Whitesnake and Alice Cooper in Munich

 

Here I go Again. This time I decided to Feed My Frankenstein fascination with horror and head to Munich, Germany, to see Whitesnake & Alice Cooper, both at their peak in the 80s, but still going strong. Knowing the trip will be pretty long (390 km one way), especially on my way back after midnight, I equipped myself with an energy drink to match the occasion (Hell).

The hard rock band Whitesnake and the American shocker Alice Cooper performed in the Olympiahalle, but to warm things up in temperatures below zero were the German rock band Five and The Red One.

The thirty-something Whitesnake with David Coverdale asked themselves very soon Is This Love at seeing the audience. The hall wasn’t full and it was actually split in half, it was mostly filled with nostalgic fans. But it was love. For the old times.

David Coverdale

After the Snakebite, Alice Cooper, known as the king of shock rock, famous for his bloody, theatrical and horriffic performances, appeared as a sillhuette in the midst of a killing.

This was a show with the capital S. Dead bodies, wielding a sword, a knife, throwing pearls into the audience, money… Zombies walking on stage, the henchmen and women which he eventually beat to death, throwing them around, slapping them, then stole a baby and slaughtered it, was then put in a straitjacket and was eventually punished for his crimes by hanging. Yes, he really did got hanged on the gallows and then taken away.

Performing hits like No More Mr. Nice Guy, Welcome to my Nightmare, Vengeance is Mine, School’s Out and Poison, he lived up to the expectations. Not a pretty sight with that makeup, but a nice guy nevertheless. For a great part of the show, he was less than half a meter from the audience, and for the first four songs, les than 20 cm from the photographers, patting one on the head in one of his interractions with his audience.

Little by Little the horror show unfolded, his nightmare and Dirty Dreams. The Zombie Dance, Sunset Babies, Dirty Diamonds – all a part of his haunted house show, the kind he’s very famous for. He’s 60 now, and wrinkled – together with his trademark make-up, it’s quite a scary sight. He’s no Pretty Ballerina, I tell you…

Six Hours after I arrived in Munich one of the best shows I’ve ever seen ended in death by hanging and his final words that we’re all Poison. I guess I knew it’s worth the trip. It was love for the old times, but Love’s a Loaded Gun, when you’re travelling that far in times when conditions on the road are not the best. But this time icy roads on my way back didn’t pull the trigger.

And in the Still of the Night with Hell on my side, I got home at half past four in the morning, feeling like a Wind-Up Toy, full of impressions. An amazing performance, an amazing artist and one freaky show.

More photos at www.dax-photo.com and www.gorenc-on.net

10 thoughts on “Whitesnake and Alice Cooper in Munich

  1. @Petra: Thanks! Ja, show je res masaker, ti povem.🙂 Se splača videt.🙂 Nekaj fotk sem zdajle sicer še dodal (jaz pa selekcija, jao…)… Srhljiv je pa že on sam.😀

    @Žiga: Noro je bilo, res. Tiste vislice na koncu pa pika na i, da ne omenjam, kako je dojenčka zaklal itd… Mislim, ni za vsakogar, ampak je pa šov.🙂 Pisanje.. Hm, ja, poskušam čim več njegovih komadov vključit v tekst.😉 Upam, da je smešno v pozitivnem smislu, hahaha😀

  2. Ja sej, to s klanjem dojenčka je verjetn mogla bit najbl luštna zadeva od vseh … 😀

    Zelo poetično pisanje. Smešne so pa tud prigode Luka😀

  3. @Žiga: Ja, ta s klanjem je bila huda. Je že zgledal, da bo pokazal mal nežnosti in srca, ko ga je tko lepo vozil okol v vozičku, potem dvignil ven, sicer po Jacksonovo malo pokazal občinstvu, a ga potem lepo nosil, dal nazaj v voziček in evo ti ga na – nož ven in začne klat.😀

    Hehe, jah takle dogodek mene precej poživi, ker je pa to le človek, ki ga v bistvu čakam že 15 let.😀

    @Uroš: Jap, 60 in res te njegove gube ga naredijo še gršega.😀 Ampak je odbit. Tud tko, ko ni na odru vislic in krvi itd. On ma mimiko tako, kot da je največji psihopat na svetu.😀 Res, tega človeka si jaz komaj predstavljam normalnega, haha. Svetovn je, res, legenda.😀

  4. Thanks, Ziggy.🙂 Mi smo imeli dovoljeno fotkat prve 4 komade, tko da večino šova ni bilo na očeh press fotografov več. Sem pa bil v dvorani do konca, a me je izučilo, da se je škoda matrat z mojim trotlom, ki ga včasih s sabo vzamem, ker naredi čisti crap.😀 Sem rajš sedel gor na tribuni in z odprtimi usti užival v (ja, se strinjam) enem najboljših šovov…🙂

  5. Thanks, Miro! Če je koncert super, ni vrag, da ne ratajo dobre fotke. In seveda hvala za nasvete, družbo. Je velik lažje potem. In zabavneje.🙂

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