On June 11th 2016 Rammstein played at Pinkpop and I was there front row (middle) so I could review it for you. After a long day waiting from 13:00 till 22:30 they finally began to count it down. 60 seconds till the music started to play. Flake (pianist) started with a little solo then Schneider (drummer) did so too. Richard (guitar) and Paul (guitar) came down the lights from above. It was a powerful opening. Till (singer) came from the left tapdancing on the sounds, threw his hat in the air, when it exploded. Then a whole new song that comes on the next album started. It’s now called Ramm4 and it has all the previous song titels in it with the text wir sind wieder da (we are back).
The song Zerstören was visually strong, at the end he went backstage and came back with the suicide vest. At the end the vest blew up with little explosives. In this time of the year it was just a little odd, but that’s how Rammstein really is. Ich tu dir weh (I hurt you) was a song that Till did with Flake. Flake was in orange jumpsuit with black mask. He went in a kind of bath, Till then poured some sparkles on him, as you can see in the picture below. After that Flake came out with his normal outfit all glitters.
The second last song was Engel. Till putted on his angelwings (see picture below) and they raised him up from the ground. It’s a angel like song with a lot of whistleing in it. At the end the wings were exploding and the fire came from both side of the wings. The last song was Sonne, it was fun, because Sonne means sun but it was night already. The fire was intense from the front, back and sides, you almost couldn’t feel your face anymore so hot. It was a great live performances from Rammstein. Even if you don’t like Rammstein this is a show that you have to see. I am going to see them again at Rock Werchter, which I will also review.
2. Reise, Reise
5. Keine Lust
6. Feuer frei! ( Pauls mask didn’t work properly it shooted the fire upwards)
8. Ich tu dir weh
9. Du riechst so gut
10. Mein Herz brennt
11. Links 2-3-4
12. Ich will
13. Du hast (Laichzeit riff intro)
Photos made by Nathasja Voerman