Gotthard & The Crave Concert @ Garage London


15 nov. 2009, 18h49m

Di., 3. Nov. – Gotthard

I love going to concerts. And even more so, when I can go to gigs in foreign countries because it's always extra special. Get to know new concert venues, another audience, everything new and exciting!

Now what a big surprise that one of our biggest bands in Switzerland - Gotthard - would play in London during our November holidays. Sure enough we decided to go there. Gotthard played on 3rd November at the Garage club in London. Even though the venue can be reached easily by tube (almost direct at tube station Highbury) it was a massive adventure to finally get there. It was the evening the city decided to switch on all the Christmas lights. Tube and bus stations/routes were closed! And all roads especially Oxfordstreet and Regent Street were crowded with thousands of people, Andrea Bocelli singing Christmas and winter songs and Jim Carrey being at the premiere of his new movie "A Christmas Carol" on the red carpet all at the same time. So we crossed our ways through the crowds and big events and got just on time to the Garage. It's a nice little club with lots of great rock gigs there, just the way I like it. Great Vodka-Orange too (and much cheaper than everywhere else), yumm!

We were very surprised to see lots of people wearing Gotthard T-Shirts, probably some of them Swiss fans, but also many UK people waiting for the biggest Swiss Hardrock band! When the show started the hall was crowded.
A rock band from Brighton/UK, The Crave started the evening as support act. Even though I haven't ever heard of them, they got me from the very first song. The Crave are making melodic, great rock music, some of it very rough and cool! And music you could absolutely imagine listening to on radio and everywhere. The kind of music that should conquer the top of the charts. Having great songs and being amazing live is one thing...but hey, they also look damn good! Very good looking young men. I bought their album and now can't wait to hear some more from them! I bet their signatures will be worth a whole lotta money soon.

Now time for Gotthard. Have seen them live before and kinda knew what to expect. And let me tell you, I do think this was one of their best concerts ever. It felt like they truly enjoyed every bit of the gig and so did the audience. It was a huge rock party with all of Gotthards biggest songs, especially the most hard rockin' ones like Hush, Lift U Up and Mountain Mama which made us dance like mad and shake our heads! :-D During some songs they asked the audience which songs to play and made a little acoustic set with beautiful ballads including the wonderful Heaven which I loved so much. The singer Steve Lees voice seemed strong and perfect and so was the sound. It surely was one of our best evenings in London this time. It kinda felt like a piece of home to see a Swiss band in England. And it also made us feel proud that we've got such great music here in Switzerland - wahey!!



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