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Kraftwerk - Trinity Summer Series

  • 27-06-2023 6:33pm
    Registered Users Posts: 1,127 ✭✭✭

    Anyone know stage times for this and whether there is support.

    Says gates at 7


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,572 ✭✭✭Fanirish

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,029 ✭✭✭Irish Aris

    An email I got from Ticketmaster mentioned Kraftwerk at 8:30, which makes sense as the show is around 2 hours.

  • Registered Users Posts: 203 ✭✭Granite Head

    Beth Orten finished @ 8.00pm tonight, TWoD on at 8.35pm finished 10.20pm

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  • Registered Users Posts: 867 ✭✭✭laros

    I was at the gig in Limerick last night , no support & Kraftwerk came on stage around 8.20pm or so and finished at 10.30pm or so . very enjoyable gig as well...😁

  • Registered Users Posts: 322 ✭✭pjcb

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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,084 ✭✭✭Trigger Happy

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,751 ✭✭✭SuperBowserWorld

    Looking forward to this. Woohoo. 😁

  • Registered Users Posts: 440 ✭✭martco

    I've never seen Kraftwerk live but heading in tonight

    wondering what kind of an outdoor gig is it?

    I have visons of perfection on stage and a sedate theatre going audience taking it all in? (lol no moshpits for a change and happy about that)

    any hints welcome

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,084 ✭✭✭Trigger Happy

    Am also looking forward to this tonight. The weather is holding up nicely. Trinity is a great spot for these gigs.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,751 ✭✭✭SuperBowserWorld

    Beautiful evening, beautiful venue and beautiful concert. Feel privileged to see this. There music still sounds futuristic and timeless and some of the stuff is so profoundly relevant today. Radioactivity was stunning. Tour de France beautiful ... Ralf Hütter is the remaining founder and 76 if I Wikipedia right. Amazing.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,346 ✭✭✭Mrs Shuttleworth

    Kraftwerk were absolutely brilliant tonite. I'm so glad I didn't miss this gig, only got the ticket today.

    They were much harder and funkier and edgier tonite than I remember them ten years ago at Longitude, with a good dose of contemporary German techno woven through the hits. These guys move with the times and aren't phoning it in with lazy nostalgia.

    Sound was excellent, crowd were good as the night went on but a lot of chat in the first 40 mins or so - crowd treated them more like electronic backdrop to a garden party than an actual show.

    With so many electro acts on the go now it's easy to forget that KW still outpass them all.

    No gripes re TCD as venue except that horrible white plastic sheeting - I know they want to protect the grass but couldn't they get something that looks more "grassy"???!!!

    Anyway Kraftwerk tonite: 10 / 10

  • Registered Users Posts: 440 ✭✭martco

    so glad I went now

    I know about their relevance and so I was wondering if it would be like a trip to the museum, reverence and fascination

    and having just been to the Chemical Bros just the other night you could clearly identify the seeds for them and so many many others

    BUT at the end of the day/night....taken on it's own it was simply one of the best things I've spent €50 on in a long time....plain straight entertainment!

    loved Radioactivity

  • Registered Users Posts: 34,545 ✭✭✭✭Hotblack Desiato

    What a great gig. No chatterers where I was anyway, about halfway back for the first half

    Then I gradually worked my way up to the front, got to about row 3 no bother, the bass was like getting whomped in the chest! Couldn't stay there for more than a couple of minutes because my ears were starting to hurt!

    Sound was very good but it seemed to get louder and louder as the show went on, I was happiest at the back by the end! Wish I'd brought earplugs actually. Easily the loudest outdoor gig I've ever been at.

    Looked absolutely fantastic too as expected. Wish Beck had made an effort with the visuals last year - nothing but a few crappy coloured lights.

    Plenty of time to grab some food afterwards, hop on a bus, home by 12... you just can't beat that.

    Fingal County Council are certainly not competent to be making decisions about the most important piece of infrastructure on the island. They need to stick to badly designed cycle lanes and deciding on whether Mrs Murphy can have her kitchen extension.

