Goldfrapp played the Showbox SODO here in Seattle two weeks ago: their only general admission gig in North America on this leg of their tour. I showed up at 4:30 to secure a spot in the front row when they came on at 10.
I'd like to thank the the folk at the Showbox SODO for providing a great, welcoming venue for the fans. My wife and I were able to hang out in their newly-renovated lounge with other fans before the show, and were treated to a rare performance of Black Cherry during the sound-check, presumably as a rehearsal for the subsequent shows in Australia where that hallowed number was on the set list.
It was terrific to meet other hardcore fans from the Goldfrapp Message Board, which happens to be an unusually nice place to hang out on the 'net, so delightfully free of the vitriol that makes most other social gathering places on the Web a chafing bore. Josh snapped this excellent shot of Alison, who clearly enjoyed performing as much as we all did watching.
I'd also like to give a shout out to another fellow fan, John Roger Schofield, who is the bassist for Seattle indie rock group, The Myriad. Give them a listen, too.