artwork created by TYA and Siena Root
how fast a chick can make Chick move?
YEARS AFTER LIVE in Schüttorf, Germany
APRIL 14, 2007
time we pick up Reinhard, do the driving and surprise him
with a free ticket to the concert. This to repay him for
all he does for me, burning cd’s and finding me a lot of
old lost music needed to add to my collection. He’s
spent many an hour tracking down music and filling my
this time we head towards Osnabruck. I don’t remember
much about the ride to get there, so it must only have
been less than a two hour drive and all straight driving.
I drive while Brigitte and Reinhard figure out the road
there, I do remember that we had to wait in the bar area
for awhile, Reinhard went for a walk outside to find the
fair grounds for another upcoming event that he will
attend. I saw our friend Anita coming
in and I greeted her at the ticket counter. I
should also mention that the people who work in this venue
were very helpful and understanding, as they allowed us to
leave our box of road
supplies with them until the concert.
OPENING BAND is SIENA ROOT.
were a good combination: TEN YEARS AFTER and SIENA ROOT.
We saw them at the Burg Herzberg Festival in 2005 where we
went to see TYA. Siena Root is a 1960's psychedelic based
band with a female singer. She is a little girl with a
great voice who can belt out a tune.
SIENA ROOT were scheduled to go on first, Ten Years After
ran into some travel conflicts that forced them to make a
big request of Siena Root. In the end Ten Years After had to go on first and
then Siena Root followed.
these rushed conditions, TYA adjusted just fine, but you
could also feel a sense of urgency in their performance.
They covered all the bases, played their hearts out and
worked their asses off, for about an hour and fifty minutes, and still left the audience wanting more.
room was packed, wall to wall and there were people there
that have become regulars over these last five years,
always good to see them. Writers and photographers old
fans, young fans, and new fans.
concert is on a Saturday night and the vibe here is great!
the set list the band goes. The audience is rocking and
rolling right along. The overall energy level from band to
audience and back again is consistent. In short, band and
audience are one. The band plays, the audience gets off on
the music. The audience shows it’s loud appreciation,
and all the band members get off and are well rewarded.
ROOT at Komplex, Schüttorf