So, and now the tour really starts! After three friends made it down from Norway, the group for the remainder of the tour is now complete. =:-) Tonight: Zurich. I already knew the venue from a concert of another band; but back then, it was full… When we arrived just before Jarle Bernhoft was supposed to come on stage, there weren’t really a lot of people there yet. But fortunately that changed until Kaizers came on! To keep it short (and that’s what I want to do, right? *g*): The venue seemed crowded, the audience was excited, had put on their dancing shoes, and were willing to sing, and the concert was great!
During the gypsy part, the Jackal just jumped into the audience… “Make some space, I wanna dance!” – why does he always do that in Switzerland, by the way? *g* After a bit of dancing, he ended up in the first row. Seemed a bit like he had seen it once or twice before how people in the front row behave… *lol*
As mentioned, the audience was willing to sing. And they sang loudly! During Maestro, the audience sang the whole bridge part, and it worked out just fine – for the first time on this tour. And during the introduction, there was no need for the Jackal to name all the colors in which Hellraizer looks good; the audience did that on their own.
As before, they really stretched Omens part in Svarte katter, with a very very long pause afterwards, where NOTHING happened (except for the audience cheering, of course *g*). But then Omen paid his dues for that lateron, when he started to play Ompa til du dør – which wasn’t on the setlist for today… oops. =;-)
This time they didn’t only ask who was from Norway, Sweden, or Denmark – but also from Italy, the UK, or the US. And well… why are there NEVER Americans at the concerts? Kaizers go on tour so much, but the Americans never come! *lol*
(Complaints about that remark should go to Kaizers and not to me, thank you. *gg*)
In the end, they ran out of time, unfortunately. I assume there would have been more encores if there hadn’t been a strict curfew at 10 pm. So they argued a bit about whether they had time to play another song, and then they took 170 as last song of the night. And the Jackal hit the oil barrel with such force that the bat broke…
The setlist: Intro, Delikatessen, Djevelens orkester, Señor Torpedo, Veterans klage, Sigøynerblod, Resistansen, Philemon Arthur & The Dung, Din kjole lukter bensin mor, En for orgelet en for meg, Psycho under min hatt, Svarte katter & flosshatter, Sju bøtter tårer er nok Beatrice, Bøn fra helvete, Kontroll på kontinentet, Maestro. Encore KGB and 170.
They would have played Diamant til kull as well, but as the audience loudly claimed that they didn’t want to hear a pop song, they hopped over it. *grmbl* But that was the only downer of an otherwise awesome concert! =:-)