FESTIVAL REVIEW: ROCKHARZ OPEN AIR – Day 3 (Saturday)
I admit, the 3rd day wasn’t very interesting for me and my music taste in respect to the bands on the bill. Nevertheless, I wanted to check out some of the music and the stand at the little market place. There was a great variety of different clothes, records, jewellery and souvenirs in general. The collection seemed to be so great that everyone should have been able to find something for themselves, as it seemed. That was quite nice to rummage through, but a better first impression of the day was Tankard, and they were awesome.
The German thrash metal band ruled the ground and made the people headbang while holding and drinking beer. I’ve never seen so much beer at once, how appropriate for them! At the end they played “(Empty) Tankard” with a sustained outro and many people went crazy at this part. Finntroll was the next band of the day. This crazy flock of people did a fine show, too. It was fun overall and this is the important thing.
Ensiferum was similar, but there were more people than before and the band interacted heavily with them. The sun was setting and Children of Bodom started to play. They played a few classic, well-known songs, but focused on the newer ones from their new album. Also, the battle between frontman Alexi Laiho and the keyboardist was worth seeing. They both delighted the people with their charismatic announcements, which created some grins on the faces of the crowd. Well, this was a fine show, too.
The last band of the festival I checked out was Powerwolf. The power metal band, with their church topics, were peculiar to me the whole time. The festival ground was filled and the people really waited for them. People screamed/sang the song lyrics with the frontman at every song I could perceive. Also, the announcements by the frontman were nice although a bit silly in my opinion. Overall, the sound was perfect for the whole day.
After a few last beers, it was time to go back to the tent and say good bye to this awesome festival. It was fun, the people were fine and the sound/lights/bands were awesome!