this show was back in februari and it feels like yesterday and ages
ago at the same time. nevertheless i promised to write some kind of
report so therefore..
always cool to
play in bielefeld, this was our second time around. first time was
really sweet, so we were looking forward very much to our return.
we got there a little late on a very rainy wednessday afternoon, but
since the PA was build up at a easy pace we had to wait anyhow.
our waiting was cheered up by the nice chatter and stories of sophia's
soundman AJ (or something quite similar to that ;-) our soundcheck
was too short but things were 'sort-of-ready' when we had to leave
the stage. just a short break to feed ourselves and then it was time
we had andreas from audiotransparent with us on piano and violin so
we could add a flavour to our usual sound. we intended to play the
more slow or mid-tempo songs just to fit the picture a bit more with
sophia. but our question 'slow or fast song'? made us play 'tide'
with the recording of our video a few days before i had to retune
on of my guitars. on stage it's a horrible way to find out your axe
is way out of tune, so i had to change guitars really fast during
one song.. on the other hand, the quite impressive crowd was enjoying
what we did anyhow, so after 35 minutes we left the stage satisfied.
can't tell how much i enjoyed to see sophia again, it had been awhile.
just found my spot at the back where t-shirts were sold and listened
closely. it took some effort to get into the songs, but when desert
song no.2 was played i rushed to the front. it's def. an epic song.
on the other hand, 'so slow' has never sounded more impressive than
this night. seems like i *really* understood the essence of the song
more than ever before. after that highlight the 'river song' and 'another
trauma' were included in this excellent set; and with a nice 'lemmy
from motorhead-story' this evening ended with a smile on almost everyones'
we were quite happy with the response and the sold merchandise that
night. in fact we were so enthousiastic we drove home without it.
phonecalls from both booker and AJ made us return to the forum to
pick up the merch late at night. i won't bother to explain how late
we were back home again to lay our head on our soft pillows, but it
was *late*. who cares. we had another few nights to look forward to
T-tuszz, Lawn (www.lawn.nl)
Photos by Lawn
Photos by Jan Hastaedt