Dresden, Scheune - 1/24/17

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Dresden, Scheune - 1/24/17

Postby Moffe » Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:35 am

Helmet in Dresden! First time here ever. They have probably been in other Dresdens like in Ohio and Maine but not in Pegida City. Dresden in Germany resp. Saxony is Pegida capital. Pegida is kinda movement to protect the Christian and Jewish roots of Europe from Abdullah, Ismail etc, means they are kinda Nazis. Actually it’s senseless, since 85% in East Germany are Atheists. Weird stuff. Anyway, the gig took place in a location called Scheune, like barn or in Russian language Svinarnik. Its some pub with attached little concert hall, mainly frequented by alternative folks, hippies and wackos. Since about a year outside of Scheune there is a hot spot for North Africans: drugdealer, dawdler but no flying carpets, camels or camel toes. Welcome to Algiers! These dudes put their chicks into bags, I think this is called Burka or something, but philander and attack the chicks here. These guys are called Nafris. Nazis and Nafris – Dresden is a fine place to be. When you in Dresden you best watch your back (like Brooklyn 20 years ago till Mayor Rudi G. sweeped the scum out with zero tolerance policy). Anyway, early start of the concert too, like in Prague. Illinios folks LocalH started at 7.30, same set of songs. No groupies in Dresden, they got lost somewhere. Definitely louder than Helmet. Helmet started 8.45. Crowd was reserved, strange mixture of yuppies, wackos and hipster. I’m in all groups, depending on the context. Helmet worked their ass off to heat up the crowd, but it didn’t help much. After 3 songs Page took off his long sleeve, he got hot but not the crowd, although they di a fine job. Helmet played a totally different set of songs as Saturday night in Prague. Some new stuff was included. While playing Guru the Beardo LocalH drummer came on stage for some oh, oh, oh backing vocals. As usual Page didn’t say much, just ask for translation of Hangover, since Helmet was boozing around till 7 in the morning in the damn fine bar Franken in Berlin. After 45min Helmet left stage with some aggressive acoustic feedback noise to wake the crowd up. Page just overmodulated his guitar, but it didn’t help: some folks left the hall. Helmet came back for some more. Betty songs hit most, the astronaut mike was used three times for Sam Hell and other Betty stuff. Last dance was Meantime as usual. Page didn’t show-off much like in Prague, changed to the red guitar, probably a gibson once and kept playing it till the end. Page took time and everything in the end, his German is great since he lived a long time in WestGermany. I went that he should come back to Europe one day since he turns 60 someday but he insisted, that he’s just 56. He went that its time for dinner, probably some veggy stuff. He looks fit but you gotta be trained when you are 2 month on the road.
Executive summary: Helmet great, Dresden poor. Dresden didn’t deserve Helmet. Take care dudes, Moffe.
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Re: Dresden, Scheune - 1/24/17

Postby Sebastian » Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:40 pm

Love your review. Did they have some new merch ?
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Re: Dresden, Scheune - 1/24/17

Postby Moffe » Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:25 pm

Seb, they got some new hoodies, caps and stuff. Unspectacular.
Found this kinda summary, great taped inkl. sound:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fh2nmIoYx4

Take care folks. Moffe
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