Partytime in Speyer
The Hooters opened the Open
Air show in Speyer with "I'm alive" and "Time stand still" from their
latest album, before playing one of their oldest songs "All you
zombies". I usally like the light show during "zombies" - everyone on
stage is turned into green - but playing an open-air show in the middle
of July simply means that you can forget the light show at the
beginning of the show. Anyway, the the band and the audience were in a
very good mood right form the beginning.
For me it was the first time to see the Hooters in 2008 and compared to
2007 the setlist has not changed much. The only surprise for me was a
terrific new version of "Bother, don't you walk away" from the
"Zig-Zag" album: Dave' produces a very strong rythmn on his drums which
turns the song into something completly new.
The show was perfect for a party on a Saturday night: the usual mix
between new songs, the well known hits and the songs which have been
written for other artists.
My favorit songs in this show were "Brother, don't you walk away",
"Morning Buzz" and "Boys of summer".
After a kind kind of a "greatest hist section" whith "25 hours a day",
"Satellite", "And we danced" and "Day by day" played in one row the
band left the stage for the first time returnuing 2 times: at first for
"One of us", "Time after time" and the brilliant "Free again", and then
for "(What's so funny 'bout) love, peace and understanding".
After the final song, when the lights were switched on, a kind of a
dance-remix version of "I'm alive" was played over the PA. Funny
version, I wonder if it is availabe somewhere. As usual there was
a "Meet & Greet" after the show, where Eric told me, that the
unplugged album will be released this fall.
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