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September 21st: Wien Gasometer, Austria
Posted: 28 Mar 2017, 17:43
Thanks to Back In Time
Doctor Jeep / Detonation Boulevard
Crash & Burn
No Time To Cry
Body & Soul
Dominion / Mother Russia
First & Last & Always
That's When I Reach For My Revolver
Lucretia, My Reflection
Temple Of Love
Posted: 21 Sep 2017, 14:43
Have a smashing time tonight everyone
Posted: 21 Sep 2017, 16:05
Yeah, that crazy Gasometer building and its even more crazy surroundings ... *sigh ... I wish I could be there. But no. Sports now first and then duties ...
Anyway, lots of joy and pleasure to everybody over in Vienna !!! ...
Posted: 21 Sep 2017, 18:00
Ready for another one.
Posted: 21 Sep 2017, 19:17
Enjoy in my good old vienna! Have a spritzer for me, too.
Close to the venue is st. Marx hall where the cure played last year, it recently burned down.
Posted: 21 Sep 2017, 20:07
oooooooooooh Viennaaaaa.... have a great time out there
Posted: 21 Sep 2017, 22:56
I should preface this by saying that I decided to view the â€¦enhanced light show one more time before I have to get on an airplane tomorrow. So this could be long. And weird.
Vienna. (If youâ€™re now compelled to replay some Ultravox in your head, you are in good company.) The Gasometer is a really interesting building, particularly from afar. It is round and stone and there is an angled modern tower adjacent to it that makes for a striking view. But then you get close and the venue opening is really like a large movie theatre entrance and its all a bit bland. Still, it is large and well-planned inside and it is festive. The stage barrier was set far back and the stage was high. The crowd was pretty enthusiastic but still reserved. To make up for missing Pista last night, I got to see his buddy and IM a picture, at least! We talked a bit about his favorite song, No Time to Cry.
The last number from The Membranes was magnificent and lit the place up.
I decided to move back a little bit. I could watch the crowd and that was mostly a good thing. No Time to Cry delivered all my new friend could hope for and Body and Soul was exceptional tonight.
The light show was indeed extra interesting, but Iâ€™m prone to getting too deep into my own thoughts in such a state. I was feeling burnt out on the novelty of new cities andâ€¦earth in general, experiencing an odd combination of home-sickness and dread, and feeling pessimistic about the future. Music is one of the few things that can break through a dissociative discontentment, but it can be elusive. I recall spending half of the Psychedelic Furs show in July remembering a man I used to work with named Richard Butler and how he was like a character in a Dilbert cartoon and wondering if he could pull off a stage performance. So music doesnâ€™t always penetrate.
I was very much enjoying watching the crowd feed, but I was feeling a bit detached myself. And then Dominion/Mother Russia and I was remembering playing that (on the stereo I mean) at an anti trump demonstration and then it was like an echo of 30 years of listening and I was out of the funk. Into another perspective entirely, with seemingly a different set of memories and intentions. And my rib didnâ€™t hurt. I was in the song and all the energy it evokes and out of my thoughts. Thatâ€™s a lot to get out of a concert, I know.
Also, those lights at the bottom of the stage, the strings of bulbs. They were really cool during ToL. Theyâ€™d flash and create an illusion that made me think of shifting/breaking rocks.
Right before rumble â€œcareful what you wish for.â€� And Chris was ecstatically good during Rumble and I liked the end of Flood again. Ben was on the other side of the stage but fantastic from what and when I could see. Something Fast hit an effective note and Revolver was great. The crowd lit up to Corrosion which was excellent.
Another objectively excellent and subjectively even more excellent gig.
Posted: 22 Sep 2017, 07:34
No Time to Cry delivered all my new friend could hope for and Body and Soul was exceptional tonight.
Good someone else agrees, thought I was again in my "complete lack of objectivity when Sisters in question" mood. Yes, the gig was much better than 2016. one and we got quite a lot of AE voice efforts. It does not come easy anymore, but we got more than I expected. Ben and Chris were exquisite as usual.
Nice to meet you Sarah, have fun through rest of the tour.
Posted: 22 Sep 2017, 08:24
Great to wake up & have a review to read with my coffee
& of course this via whatsapp from Back In Time
Posted: 22 Sep 2017, 11:56
Thank you for the setlist and even more for the reviews ...
Here's a video of Ribbons
on the Gasometer FB page ...
https://www.facebook.com/Planet.TT.Bank ... 879680590/