Kraftwerk Night One

Just got home from the first night of Kraftwerk’s two night stay at the 930 Club. Greta and I loved it so much, we decided to go again tomorrow. These guys are the masters of Audio/Video interaction. This two and a half hour set was much longer than the one I saw at the Coachella Festival last year and was so worth the whopping $40 ticket price. Every extra song they played tonight was something I was dying to hear after Coachella. The highlights for me were “Neon Lights” and “Home Computer”. Watching Kraftwerk play these two songs along with their perfect visuals projected on a mammoth screen was sublime. Pure joy – I could’ve cried during “Neon Lights” – it was beautiful.

5 Comments so far

  1. Jason (unregistered) on May 31st, 2005 @ 9:41 am

    Awesome. I’m going tonight, I can’t wait. Oh, and by the way… hi, I’m Jason, your DC guest-blogger. I just arrived in town. Nice to meet you.


  2. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on May 31st, 2005 @ 10:51 am

    I saw the tickets on sale at 930.com, and I really really thought about going, but I just couldn’t justify the $40/head cost right now. Glad to know it totally rocked.

    Tom


  3. Ricky (unregistered) on May 31st, 2005 @ 2:10 pm

    So who did their visuals? Was it pre-recorded or did they have a VJ off to the side syncing the music live?


  4. darpino (unregistered) on May 31st, 2005 @ 4:25 pm

    I’m pretty sure the video element was made by Kraftwerk themselves – they’ve been DIY since 1969 – added to which the visuals are timed so perfectly that it all feels like a natural extension of their music. I’m also pretty sure that the videos were pre-recorded rather than mixed live as some of them were re-edited versions of videos they used at Coachella. But with Kraftwerk who knows. One of them could very well be mixing the vids live on stage – but with their minimialist stage presence who could tell?

    The whole show music/video/lights/robots/glowing suits really comes together to be pretty breathtaking.


  5. Tumbleweed (unregistered) on June 1st, 2005 @ 3:36 pm

    What time did Kraftwerk take the stage??



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