On June 23, 2010, I became the latest member in the church of Goldfrapp. After watching this video, I think you might want to join. See more photos and a review of Goldfrapp live at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York here.
My friends have been asking me for years why I wasn’t a die-hard fan of Goldfrapp. They followed up that question with, “G, I think they are your type of band,” but for all these years I haven’t really given Goldfrapp a fair shake. I’ve read a lot of negative stuff about lead singer Alison Goldfrapp’s attitude (I’ve heard the expression “how bitchy is [insert celebrity name] on a scale of 1 to Alison Goldfrapp?” numerous times) so perhaps that’s what turned me off. When their latest album “Head First” came out earlier this year, I finally started to open my eyes. Soon afterwards, I found out they’d be touring and I decided to check them out. Mark this day in your calendar – June 23, 2010. That’s the day I became a huge Goldfrapp fan!
Picture it – it’s 90 degrees Fahrenheit in New York. The queue to get in was directly in the sun. After an excruciatingly hot wait to get past security, we enjoyed the blissful air conditioning of the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York. Opening act The Cults hit the stage around 8 pm and they performed about 6 songs before the main attraction at 9 PM: Goldfrapp!
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