Sold out house in Frankfurt tonight! One of the bigger venues in town is packed with fans and people that came to have a good night. An easy task if you went out to see the two German bands Turbostaat and Beatsteaks. And luckily, that was the case for tonight.
Many fans had gathered here at Jahrhunderthalle in Frankfurt, to see Beatsteaks live, along with their favorite support band Turbostaat. Two bands that love sharing a stage.
At 8pm sharp, Turbostaat entered the stage. Turbostaat is a punk rock band, established in 1999 in Husum, now based in Flensburg, Germany. These guys have played quite some shows and have been support for Beatsteaks before. And now they are here, back again. The cheering was loud as they entered the stage and began playing their music.
The huge stage was already set up for the main act, so their space on stage was limited but enough to move around to each of their songs. The singer walked up and down the stage, singing their songs to the audience in the front and back. No one on stage was standing still. Neither did the audience. Turbostaat played some of their best songs, and the audience sang along. Turbostaat played for about thirty minutes, pulling everyone along. Between the songs the band connected with the audience by talking to them. This filled the room with familiarity and made the show even more personal and close. It is always a pleasure seeing them live. But unfortunately it was time for them to leave the stage.
Now it was time for Beatsteaks. Beatsteaks is a punk rock band from Berlin, Germany, formed in 1995. Ever since then they have released quite some albums and played many shows. Their latest album is called “Yours” and this is their second leg of the tour.
The lights went off and a DJ came on to get the crowd going. He started a countdown of three minutes, trying to get the audience to scream and shout, trying to warm them up. As soon as the band entered the stage, the floor was shaking. Everyone was having a good time from the first moment on, including the band. No one on or off stage was standing still. The entire venue was singing along to the songs of the band and they were grateful for that. The applause and cheering after each song was intense.
Beatsteaks played old and new songs, talked to and with the audience in between and made jokes. It was a joy watching them on stage, being so close to everyone. Beatsteaks even played a Turbostaat song for which the singer of Turbostaat joined the stage, singing with them.
The air in the venue was getting hotter in hotter, but no one was getting tired. Beatsteaks kept everyone going until the very end. After more than two hours showtime and an encore of five songs, Beatsteaks had so say goodbye. It was an amazing night with two of the best live bands!