Heavysaurus, Meshuggah and The Halo Effect

Pommesgabel Tour 2024 which shows the band Heavysaurus on a yellow background and the tour dates.

Two shows on March 16. Quite an undertaking. 😅

Heavysaurus was the first show of the day, with my oldest son. We had VIP tickets for a meet and greet with the dinos. Before the show, there was the meet and greet. There was a demarcated area, where the dinos will show up. We stood in a line and each kid could take some time with them. We took photos and my son asked some questions. Later, the dinos swarmed out and everyone could talk to the individual dinos and take photos, which we also did.

One hour later, the show started. They played many new songs and ended with some good old ones. 🤘 I'm not a real fan of the new songs, and I see that my son isn't either. In the end, we've had a lot of fun and enjoyed the show. I liked the idea that the demarcated area was also the pit for the kids, where they could dance, jump and celebrate the dinos from there.

Heavysaurus on stage in red light.

After the Heavysaurus show, I was in a rush. I had ~3 hours to reach the next show. With the car, I drove ~1 hour to drop my son at home and then took the train to the next location. It worked exact as planned. Which is not a usual thing. 🤣 One week before the Meshuggah show started, they announced that they will start 1 hour earlier because they wanted to close on time at 11 pm.

Tour dates on a black background and a burning skeleton.

I arrived with the last songs of The Halo Effect. I missed Mantar completely. The venue was full. Really full. It was challenging to find my friend there. But found him. What I heard from The Halo Effect was nice, and I was sad that I missed three-fourths of their set. But I'm sure I will see them sometime again. In the end, nothing more to say. They did a fantastic job and the crowd seemed to enjoy them.

The Halo Effect on stage in green lights.

After the change, Meshuggah started playing. From our original position, we moved away because there were too many drunken people, which was annoying. After a second move, we were standing in the last row, which was good enough. Never saw a location so crowded. But we were there for Meshuggah. From start to end, it was just a MASSIVE bulldozer that rolled over you, which left my speechless. Sadly, the lighting was a bit distracting, which is the reason I don't have any images. I assume that the lights were wanted so that you can't take images or videos of the show. The result was that you had a hard time, watching them. :( This has pro and cons. Overall, I still liked the show and was pleased to be there.

📋 Meshuggah Setlist

It was a stressful but nice day. We had a lot of fun. :)

17/100 of #100DaysToOffload

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