Former Dresden Doll and ukulele goddess Amanda Palmer was arrested in the Netherlands earlier this week for performing an impromptu ukulele gig in Dam Square, Amsterdam. Famous in the ukulele world for her cover of Radiohead’s Creep, she organised the mini concert via Twitter and arrived to a crowd of fans eagerly awaiting her performance.
Local police took offence to Palmer’s choice of public venue for the performance, citing that performing at a war memorial is against the law. Palmer was detained by police but released shortly after and issued with an undisclosed fine.
She later Tweeted; “Dear Amsterdam, sorry I got arrested & the gig ended prematurely. you will all have to come to Utrecht tomorrow. love, afp.”