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Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008
12:54 pm
new community for buskers
New community for buskers, statues, and street performers of all sorts:

Check it, Join It, Spread the Word.

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007
12:15 pm
Back Bent Wooden Stilts?
So was thinking having stilts with a back bent post (like a bird leg) would look mad good for my Bapthomet costume. Nothing too high, maybe 1.5'-2' total height. I was thinking that metal joint braces, and a vertical wooden support might make this a feasible, but frankly a rather expensive experiment.
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Something like this if LJ, allowed ASCI art. 45* angle from foot, with a 90* at the joints of the two equal length riser parts.

Any thoughts, success, or dire warnings?

Saturday, June 9th, 2007
9:22 am

There was a misstep in communication but we've sorted that out now that the tour has started. It turns out the guestlist needs to be approved for each individual show. But they've accepted our proposal and are willing to give us a few guestlist spots for each show if we can pull a Brigade together for each one.

That means you get to see the concert for free!!

All you have to do is create any of the acts in the proposal, which follows (please read it fully).

ASAP Email 1) your full name 2) your age 3) your phone number, 4) which show you're planning to attend, and 5) a description of what you're planning to do (preferably with pictures) to: thedbb@yahoo.com

If it's a multi-person act, make sure every particpant emails me with the aforementioned info. Thanks!

And hurry! I know the tour already started and I'm sorry that the confusion delayed everything, but we can do this! YOU can do this! WE CAN DO THIS!!!


The Proposal (which we have to stick to, but leaves plenty of freedom within):

*important note: if you already have a ticket and do not need to get into the venue before the doors open to set up your act, then you do not need to stick to the proposal to Brigade, but you will still be bound by the rules that apply to regular audience members*

- To enrich the visual experience of the concertgoers with living art
- To educate onlookers and open dialogue about gay rights history
- To engage the audience more directly by performing on the ground, rather than from the stage
- To engage the audience directly through interactive painting and by asking them to share their thoughts in a ledger that will travel the tour
- To promote the Dresden Dolls ideals of activating audiences to become performers

Living art:
Depending on available space and the number and types of volunteers, the living art may be clumped together into a single tableau in the entranceway, lobby, vendor-, bathroom-, or audience-area, or split up into ‘stations.’ These performances should only take place before and between the featured stage acts, so as not to interfere with anyone’s performances. With the variety of the performances in the tableau, the Brigade should be dynamic enough to achieve its goals with anywhere from 5 to 10 participants. The advantage to this dynamic Brigade design is that it gives us options to accommodate any logistical concerns that may arise in different venues

- Station 1 –Living statues recreate classic art such as (but not limited to) Boucher’s ‘The Love Letter’ depicting a woman flirtatiously giving a love letter to another woman, ‘Gabrielle d'Estrée and the Duchesse de Villars’ depicting a woman pinching the other woman’s nipple (both performers would be covered by body paint, no true nudity), or for male Brigaders Pablo Picasso’s ‘Reading of Letter’ or ‘Pipes of Pan’, each depicting a deep, though not overtly sexual, intimacy between two men. Each piece would be performed by two people, though not every piece need be performed. For instance, if there are no male or trans-male volunteers, the Picasso pieces might not appear.

- Station 2 – Living statues or public performers depict significant events in the Gay Rights movement such as (but not limited to) a soldier whose costume and physical expression comment on the “Don’t ask; Don’t tell” policy of the U.S. military, characters depicting the righteousness of the Stonewall Rebellion of 1969, a blindfolded, mouth-taped, white-painted or white-clothed living canvas to be ‘liberated’ or ‘saved’ from the deathly silence by the audience expressing themselves through painting her/him, a character bearing the pink-triangle armband of Nazi concentration camps, and some of the young angels who protested against the anti-gay protesters at Matthew Shepard’s funeral.

Each of the installations in these stations would be explained with a placard set adjacent to the performer. If possible, it would be nice to have a ledger that the audience could write their thoughts in that would accumulate responses throughout the tour. Usually, when living art is performed, it is customary for the audience to tip the performers. We can encourage this to be done and then donate the tips to one of the charitable organizations, or we can encourage the donations to be given directly to the organizations, or we can ignore or discourage tipping altogether.

