2001/03/02, Thüringenhalle, Erfurt, Germany

Exxile on Euphoria 2001

February 16
 York
February 17
 Leeds
February 18
 Nottingham
February 20
 Birmingham
February 22
 London
February 23
 London
February 25
 Deinze
February 26
 Hamburg
February 27
 Hamburg
March 1
 Berlin
March 2
 Erfurt
March 3
 München
March 5
 Stuttgart
March 6
 Köln
March 7
 Zürich
March 9
 Prague
March 10
 Vienna
March 17
 Oporto

If Berlin concert will be remembered by its herring-in-a-can crowdedness, the Thüringenhalle venue was a sharp contrast -- it was a huge venue, probably the biggest one this tour ,and it did not sell out. Although the crowd was apathetic in the beginning, it woke up by the end, and a rare sight of all hall dancing was seen.

The setlist is typical to for first early March gigs, specialty of this being the lack of Temple of Love and opening with Dominion/Mother Russia, second and last time this tour.

Support act: Paradise Lost.

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Setlist

  • Dominion/Mother Russia
  • Come Together
  • Ribbons
  • Crash and Burn
  • Body Electric
  • Summer
  • On the Wire/Teachers/On the Wire
  • We are the Same, Susanne
  • Giving Ground
  • Will I Dream?
  • Flood I
  • Train/Detonation Boulevard
  • War on Drugs
  • Alice
  • Romeo Down
  • Flood II
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  • Capricorn
  • I Didn't Know I Loved You ('Till I Saw You Rock'n'Roll)
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  • Something Fast
  • Snubnose
  • Vision Thing
  • Thanks to Jochen Upheber (mercyman@t-online.de).

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    Reviews

    Written by Simon Cardwell (s.cardwell@csl.gov.uk) for Dominion mailing list

    Erfurt was yet another example of a potentially brilliant gig where the band gave a splendid performance in an ideal venue, but ultimately became just another 'good' gig because the audience weren't up for it enough.

    The venue, Thueringen Halle was very large (the biggest on the tour(?)) somewhere in between Brixton Academy and Brum NEC size, with an enormous stage and impressive lighting set-up which was put to good use throughout the proceedings.

    I thought Dominion worked very well as opener, and appeared to get a healthy (but short-lived) response from the crowd, at least from where I was standing. Things did warm-up a little during the 2nd half of the set, with the 3 German blokes standing to my left singing "25 whores in a room next door" during the first few seconds of Will I Dream!

    The rest of the crowd eventually woke up in time to hear a rousing Train / Detonation Boulevard medley, and actually started getting into it by the time Alice was aired. The peak of the limited audience activity was reached during the Capricorn / Glitter medley - when I could see some movement right back to the mixing desk, and was sustained (except for during Something Fast) right up until the last song (Vision Thing) was over.


    Written by Christian Wojtysiak (CWojtysiak@aol.com) for Dominion mailing list

    It's pretty cold in Germany at the time and I got a bad cold in Berlin but I really did not want to miss the Erfurt thing.

    Erfurt was not sold out and there is really huge stage in the Thueringenhalle. Good conditions for getting to the front rows - if you are there in time. Do not suffer from a cold, run around with a winter jacket and a bag with photo equipment. The venue was not bad but it was pretty warm inside (opposite to Berlin) and there was no wardrobe. Security was pretty relaxed.

    The crowd was much better than in Berlin, nice party mood. I think the band enjoyed it either. Great sound, great set list, phantastic light show as usual - great gig. Oh, and I really love the intro song.

    Cheers to everyone I have met (and everyone I wanted to meet).

    Enjoy the other gigs -- I have to work next week.


    Written by Stuart Czuba (stu@czuba.freeserve.co.uk) for Dominion mailing list

    Had to go up Yuri Gagarin's Ring. Twice. Weird venue, more of an exhibition hall than a concert venue but the pale grey walls certainly showed off the lights beautifully. Much more space to move around.

    Same set (90%sure) as Berlin. Seemed to be conserving his voice for the early part of the show but rallied for the end.

    Less and less York shirts every night. Couldn't believe people have started hacking the sleeves off them so soon!!!

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