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Posted by big_jon (5657 posts) -

A few weeks ago I went to go see Rammstein in Vancouver.

Being on of my favourite bands, this was my first concert ever, it was pretty crazy. I was a bit nervous I guess to start, I went in the mosh-pit for like three minutes, someone shoved me pretty hard, so I shoved back even harder, he went down, and took three other guys with him, it was fun, my friend helped them up, we got pretty close a couple times, we moved around a lot. The show was crazy, tons of explosions, metal, bondage, and fire.

Amazing shot my friend grabbed
Trying on my new Rammstein shirt to see if it fits
Pre-party, night before.
Fits
#1 Posted by big_jon (5657 posts) -

A few weeks ago I went to go see Rammstein in Vancouver.

Being on of my favourite bands, this was my first concert ever, it was pretty crazy. I was a bit nervous I guess to start, I went in the mosh-pit for like three minutes, someone shoved me pretty hard, so I shoved back even harder, he went down, and took three other guys with him, it was fun, my friend helped them up, we got pretty close a couple times, we moved around a lot. The show was crazy, tons of explosions, metal, bondage, and fire.

Amazing shot my friend grabbed
Trying on my new Rammstein shirt to see if it fits
Pre-party, night before.
Fits
#2 Posted by tunaburn (1879 posts) -

you seem quite old to be going to your first show. by the time i was 18 id been to at least 25 concerts. got autographs and backstage passes to most. including mudvayne, fear factory, and kittie. although i dont like any of those bands now. also, i dont get rammstein. ill take meshuggah anyday. but glad you had fun. i used to love going to shows. but now i go to watch the fights instead.

#3 Posted by Droop (1792 posts) -

Never been much of a fan, but that looks like a hell of a performance. Cool pictures!

#4 Posted by Zacagawea (1569 posts) -

This made me realize I've never been to a concert.

:(

#5 Posted by big_jon (5657 posts) -

@Zacagawea: There's still time.

#6 Posted by S0ndor (2715 posts) -

Fuck yeah dude, I am definitely jelly. I like much of their work, but Mutter is still my favourite album of theirs to date.

#7 Posted by s10129107 (1164 posts) -

Did they pretend to pee on you?

#8 Posted by big_jon (5657 posts) -

@S0ndor: Good album, they played the song too, it was actually on mothers day.

#9 Posted by big_jon (5657 posts) -

@s10129107: Pee? No. Jizz? Yes.

#10 Posted by Roflwaffles (184 posts) -

...I thought they were in prison for hanging a Jewish boy with barbed wire?

#11 Posted by TheVeteran13 (1197 posts) -

Where's the rubber cock and vodka semen?

#12 Edited by big_jon (5657 posts) -

@Roflwaffles said:

...I thought they were in prison for hanging a Jewish boy with barbed wire?

lolwut?

@TheVeteran13 It was there, just no pictures, I was front row for that and people were bumping into me too much for me to risk my phone.

#13 Posted by Aetheldod (3338 posts) -

Funny my first concert was also Rammstein ... but around the time were Du Hast was the shitz!!!! Also flame thrower was friggin awesome , these dudes do know how to put up a cool show

#14 Posted by big_jon (5657 posts) -

@Aetheldod: hahaha. Cool

#15 Posted by laserbolts (5309 posts) -

I didn't know people seriously liked Rammstein.

#16 Edited by ShaggE (5982 posts) -

Not really a big fan, but I'd LOVE to see them live, if just for the spectacle. Also, they can play the fuck out of "Beautiful People", injecting more energy into that song than it has had since '96.

#17 Posted by Voxus (282 posts) -

How are you still alive?

#18 Posted by Tim_the_Corsair (3065 posts) -

Saw them once I the early 2000s, great show.

#19 Posted by pornstorestiffi (4905 posts) -

@Aetheldod said:

Funny my first concert was also Rammstein ... but around the time were Du Hast was the shitz!!!! Also flame thrower was friggin awesome , these dudes do know how to put up a cool show

Those where their good days. Can't really say that anymore.

#20 Posted by Zleunamme (609 posts) -

I got see Rammstein when they came to the AT&T center in San Antonio, Texas. They are so freaking awesome. I been wanting to see that band for a long time and I am happy that they toured North America this year. I have one less item on my bucket list. You took nice photos.

I think you are referring to one their singles--Ich tu dir weh--being banned from German store for having S&M imagery in the song. One of the lines translated to barbwire in the urethra.

#21 Posted by ZombieSpace (286 posts) -

I went to see them with my sister when is was about 13 years old. Lots of naked women and dildos, good times.

#22 Posted by big_jon (5657 posts) -

@laserbolts said:

I didn't know people seriously liked Rammstein.

Trololololol

#23 Posted by Quemador (162 posts) -
@tunaburn very infotmative, best comment...dick, you are never too old for this type of stuff.
#24 Posted by Everyones_A_Critic (6270 posts) -

I've seen them twice now, once at Madison Square Garden in NY and again back in April in Worcester, MA. I was in the nosebleeds for the first show but it was still the best show I've ever seen, and got in the pit for the second show which was....well, fucking incredible. They're one of the best live bands ever.