Amanda's addendum (aka "Amandum"?):

maybe have people re-create the famous poses from photos and paintings (ie nipple-tweak, the times square sailor kiss, maybe marilyn's skirt flying up...you'd need a fan, etc etc)....but all with reversed and/or mixed genders......and painted heavy heavy stark white with all white clothes and drapery

Then have audience graffitti and paint/make up at will!! with a supervisor there to protect safety of statues

We could even include make-up bin, junk jewelry/mardi gras beads/colored hairspray and plaster-cast stuff and other kinds of shit to affix to the statues, like todays' newspapers to be ripped up and affixed.......

Its like those great fridge magnets of "dress up venus de milo and david", but in 3D with genderfucking

I love this, the main concern is that the models/statues be ready, it aint easy to hold for maybe an hour total, with one or two stretch breaks


Available shows:

12 Jun 2007 18:00 - Auditorium Theatre - Chicago, IL, Illinois
13 Jun 2007 18:00 - Jerome Schottenstein Center - Columbus, Ohio
15 Jun 2007 18:00 - Borgata Hotel - Atlantic City, NJ, New Jersey
16 Jun 2007 18:00 - Bank of America Pavilion - Boston, MA, Massachusetts
17 Jun 2007 18:00 - Merriweather Post Pavilion - Columbia, MD, Maryland
18 Jun 2007 19:00 - Radio City Music Hall - New York, NY, New York
19 Jun 2007 18:00 - Molson Amphitheatre - Toronto, ON, Ontario
21 Jun 2007 19:00 - Chastain Park Amphitheatre - Atlanta, GA, Georgia
23 Jun 2007 18:00 - Smirnoff Music Centre - Dallas, TX, Texas
24 Jun 2007 18:00 - Woodlands Pavilion - Woodlands, TX, Texas
27 Jun 2007 19:00 - San Diego State Open Air Theatre - San Diego, CA, California
29 Jun 2007 19:00 - Greek Theatre-U.C. Berkeley - Berkeley, CA, California
30 Jun 2007 18:00 - Greek Theatre - Los Angeles, CA, California

Email your full name, age, phone number, which show you want to Brigade, and a description of the act you want to perform AS SOON AS POSSIBLE to:




Sunday, February 11th, 2007
7:45 pm

(taken from the Dirty Business Brigade Bulletin on Myspace)

Want to help out a good cause? As some of you may know, there was a fire at the performance/living space Pan9 recently. Well, a wonderful artist is selling his Amanda Palmer inspired ikon painting to raise money to donate to Pan9. This is a must have for any fan of art or the Dresden Dolls and you will be helping out a truly great cause. Please check out this auction today!
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Tuesday, December 19th, 2006
9:40 pm
PUnk roCK FLying CIRCus - Still have some things for sale! (boston area)
Thank you everyone who came to my sale! It was a huge success!

I still have a few things I'd like to sell, so here's the list. If you are interested, drop me a line and I can send pictures or set up an appointment to pick up stuff.

I've listed prices but all are open for bargaining!!!

What I have left to sell:Collapse )

If you are interested, or want pics, please email: morninghood at yahoo dot com

Thursday, December 14th, 2006
9:58 am
Stilt Making
So I was going out to practice some stilt walking the other day and while adjusting the straps (leather belts screwed into the wood), I busted a buckle. THANK GOD I WASN'T UP YET! I suspect the cold air weakend the metal and it simply couldn't handle the stress.

So now I need ideas for safe straps.

First time I made stilts we were using duct tape, and that isn't feesible, as the incredible amount of waste. The belts worked, but they were a pain to adjust (involving a lot of time getting hte holes in the right place and then adding extra fabric around my leg for extra stabillity.) What sort of strapps have you guys successfully used?

Tuesday, December 12th, 2006
9:10 am
PUnk roCK FLying CIRCus taG SALe (boston area)
Sunday, Dec 17
1pm - 6pm
morninghood at yahoo dot com
for the address!

