Sun 30 May – Marina & the Diamonds, Spark
When this event was originally planned for The Liquid Rooms I thought "wow, so that club's going to be alive and kicking again", but no, instead the venue changed to the more impressive settings of The Assembly Rooms. With the hall host to a huge chandelier that seemed apt for the diva that was Marina. A likeable, quite down-to-earth diva. We took advantage of the seated gallery, after a pretty knackering weekend of events, which provided an alternate perspective on the whole show.
First out came Spark. I didn't hate it, didn't love it. The most striking part of the performance was her black lycra catsuit. Does that go with a baggy, navy hoody?? I'm no fashion expert. Others were more impressed, so don't take my indifference to much degree.
There was a lengthy delay between acts, at which point I was most glad of the seat and top class company *wink*. Eventually Marina and her 4 geekingly-stylish musicians appeareed and immediately…