Saturday, June 26, 2010

Doda in Kluczbork: "Those Who Expected Scandal Were Not Disappointed"

According to media reports, Polish singer Doda (already facing a possible two year prison sentence under Poland's anti-blasphemy laws) arrived for her Friday night concert in the town of Kluczbork "w klatce, ubrana w futurystyczny mundurek, odsłaniający pół piersi i całe pośladki" ("in a cage, dressed in a futuristic uniform, revealing half of breast and whole buttocks.")

After she finished her opening number, Doda left the stage and the voice of Pope John Paul II boomed out over the sound system:

"My dear young friends, I am so glad that you are here tonight."

After this the words: "I am psycho" (in English) and "I am a freak" ("Jestem świrem" in Polish) were flashed on the giant screens on either side of the stage.

Then Doda reappeared on stage dressed as a witch to sing her next song.

According to Nowa Tribuna Opolska, "Ci, którzy oczekiwali skandalizującego zachowania, nie zawiedli się. Na koncercie są tysiące ludzi." ("Those who were expecting scandalous behavior were not disappointed.")

A video of part of the performance has already been uploaded to youtube: