I have to talk about it. IT being The Rammstein concert at the Air Canada Centre Toronto May 08, 2011...
Alright, there's not a lot to talk about, but let me say this - fire fire and more fire:
And then just a little bit more fire:
A review by Jasonn MacNeil pretty much says it all:
It’s like AC/DC for arsonists.
The six-man group – who last played in Toronto back in 1999 – used a steady but punishing sonic assault of metal-leaning guitar from the opening notes of Rammlied to the closing moments of Engel. And it was that onslaught which caused the large crowd filling most of the seats and roughly half the floor to rejoice in plastic baby dolls suspended from wires exploding and even a “fan” set on fire by singer Till Lindemann before being soon extinguished.
... Whether Lindemann was shooting off a fireworks gun, pouring fireworks down onto keyboardist (and humorous sparring partner) Christian Lorenz during Ich Tu Dir Weh from high upon a pedestal or sporting large angelic wings which shot more flames during the groovy Engel, fans were definitely getting bang for their buck literally and figuratively.
Perhaps the craziest moments came during the bruising, hard-charging Feuer Frei! where Lindemann, Landers and Kruspe each rolled out a large tank and strapped a flame throwing device to their faces, resulting in flames and fireballs jutting out from nearly every area of the stage.
Read the full review here.
Needless to say I very much enjoyed the show and would do it every day of the week if I could, for therapeutic reasons.