View Full Version : Uke goddess Amanda Palmer arrested in Amsterdam

05-13-2011, 06:46 AM
Apparently she held a mini ukulele concert in a public place, which she organised over Twitter. The local police, who didn't see the bright side of her performing so close to a war memorial and without permission arrested her for it after 20 minutes!

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05-13-2011, 07:00 AM
He was just jealous of her outfit.

05-13-2011, 07:03 AM
He was just jealous of her outfit.

U sure that's a "he"?

05-13-2011, 07:06 AM
U sure that's a "he"?

What "he" said!!

05-13-2011, 07:15 AM
What "he" said!!

maybe we should just say "the officer"

05-13-2011, 07:26 AM
wELL..WAR and UKE don't go together anyway>>>

05-13-2011, 07:31 AM
indeed the manwomanbearpig was just jalous of amanda's looks xD

05-13-2011, 07:52 AM
Does anyone know what happened to the ukulele?

05-13-2011, 08:21 AM
The ukulele is out on bond. Last seen trying to calm down at Dutch Flowers.

05-13-2011, 08:52 AM
Isn't this the same country that allows pot-smoking in "coffeehouses" & legalized prostitution complete w/window shopping??!! :wtf:

05-13-2011, 08:55 AM
Here's more of the story. The YouTube video of the arrest embedded in this article has been "removed by the user."


This is from another article:

And after her May 11 snafu in Amsterdam, it seems Palmer needs to be cautious about more than just posting revealing posts online.

"What they technically nailed me for was an open container," says the singer regarding her arrest during her impromptu "ninja gig" at Dam Square. "A fan handed me a beer which is technically illegal in Holland. It's not illegal in Germany where I actually spend most of my time. I neglected to realize it was probably a stupid thing to be doing given the amount of police around.

"I was very cavalier about the gigs I've been doing. I think it was only a matter of time before they got a little too big and a little too loud -- there's a difference between a circle of 20 people and a crowd of 200."

"I feel a degree of humility in the face of being carted off by a bunch of foreign police," adds Palmer, thankful she was only briefly held at a police station before being fined and released.

mm stan
05-13-2011, 09:13 AM
The "Officer" looked dam serious...and she was ho hum...

05-13-2011, 09:28 AM
Will she do an encore? :D

05-13-2011, 09:44 AM
Thanks for sharing, seems it was the alcohol and not the playing near the war memorial that did it!

mr moonlight
05-13-2011, 10:56 AM
The moral of the story is "don't drink and play ukulele."... at least not in front of war memorials. ;)

05-13-2011, 11:18 AM
In Hawaii it's possible to play with a bottle of beer from Amsterdam without being arrested :


05-14-2011, 04:13 AM
Well I wouldn't argue with that cop, although I'd probably try and outrun him/her, better chance there!

05-14-2011, 04:23 AM
Looks like an ohana. Possibly a sopranino?

Hippie Dribble
05-14-2011, 05:10 AM
indeed the manwomanbearpig was just jalous of amanda's looks xD

Ha ha ha aha...nice O HornedOne...that made me genuinely laugh out loud....can't stop now actually...he he... :biglaugh: