… are they washing the suits after every show?

The Movement - Knust, 27.09.2014
The Movement – Knust, 27.09.2014

That was a busy weekend – a great party themed „Fate“ on Friday, a football game to coach on Saturday afternoon (a tight 0:1 home loss) and a Movement show at the Knust on Saturday evening – i felt almost flat out, those who where at the party on Friday too and stayed until the wee of the morning looked even worse but hey…that’s what life is for! And as just experienced with a strike by Mr. and/or Mrs. Fate life can change without warning. Forever.

The audience would have packed the Indra (where Sam normally does his shows) and within the rather spacious Knust it feld almost „empty“, a feeling (paired with the „high“ stage) that on top of a slight hangover somehow negatively impacted my show experience.

Top Buzzer (Knust, 27.09.2014)
Top Buzzer (Knust, 27.09.2014)

First on where Top Buzzer, a UK power-pop trio with all the annotations that a smart UK band carries: Tongue in check, party attitude and full of energy – but did they have something unique? Mhh, not quiet. I think i would not buy a record…but as an energetic party band they make sense. Bonus: stage uniform. Extra bonus: Pop Muzik cover. Bad choice: X-Ray Spex cover. Double bonus: 47 second commercial as a song. And as ever they had the burden of the empty stage and empty hall. Support stint – tough one.

The Movement (Knust, 27.09.2014)
The Movement (Knust, 27.09.2014)

Next on The Movement, our upright danish comrades.  If there is one thing, than it is stage persona and stage style. Just class! Hitting Hamburg was the last leg of a long EU Tour but they did not look any tired. Perfect. Those who regularly read here know that i do love to capture the first moments of a band on stage – the „getting on and blasting into the first song“. For The Movement this was quite nice this time round, but see yourself:

 

Under normal conditions the sound guy is able to fix this „on the fly“ – have not seen such a breakdown for quite some time. But cool to see The Movement trying to continue in the hope that the mic would eventualy come back…love it!

 

 

Neat. From there they blasted through more of the newer songs, less of the older – with quite a rough sound. For any of the earlier named reasons it felt somehow not 100% right, though they made every effort to make it a good show. I thus truely believe it was the rather big venue and stage that did somehow turn this down for me. Was it bad? Not at all – The Movement is a hard working engine that comes with a cause. Love it! Only leaves the Q: Those sweaty suits – are they being washed after every show. And the shirts too? I’d hope so!

The Movement (Knust, 27.09,2014)
The Movement (Knust, 27.09,2014)

… if there ever was a reason for party – mr. and/or mrs. fate where on the guest list!

Have you ever been close to tragedy? Or been close to folks who have?
Have you ever felt the pain so powerful, so heavy you collapse?
I’ve never had to knock on wood, but I know someone who has.

Hafenklang, 26.09.2014
Hafenklang, 26.09.2014

I do not know how lucky you guys and gurls have been, but if you are lucky than your loved ones are all still around and (more or less) all well. But life ain’t always that sunny and whilst you enjoy life there are some dark clouds around and eventually (and in the end for sure) some rain will fall.

One of me best mates was knocked into intensive care in hospital earlier this year out of the blue and had to battle hard. Very hard. And came out all lucky. Which made plenty of folks very happy. And it did prove that friendship is there to be proven in hard times and sustained in a crisis. That’s what the lot did, that’s why the lot did party, and hard it did party thanks to the bands and the DJ (who wasn’t hanged).

You know who you are, i do thank you and i do love you (all).

Platzangst (Hafenklang, 26.09.2014)
Platzangst (Hafenklang, 26.09.2014)
Hafenklang, 26.09.2014
Hafenklang, 26.09.2014
Hafenklang, 26.09.2014
Hafenklang, 26.09.2014
Jam Today - Hafenklang, 26.09.2014
Jam Today – Hafenklang, 26.09.2014

 

Jam Today - Hafenklang, 26.09.2014
Jam Today – Hafenklang, 26.09.2014
Hafenklang, 26.09.2014
Hafenklang, 26.09.2014