The Rockfels Festival 2017

Ugly Kid Joe

My Immortals.. Welcome to BEHIND THE NOISE!


First day Loreley and as the third band of the day a veteran of hard rock...... so we praise us. After a short changeover phase, which we used to cool down at the drinks stand at what felt like 40 degrees in the sun, we set off refreshed and with quite a bit of anticipation for Ugly Kid Joe up, back to the stage. Just like us, the other visitors of the festival made their way to the stage, so that the tiers quickly filled up again. In order to have everything in view, I went to one of the front rows (centered to the stage) and watched the rest of the work on stage in wonderfully hot weather. As Ugly Kid Joe entered the stage much us for one, Whitfield Cranes arm lying in a sling on and next directly that of the

Weather conditions only dressed in boxer shorts dress code of the drummer. While the guys played the first songs the mood of the fans increased from song to song. Although moshing on the ranks of the Loreley is not really a good idea, some of the visitors did not let themselves be stopped from trying. Also Whitfield didn't let the adversity of the weather and the fact that his left arm was in a sling stop him from following his urge to move. Exuberant like a teenager, he used the entire stage, jumping over the boxes and bobbing back and forth with them. At some point he discovered Whitfield in the crowd in front of him a seemingly "inconspicuous person" who either got lost on the way to the summer toboggan run or more likely had lost a bet. In the midst of metallers and rockers there was suddenly someone in a pink unicorn

costume. Visibly amused by this, Whitfield praised this "heroic deed", whereupon the crowd roared with applause, and we couldn't help smiling. The music of the guys shows a clear change to their beginnings. They don't play the "Skater - Rock" anymore, but concentrate on Buttkickin' Hardrock in the meantime. But also classics like "Cats in the Cradle" and "All about you" belong to the repertoire on stage and were loudly bawled along. But they didn't only play their own classics, they also played "Ace of Spades" by Motörhead, which not only we particularly liked. However, the band has not only the talent to make music. No. The guys are also talented linguistically! Klaus Eichstadt, American-born guitarist of the band, first greeted the crowd in Italian and then switched directly to German, which the fans of course cheered loudly.

As already mentioned, Whitfield had probably broken his arm so that clapping was not really possible. So what do you do when you only have one hand to encourage your fans to clap along? Right.... you clap with your fingers. As Whitfield he probably didn't expect that his fans would do the same and so you could see a big crowd of people stretching their hands to the sky and starting to clap with two fingers in time with the music. But unfortunately, my Immortals, not only life is transient, but also concerts. So the guys said goodbye after almost an hour of playing and we waited anxiously for the next band...

Concerts, festivals and more

In our BEHIND THE NOISE column we write about everything around the metal & rock scene and take a look behind the spotlights to give you a better insight into the concert. At this concert, too, we were able to collect exciting and new memories, which we will of course not withhold from you. Intense, unconventional and intoxicating. Welcome to the concert!

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