“You know me, I’m a drama queen!;)”
Translation: Phil Graf
This sentence alone is capable to describe the mood that prevailed during Tarja’s concert in the course of the Shadow Shows series at the Batschkapp Frankfurt on 10th October 2016, as it reveals the general enthusiasm in the hall, Tarja’s tendency to not take herself too seriously and additionally hints at the drama that constantly prevails on stage and is already reflected in the songs.
The new opener „No Bitter End” already made clear what a bundle of energy Tarja still is and how effortlessly the Finn binds the audience. She was adored in an almost cultic fashion by the audience, but it definitely inspired her to the extent that the self-proclaimed “Old Bitch” seemed to be sincerely moved and apparently regarded it as an incredible joy to perform in Frankfurt in front of exactly this audience after 20 years on stage.