Rammstein's 'Made in Germany 1995-2011': A Concert Review
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Rammstein is a German industrial/hard rock band that has been around since the 1990s. Their current tour is called "Made in Germany 1995-2011," which I found out later referred to the fact they are releasing a "best of" compilation album rather than an album of new songs. Although I was relatively unfamiliar with the band, a friend invited me to the concert on February 24, 2012 at the O2 Arena in London. I have heard that Rammstein puts on an entertaining concert, based not just on the professional reviews published in music magazines and newspapers but also from bloggers and users of music-related Web sites like Last.fm. The Rammstein concert turned out to be among the most entertaining live music events I have ever seen.
Because the "Made in Germany 1995-2011" tour represented the culmination of the band's career, most of the audience members could sing along with every single song. Even though I did not know the words, I was carried away by the enthusiasm of the crowd, plus the energy that the bend itself exuded from the stage. A band called the Deathstars opened the concert. Our seats were far away from the stage, in the first balcony rows. At first I thought this would be terrible viewing, but it turned out to be a good place to sit because we could see everything including the way the audience in the pit behaved.
When Rammstein first took the stage, the anticipation level was high even for me. Several megawatts of stage lighting emerged from different directions,