Amanda Palmer at diminished capacity is still more than many artists can muster burning at their hottest. Despite performing sick, Palmer howled right out of the gate at her Paradise show with the slowly raging “Smile (Pictures Or It Didn’t Happen).” And she kept going for just under two hours, having the entire band chaotically switch instruments at the end of every verse of “Missed Me” and singing a closing reprise of “Want It Back” through a megaphone from the balcony.
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