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15 April 2004

Second American Tour
supporting Snow Patrol
Atlanta, Cotton Club

Motel 74
Into My Blood
Let It Fall

Review by Tuschedz

Carina in ATL
« Thread started on: Apr 16th, 2004, 06:45am »

Hiyah all. Just registered. Thought you guys might be interested in this.

Just got back from the Atlanta show at the Cotton Club. She opened for Snow Patrol. I believe this was the first show of her American tour. Here's the (approximate) set list.

Motel 74
In My Blood
Let It Fall

Despite its length (about 30 minutes) this is one of the best shows I've ever been to. It was certainly the most intimate. The place accommodates 1,000 people. There were probably at most 40 people anywhere near the stage, and maybe a forth were paying attention.

She definitely needs to get a better producer for the next album. Every song was a million times better live. I sort of assumed this after downloading a few of her live videos. The songs were certainly a lot more energetic and rocking than they sound on the albums...especially "Let It Fall" which was incredible and the highlight of the show I'd say. She was squirming around in her guitar strap and kicking her legs in the air the whole time. It drove me insane (in a very good way) every time she let out one of those screams. The rest of the band was great as well. I loved watching her guitarist go nuts with the slide. There was a fair amount of banter...thanking Snow Patrol, telling people to help her out and buy the album, and repeating her name. Then before "Let It Fall" she talked about writing it and about her relationship with her dad...and said something along the lines of "I met him for the first time about a month ago, and now I can't get rid of him." Then she introduced the song saying something like "This is off my first album. It's not available here...or anywhere anymore...I can tell your all upset about that." You could sort of tell she wasn't digging the crowd (or lack thereof) too much, but she still put on a hell of a show.

Afterwards we bought a couple CDs from her and talked briefly. She was very nice and grateful although she said it was a pretty rough show. She seemed pleasantly surprised that someone there had any idea of who she was let alone came there just to see her. I didn’t think I’d be so nervous, but I definitely was. We waited around a while to give Snow Patrol a chance, but ended up leaving about a minute into the first song. It was still quite worth it though.

A fantastic time was had by all! Sorry no pictures.

Originally online at The Connection - Carina Round Forum