Premier league Soccerclub Schalke 04 aginst Inter Milan in the quarter final
of the Champions league... yeah well, and if this match would have been
lunch time today right here in Munich, then Micha would have definately gone
there, though he hates the FC Bayern, who owns our Allianz Arena stadium.
Unfortunately it's not the case, but the event is taking part in the city of
Gelsenkirchen up north in Germany. So let's stay with a TV backstage at the
hospitality area of this venue here. But even then broadcasting has probably
been dismissed, as a liveshow can't be postboned on that short notice. And I
presume, Micha doesn't want to miss out on the show . Beeing a proud owner
of an annual home game ticket, his need for soccer is probably fullfilled
this early state of time we don't know this yet, and we are curious, in how
far In Extremo have changed things with their new tour and their latest
chapter 'Sterneisen'. Micha himself is only dead sure about one thing, and
that's the fact, he definately will go on for another few years, what's up
to his musician's carriere, though the magic 50 ain't that far away anymore.
And if one thing would never find it's way on a stage, where he performs,
then this is a teleprompter to maybe refresh his grey brain cells. 'Before
this happens I rather quit', he confirms within the amusing little smalltalk
before the show, and he also says, that after the past acoustic tour, he
didn't want to head on a rock stage again, because he had discovered his
love for chansons. Apart from that everything is relaxed and cool.
Thomas from the german middleage rockband Schandmaul has popped over for a
visit just to take care of friendships. - Well, and Sebastian's spectacles
with a strength of at least 10- I personally do like best. Therefore I get a
little thank you later on (see below)
First of all
it's pseudo Irish rockers Fiddler's Green we get served on a plate, who are
trying to boil us 3.000 middleage and backpipe freaks up with their pre dish.
In fact these
guys from Erlangen,Bavaria have gone for a rather outstanding choreography,
and some real inhabitants of the green island could take a piece of the
irish cheddar what's up to orginality. The new album 'Wall Of Folk', of the
1990 founded speed folk group will first be released in September, But only
a idiot would ignore the chance of supporting In Extremo. And Fiddler's
Green are definately no idiots. Their music is a mixture of own creations,
but also irish folk melodies going for the typical polka rhythm. Adn that
again is fronted by singer Ralf'Albi'Albers, who looks like a bilance
bookkeeper presenting us the energetic irish dance aerobic, whereby in the
end, Rock'n'Roll has the last word. At songs such as 'Saloniki' and 'Folks
Not Dead' no chicken leg stays on it's spot and Albi's collegues Stefan Klug
on harmonica and Tobias Hendl on the fiddle and also the rest of the gang
take care for a great party mood, which can't get any better, not to forget
the pretty phantastic drum construction.. self made - I guess.
course you have to thave a faible for this irish kinda music, but I think,
there is noone in here, who doesn't. The only thing missing here is a nice
Guiness lager to make the atmosphere complete. But that one can't be
provided, so we have to stay with our bavarian beer in a plastic beecher.
mind, it's been great and the average mood in here has increased to a level,
- In Extremo could only wish for their upcoming fire magic. So let's finish
this with a typical
again, might not be that good, because I bet, in here are probably quite a
few FC Bayern fans (and they don't like the victory of Schalke, exspecially
against Milan) - However, thanks god, this is not a topic in just this
moment and some impressing fire arrows are shooting out of the dark in the
back toward stage to open yet another live chapter by In Extremo here in
Munich during their Sterneisen tour. Nine songs from the new CD are
included in the program, only interrupted by the usual hits such as ‚Erdbeermund’, ‚Vollmond’,
‚Horizont’ and ‚Spielmannsfluch’. For the rest, please check setlist
they don't seem to have aged at all, but yes, as we know Rock'n'Roll keeps
us young and youthfull. Onle the average Haute Couture has received a
slightly more puristic touch and Mr. Rhein prefers nowadays to keep
his shirt on during the whole show. This is still done by our both backpipe
- pipes - Flex and Boris - so at least the females in the audiance have
something to look at. Therfore Micha's hairstyle rather looks as if
he's just got up from bed this morning. Dr.Pymonte, as always Mr.Skinny in
the round, is presenting us his neat strypy shirt and Lutter doesn't move a
muscle in his face as if he wants to say: my name is Bon.... no sorry....
Lutter - Kay Lutter...The still newbe Specki goes for a rather seaman's look
and my absolute fave Sebastian should really think about, whether keeping
his sexy eyeglasses on on stage. But well, this again probably doesn't fit
into the middle age atmosphere. (Jes... why didn't I take a picture
backstage before the show?!) That how far the concern goes what's up to the
generell look of our Middle Age Rockband No.1, which, to be honest, is very
nice for a camera lense as well.
description about the physical visuality has got it's right, because as we
always say: the eye eats as well, though the music comes first of course.
But this dish has got at least 10.000 calories, when not even more.
the pyro magic has got something to it. And we can say thank you to our
local munich authorities, who have apparently closed their eyes. Because
usually they are pretty strict in that way. (and Micha don't try helping to
put up the pyro anymore, it could get dangerous.)
two hours we get turned up by In Extremo's middle age Rock'n'Roll nostalgiy
and the band gives their last shirt to the first rows of fans... no sorry
the last water bottle, and Micha comments: great, now we got nothing to
drink anymore up there. - Well I assume, Munich's stage hands don't let them
dry out up there.