Cradle Of Filth @ The Palace Theatre - Calgary, Alberta - May 29th 2022 - Photo Gallery + Show Write Up
By: Kylee Thompson
About $100 in gas, 6 hours of driving and 570km’s round trip was well worth it to finally see Cradle Of Filth live. The show was at The Palace Theatre in Calgary, Alberta.. This was my first time at The Palace Theatre and I loved it. Pretty much anywhere you stand in the venue you have a good view of the huge stage.
Starting off the night we had Whorrify up first. To be honest I had never heard either of the openers until they went on stage and with the guys from Whorrify I was impressed. It was nice to see some Alberta local guys opening up for a band like Cradle of Filth. The guitarist wearing Hawaiian shorts definitely gave me a good laugh, but that music was great and that’s what matters.
Second up we had Frayle from Cleveland, Ohio. Lately I’ve been on a kick listening to bands with lead female vocals, so I was pretty excited when I saw their lead vocalist coming out on stage, and she had a great stage outfit as well. From a photography perspective it’s great when bands have a different look to them, I find it really helps them stand out. I found the first few songs on the quiet side, that might have been the way they were meant to be or just the vocals needed to be turned up, once they were a few songs in you could really hear everything great. Before they started their set I overheard a security guy ask the bassist how long he had been growing out his dreads for and he replied 23 years. That’s crazy! You can see in the photos how long his dreads are. Anyways I quite enjoyed Frayle and will definitely be adding them to my list of female fronted bands.
I still can’t believe I had Cradle of Filth in front of my camera! I’ve been waiting 15 years to see these guys in concert, so being able to take photos of them as well was just icing on the cake. The crowd was so tight and packed up at the front, I had to fight my way though the crowd when leaving the photo pit. During the night you got a couple of the more well known songs like Nymphetamine (Fix) and Her Ghost in the Fog but also got a few from the latest Album Existence is Futile as well. I find some of the songs off the newest album are a little faster and heavier then some of the past tunes and I will welcome that any day. I’m pretty sure they played How Many Tears to Nurture a Rose but according to www.setlist.fm its not on there, so either the list someone made is incomplete or I’m just losing it. I saw a good number of the classic Jesus is a Cunt shirts which made me smile. One of my fondest high school memories was being kicked out of school for the remainder of the day for wearing a Cradle of Filth shirt saying "Hell Was Full So I Came Back" in a Catholic high school. Road trips outside of Edmonton for concerts isn’t something I’ll be doing all to often but for Cradle of Filth it was well worth it.
Here are my photos from the show, hope you enjoy them!