#25 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

REISE REISE

#26 Posted by big_jon (5657 posts) -

@AhmadMetallic: One of my favourites.

#27 Posted by FilipHolm (663 posts) -

Some of those Pic's are really cool. You should try and sell them to the band or something :p

#28 Posted by ShalashaskaUK666 (506 posts) -

Rammstein are genuinely the best live performance I've ever seen, absolutely blown away by every single second of the whole show!! I run a music site and did a review as soon as I got back! Any Rammstein fans including the OP or people wanting to get a taste of how spectacular these guys are might wanna check it out! http://irockthereforeiam.blogspot.co.uk/2012/02/gig-review-rammstein-290212.html

#29 Posted by The_Tolman (424 posts) -

Havent cared for this band for a few years. Some excellent photos though.

#30 Posted by Strife777 (1431 posts) -

Rammstein for your first concert sure seems like a good way to leave a lasting impression.

Never been to a concert myself, not sure I was made to go to them (I'm not a very enthusiastic person even when I enjoy myself), but I heard they they always put up a fantastic show.

#31 Posted by Sooty (8082 posts) -

Rammstein are great, recent albums not so much, still some great music.

#32 Posted by MariachiMacabre (6937 posts) -

This just makes me excited to see Dethklok, Gojira and Lamb of God in Kansas City in August.

#33 Posted by Subject2Change (2965 posts) -

Yeah every band wants to buy their own photos or photos of them from an out of focus camera phone.

However that's cool you finally got to your first show. Concerts can be fun, but honestly too many people ruin the experience; I.e. people holding up shitty camera phones taking out of focus photos constantly, or holding them up to record a video that will look like shit (most likely); just go on youtube and find a billion others if you want. Remember the experience with your own eyes. Take a photo or two for FaceBook, but that's it. People pushing their way through the crowd and such when they show up late. I go to at least a dozen shows a year, not much Metal anymore the last being Amon Amarth in like 07; however I often get frustrated and tired of the people at them. Concerts make me remember why I love live music and hate people.

#34 Posted by YetiAntics (1489 posts) -

Wow, that's awesome. I was late to the party when it came to Rammstein, but I loved Reise Reise. Made my way through the previous catalogs and they were glorious, but Reise Reise has a special place.

(True Story: had to buy that album in Mexico because it came out 2 months later in the US)

#35 Edited by big_jon (5657 posts) -

@Subject2Change said:

Yeah every band wants to buy their own photos or photos of them from an out of focus camera phone.

However that's cool you finally got to your first show. Concerts can be fun, but honestly too many people ruin the experience; I.e. people holding up shitty camera phones taking out of focus photos constantly, or holding them up to record a video that will look like shit (most likely); just go on youtube and find a billion others if you want. Remember the experience with your own eyes. Take a photo or two for FaceBook, but that's it. People pushing their way through the crowd and such when they show up late. I go to at least a dozen shows a year, not much Metal anymore the last being Amon Amarth in like 07; however I often get frustrated and tired of the people at them. Concerts make me remember why I love live music and hate people.

Considering your attitude I think you might be the issue...

People pushed me, I pushed them back, no real biggie.

#36 Edited by iam3green (14388 posts) -

@tunaburn: how do you go abouts getting a backstage pass? i've never got a backstage pass to any concerts that i've been to. i have met james roots (guitar player for slipknot and stone sour) at a concert. he was taking pictures of the band that was playing. i also got to wave at the other guitar / bass player for stone sour. all that remains body guards hit me before. friends and i were hanging outside of the place the tour bus was right there. phil was walking outside of the bus and i walked up to him and his body guard pushed me.

that's pretty cool. friend and i were just talking about rammstien. we watched du haust videos. the performance look great, like huge explosions. i think i would like them if they sang in english. that would be pretty cool.

#37 Posted by TheBostonPops (70 posts) -

I've never been into metal, but this looks like a great spectacle.

#38 Posted by Korwin (2721 posts) -

How much fake rubber dong ass fucking was there on stage?

#39 Edited by Subject2Change (2965 posts) -

@big_jon said:

@Subject2Change said:

Yeah every band wants to buy their own photos or photos of them from an out of focus camera phone.

However that's cool you finally got to your first show. Concerts can be fun, but honestly too many people ruin the experience; I.e. people holding up shitty camera phones taking out of focus photos constantly, or holding them up to record a video that will look like shit (most likely); just go on youtube and find a billion others if you want. Remember the experience with your own eyes. Take a photo or two for FaceBook, but that's it. People pushing their way through the crowd and such when they show up late. I go to at least a dozen shows a year, not much Metal anymore the last being Amon Amarth in like 07; however I often get frustrated and tired of the people at them. Concerts make me remember why I love live music and hate people.

Considering your attitude I think you might be the issue...

People pushed me, I pushed them back, no real biggie.

You've been to 1 show in your life. I do a dozen plus a year, normally multiple in a month. It's different when you are seeing The Shins live, compared to Amon Amarth or even Rammstein. You expect pushing and moshing at a metal show, not underage drunk bitches pushing you cause they want to get in front of you; push some random 5'3" girl at a show and expect to get punched in the face. Your spirit will break after a few shows, or maybe you are part of the problem. People that commit these obnoxious things that ruin others people experiences.

