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HEAD FESTIVAL, Germany
15-17 July 2010
Day 3 17
I was awoken
in the morning by the sound of pitter patter on my tent, which got
heavier by the minute. There was no life in any of the three of
us, and I was very much in a comatose state for much of the morning.
I was the
first to stick my head out for some fresh air and could only hear
snoring from the tents of John and Jim. I decided to sit on my
camping seat for a while with my head in my hands before I took my first
drag of the day.
kept coming so it was time to hide in the tent yet again which went on
for most of the day.
previous day's sunshine, today was turning into a monsoon. I
wanted to see some of the bands including Savage Grace, Treat and I was
too far shot to see Bullet.
deciding enough is enough it was time to give the other's a kick up the
jacksy and start to demolish the rest of the whiskey. The rain
kept on pouring down and like many campers I decided to stay undercover
on the campsite. Huddled together in John's tent the whiskey was
there was a break in the rain, and soon as you've made a decision to
make our way in, on comes the rain yet again which meant Fates Warning
didn't get a look in either.
We were soon
joined by a couple of Austrian's who enjoyed the English humour. Tanked
up to the limit and looking forward to seeing Twisted Sister later
tonight, I started a sing along on the shuttle bus to the refrains of
''We not gonna drink it, No! we not gonna drink it, we not gonna drink
the rain to support our fellow London based Geordie boys The
Quireboys who played a set with quite a few songs from their later
years. Spike ran down the ramp to get a good soaking (Well you
don't expect Spike to be 'dry' do you?). A good rag time cover of
Rainbow's 'Starstruck' impressed.
continous rain, we took shelter with many others in the Messehalle.
Thankfully the rain stopped in time for Queensryche. The Seattle
thinking man's rockers were billed as playing a greatest hits show.
However we didn't get anything from the first E.P or from 'The Warning'
or 'Rage For Order' and surprisingly only a couple from 'Operation
The bulk of
the set come from the albums from 'Hear In The Now Frontier' album
onwards, although 'Empire' got a major look in.
has been piling on the pounds recently and looked to have a new spare
tyre around his waist, which didn't effect him from hitting the high
Head came alive to a fantastic version of Sabbath's 'Neon Nights'.
Despite the set list I did actually really enjoy Queensryche's set this
headliners Twisted Sister, the place erupted to the sound of
clinking bottles and the voice of Dee Snider ''Twisted Sister...Come out
and play...'' Twisted F##king Sister come out to destroy.
This time playing without their trade mark make up, it really didn't
make a difference to the TS live experience.
A set full
of fun filled punch fisting anthems, although the set was still missing
some classic album tracks, the Sisterhood were making sure we stayed
hungry for the next time. ''We're Not Gonna Take It' saw BYH fans
still singing the chorus for a full two minutes after the song finished.
raucous version of 'Long Live Rock N' Roll' would've made Ronnie James
Dio proud up there in the great big sky.
Thomas Michel was dragged out onstage by Dee Snider to great applause.
Ending with 'S.M.F', the song could've easily been directed to everybody
here this weekend.
fireworks exploding, this was a fantastic ending to a fantastic weekend
away. I'll definately be returning here next year.
What do I
want to do with my life?....I WANNA ROCK!
Queensryche set list : Hit The Black / Sacred Ground / Man Down / The
Hands / Damaged / The Thin Line / Breaking The Silence / Silent Lucidity
/ The Right Side Of My Mind / Neon Nights...encores... I Don't Believe
In Love / Jet City Woman / Empire
Twisted Sister set list : Come Out & Play / The Kids Are Back / Stay
Hungry / Captain Howdy / Shoot 'Em Down / You Can't Stop Rock N' Roll /
The Fire Still Burns / I Am (I'm Me) / We're Not Gonna Take It / The
Price / I Believe In Rock 'N Roll / Burn In Hell / I Wanna
Rock....encores... Under The Blade / Long Live Rock 'N Roll / S.M.F
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