Here are my impressions, I put the summary in the beginning for those who don't like to read:
- weather: just above 0
- organisation: far below 0
- show: most of the time around 100°C
After +/- 3,5 h driving I arrived at the Galaxie roundabout 1200h. I saw Delphine and her friends there and about 20 other people. About the weather conditions. It was dry but BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR bloody cold! The waiting made me think of that well known Saxon song
. Not too much later Adrian and 3 other crazy Italian fans and Jess & friends arrived as well.
It was the first time I arrived that early for a show, because I wanted to share the experience of "waiting at the gates", with the "real fans". BRRRRR I better would have done that during the summer. It didn't take long before I realised I had made a beginners fault. Most of the diehards had bought real tickets, but I had bought an online ticket that you have to print yourself. Our Italian friends were in the same situation. It was not completely clear where the e-tickets had to queue and there was nobody to ask. After some time we found some security people, who said we first had to change the tickets at the boxoffice
, and that the boxoffice only opened at the same time as the gates. But there was also a separate gate that said "e-tickets" and nobody seemed to be 100% sure where we had to be. But there was a Belgian couple (very friendly people) from Libramont who said it was the same in Strassbourg, and that the security had scanners to scan the e-tickets. So in the end almost everybody decided to queue at that gate.
That was a disapointment for me (own fault of course, I should have bought a real ticket), that I was not allowed to freeze to death together with the friends I wanted to.
Anyway, after what seemed to be an endless waiting, we got in, only a few people at the time, and could go inside. When I got in, the first row was already completely taken
. Jess arrived shortly after me with her friend. We were located close to the middle of the stage, at the corner with the "catwalk" to the front (MJ side but close to the middle
). I heard that Delphine, after being smashed completely by other people, was almost treated like a criminal by the security, and had to wait very long before they let her through with her bag. I suppose the anger must be from that? After some time we saw Delphine at her usual place in the first row, facing MJ
, so we were supposing all was well.
About the show , @ Cristy, Delphine is right, over here we call this a short setlist
, more something for on a festival. Maybe it was shorter to save Klaus voice, or he had to stop at 2200h to take his medication (©CS). But I could not hear anything wrong with his voice. "The best is yet to come" was again with Ingo
on guitar, he got a bit more light compared to the last time I saw them, but was doing his best, to hide behind his long hair. "Send me an angel" was dedicated to Steve Lee, as Delphine already mentionned. I was very happy to hear "Dynamite" for the first time live. To me it sounded like a very tightly played version.
After the show I heard again from several people that the security was quite rude and not polite at all. I don't know what they want to reach with that kind of behaviour.
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