What concerts have you been to and how was it?
Ok, I have only been to one concert so far and the Beatsteaks were supporting Die Aerzte but I'll go ahead and write about it now.
It was the concert in Darmstadt on the 16.07.2004. Enjoy and please share your expiriences
When I first saw that die Aerzte and Beatsteaks were playing together I was really excited but it didn?t look like I?d be able to go because I had no money at the time and neither did my best friend Lanny. (Also she is really scared of flying and that was the cheapest option). However she turned up at my house and presented me with an early birthday present which was the ticket to go and see beatsteaks support die aerzte on the 16th July. I was so happy I didn?t know whether to laugh or cry (so I did both, especially as lanny was going through her worst phobia [flying] to be able to see them with me.
We flew to Frankfurt on the 15th and stayed with our friend Melanie. We also made the mistake of going out to a rock club the night before and so didn?t get much sleep.
After a train and tram journey we arrived at the stadium at about 1pm. There werent that many people queuing yet so we were able to get to the front easily. It was so hot that day and a clear blue sky and I got SO sunburnt! When the gates opened we rushed to the front and secured places on left side at the front in front of the speakers.
Eventually the concert started at about 3pm. Chico Trujillo were introduced by Rod and their music really fitted in with the nice warm (or should I say HOT!) weather. It made me feel like I was on holiday in Spain or somewhere like that (might have to do with them singing in spanish).
Next we thought Beatsteaks would play and so we got our little flag out (it was quite big actually) and were waving it about just to be told by Bela that Kid Alex was up next. Sadly no one really enjoyed them. And they were boo?ed after some songs. Personally I liked a couple of songs but I wasn?t impressed.
By then we had figured out that Farin must introduce Beatsteaks next and so this time we were waving our flag about at the right time. They really got the crowd going and did a great performance. Sadly no surfboard action though. But they played personal favourites of mine such as ?Shiny Shoes? and ?Summer?. But the best moment must have been during ?I don?t care as long as you sing? when absolutely everyone seemed to be jumping to the beat and just went crazy.
Funniest moment was when Arnim was swinging the mic about and it actually came off and flew into the crowd. His face was exactly like this -
Peter carried on singing with a smile on his face kind of amused by the situation. But a new mic was presented very quickly and the concert continued without any other major problems.
Another funny moment was when Arnim (don?t know why he always does the stupid stuff) was trying to get the crowd to move to the left and right. But what he hadnt realised was, that his left is the crowd?s right.
After having played their ?last? song they came back onstage once more to play a ?Toten Hosen? (Opelgang maybe). Bela and Farin ran on stage and sang on Bernd?s microphone. This made me laugh because it really emphasised how small Bernd really is. But then Bela and Farin are quite tall as well.
All in all it was a great beatsteaks concert although a bit short but long for a support band. Cant wait until my next gig!