… the fate of a rainy Monday: Small turnout but big smiles – young guns with retro party sound and old lads with new unique sound!

Some times rainy Mondays in March can be … dull. Boring. Not really getting you out. But then you realise it’s the Cyanide Pills in town, definitely one of the most powerful retro party machines, supported by Hamburgs C³I, who are coming with a unique sound.

And then you just take the stroll down to the Hafenklang … and realise that a handful of friends did the same but in total only like 38 people turned up. Damn.

Kick-off was on time and at 21:02 C³I took the stage, faced the empty room and … took it like this:

Tough start and the hardship of the support (yet again). But C³I are in it for long enough to force their way through it and got into the groove. If there is one thing than it is indeed their distinct and unique sound that makes people listen – i would not be able to pinpoint what it is but it makes people interested.

C³I (Hafenklang, Hamburg, 20.03.2017) (c) gehkacken.de)

The only item that did not work out this time was the sound, the vocals for my liking where too thin. This was specifically bad as some of singing nicely contrasts the hooklines (and maybe that is one of the unique secrets). The more songs they played, the more pleasure it was and the more recognition they got from the few attending. And the finished it off with this one:

C³I – make sure you get their 2017 LP, it is a worthy effort!

Next on them Pills and it is always great to see them take the stage as they for years now have their unique stage personas including their distinct white leather jackets and other looks. You will be able to to identify them anywhere, no matter what. And they kicked off like this:

Back with a bang to Hamburg i’d say with no strings attached. Despite the small turnout they went into it full throttle. And acted out on their stage personas without giving to much of the idea of just acting – they are the real thing indeed.

Frank, they are just one perfect retro-machine with songs so well crafted that you just want to listen, listen and then some more!

Cyanide Pills (Hafenklang, Hamburg, 20.03.2017) (c) gehkacken.de)

And they are down to earth and they do listen to their audience. As such words of the recent passing of one of our mates made it to them and they dedicated on song to Toni, in loving memory:

Thanks for that Cyanide Pills that was much appreciated. By now they had people smiling and even some dancing away with broad smiles. And they delivered their set with full energy and then even gave us some more.

And then even another one, as thank you for coming out on a miserable rainy Monday evening.

And within 45 minutes and some overtime they where done. Quick and efficient. I’d wish next time round they come back in summer and on a Friday. And then some serious party business to start.

The real thanks go out for those attending and thus still making it a worthwhile evening, both for the audience and for the bands. And that is what it is about.

… all top 5 teams played, now lets turn to the real games (we ought to win)!

Home, sweet home...
Home, sweet home…

… and finally Hanover. The last of the top 5 teams we luckily all played early in the 2nd half of the season. And that just leads down one road and that is more wins, especially at home.

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Millerntor (18.03.2017 12:58 (c) gehkacken.de)

The difficult thing with Hanover is not that is the most ugly city in Germany but that they have perfected a game play where they dominate like the last 10 minutes and score a lot of late goals. Me mate W. was quite vocal about this prior to the game … and that was how it was going to happen.

A dull first half followed by a surprisingly good 2nd half, where we had the chances and Hanover had the last 10 minutes. And boy did they have it. Quite some luck was needed to bank the one point from the home draw.

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Millerntor (18.03.2017 14:57 (c) gehkacken.de)

The only item that worried me was the lack of quality from the bench: Thy had only one scene (which looked more good than it was difficult for Tschauner to save), Kyoung-Rok Choi did have little impact and good old Kalla missed the killer pass to set a surprise win in overtime. And a big „damn“ for Aziz accumulating his 5th booking and being out away at Aue – the crucial 6 point game to come!

Forza FCSP, keep ahead and keep sucking Die Region down!

… not yet at the top but looking so much better!

Home, sweet home...
Home, sweet home…

Was für eine Serie … wenn in Bielefeld der Auswärtssieg festgemacht worden wäre dann … ja, dann wären wir an 1860 vorbei und würden an der Region kratzen. Dennoch freuten sich alle auf das Spiel, im Grundrauschen vor dem Spiel war jedoch oft „ein Unentschieden ist ok“ zu hören – ich denke da stimmte auch so.

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Millerntor (10.03.2017 18:29 (c) gehkacken.de)

Die Süd glänzte mit einer vorsichtigen Pyro-Show … und das Feuer sprang auch über: Mit viel Schwung hatte der magische FC mehr von der Anfangsphase und auch ein/zwei gute Chancen, vor allem Dank dem Speed von Cenk Sahin. Dannach aber wurde klar warum Union so gut und so weit oben steht: Eine wirklich wunderbar abgestimmte Einheit die uns vor allem im Mittelfeld sowas von überlegen war. Wo wir keinen Zugriff bekamen gewannen sie Zweikampf um Zweikampf.

Während wir die besten Chancen ausließen marmelte QPR Rückkehrer Polter bei Union ein Ding rein das nie und nimmer fallen durfte. Und damit hatte Union bis zur Halbzeit das Spiel im Griff.

Nach der Pause hatten wie die beste Chance im Spiel – geschickt freigesperrt lief Dudziak auf den Union-Keeper zu und macht das Ding … ups, wie hat er den Ball gehalten? Ungläubiges staunen um mich rum! Und im Gegenzug – Kacktor #2, diesmal mit einigen Fragen in Richtung Heerwagen. 0:2 und eigentlich war das Spiel durch. Aber nach und nach konnte der FCSP wieder Druck aufbauen und zu Recht macht Aziz den Anschluss.

Und da Union besten Konterchancen ausließ kamen wir nochmal zum Zug, die beste Chance verballerte der weiter ohne jedes Selbstvertrauen agierende Thy in den Himmel. Und dann noch dieser Freistoss…

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Millerntor (10.03.2017 20:18 (c) gehkacken.de)

Aber auch der und die folgende Ecke (samt Heerwagen im Union Strafraum) brachte nicht mehr – eine am Ende ehr verdiente Niederlage. Und jetzt wissen wir auch das wir in der offensiven Aufstellung (nur mit Nehrig auf der #6) gegen die Team von oben wohl ehr (noch?) nicht mithalten können.

Da Aue gegen den KSC gewonnen hat sieht es hinter uns aber auch nicht viel besser aus – wir werden am kommenden Samstag hoffentlich den Träumen von Kind einen Dämpfer bereiten, das würde mich freuen (genauso wie wenn 1860 und die Region noch schön unten reinrutschen).

Forza FCSP!