  • Registered Users Posts: 238 ✭✭mrk75

    I thought they were great as well. I would have had a passing knowledge of them only but got a ticket as it was reasonably priced (by today's standards) and was always curious about them. I was on the verge of not bothering but so glad I did.

    It was hilarious to see the stage set-up...four computer stands that looked like they came straight from IKEA. It looked like Celebrity Catchphrase Live...but what a show and what a sound. The bass fairly rattled the ribs...! It just shows that poor sound at other gigs is really just laziness and cutting corners. You can get it right if you really want to.

    It was a real eye-opener that these guys were pioneers 40-50 years ago of cutting edge stuff...20 years ahead of Chemical Brothers and the likes.

    Yeah, Radioactivity was a belter. Lovely to hear The Model and Neon Lights and Autobahn was fun, fun, fun.

    Crowd was fine where I was over by Ralf's side. You could get up close to the front no bother. A few folk dancing but not much chat, which was good. Think most people were just there in reverential mode!

    An honour and a privilege, it has to be said...

  • Registered Users Posts: 34,545 ✭✭✭✭Hotblack Desiato

    Autobahn was fun, fun, fun

    I see what you did there

    Fingal County Council are certainly not competent to be making decisions about the most important piece of infrastructure on the island. They need to stick to badly designed cycle lanes and deciding on whether Mrs Murphy can have her kitchen extension.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,117 ✭✭✭El Director

    Damn it! Was sick all week and I have Interpol tickets tonight as well. If I went last night and tonight I’d have been pushing my luck. Great to hear it was brilliant though.

    one question- what time do gigs in TCD finish at?

  • Registered Users Posts: 576 ✭✭✭whelzer

    They cant go over 10:30.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,585 ✭✭✭circular flexing

    When I saw them last year in an indoor venue, the sound was amazing - loud but still tons of definition. They really have mastered that.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,751 ✭✭✭SuperBowserWorld

    I didn't find it too loud, and I was near the front. The bass was impressive though. Thought the music was crystal clear and no distortion. The calm summer night was perfect for that too.

    The first support act for Depeche mode a couple of weeks ago was ridiculously loud. I definitely had to stick in ear plugs for that.

    The location, price, easy access, great weather, no messing made it the best outdoor concert for me in a long long time.

  • Registered Users Posts: 397 ✭✭ellee

    They were fantastic, such an enjoyable show though I was surprised there were no 3d glasses?

    Crowd was lovely and to go to a gig like that right in the middle of the city was just amazing. Brilliant.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,706 ✭✭✭delbertgrady

    Just Mustard were louder than Depeche Mode. Stewards handed out earplugs to people on the barrier. It was indeed ridiculous.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,109 ✭✭✭✭How Soon Is Now

    Quick question boys and girls! Going tomorrow for Roisin Murphy hasn't been to Trinity before for a gig where exactly is the back entrance? Trying to plan ahead where I have to go in town cause have to find somewhere to watch the GAA first. Someone told me it's near Pearse street station thats all I know.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,582 ✭✭✭Stillill42

    Walk on up Nassau Street, the Lincoln is on the corner, on past that is the back gate, just before Kennedy's pub.

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,109 ✭✭✭✭How Soon Is Now

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,582 ✭✭✭Stillill42

    No bother, enjoy it. I mean it's Roisín, of course you will!

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,346 ✭✭✭Mrs Shuttleworth

    Kraftwerk were so good Thursday night so much am thinking of travelling to another date on their current Euro tour. To see that show indoors would be unreal. And yes it was very loud but pleasurably so!

  • Registered Users Posts: 34,545 ✭✭✭✭Hotblack Desiato

    The 3D shows are specifically billed as such. Didn't bother me one bit anyway.

    Fingal County Council are certainly not competent to be making decisions about the most important piece of infrastructure on the island. They need to stick to badly designed cycle lanes and deciding on whether Mrs Murphy can have her kitchen extension.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,563 ✭✭✭Boooourns

    Groups next to use chatting through the whole Roisin Murphy gig, barely even looked up, teated it as a meetup. Would wreck your head as there was people crying out for tickets to see her.

    We moved as much as we could but christ people can be some pain in the hole.