Crowded place, amazing bands.
The Dutch band THE CHARM THE FURY just released their new album “The Sick, Dumb & Happy” by the end of March, so their fans are very excited to see the new songs live on stage. They enter the stage with the new song ‘Weaponized’ and have the audience on their side right from the beginning. Vocalist Caroline Westendorp is so powerful on stage! And the boys rock the place, too.
As the opening act, the band hasn’t got the opportunity to play so many songs, that’s why they concentrate on their new album with ‘Down on the ropes’ and ‘Echoes’. For ‘Echoes’, Caroline teaches the audience to sing the echoes in the refrain and they do a very good job! The Logo in Hamburg is well filled at that moment, but not crowded, yet. Most people stand in front of the stage to see the band, so for people in the front, it’s almost middle of the evening feeling.
I’ve hardly ever seen an opening act rocking the place like this.
There are two songs from the previous album “A Shade Of My Former Self” that THE CHARM THE FURY play at almost every gig. One of them is ‘Colorblind’ – the band sounds a little different on that album, more like a hardcore/metalcore act, but the audience keeps rocking. As I mentioned, the whole band jumps over the stage and seems to have a good time, seeing so many people in front of the stage. Surprisingly, even at a very early moment of the show, people are willing to do a circle pit. So for ‘Carte Blanche’, they motivate the Logo to give it all once again and do a wall of death.
Must be an amazing feeling to split the crowd and let them smash together in the next moment. I should have asked Caroline about that in our interview earlier that day! But so I already got my first question when I see her next time. Our topics in this one were the new album, of course, politics and make-up:
Everbody just has a good time.
When ANY GIVEN DAY come on stage, Logo is already sold out. The band is from Germany, so they can talk to their audience in their own language. There are some people with a band shirt and the heat rises little by little during the gig. With songs like ‘My Doom’, ‘Never Say Die’ and ‘Arise’, they keep people in a good mood. Unfortunately, ANY GIVEN DAY don’t play their cover version of Rihanna’s ‘Diamonds’ – a song that made them popular in some metal clubs already. But obviously, there is no need to struggle for sympathy, because the band already got it.
BURY TOMORROW start with ‘The Eternal’, which is the opener of their current album “Earthbound”. With ‘Memories’, ‘301’, ‘The Burden’ and ‘Cemetery’, the set consists of a lot of new songs. Shortly after they start, one can almost see sweat dropping from the ceiling – I wonder how vocalist Daniel Winter-Bates can survive the evening in his sweat-shirt. There are also people wearing beanies…
During the gig, many stage divers are carried to the stage and back again. People have a lot of fun and celebrate their favourite band on this Thursday evening. I’ve hardly ever seen the Logo so full of people – probably never during the week. Good shows and a great audience lead to a successful evening for bands and fans.
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