Drunk At A Show: Worshiprr & Ancient Mariner Dual Album Release
A week ago today, on my favorite day of the year, Halloween, I got drunk at a show. That show was the dual album release of Ancient Mariner with Forever::Hotel and Worshiprr’s #queerabrasion with special guest DoNormaal. This was more of a celebration of friends rather than your typical show and the best part is we were all in costume.
Worshiprr was the first to grace the stage. Covered completely in glitter, she was hard to miss. As Worshiprr goes into the powerful depth of #queerabrasion we’re hit with the visual art of Ed, the invisible artist who spent the set sensually painting a blow up doll covered in duct tape. The honest intensity Worshiprr provides during every set she plays really makes you feel a one-on-one connection with her. When she came off stage I couldn’t help but give her the biggest hug to congratulate her, I’m pretty sure I still have glitter somewhere on my body but it was totally worth it.
After a short intermission, Ancient Mariner took the stage. Dressed in an all-red jumpsuit, which she eventually stripped down to a striking red bra, she was also a sight to be seen. If you’ve seen Ancient Mariner before, you know no set of hers is the same. Her live performance takes you on a different trip every time. Tonight she wanted to make us dance and we optimistically obliged. She played so well off the vibe of the crowd, tailoring her set to the way she wanted us to move.
I truly believe there is no artist more influential in the Seattle music scene than DoNormaal. She is incredibly versatile and can rock literally any crowd. Riding off the beautiful vibes Worshiprr and Ancient Mariner curated, DoNormaal performed all of our favorite hits off of Third Daughter her most recent project. The perfect wrap up to this amazing show.
I have to say, this is a show I didn’t want to end we could have danced all night. There was so much positivity, love and respect for one another in the air. As we all parted ways, you could tell I wasn’t the only one who felt this way. It was such a great release show and while I’ve seen all of these artists perform multiple times, these sets were some of the best.