Oh yeah, the Mosbach
What a nice venue! The stage
located near a part of an old castle in the middle of a small
amphitheatre, a warm summer night: a perfect place for a Hooters show.
After the support -"The Urge" from England playing sort of
britisch-southern-rock (if such a thing exists)- warmed up the crowd,
the Hooters started their show. Like in Karlsruhe they started with "I'm
alive" and "Time stand still" from the new album followed by the
up-tempo version of "Time after Time". Compared to the Karlsruhe show the setlist has
been slightly modified: "Johnny B" has been moved to the second half of
the show, directly after "25 hours a day" and I think "Fighting on the
same side" has not been played in Karlsruhe.
The band had a good start, the audience was great and even some
technical problems with Eric's pedals were not really stopping the
show. Rob made a small joke about it :"our new album is called 'Time
stand still' but right now the show stands still" and while Eric and a
technichan were sorting out the problems backstage, Rob entertained the
crowd with a reggae rythmn on his keyboard and some funny lyrics about
"Mosbach nights". John, Fran
and Dave joined him and so this jam was great fun for everybody (maybe
except for Eric and his technician)
technicals problems were sorted out and the show continued with "Until
you dare" and "Where the wind may blow". The Hooters played a lot songs
from the new album before they focused on the hits (25 hours, Johhny B,
All you zombies, Karla with a K Satellite and finally "And we danced"
in one row) at the end of the show.
The encores were the great "Catch of the Day", which the Hooters
dedicated to one member of the crew, a fantastic acoustic version
of "One of use" with one verse in German and finally "Free Again" which
truly is a great live song.
It's always good to see several shows of one tour since the band
modifies bits and pieces of the songs from show to show. My
favorites this evening were "Graveyard Waltz/ 500 miles" (as always),
"Satellite", "Catch of the day", "one of us" and "Free Again".
Unfortunately "Morning Buzz" was missing as well as "Ordinary Lives"
which has been foreeen -according to the setlist- as a possible
of the show
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