The fact remains, I love Germany. It's a great country, with great beer, great music & life's pretty good there all in all. (OK, I grant you they really do need to work on their customer service a little, my wife, who is German, so I am allowed to say this, are somewhat blunt & sometimes typically have the manners in dealing with issues of a grumpy rhinocerous which has somehow been stung on it's anus).
Still, that aside wasn't the WGT great this year.....even if I had a poor day to band ratio. In fact I stayed an extra night this year to catch the opening parties, saw less bands than last year & have a worse band to day ratio.....I truely need to learn to how to get out of bed on time!
So Thursday, opening party. Finally met & spoke to Monsieur Weeks, somewhere between sets & after he'd had several drinks.....
Greetings Steve, nice to meet you.
Friday.....failed to see any bands.......major bad headache & blocked synnuses........bailed early.
Saturday, felt much better & failed to see Reaper, they were good apparently, but then so was Hocico. Good to see Covenant for the 1st time, although disappointed that he manaaged to forget words to one of the club classic's......
Sunday, I arrived at PArkbuhne to in time for Kloq, who were really very good. Followed by Inertia, who weren't. Tactical Sekt arrived to recover the situation & then Neuroticfish who was just fucking amazing!
Monday, I managed to see Deviant UK, who I thought were really good. Wonder why I needed to go to Germany to see them. But given some of the acts, at least they really wanted to entertain to audience & I think they did.
Saw Gothika out of curiosity. Would have been happier if the singer hadn't. The chap with the music box was mad & loved it. Great beats, great music.....then came the singing, which really I didn't take to.
I tried to catch Necessary Response, but the venue at Morris the Bastard just isn't big enough, nor cool enough, so I heard a song & went to get beer....& then a cocktail...or 4 ...or 5.
Best of all, was meeting all the people I met last year, plus new faces & bumping into familiar faces from the UK I ddn't know were going.
Mark (An Englishman in New York), Douglas (Mad Aussie), Lawrence (Mad American), Deviant UK, Skinjob, Stuart & Tan, Horny Simon, Mr Weeks, his mate Jurgen to name but a few. It was a good weekend.
Same again next year then!
So, I've finally decided to post a few bits up about the weekend, as I have finally found time after in amongst reading everyone elses!