Posts tagged ‘Children of Bodom’
It’s concert time again! This time it was a Children of Bodom tour with Die Apokalyptischen Reiter as openers. It was also in a venue I have only been to once before and that was many many years ago, I hardly even recognized it to be fair. Anyhow, I drove there straight after work and managed to get there in time luckily and as it turned out, there was still around 15min left until the first band started.
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
When DAR got onstage the crowd kind of remained quiet and it seemed that hardly anyone knew who they were. So their keyboard player has an interesting getup to say the least, and they’re certainly entertaining as a live band. After every song the crowd applauded loudly, but didn’t seem to do much more than that. This may also be because they played a bunch of slower songs, which sounded fine.. but that’s not what the crowd was hoping for. When they played a couple of fast songs, it was terrific. It’s some groovy kind of metal that everybody really started to get into, just swinging and all-around good time. They really know how to build a good atmosphere, they certainly have that german-quality in them, I’m not sure what it is.. but they’ve got it. It was a real shame that they had to get off-stage and the crowd ended up getting into them.
If you get the chance to see these guys, be sure to do so as they’re a ton of fun!
Children of Bodom
This was I think my 5th Children of Bodom concert and this one ended up being much like the others. I mainly go to see them for their old albums, which are simply classics. Their live shows aren’t terrific as the lead singer just isn’t a good frontman. I don’t think that he’s simply poor at english and as such doesn’t speak, but I’m not sure what the reason is. After every single song Alexi will say something along the lines of “Holy fuck, that was amazing”, even when the entire crowd just stood there when they played a song nobody really cared for.
Either way, the set was alright as they did play a bunch of their classic songs at which I decided to vent some frustration in the moshpit. I have to say that it felt good to be in the thick of things and just go nuts again, that’s what I love about concerts. There was 1 real downside though, and that was the horrible-sounding keyboard. My god, was it horribly tuned, it either drowned everything out or you couldn’t hear it.
In short then: Seeing Children of Bodom is never a bad time, but Die Apokalyptischen Reiter were way more entertaining and definitely the band that I’ll remember and will be seeing again!
As you may know already, the upcoming period is rather interesting for me. I’m currently dealing with a mortgage I’m trying to get for an apartment (in the center of my town) I’ve signed a buying contract for. I have 2 talks with 2 different banks tomorrow and in between those I still have work. Then on friday I have a Children of Bodom & Die Apokalyptischen Reiter concert which I’m driving to straight from work. Then I might drop by a friend for some drinks/fun, gotta get a haircut and shave off this beard I’ve been growing for a little while on saturday and probably deal with some more mortgage stuff by then.
Then on Monday I have to get up early and drive for 1.5 hours to my school where I’m starting a new study to have a meeting about me potentially skipping certain courses due to certificates or working experience. I also have another concert: De Heideroosjes & The Offspring, for which I’m getting picked up straight after work. Should prove to be an interesting day to say the least and definitely a long one. There’s also some stuff that will likely happen that day which I’m curious about but shall not get into now as it may be preemptive and knowing my luck probably won’t go well (with such a description you can probably guess the theme ).
After that I basically have 2 more days to deal with the mortgage and possibly the portfolio I’ll have to make for my school. That is because on that thursday I’ll be heading over to Belgium for Graspop 2012. That should be a mindblowingly good time as the first 2 days of the show I’ll basically be running from stage to stage to see all the bands I really want to see, having no time for drinks or food really. Then that’ll be tons of fun obviously and then the drinking afterwards will obviously be a good time, curious to see how little sleep I’ll get this time.
Then after that festival I’ll be recovering at home for a couple of days and then I’ll be flying to New York where I’ll be touristy and then I’ll travel up north to the Boston area to see a friend and stay there for 4th of July for instance. So then I’ll be seeing more things around that area and then eventually I’ll move to Niagara Falls where I’ll cross the border to Canada. There I’ll then quickly pass through Toronto and move my way up to Algonquin Park where I’ve booked a cabin at a big lake which should be absolutely amazing to relax and enjoy nature.
After Algonquin I’ll be moving over to another friend where I’ll hang around for a little bit and from there I’ll be going to the airport and then I’ll fly back. Then I’ll have roughly a day to de-jetlag myself and then I’ll have a regular workweek.. except on the friday I then have another festival in Germany with a friend: Devilside Festival.
So in summary; I’ll be away from home and therefore my PC from 21st of june until the 14th of july. So that means I won’t be able to record or upload videos. I have tried to have a good enough of a backlog to keep videos going up during this time; but I don’t have enough to cover the entire period and I’m not sure if I can find the time to record more before I leave. So if I can’t do that; Sorry guys, I tried.