I help people crowd surf, I push when people push me, but assholes holding up their phone for an entire set is a distraction, and unnecessary. Post an update when you've been to 5 shows, post another when you've been to 25 shows.

#41 Posted by big_jon (5657 posts) -

@Subject2Change said:

@big_jon said:

@Subject2Change said:

Yeah every band wants to buy their own photos or photos of them from an out of focus camera phone.

However that's cool you finally got to your first show. Concerts can be fun, but honestly too many people ruin the experience; I.e. people holding up shitty camera phones taking out of focus photos constantly, or holding them up to record a video that will look like shit (most likely); just go on youtube and find a billion others if you want. Remember the experience with your own eyes. Take a photo or two for FaceBook, but that's it. People pushing their way through the crowd and such when they show up late. I go to at least a dozen shows a year, not much Metal anymore the last being Amon Amarth in like 07; however I often get frustrated and tired of the people at them. Concerts make me remember why I love live music and hate people.

Considering your attitude I think you might be the issue...

People pushed me, I pushed them back, no real biggie.

You've been to 1 show in your life. I do a dozen plus a year, normally multiple in a month. It's different when you are seeing The Shins live, compared to Amon Amarth or even Rammstein. You expect pushing and moshing at a metal show, not underage drunk bitches pushing you cause they want to get in front of you. Your spirit will break after a few shows, or maybe you are part of the problem. People that commit these obnoxious things that ruin others people experiences.

So, first I am the reasons concerts are not fun is because I take pictures, and now it is because I shove ass holes who shove me? You sure are a pleasant person...

#42 Posted by tunaburn (1879 posts) -

@iam3green: basically i went to the same club to see shows a ton. talked to the people that worked there everytime. after a while they hooked me up. i got a huge autographed deftones poster. and pictures of me with the band kittie with them kissing me on the cheek. was a gooooooood night.

#43 Posted by TheUnsavedHero (1255 posts) -

Went to the May 3rd show in Cleveland. Rammstein puts on one hell of a show. Pyrotechnics and the band members just going nuts is amazing. I highly recommend it for anyone looking for a good show.

#44 Posted by ShockD (2381 posts) -
@TheVeteran13 said:

Where's the rubber cock and vodka semen?

Was about to ask the same thing.
#45 Posted by AssInAss (2400 posts) -

Glad to see they still put on a great show.

Their music was used for one of the best anime music videos:

#46 Posted by altairre (997 posts) -

Those guys always put on an incredible spectacular show.

@Zleunamme said:

I got see Rammstein when they came to the AT&T center in San Antonio, Texas. They are so freaking awesome. I been wanting to see that band for a long time and I am happy that they toured North America this year. I have one less item on my bucket list. You took nice photos.

I think you are referring to one their singles--Ich tu dir weh--being banned from German store for having S&M imagery in the song. One of the lines translated to barbwire in the urethra.

Yeah they have some pretty crazy songs. Denn du bist, was du isst...

#47 Posted by MetalThrashingMatt (201 posts) -

Saw them when they came to Denver. Great show

#48 Posted by Subject2Change (2965 posts) -

@big_jon said:

@Subject2Change said:

@big_jon said:

@Subject2Change said:

Yeah every band wants to buy their own photos or photos of them from an out of focus camera phone.

However that's cool you finally got to your first show. Concerts can be fun, but honestly too many people ruin the experience; I.e. people holding up shitty camera phones taking out of focus photos constantly, or holding them up to record a video that will look like shit (most likely); just go on youtube and find a billion others if you want. Remember the experience with your own eyes. Take a photo or two for FaceBook, but that's it. People pushing their way through the crowd and such when they show up late. I go to at least a dozen shows a year, not much Metal anymore the last being Amon Amarth in like 07; however I often get frustrated and tired of the people at them. Concerts make me remember why I love live music and hate people.

Considering your attitude I think you might be the issue...

People pushed me, I pushed them back, no real biggie.

You've been to 1 show in your life. I do a dozen plus a year, normally multiple in a month. It's different when you are seeing The Shins live, compared to Amon Amarth or even Rammstein. You expect pushing and moshing at a metal show, not underage drunk bitches pushing you cause they want to get in front of you. Your spirit will break after a few shows, or maybe you are part of the problem. People that commit these obnoxious things that ruin others people experiences.

So, first I am the reasons concerts are not fun is because I take pictures, and now it is because I shove ass holes who shove me? You sure are a pleasant person...

Right right, metal head usually means brain dead. Forgot about that. Not going to bother any more.

#49 Posted by Little_Socrates (5649 posts) -

@laserbolts said:

I didn't know people seriously liked Rammstein.

News to me as well. Glad they put on a good live show, though! Would never have even thought to see them live, I've only heard Du Hast and America because I was with friends who thought they were goofy.

#50 Posted by big_jon (5657 posts) -

@Subject2Change: You are now being an over generalizing doucher, why did you even come in here in the first place? Just to share your shitty attitude, well thanks I guess, but in the future, don't.