Weapon of Fish Destruction

MyTicket Jahrhunderthalle, Frankfurt – 17 November, 2023

Six concerts into the tour, Till Lindemann band is still coming up with new stuff for their shows. In Frankfurt, they had a new intro, and they also brought out a weapon of fish destruction: A fish shooter.

By KidArctica and Admin

With a capacity of 4800 people, Jahrhunderthalle in Frankfurt is one of the smaller arenas this tour for Till Lindemann and his band. Like for the other German shows, the venue was sold out. While some people showed up early in the morning to secure their favourite spots, the rain probably prevented others from going there early. Though around an hour before the doors were to open, lines had grown long, and once inside, the hall got packed pretty quickly.

As usual, Phantom Vision and Aesthetic Perfection warmed up the crowd. While the former is still an unknown name for most, they seem to have gathered a small fan base among those who have attended multiple shows of the tour, which is nice. AP certainly have fans in the crowd, and they are doing a great job of setting the mood before the headliners enter the stage.

Regarding entering – Till Lindemann band had a new intro for this show in Frankfurt. For the previous shows, smoke has filled the stage, the musicians have entered, and they have gone to their respective places. This time, the band entered onto the back ledge and stood there together in the smoke, with red lights and some red figures flickering across the screen, before finding their places. While this new intro was more interesting than the old one, it could have been done even more impactful. It would have been awesome to see a more dramatic entry. Perhaps this will come over the course of the tour?

Till Lindemann‘s moustache was still missing from underneath his nose in Frankfurt. He had gone for the same make-up as in the previous shows, with a less heavy black eye make-up, and black lips. Till’s bandmates seem to have an extensive wardrobe, as they had mixed up their costumes again. A usual, they started their show with lots of energy. Till continued his microphone and mic stand abuse in between the songs, this time destroying a mic stand by bending it in half.

For the first time this tour, during Allesfresser, we got to experience a cake throw by drummer Joe Letz. He is normally stuck behind his drums most of the set, and it was great to get to see him at the front of the stage for once. While the stage seemed to be a bit further from the audience for this show, the band members have become seasoned cake throwers by now. If you ever plan to be in the first few rows of a show, our tip is to wear clothes that can easily be washed. Luckily(?) you may be able to clean some cake off after the cold water shower during Blut.

After dessert and drinks, it was time for the main course – the fish. It seems like simply throwing the fish at the audience has not been enough. In Frankfurt, Till brought out a new contraption: A fish shooter. The thing was bright red and looked a bit like a potato cannon. Constance Day and Jes Paige seemed to take pleasure loading fish into the barrel, using a drum stick to properly shove it in, whereas Till seemed to take even more pleasure in firing the load deep into the crowd. He was wearing the GoPro hat he uses for Platz Eins, filming the whole time, which added to the experience. This new weapon of fish destruction was quite hilarious and a nice improvement, though it did make the whole fish segment a bit long, so it could perhaps be tightened up a little.

That said, the show in Frankfurt was really good. The band keeps getting tighter, they roam more on stage, and their joy is contagious and a such pleasure to watch. Till seemed really playful as well. During Gummi, he decided to first sit, then lie down on the speakers to the left of the stage while singing. Having Till lie about a metre away from your face is definitely not something you get to experience every day!

After Steh auf, the band left the stage. There was no Till Lindemann logo showing on the screen this time, everything was just dark while the crowd cheered the band back for their three-song encore. Since there was no bow before the encore, it meant that the band kept their new, final bow after Skills in Pills, like in Lingen. Getting to give the band a proper applause after the show was really great. That said, we wish that the band would take that final bow at the front of the stage instead of on the back ledge. Perhaps the point is to start and end at the same place, but that ledge feels so far away. Please come closer!

17.11.2023

  1. Zunge
  2. Schweiss
  3. Fat
  4. Altes Fleisch
  5. Allesfresser
  6. Golden Shower
  7. Tanzlehrerin
  8. Ich weiƟ es nicht
  9. Sport frei
  10. Blut
  11. Praise Abort
  12. Platz Eins
  13. Fish On
  14. Gummi
  15. Steh auf
  16. Knebel
  17. Ich hasse Kinder
  18. Skills In Pills

Admin is the founder and owner of RammWiki. KidArctica is a RammWiki editor who have been part of the website for years, working in the background with edits and content. Fun Fact: After attending three Till Lindemann tour concerts, the blog crew has unintentionally ended up on Emily and Danny’s side of the stage every time.

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