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Last Fair Day Gone Night Tour 2011

Discussion in 'Katatonia' started by Coma323, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. Cerulean

    Cerulean Not very cerulean eh

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    The Zaandam gig was pure perfection.
    Especially Brave and I Break, goddamn!
     
  2. Dauthus1973

    Dauthus1973 Nephilim

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    Last night's show at De Kade was indeed rather good. The temperature in the venue was quite high as well. A good time was had by all.... :)
     
  3. Anthony3

    Anthony3 I Am Nothing

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    It was hot as shit in there last night. On the train to Paris right now.
     
  4. MadTinus

    MadTinus Language enthusiast

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    Zaandam was awesome, probably the best Katatonia gig I ever saw, some great songs in the set, shame I was stupid enough to read this thread before going to the gig yesterday, so for instance Brave was no surprise for me anymore, always a lot more fun to be suprised by such things. It was awesome nonetheless!

    Also nice to meet Anthony and Cory and their wives for the first time. Shame there was no time to really go all the way down Krvnk alley with Cory, maybe next time ;) Also nice to meet Vincent, Sabine and Swany again :) Gorik, I apparently completely missed you!
     
  5. Cerulean

    Cerulean Not very cerulean eh

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    I didn't see you either... I did notice Anthony and Cory, but I was too shy to say hi to them :oops:
     
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    nymphx C old W ays.

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    That... was one of the most amazing nights i have EVER experienced. It was more than i could have wished for. I only feel a little sorry about me hurrying a convo with mr. Anthony and Lord Darksoul because i had to catch my train! I hope there will be a next time :)
     
  7. Vincent J.

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    YES! I went to the Zaandam show and was very impressed by how great Jonas' vocals sounded. They really brought out the characteristic high frequencies in his voice that we've grown to love
     
  8. Vincent J.

    Vincent J. Member

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    So, last night I went to the Zaandam gig...
    It was amazing! The gig itself was wonderful. I love to be blown away by the heavy sound.
    I was really touched during some songs and must say I can still relate to Katatonia's music more than I thought, before going to the gig.
    Besides the gig the VIP arrangement was nice. The soundcheck was a real teaser for the show that got me in the right mood and I got pictures and a chat with most bandmembers. A special mention of how nice the people were!
    I expected to be going by myself, but met Corey and his wife right at the door.
    Also, very unexpected, but very pleasantly, met with Sabine and Lia and grabbed a pizza together.
    Back at the show got to greet Anthony and his wife and halfway through Martijn too.
    A big THANK YOU to all you guys. I enjoyed enjoying the show together.
    You made me appreciate the evening much, much more.
    This might also be the place to testify of how sexy Corey is in real life!
    It's not the word I'd use myself, but he seems to be a very nice person :)
    Hope I'll see you guys soon!
     
  9. Cerulean

    Cerulean Not very cerulean eh

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  10. Elishia

    Elishia Haunted by horror

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    yeah, it seems ;)

    I've seen a lot of people in Zaandam, but I'm also too shy to say hi :oops:
    Finally, I'm a little bit dissapointed by the setlist, but anyway, wait outside & dissolving bonds.. I don't complain....
     
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    Anthony3 I Am Nothing

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    °scarlet° i breathe to memories

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    i’m rather disappointed with the fact that a celebrative tour (i mean, it wasn’t just a regular set of gigs…) was organised in such a small area.
    yes i’m aware it did cover a few countries, but the spots covered were really sooo close that it was almost like staying in a same country.
    and yes i know people flew all the way from US/elsewhere to attend but some of us really have strict and unflexible schedules and couldn’t afford the trip.
    i know it’s not the band’s fault but i really do think the places could have been ‘distributed’ better…

    of course it’s nothing personal, i just needed an excuse to rant :cry:
     
  13. Lord Byron

    Lord Byron My Uncle Is A Retard

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    Very true. The band played a sold out gig here in Ireland last year. I couldn't make it to the London gig or any of the others for that matter. : (
     
  14. Swany

    Swany Rider On The Bonez

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    Dude, not everyone is as depressed as you! :3

    No, they didn't forget to play it, it was some synthie (?) backtrack thingie that was way, waaay to quiet. Luckily it was more audible in Zaandam, but everyone I talked to agreed that it still didn't work. I really love "Right Into The Bliss" live but they should've just played that lead on guitar like at Summer Breeze back then...

