A long time time ago DILANA got this idea of putting on a theater show around the most remarkable ladies in rock. Together with her longtime partner on stage Jeff Zwart she worked out the concept and they spent an unbelievable amount of time and effort to get everything exactly right and in place. Theater was booked and sold out.
And then … the show got cancelled for reasons we all know. And again. Even at the dress rehearsal on Thursday 11 Novevmber tension was building up that even then, so close to the big moment, it would be cancelled once again. We already talked about the option to just get stone drunk together then. But thank whatever it wasn’t cancelled.
So on Sunday 14 November 2021 we saw the premiere of DILANA’s LEGENDARY ROCK CHICKS taking us through female rock history with the songs of Stevie Nicks, Alanis Morisette, Cindi Lauper, Pat Benatar, Janis Joplin, Tina Turner, Heart and Joan Jett. Plus DILANA’s original ‘Woman I Am’.
I once heard Dick Cavett introduce Janis Joplin in his tv-show with the words “we’ll need extra stage hands to hold the roof down when she sings” and that certainly applied to this wonderful show.
The sound was perfect, the lights were magical, the band rocked like hell and DILANA put on an absolutely perfect show. That stage presence, that voice, that power. Amazing.
The band: Jeff Zwart (guitar, and Ike), Pieter Althuis (bass) and Niels Voskuil (drums).
Sound: Bennie Meijer
Lights: Patrick Kramer