YEARS AFTER – 4th September 2010 – Parkbühne Berlin
gig was a home match for me and I enjoyed it a lot!
venue is situated at a small park. There are nice places to relax and a
café at a little “castle” – a villa where the Siemens family used
to live at the beginning of the 20th Century. I know this
place very well, I watched Ray Wilson & Stiltskin there a week ago.
don’t know if the venue was sold out. When I arrived at about 5 pm
many people queued up at the doors.
the support band – Dirty Past – was performing, it started to rain
cats and dogs. And it was getting colder. Nevertheless the three-piece
Blues Rockband did a real good job.
used the break for a little chat with my neighbours, two grey-haired men
in their sixties. Both of
them watched their one and only TYA-Live gig sometime in the seventies
and they were very curious about the “new line-up”.
started their performance as usual with “Working On The Road” and
right after that Leo had to announce “problems with the drum monitor”.
should not be the last hitch…
the middle of the fourth song – “Crying” – Joe’s pedalboard
stopped working, the guitar wasn’t to be heard for a moment. But it
was the first time ever that I heard Joe swearing! Somebody of the local
crew tried to help out. In some way I felt, this guy had never before
seen such a thing like this board and Joe didn’t look too happy. I
closed my eyes and wished I could work miracles! It didn’t work, of
course, but all members of the band (incl. Wölfie) are professionals
and they are able to handle such mishaps.
show went on, the spark leapt over and the audience went crazy! They
were totally enthusiastic about the band and knew the old songs as well
as the new ones, sang along, danced, were bobbing up and down to the
Leo, Chick and Joe – each of them had his very own and special moment.
told me later that it was sometimes a bit hard for him to play the
guitar because of his cold fingers. I didn’t get that and I think nor
did the fans around me.
a man with a mobile phone ran across the stage. No security or something
like that in sight! Leo himself had to send this man off the stage.
met the guy later at the merchandising stand, he wanted to apologize to
Leo. “I just wanted to take some photos and I was told it’s ok!”
he tried to explain. Right man, take photos in front of the stage or
from left/right wing or on top of a tree – but not onstage! I think
Leo has forgiven …
very last song was “Choo choo Mama” – the perfect time for a lady
to enter the stage and to start dancing around Leo …
great time was had by all and a great band proved once again why
they’ve lasted for so many years.
the show there wasn’t much time for conversation. Axel took Chick and
Joe back to the hotel and me home, thank you once more, Axel!