27.04.2013 Fozzy (Feierwerk, München)

Sunday, April 28th, 2013
27.04.2013 – Photos Fozzy (Feierwerk, München)

After the amazing concert in London, I decided I wanted more – so why not drive three hours to Munich on the day I got back home from London? =;-)

Said and done. I arrived in good time to also see Revoker this time – good concert, great crowd, but it didn’t really catch on for me. However, I was really surprised by the crowd! I expected the concert to be entirely different from the London show, with a crowd that doesn’t know the band(s) at all and that is just there because the concert was for free. Luckily, I was mistaken! Drowning Pool seemed to have quite some fans in the audience, and while there were hardly any Fozzy shirts, there were obviously wrestling fans in the crowd. And yes, there was quite a crowd! I hadn’t expected that many people. Not sure how it looked during the Fozzy gig, but when Drowning Pool played, the place was packed.

Just like in London, people went crazy as soon as Fozzy entered the stage. Even though there were a few technical problems in the beginning, and the sound was awful during the first songs. But it got much better quickly.

It was obvious that people were less familiar with the songs – there was maybe a handful of fans that actually knew the songs, everyone else was probably checking out the band for the first time. Which is not surprising since it was the first Fozzy gig in Munich! I’d guess 80% Fozzy virgins … but hey, I’m sure they all loved it, so mission accomplished!

So consequently, there was hardly any singing along, but the more dancing and moshing. OK, I prefer to keep out of the pit, but it always looks good. =;-) The first Fozzy chants were initiated from stage, but after that, the audience picked them up after every song again – awesome! After enemy, Fozzy tried to get us to sing the chorus again alone, just like they did in London, and the result was … cute. =;-) Hardly anyone knew the lyrics, so it probably sounded like “You-ou ENEMY! Uh uh uh… away? … times? … uuuh … my … ENEMY!!” *lol* The band looked amused. =;-)

Anyway, a great show and totally worth the three hour drive! Drowning Pool finished off the night, great atmosphere again, and I even remembered some of their songs which is always a good sign. And the audience just went crazy, stormed the stage, made the concert extra special. Wohooo!

24.04.2013 Fozzy (The Garage, London)

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

Fozzy! Fozzy! Fozzy! Fozzy! Fozzy!

Yep, Fozzy blew me away the first three times I got to see them. So I was more than happy when they announced the dates for their European tour – I had a week of vacation in London planned, with WWE events on Monday and Tuesday and a Kaizers Orchestra concert on Thursday. Fozzy announced their London gig for Wednesday – YAY!

I convinced some friends to come along; however, it turned out that they were too exhausted from sightseeing or got stuck in the Tube chaos that day, so I ended up going to the concert on my own. Which is something I’m used to, so I didn’t mind – but I really missed being able to share my “waaaaaaah!” feeling with someone afterwards.

The concert was just AWESOME! I arrived when Revoker were playing already, and the venue was packed. However, it filled up even more until Fozzy came on, and it seemed that most people in the audience where there for Fozzy. And – quite surprisingly actually, since WWE had been in town two nights before – it didn’t seem like a wrestling crowd, but there were much more Fozzy shirts than Y2J shirts. Good sign! And yep, you noticed it throughout the concert: People knew the songs and were singing along, there were no Y2J chants and no “Fandangoing” =;-), and people were REALLY into the concert.

The crowd was great – headbanging, fists in the air, Fozzy chants, all right from the beginning. Especially during the song “Enemy” the crowd was really loud, and we had to sing the chorus once more afterwards, without the band playing, which sounded amazing. “I think we should start a London chant now – that was fucking great!” – yes, it was! Right after, Jericho wondered if he shouldn’t just stay in London – “Can I crash in someone’s basement? Yes? Is you mom okay with it?”

So all in all, a fantastic show in front of a very enthusiastic crowd! It was sold out as well, and Fozzy definitely had their fans there, not everyone cared for Drowning Pool. Of course I stayed for their show as well, and it seemed that their fans were just as if not more enthusiastic, but their songs just aren’t that catchy in my opinion. Great show as well, but Fozzy definitely topped the bill. And they left me wanting more …

The setlist:
Spider in my mouth
Pray for blood
Inside my head
She’s my addiction
God pounds his nails
Shine forever
Whitechapel / To kill a stranger
Sin and bones
Martyr no more
Blood happens