Frequency – Day Two & Three.

It’s Sunday and we’re back from St. Pölten and this time also back from Frequency festival – and we had an awesome time there. But I’ll start from the beginning…

Friday started with a little dissapointment: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club had canceled. But, this things happen, what can you do. Next stop on our list were the Klaxons but they didn’t really hit us. But – great thing when you are on a festival – there is always another band playing on another stage in walking distance so we tried our luck with Yeasayer. And they were a lot of fun – really good and fun music to watch and to dance to.

And then the first main act of the day entered the stage: LCD Soundsystem. To my shame I have to admit, that I’ve never heard about them before – and I cannot thank Sebastian enough for introducing me to this great project! They rocked the festival crowed extremely and I still catch myself singing “Pow pow pow pow pow…”. James Murphy is amazing and his live band is superb! Can’t wait to see them hopefully soon again!

Then our evening held a very difficult decision for us: Massive Attack OR Tocotronic? Sebastian wanted to see Massive Attack – I wanted to see both. But as very very old and faithful Tocotronic fan I also couldn’t bare the thought to not go to see them. But my beloved partner in crime and knight in shining armor agreed to go with me and see Tocotronic – although I knew his heart burnt a little bit. But: Tocotronic was great!

I’ve seen them several times and for the first time I saw them playing “Bitte gebt mir meinen Verstand zurück” sung by Mr. Arne Zank! And this really made it worthwile! And there were more big hits like “Let there be Rock”, “Imitationen”, “Mein Ruin”, “Drüben auf dem Hügel”, “Die Idee ist gut doch die Welt noch nicht so weit” (von Dirk als “modern classic” passend betitelt), “Jungs hier kommt der Masterplan” and a lot more that culminated in “Freiburg”.  Dirk was wearing his Buffy T-Shirt and was a little bit more of a diva then I remembered from last time – but I love them! It’s like scrolling an old photo album for me… I was perfectly happy.

Well… for day three there was only one band left for us: Element of Crime. The last time we both had seen them was 2006 in Wattenscheid, Germany – almost exactly 4 years ago. It’s a little bit frightening how time flies. Anyway – they played a great concert, only some of the festival crowd were extremely annoying  during this wonderful evening.

But that’s the same old story with festivals – there are always people who give a crap for the band that’s playing up there. And if it is a loud act like LCD Soundsystem or Muse it doesn’t matter how much they moan and scream. But if it is a more quiet act like Element Of Crime – the rest of the audience is having a hard time. But they shut up eventually and Mr. Sven Regener and his partners in crime made a perfect last festival act for us.

And Mr. Sven Regener said: “So ist das. Und macht keinen Scheiß.”