© by Hermann Kurz
On March 13th 2010 it was time for a special sonic journey as the Wuppertal show was one of the last ones of In Extremo's Tranquilo tour. Happy who could take part of the trip back to the early days of the 20th century with the seven goliards.
The place was well chosen, the former movie theater Rex-Kino offered the right atmosphere for them. Okay, the stage was a bit small, but that didn't effect the atmosphere and the vibe at this sold out show!
The opened up with Merseburger Zaubersprüche which was followed by Frei zu sein, Mein Sehnen and Lebensbeichte. No photo pit, no security and with the intimicy of the venue which demanded 'strip off'. Micha Rhein commented that he's glad that tonight it's women demanding it, the night before it were men. And if you had any doubts, the guys didn't strip off. Just after the short break for smoking Herr Rhein returned with out his cap and his shoes, but that's it.
And it was Micha Rhein who showed that he cares for flowers by watering the daffodils - and the audience applauded. "e;For what you get applause these days..."e; was his reply.
After the break In Extremo were back with Vollmond, Die Gier and En esta noche, with Nur ihr allein they delivered a cool swing - and with Poc vecem they slowed down again.
Before they headed into Liam, Micha Rhein couldn't resist to make a joke, and not just Flex der Biegsame laughed, coz the joke was directed at him and his Uilleann pipes.
Soon, too soon they came to an end, but before they left the stage they had a few more songs. Micha and Basti performed Mein rasend Herz, and together with the rest of In Extremo they played Long Way To The Top, Herr Mannelig and last, but not least Küss mich during the encores.
If they will take another trip back in time, nobody knows. Anyway, it was a great experience and one can just hope that they will do something like this in future.
For the ones of you who speak German, you can listen to an interview with Flex der Biegsame & Yellow Pfeiffer click here!
The interview is about 16+ minutes