8.8.2008 Kaizers Orchestra (Taubertal-Festival, Rothenburg o.d.T.)

Kaizers Orchestra playing at Taubertal festival – yippieh! OK, Open Flair would have been even better, but you take what you get, and who would complain about a festival where both Kaizers and Die Ärzte are playing? Right.

Kaizers had the “real headliner” spot, more or less. After Die Fantastischen Vier played as headliner on the main stage, Kaizers were playing on the small stage. As I ended up in the very front (by accident, of course! *cough*), I didn’t really have an overview of the area, but it seemed pretty crowded, and the atmosphere was great. The Jackal stated after a few songs already that this really was worth the 24 hours on the bus! And that’s how the tour life is… 23 hours on the bus and then 1 hour on stage…

Omen came on during the intro already this time – carrying a lighted latern. The latern stayed on throughout the concert. Under his introduction, Omen didn’t only lift his fist in the air, but he was holding the latern. And during Delikatessen he started out to explore the stage and lighting all the corners. *lol*

Here’s the setlist: Ompa til du dør, Bøn fra helvete, Hevnervals, 9mm, Veterans klage, Blitzregn Baby, Mann mot mann, Kontroll på kontinentet, KGB, Delikatessen, Sigøynerblod, Bak et halleluja, Resistansen. In the end, they had planned to play Maestro, of course – but they were allowed to play until 1:30 and went off stage at 1:29… people shouted for more, but I assume that they just were not allowed to play another song. They should have played Maestro right after Resistansen… *sigh*

But the show was great even without the final song – there wasn’t really much “happening”, but the orchestra was at its best mood! The Jackal pulled Hellraizer into the center of the stage all the time and “forced” him to sing with him. During Bak et halleluja, the Jackal screwed up a bit and sang only the second verse, but twice. But okay, so we got the “du kan bli prest” part twice as well. The first time was rather surprised and confused, but to make up for it, they presented it in best opera-singer-mickey-mouse-style the second time. *rofl*

Apart from that, I can report that Hellraizer’s guitar ruled him under his introduction, and the Jackal’s “Stand still!!!” couldn’t really do anything about it. During the way to the festival, the band obviously had an experience with a fan jumping into their car through a window (oh right, we were in the vicinity of Nürnberg again *gg*), telling them that “we like to party with you!!!” So they partied with us. =;-)

Oh right, and when the microphone is down on the floor of the stage and you want to sing, of course you must throw yourself down on the floor, that’s logical. Just in case someone wonders why the Jackal is down on the floor in some pictures. *rofl*

So, all in all, a great concert and lots of new fans for sure! =:-)

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