dancing_moon: Farin Urlaub is shot by Lara Croft. No, really (Farin U)
...and then she went Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! because the tribute night to Die Ärzte, a multi-band cover concert, turned out friggin awesome! out of 8 bands, I only really felt one were bad )and they could play, but they totally lacked energy and/or stage presence), it ended with all the bands + some audience + plenty of beer *cough* on the stage of Kulturbrauerei singing Zu Spät and Westerland after a pretty fantastic 4 HOURS of music & jokes by/about/related to my favorites favorite band in the world.

This after a Friday evening spent playing Settlers of Catan and Munchkin until laaate (got home at four-ish. AM.) and a Saturday day which began with a spontaneous visit to IKEA because we totally needed a spagetthi strainer and a lkfmnhj-thingy, which you turn pancackes etc with, for the non-stick pan followed by a equally spontaneous stanidng around watching the inline skating marathon as it passed by our subway station (but we ran home and dumped the IKEA stuff. Since when do they not have paper bags, the bastids?) and that was really nice, sunny, happy people, swoooosh and they'd inlined past.
Alright, the accident we saw because some dumb fuck just couldn't wait or go around so that a poor marathonist rolled into her bike which she saw fit to drag over the marked street just before a new big heap of inliners were coming in - that was less fun, more ohshit!! But the inline person seemed fine and rolled away after someone helped hir up & the stupid woman with a bike got booed out, a soda can thrown after her and an angry lecture from someonein an Official Jacket, so all was well.

AND THEN I went off to spend something like five hours dancing and getting to know some people whom I will meet again at the Abwärts concert and now my feet are falling off, but I am so happy =D

♥ YAY BERLIN ♥ YAY DIE ÄRZTE ♥

Last but not least: YAY ♥ I ♥ WILL ♥ SLEEEEEEEP ♥ UNTIL ♥ SUNDAY AFTERNOON
dancing_moon: Farin Urlaub is shot by Lara Croft. No, really (Farin U)
I was gonna buy a ticket to some little multi-band "Tribute to Die Ärzte" event her in Berlin, sounded fun. And so I check out the Badeimster page to see if there's anything official about it, they list DÄ parties and whatnot sometimes

And what do I see? DIE ÄRZTE HAVE ANNOUNCED A NEW TOUR FOR 2012!!! With ticket sales starting in 2 days

*makes whimpering noises at the thought of almost having missed this*

For those readers now confused, Die Ärzte (die beste band der welt ♥) are a German punk-rock band that I've been a great fan of for ten years now* and they always have GREAT concerts. And the Berlin concerts in particular tend to sell out in 0.2 seconds or something like that.

Well. We can't have that, so at midnight on the appropriate date I'll be F5-ing my computer like mad.

But! There is a cloud on the sky - my debit card was refused when I tried to buy the "tribute to DÄ" ticket, for unclear reasons. There's money in the account and my login works spiffily... but I think that because the German website isn't equipped for our fucking Swedish credit card e-security measures, the bank refused the transfer. Can't have that >_> If worst comes to worst, I'll ask my sister or someone to buy the tickets from Sweden and just fork over the money, but first I'll try to solve it here. Deutsche Bank apparantly has offices in Sweden too, so after my visit to Burgeramt, off I go to see if I can get a EC-card. Hopefully, those work online. Or I'll just have to pay for a credit card too, I need to be able to order online tickets and stuff!

But still...

OMG DIE ÄRZTE ARE TOURING WHILE I'M IN GERMANY YAY YAY YAY!!!!

*It was slightly odd to realize that, since it is now exactly ten years since 9/11 and I sat in a living room in Erkner watching what happened on the screens, that means it's been ten years since my first time living in Germany
dancing_moon: Farin Urlaub is shot by Lara Croft. No, really (Farin U)
Today there were a lot of meetings at work. I wasn't in any of them, but this meant I had sole ownership of the office* and thus I played music. Loudly.

I have realized that, while Die Ärzte musically have pretty much only gotten better and better, the sheer freaky squickness of some early songs haven't been trumped for, what, 20 years?

Prime example one is of course Omaboy, a d-i-s-g-u-s-t-i-n-g song. All the more so because Farin Bela manages to sing this squicky theme (about a guy who desires old people. Really old) with such sensuality
There's also Schlaflied, about a monster under the bed. Describes in loving fashion how the kid in bed is eaten, piece by piece... And wonderful (er) things like Madonnas dickdarm (Madonna's Colon) which is less disgusting than plain weird.

Geschwisterliebe (Sibling Love) and Claudia hat 'n Schäferhund (Claudia has a German Shepherd) got them on the index for youth-threatening songs, but strangely enough they don't squick me half as much. Incest and bestiality? Meh, I've been on the internet too long for that to phase me.


*Jag ville skriva "Tronade i ensam majestät på kontoret..." men kom inte på ngn engelsk synonym. Hjälp?

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