I’M A HARD ROCK GIRL

… thrown in with a little gothic and lots of musicals. Well, thinking about my musical preferences I guess I’m pretty versatile. What I don’t like at all, however, is traditional music, “Schlager”, jazz, blues, hip hop and rap. Apart from that? I’m as comfortable in a classical concert as with heavy metal. Which taste I have acquired for thanks to my best friend a few years back. He took me to my first concert. “BöhseOnkelz” no less and it was quite a culture shock for me, though. I felt a bit out of space … and would have preferred them NOT to sing but just enjoy their instrumental music. A few months later, we went to their festival and it was awesome. Just awesome. Great show and great atmosphere. And I started to really like them. I even have some of their songs on my iPhone now and whenever I’m in a bad mood I put them on, loudly, singing along with open car windows and feeling just good again. (Don’t want to know what the people on the streets are thinking, however, when they see me in business outfit in my flashy British car with this kind of music driving through town … but as usual, I don’t care what others think about me!)

Since this first concert, some years have passed and I got to know many other bands I hadn’t heard before. But every single event we went to, I loved very much. I liked the music. Some better, of course. But I liked every one of them. We have established a concert driving routine. Meeting up in time, stocking up on snacks and beverages and off we go. He is bringing the CDs, and since I mostly don’t know the band we are going to see, it’s him singing along for the often several-hours-long drives. (Hence, we need plenty of snacks to sustain us: gummi bear stuff is obligatory, cookies a nice addition and energy drinks a must.) Me pitching in on the rare occasion I DO know one of the songs.

At the concerts themselves we share “Radler” – a beer lemonade mix – and if available, bratwurst in a bun or curry sausage with fries. After all, jumping around for more than two hours is exhausting … but so much fun. What I absolutely hate, though, is this “pogo” dancing or rather, jumping, basically just pushing each other around senselessly. There is just no point! Apart from getting hurt and being doused with sticky stinking beer from everyone around. My friend always tries to keep me away and protect me from those crazy guys, but … well, I still always watch them too to not being bumped around and can’t concentrate on the guys on the stage. This does spoil the whole heavy metal / gothic / hard rock experience for me a bit. But nevertheless, I love those outings, cause I never know what to expect in case of new bands. Or looking forward to those I already know.

After the concerts, especially on return trips of more than one hour, we stop at McDonalds for a midnight meal to survive the drive back home. What could be a better end to a concert trip for two crazy, exhaustedpeople in their 40s? Exactly! What’s next on ourschedule? I don’t know. But I never do! And it’s perfect the way it is! So, I will be waiting for the next trip as soon as possible!

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4 thoughts on “I’M A HARD ROCK GIRL

  1. Hmm, now you make me think. I guess I am not into heavy metal is because I don’t have a friend who can lead me into the appreciation. LOL. Well, I am really not musical at all…

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    1. So far I liked every band and concert he took me, but it’s more the time we are able to spend together I appreciate most. I definitely prefer musicals and the more common music and I absolutely love classical music. There is nothing more beautiful than Mozart. Or Beethoven, Vivaldi, Smetana …

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