[Coachella 2011] Odd Future, Pains of Being Pure At Heart, Tame Impala, Lauryn Hill, Marina & The Diamonds, Crystal Castles (page 5)
Marina and the Diamonds
The UK’s rock ‘n roll amalgamation of pop provocateur Katy Perry, theatrical fellow Brit Kate Nash, and singer-songwriter Regina Spektor, Marina Diamandis of Marina and the Diamonds came on stage about twenty minutes late wearing cat ears, a cheerleader skirt, a white crop top, and glitter stripper shoes. Diamandis blamed technical difficulties, but the singer-songwriter is renowned for being a little moody.
While the audience in her tent was sparse to begin with her late arrival made about half of the people there leave for other tents. Only her most dedicated and hardcore fans stayed and what they got was Diamandis’ patented form of volatile, sarcastic sex bomb complete with flouncing, choreographed dance moves and sassy winks.
Luckily for Diamandis, having such a small but dedicated fan base made the whole audience sing-a-long at the top of their lungs. She sang a new song named “Jealousy,” but when she gave her “Diamonds” (fans) the option for more new stuff, they went with the old, obviously so they could follow along with her every word.
Diamandis is one of the most talented singer-songwriter’s out there (and one of my favorite guilty pleasure musical artists), but her attitude is a detriment to her success. If she projected herself differently to her fans internationally, there is no reason her tent shouldn’t have more people in it–regardless of her being late.