Last day of the festival, but it was going out with a boom! We started the day after a good lunch at home with Five Finger Death Punch. Although I thought I never heard anything from them I was soon surprised by finding me singing along with the crowd! My plan was actually to watch The Darkness and Turbonegro, but it was raining a lot and the way to the second stage was really wide and partly flooded. But what was plan B ended up being a lot of fun anyway, so no complaints here!
A really good concert with a charismatic singer and band members who seemed to have a lot of fun playing!
The next band is a legend: Judas Priest! A band much older than me and it shows. All band members (except one of the guitar players who was around 40, I guess) looked old and the singer Rob Halford wore makeup which either hid all mimic or lacked any facial movements...
I know they are legendary. And for a guy of more than 60, Halford has an impressive voice. But still I felt no connection to the audience which was having a great party. Maybe they had a bad day?!
And last - but definitively not least - there was KISS! Have you ever seen Almost famous? A movie about a teenage boy who tries to reach KISS to write a music report in the 70s? I kind of worried that KISS might die (like Type O Negative did, curse you Pete Steele) before I could see them live. And with ticket prices ranging way above 100 Euros per ticket and Europe tours rare and in between this was certainly possible. But I made it!
And they were good! They rocked the house wearing their horrible costumes with way too much glitter, spitting blood and setting the stage on fire. There were pyro effects, confetti canons, platforms moving up and down, Gene Simmons flying... Guys, I can't tell you what a great show it was! Go see them!
I didn't take any outfit pictures, as I wore plain black all days and most of the time my waterproof sports jacket to top it off. But I did sew something which might be called a pullover-sleeping wear-dress. I used the YouStyleRocks hooded bolero as a basis, but elongated the sleeves and the bodice to a short dress.
The only fancy decoration I used was a leaf stitch around all hems. Otherwise it is really plain!