So Bill Bailey brought his Qualmpeddler show back to Finland in May 2014, six months after last appearing in Helsinki. I had few reservations about going to see the same show so soon but I was not disappointed.
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— Bill Bailey (@BillBailey) May 18, 2014
In fact, partially due to familiarity, partly due to new material I was even more impressed the second time around.
Why was it better?
- We were about 6 rows from the stage
- The additional material added more depth to the jokes
- He played more
- He seemed less concerned about the audience understanding his “English”
His tribute to Abba was excellent. I won’t say in what style he sung, but needless to say he absolutely nailed it.
The only thing that was slightly disappointing was that he didn’t remember that Finns actually have a word for the top of the foot .. certainly not a deal breaker. Anyway, #DILLIGAS
Were you there? What did you think?