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Hanover, Music Hall
June 16, 1995 Hanover (Germany), Music Hall

  1. Ricochet
  2. Be Aggressive
  3. Midlife Crisis
  4. Zombie Eaters
  5. Evidence
  6. Caffeine
  7. What A Day
  8. Easy
  9. Introduce Yourself
  10. Get Out
  11. Caralho Voador
  12. King For A Day
  13. Epic
  14. Digging The Grave
  15. Just A Man
    Encore 1
  16. Death March
  17. Take This Bottle
  18. Ugly In The Morning
  19. We Care A Lot
    Encore 2
  20. "Back For Good" (Take That)
  21. I Started A Joke

The place: a old demolished fucked up hall where a circus tent was placed inside. on the right side from the stage there was a balcony for the so-called guests, press and VIP's, so that no one of "us" fans could disturb them. They sat there and watched the whole show like it was a movie or a tv-show. IMHO: stupid.

Aaaaaanyway, the opener was (again) the lovely band from new zealand called Shihad. Great powerful show - as usual. Something special happened there. In the middle of one of their songs, a naked guy with a towel on his head ran on stage danced a few seconds and disappeared again after that. Now guess who that was? A guy with a beard and hair that reached his butt? Yes, indeed it was Puffy! completely naked! Shit! Why am I not female?

Then after Shihad and the little break and FNM came on stage. They did a really great show, just like three days after this one in Dortmund, but the reason why Hanover was better, was the fact that the band talked A LOT! I have never seen a show where Roddy talked more than Mike.

After the great first three songs and after the lovely Zombie Eaters, where Mike was more lying on the ground than standing on his feet, Roddy started with: "hows everybody doing?"
"you know it's two to nothing right now" mike
"this is one of those *special* shows " a smiling billy
"you want one of those special shows?" roddy

During Evidence someone threw an air-balloon on stage and Mike kicked it back to the audience. Well, then a little game started. the balloon flying from the stage to the audience. Then suddenly Mike took the balloon and pushed it in the air walked under the balloon and pushed it back in the air when he was on the other side. He kinda liked that game, because he did that several times and always when he was about to turn around and push the balloon he smiled and looked at the audience. okay then the time came to destroy the item. he did all this while he sung Evidence.

Caffeine, again a very long and had (for the audience, not for me) an annoying middle part. Roddy's screams together with Mike's "I'm warning you ..." definately improved the song. Mike did the last *YOU* many times and every time he stands and his head moved all the way down to the ground, while he screamed "I'm warning You... You... You... You... You"

Caffeine was followed by What a day, Easy and the great IY.

"*OKAY* let's just aaaaaaa ...." Roddy
"calm down here for a minute" Mike interrupting Roddy
"is everybody *OKAY*? (in a "I-care-about-you" voice) it's time to relax now.
it's feeling a little bit strange to me, everybody does *relax*, alright" Roddy said that like he was really worried about our health... and disappeared for Get Out.

after Getout Roddy came back... "okay! - all right - okay okay okay"
"Now it's fuckin' real wild" -Mike
"now for your listening pleasure... this next song is a little some different. it's from us ... to you ... close your eyes ... yeah yeah yeah ... close your eyes ... everbody close your eyes... relax ... and open your mind ... that's it ... think about a far away place ..." while Caralho Voador started...

Then I saw for the very first time people jumping during the intro to King For A Day! "woooooo okay! ooh!!! hey! This is like a Biohazard concert.. jump! jump! jump! hey!" Mike when realizing that the lazy germans jumped. The last part of KFAD was outstanding followed by Epic and the great JAM.

when they came back to play the first encore: "we're working for *YOU*" pointing to the audience,
"you tell us what you want to do"- Mike
"What do you want to do?" - Billy
"at the end of the day it is your decision" -Mike

Take this Bottle was introduced with the words: "this is our next single. I hope you like it". During that one, a guy was holding a sign over his head, when Mike saw that, he threw the microphone towards it. After that someone gave him a second microphone and he seemed to be very surprised about this, because he stared at the microphone while he pulled back the other one he had thrown into the audience.

UITM was scary. At the end Mike stares at one point like miles away and did the "doooontlookatmeImuglyinthemorning" thing and the whole tent was filled with a dark spooky red light. then he introduced the "insane" part with a giant jump backwards and crawled on the floor during the screams.

Roddy played a lovely distorted tune replacing the scratching sound at the beginning of WCAL. Wow, I heard the song a million times and when something changes it's all new to me?

At the beginning of the second part of the encore they covered "back for good" (Mike sung the first two refrains), which made the audience laugh, because most of the people who visited that show HATE Take That and they thought it's a great idea of covering that song. Followed by the lovely ISAJ, the perfect ending for a perfect day!

Stefan

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