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09 May 2012 @ 06:12 pm
Back to loving Deutschland more than life itself again...  
So the husband decided to do something psychotically nice yesterday...

Little rehash for those that don't know: I'm obsessed with Germany, the culture, the whole bit.  Have been since I was little cuz Dad lived there, my older sister was born there, and Dad spoke a lot of it when I was little.  So I just love it all.  Well, when I was thirteen (I believe), the film "Lost Highway" (one of my favorite films) came out and the soundtrack was insanely popular around here.  I got it cuz it had Nine Inch Nails and David Bowie on it.  The whole thing rocks - if anyone wants to hear it, I'll send you a a copy because half of it is just instrumental.  Anyway, I really got into it and heard Rammstein for the first time on it.  They had two songs on it.  Since then, I have just loved those guys.  Unfortunately, I brought in that soundtrack to my German class to let the class hear and so many people just ripped on me for liking the music.  Funny how when "Du Hast" was released in the US later that year, everyone LOVED it.

They were coming to Minneapolis last night and I had been waiting since last year to see them.  I was supposed to see them in Munchen last year, but the tickets were SO expensive!  So we waited and my husband was going to try to get a press pass to get me photos, which is NOT easy at their shows because of all the fire and stuff.  He calls me yesterday and said we were on the guest list and he was doing photos.  AWESOME.  About an hour later, I get another call.  I GET TO MEET THE BAND!!!  Um, are you fucking kidding me?????  I've been waiting fifteen years just to see these guys in concert, let alone MEET THEM!!!!! 

As it turns out, he couldn't meet them as well because the press stuff was at the same time.  So a friend of mine from high school was going to the show and I surprised him with a pass.  So that was nice.  We got to meet them and I spoke German to them, they signed my "Lost Highway" liner notes, and took pics.  It was funny because they don't speak a whole ton of English and when they were signing, I would respond in German.  Well, one of them signed my notes and I looked at him and said, "Danke."  He looked at me for a second and then just goes, "...you're welcome."  It was a total respect of each other's cultures enough to speak each other's languages thing, which I thought was really cool.  They were some of the nicest people I have ever met.  No joke.  They were just great.

The show was BADASS.  It turned out that the seats I was given were right next to the stage.  If you have never seen these guys and get the chance, just go.  Even if you don't know the music - go.  They put on a show that is just spectacular.  And I have to say, for a band that doesn't have English lyrics and virtually no US radio play, pulling in seven thousand people is pretty damn impressive.  Unfortunately, they did not play "Heirate Mich" or "Klavier".  Love those songs.  

Some photos:



I'm: couch
I feel: busybusy
I'm listening to: Twin Peaks
Annie: C & E smilinganniehunnam85 on May 10th, 2012 01:55 am (UTC)
How cool is that?!
I think I would pass out from shock or something if I ever got the chance to meet even one person from one of my favorite bands or music groups.
Lady Mansonladymanson on May 10th, 2012 03:20 am (UTC)
See, usually I'm totally cool when I meet people cuz I have met a lot of them, but I got REALLY shaky when I met these guys. I've only ever done that with Peter Steele and Marilyn Manson. Which my husband thinks is hilarious, lol. :)
Annie: C & E smilinganniehunnam85 on May 10th, 2012 03:39 pm (UTC)
If all I did was shake when I met someone I've admired for years, I'd be thrilled.
Just be glad you're not one of those hysterical people, who can't seem to stop screaming or crying.
Lady Mansonladymanson on May 10th, 2012 08:47 pm (UTC)
Nope, I just shake. That stupid adrenaline shake too that you cannot stop no matter what you do, lol. :) My sister is one of those screamy types. We met Moby back when the Play album was huge and she was just embarrassing the hell out of me. We got to sit on his tour bus cuz he felt bad for us since it was about 10 below outside, lol.