    Congratulations on having succeeded in hiding from me!! ;D


    I'm back now and don't feel like doing any of the things I'm supposed to do, so I'm gonna spam you guys:

    Still hungover after a devastating night out I made my way over to Cologne to meet up with Cis. Also met Unicorn in the break, but sadly we were spread out all over the venue and didn't really party together. Katatonia on stage had some magic effect on me because I suddenly turned sober again - awesome! Had not checked the setlist online before but the LFDGD set was amazing. Always loved the album, now I feel like I love it even more. And I thought it was a lot of fun to get a whole album as a show... cool, I'd like a set for every album but it'd probably get boring, I guess.
    Second set had me confused at first, who would've expected "Brave"? Moreover I wouldn't have expected it to sound that good, but it was great! Personal highlight of that set was "Wait Outside", though, and such a bliss to finally hear "Dissolving Bonds" live! Now I can die happily. Or maybe not completely because "Right Into The Bliss" weirded me out for mentioned reasons and all in all I felt like compared to the first set, the second was less exciting.
    Anyway, it was an amazing night that got me all hyped up for the Zaandam show!

    But first Cis & me dropped at my place in the suburbs to hang out for a bit before it was time to head for the Netherlands! Have to post this because it's hilarious:
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    Moving closer to the border we spontaneously decided to crash at Unicorn's place for some quality time and good music. Thanks for your hospitality, bro, hope we didn't disturb you too much! ;D Feel invited to stay over at my place if you wanna join us in Bad Ö!
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    Zaandam was somewhat interesting (ways going in circles, strange architecture...) and smaller than expected. And very unexpected were also the people we met there... Vincent! Thanks for the meal, so happy to have met you there~! And Martijn! After all, we finally got to see Katatonia together! :D
    And our sexy friends from the States of course! Although I'm sorry I caused a "Aha-Moment" when it turned out that Swany is a girl!! Haha!
    No surprises setlist-wise, but not less awesome either. Probably even more fun because of the damn good atmosphere, all the lovely people and just because Katatonia on stage is almost always overwhelming. But it was fucking hot... I really thought I was going to melt.
    And as LDS already said, it was like the internet got real in front of the stage... seeing new people from da internet right next to you is always wtf!?
    Afterwards I was asked which of both shows I liked better and after considering it for a while, I'd say I liked the Zaandam show better. It was more energetic although I wouldn't say the sound was much better than in Cologne and the lights annoyed me at times. Whatever, these few days were still the best about 2011 so far and I cannot wait to see the next show (whenever and wherever that will be)!!
    Thanks everyone for the great time! :D Especially Cis for keeping me company and Katatonia for these amazing shows!

    And as Cory requested... here's proof of how stunningly sexy everyone had turned after the show! (Yeah, Gorik, where were you?!)

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  15. Cerulean

    Cerulean Not very cerulean eh

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    Aww crap :(
    I think I saw you and Cis walking by a Greek restaurant while I was parking my car, but I assumed I'd catch you inside.

    I agree with the comments btw. As awesome as it may have been, Right into the Bliss was a bit of a bummer, replacing that great lead guitar with backing track synths. I guess they did this to emphasize on the heavy guitars.
    Same goes for July, where the clean guitar in the breakdown was played back, while Anders and Sodomizer only played the distortion parts. But now I'm just picking nits :) I was blown away by all the rest of the set.
    Wait Outside proved to be a fantastic live song. And I hope they permanently replace Murder with Brave on their gigs, but I'd doubt it since Jonas commented on the song's length :D
    Clean Today was also great.
    This is the third time I've seen them since they started using that backing track, and they improved a LOT each time. First time (one of the first gigs for the NITND tour) it was poorly balanced, now it was nearly perfectly done.
    Also thumbs up for Jonas' clean vocals. It's pretty amazing how much he's improved over the years.
    I regret I didn't go to more than one gig!

    Oh, and the second best things about the weekend was Holland's fast food chains :D:D Here in Belgium we don't have KFC or Burger King. And near Amsterdam we came across a place that had BOTH in the same spot! Had a full menu in each of them :D

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  16. LifeDepraved

    LifeDepraved My soul got a crack

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    Vincent is possessed!!!

    ps...I should have bit the bullet and just went to one of these shows...arghhhhhh
     
  17. Lisra

    Lisra starlight spectre

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    Now it's official: I should have gone to Zandaam. Damn.
     
  18. Kains D

    Kains D Am I my brother's keeper?

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    Makes two of us. Germany was great, but seems everybody was in the Netherlands. :(
     
  19. KittyKatatonia

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    Can we all agree that giving the "horns" in every picture is really lame and makes you look like a dork?

    I wish that whole thing would just go away. It's so cheesy. :puke:
     
  20. Lisra

    Lisra starlight spectre

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    Nope, we can't.
     

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