Dortmund, Westfalenhalle 2
June 19, 1995 Dortmund (Germany), Westfalenhalle 2

  1. Ricochet
  2. Be Aggressive
  3. Midlife Crisis
  4. The Gentle Art of Making Enemies
  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. We Care A Lot
  17. I Started A Joke
  18. some hardrock cover song (Kiss?)
  19. Death March
    Encore 2
  20. Take This Bottle

This is a report about the FNM gig in Dortmund, Germany, June 19th.

After having finished an exam at 5 o'clock we were ready to drive to Dormund, a 200+ km trip, so we thought we might make it in time if we drove like mad. Our main problem was that we might get into hevay traffic in the Ruhr area, and that we couldn't find the hall quick enough. But the trip went very easy, and the hall was next to the main road as you enter the City of Dortmund. We parked our car between some trees where there was a parking inhibition. But since we don't pay German fines we didn't care and we hit a tree in the event! That teaches them!!

Okay, we entered the hall at 7:15, and support act Quicksand came on at 8:00. They were okay, but a little bit boring. The hall was only half full, there were about 2500 people I guess. We met with Stefan and his friend there, so we are the first three caca members to have met. Stefan, you're an okay guy! It surprised me to see the German crowd. Come were even wearing leather trousers and Slash' Snake Shit t-shirts, so it was like the days of Big Jim resurrected. We were offered to join a motor club by some girl, but we said that motors suck.

I quite like the fact that FNM keeps fooling around with the setlist, although they seem to have found some standard setlist now. Ricochet is a great opener, as was Digging the Grave when they opened with that. They played a couple of songs that I had not heard live before, viz. Just A Man and Take This Bottle. Especially Just A Man was killer. The replaced the choir part by some heavy guitar, and I must say that Dean rocks. He plays very good.

Other highlights were ISAJ (nobody knew that song, it was sung perfect), Epic (they still manage to play it with extreme energy), Caffeine (with prolonged part in the middle, a great extension to an already great song), and KFAD. The ending seemed to last forever, with Mike Patton making weird noises, and whispering. Some great drumming and keyboard playing was going on. Also, the house lights were turned down to add to the effect. At the end, the German audience started to get bored with this and they all started clapping. This invoked Puffy to join the clapping by playing a drumbeat, thus making the song last even longer!! It may well have gone on for 10 minutes.

I have come to like the transit from Easy to IY a lot. It's great to see them play a quiet song (and they still play it with vigor), and then go into a hardcore song like IY, which, again, nobody knew.

The German audience responed quite good to the show, not like in Holland, of course, but still it surpassed my expectations. But Epic got the most response, and nobody seems to know anything older than TRT. According to Stefan, this was not a very good show. He missed something, he said but I don't know what since I thought it was great. Between-song banter is less now than it used to be. Mike and Billy talked about Dortmund winning the German soccer championship, and they wanted us to cheer for Puffy 'our drummer wants to get noticed'.


Source: CVDB
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