent, if a little ‘Mini Marina’ in terms of sound and image.
It was disappointing though, that no CD was available to purchase after the show. I shall be keeping an eye out for any releases by her. Trust me, it will be well worth it.
Marina was quite late getting on stage, in true showbusiness style, keeping the crowd waiting, before making a grand entrance, as the video projector on stage projected James Bond-esque images of her, and then leading straight into ‘Mowgli’s Road‘
Unsurprisingly, with only one album to her name, it wasn’t going to be a long concert, but what it lack in time, it made up for in electricity and excitement.
Mandela Hall is one of my favourite concert venues, but I felt it was limiting to the onstage performance, that it would work so much better in a larger venue.
If there’s any justice, Marina will soon be a big enough artist to play such venues.
Got some photos from the concert, which I was surprisingly impressed with, as I was quite late getting to the venue, and didn’t get as close to the stage as I wanted to.