Posted: 2016-06-19 22:09:33
KRS-One poster @ YAAM-Club
Finally at all I was disappointed - a bit - about that gig or about KRS-One - I really don't know - but let's start a little bit earlier.
At the end of April I got a gig alert by one of the many ticket-gig-websites and it was told Berlin would be the only gig of him in Germany so I decided to go.
Knowing my son's music taste I asked him (J.) if he would like to come with me. He said yes and asked if a friend of him (A.) could also come with us. So I bought 3 tickets.
The day of the gig I was at home at 8pm from work so we decided to go there just in time. We took the bus and arrived at the YAAM 8:40pm. Before the entrance there was a maybe 50m long line of people waiting to get in. On a fence near us were hanging some gig posters also this one (photo). Inside everything was like the last time except the PowerAmplifier was surrounded by a framework with steps and a kind of empore behind the PA. I took a beer and went to the place I wanted to go from the first time - the fourth step of the framework at the PA. J. & A. were going more in front of the stage and danced there all the time.
A DJ was already partying the people. At 9:15pm another DJ was coming on stage and the first one was taking his things from stage - so it wouldn't take long until KRS-One would appear. The DJ (later one KRS-One told that it is his son???) played some 80's and 90's stuff. It was getting louder and the place was filled with people.
It was 9:38pm (my video says this) when KRS-One entered the stage. But from the first moment this gig was "sure to fail". He tried to rap into the mic but the mic didn't work. First I thought he wasn't satisfied with the audience so he left the stage and returned for a new start with a new mic but even this didn't work. He got another mic and finally this worked. The first hour I liked pretty much. He was giving us his classics like "Criminal minded", "South Bronx" and of course "Sound of da police". There were also some co-rappers giving first some support to him and also had their solo apearances. One caucasian rapper also followed (what happened: The mic didn't work) and some rastaphan who was doin ragga muffin very quick. There were a lot of breaks, a lot of giving advices to the audience and my feeling turned into a bad mood. So 15 min before it was over I left my fourth step place and went to the bar for one more beer and waited there for the rest of the show. It seemed that KRS-One was really pissed of so after the last song he didin't come back for some more songs. 5 min later I found J. & A.. I told them what I was thinkin about the show. In contrast to me they liked it a lot. We went out and tried to find a kiosk for some cool drink but the bus was coming so we took it directly to get near home. There they took something to drink. So in the end we were at home between 11:30 - 12pm.
Notice: 4 days later my son together with some of his friends was again at the YAAM-Club for some music in context of the "Fete de la musique" and he told me that they met KRS-One there and that they made a selfie with him. Respect.
Here are two videos I made - not very good but you can see how the start was:
KRS-One - 2016-06-17 YAAM Berlin DE - Vid1
KRS-One - 2016-06-17 YAAM Berlin DE - Vid2