Amanda Palmer plans “awesome” ninja gig tonight in Vancouver
Did you know that Amanda Fucking Palmer is in town?
She's speaking at Vancouver's TED conference today (March 19) as part of an All-Stars session. But since you didn't pay the $7,500 TED2014 ticket price, you won't be there.
Lucky for you, the crowd-sourcing cabaret-punk singer-songwriter has announced she's putting on an all-ages "ninja gig" tonight, and admission is by donation.
Here's the deets for the short-notice show from Palmer's blog:
TED, if you know much about it, is super fucking organized, and there’s very little realtime cross-over with the people here in TED-land and the population of Vancouver.
let us crush the fence.
i tweeted a few days ago and the historic VOGUE THEATRE had no shows booked and very VERY generously offered us the keys to their space (so to speak) – this shit is ON!!! the place fits about 1100 people – first-come first-served…they’re located at 918 granville street (click here for google maps)
we will start letting people in at around 8:45/9pm and go till around midnight.
Bonus: it sounds like TED2014 speaker and overexposed astronaut Chris Hadfield is going to be there with his guitar.
MANY WEIRD SPECIAL GUESTS. my goal was to rope in a handful of scientists and other bizarro TED-speakers…as it currently stands, i have at least one geoff berner, one bora yoon, one famous harvard professor, and one astronaut who plays guitar. THERE MAY BE BRAINS.
i mean…this is going to be awesome.
DO NOT EXPECT:
Who's going? The hashtag is #NINJAvan.
Until then, here's Palmer's past TED talk ("The art of asking"):