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zoo_music_girl From: zoo_music_girl Date: April 7th, 2005 12:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
I agree wholeheartedly about the camera flashes, so annoying and so pointless! We were at the front of the balcony so weren't disturbed by comings and goings though.

I like your parallel with Neubauten. I couldn't help compare the gigs with them being so close together, which as a huge EN fan isn't really fair to DCD, but I could see certain similarities. I missed the enormous charisma that EN have though - DCD's music has a great presence but I didn't feel there was enough of a connection with the audience. Perhaps that was just the result of being so far back though, they were tiny figures from where we were sitting.
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: April 7th, 2005 01:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was front-right - second row back. The people I noticed coming and going were in the first two or three rows of the centre - just in my peripheral vision where the movement distracted me.

I'm in a similar situation to you with the EN/DCD comparison and "relative fan levels". Good point about charisma/engagement - as you point out - EN brought me "in" - grabbed me, shook me and didn't let go. DCD had moments where I was pulled out of my seat into the music, but you're right the connection wasn't really there.

Indeed I think the last track, where Lisa probably made the most effort to connect directly with the audience, was one of the weaker ones.

On a different tack - one of your old posts mentions an EN tattoo... what do you have? I've had one on my mind for years.
zoo_music_girl From: zoo_music_girl Date: April 7th, 2005 01:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've got the eagle from Richterskala on my right shoulder. (I took that in a mirror, that is my right shoulder!) I got it done on my 21st birthday so it means a lot to me but it was never very well done and it could do with retouching/tidying up or maybe even covering up with something better.

Are you specifically thinking of getting an EN related tattoo or looking for general inspiration?
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: April 7th, 2005 01:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nice shoulder :-)

I suppose like many people I've been thinking "Hmmm a tattoo might be nice. I wonder if I'll ever settle on anything I like" for years (like many other people no doubt!), and the Mensch logo keeps coming as close as anything else.

zoo_music_girl From: zoo_music_girl Date: April 7th, 2005 01:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
I decided against the Mensch logo because I'd already seen it on other people but I sometimes think I should have just gone with it.

I've heard of great variations on the Mensch, like a chain of them dancing round someone's ankle!
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: April 7th, 2005 01:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
I know what you mean - the good ideas have already been taken. Bah :-)
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