Need props, costumes, or last minute Holiday Gifts?

And, help me raise money so I can go to Circus School!!!

Partial List:Collapse )


Monday, November 27th, 2006
10:21 pm
Nomi Sparks is Selling All Her Stuff.... (Somerville, MA)
...to Raise Money to go to Circus School!!!

Perfect for you last minute holiday shopping.

PUnk roCK FLyiNG CIrcUS TAg saLE!!!Collapse )
Wednesday, October 18th, 2006
12:45 pm
I hate to just come in out of nowhere with something to sell, but I have 2 tickets to the October 24th Dolls show in Atlanta that I will, unfortunately, be unable to use. I was wondering if anyone here would be interested in buying them? Just leave a comment if you are, and I'll get back to you. Thanks!
Saturday, August 19th, 2006
9:19 am
Last Chance!
The Clockwork Waltz today @ 2pm and 7pm.

Holly Electric will be playing our preshow @ 1:30ish

Cormac Bride of Sleepshell will be playing our preshow @ 6:30ish. He played last night and I was absolutely blown away. If you've never seen him before, you should. Tonight.

The pre shows are also open to brigaders! We will be having a cast/crew/brigade picnic between the performances, so come join us, bring food if you'd like.
Thursday, August 17th, 2006
8:44 am
The Clockwork Waltz

The Clockwork Waltz, an original musical based on the music of The Dresden Dolls, opens tonight! Show at 7:00 pm, come early for the pre-show! There will be music, food, living statues and a theatrical performance to knock your socks off. So dont wear socks.

Tickets are $10 at the door.

7:00 Friday, August 18th
2:00 Saturday, August 19th
7:00 Saturday, August 19th

The show is being held at St Andrews Lodge, 18 Turner Ave, Riverside, RI.

We recieved amazing feedback from the audience who attended dress rehearsal last night. You're not gonna want to miss this play.

For more info- Brown Paper Tickets
Saturday, June 17th, 2006
8:28 am
Attempt at stupidity
Would anyone happen to have ONE or TWO extra tickets to the Dresden Dolls concert in WASHINGTON DC on JUNE 27th at the 9:30 CLUB?

This little lady did not get a chance to purchase them when they first went on sale...help her out?

Current Mood: anxious
Tuesday, April 25th, 2006
4:50 pm
Playa Del Fuego 2006
I'm thinking about getting a Brigade group together for Playa Del Fuego in Delaware at the end of May and was wondering if anyone would be interested.

The one thing to be aware of is that there is a "no minors drinking" rule that is rather important. Every minor has to have someone vouch for them and I especially have no desire to get in trouble with the fuzz. :)

Let's do something here and make it awesome!
Sunday, April 16th, 2006
7:48 pm
Does anyone have 1 or mayyyybe 2 extra tickets to the show in Tempe, Arizona?
I'm a moron and waited. If anyone can help please let me know and I will forever be greatful.

Current Mood: determined
Monday, March 27th, 2006
12:30 pm
Custom Dresden Dolls / Google Homepage

Click Me

You can customize all the links and make it your homepage. If you get lost (or just don't get it) there's also an FAQ.
Monday, January 23rd, 2006
12:03 am
Calling every boy and girl, calling all around the world...
The offical Brigade Coordinator for the Brigade for the Dresden Dolls' UK tour THIS MAY is Max (that's me).

To get in touch with me about brigading, email me at max@dresdendolls.com

Please put which show you are inquiring about in the subject.

No one is talentless, and no one is useless. If you are having trouble coming up with ideas then visit www.theshadowbox.net and visit the Brigade section for ideas. Use the threads there to bounce ideas off one another.

Dates can be found at



Thursday, December 29th, 2005
11:12 am
hello fellow humans.
so. are any other LA brigaders going to the Dresden Dolls Henry Fonda theater show tonight?
we are, and we are dressing up, and we were wondering if anyone else was dressing up.
are you??
Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005
8:03 pm
Friday, November 4th, 2005
7:00 pm
Tuesday, November 1st, 2005
11:21 pm
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