I know it is a bit late for this post, but better late than never. I might have mentioned that I would go to the Jack White concert in November. And last week, it finally was time for it. I would go there alone, but my friend Giuli wanted to go to Frankfurt as well, so she offered to go there by car and take me with her. On Friday, at about 12.30 pm, we hit the road. Luckily, we were so early, because at about 2.30 pm there was a traffic jam which last almost 2 hours >< It was horrible!! We had actually planned to walk around the city a little bit, and Giuli also wanted to visit her friends at Nintendo, but then we just arrived shortly before 6 pm. I wanted to be in front of the Alte Oper at 6 actually, so we hurried there. There was no reason to stress out, because Jack White fans aren’t as hyped as other ones. I waited there and took a few pictures.
Soon, it was finally 7pm and we were let inside. I hurried inside and together with some other girls, we found an elevator that took us to the 3rd floor. There, we had to wait another 30 minutes before we could be let inside the room. It was only for the people who had a ticket for standing. But finally, they let us in, and everyone was running now :’D I managed to stay in the 5th row!!!! SO AMAZING!! I had a good view, and it got better when a guy offered me to stand in front of him, because I was so small :’D Then we also talked a little bit about Jack White and all his musical projects he had. Soon, it was finally time for the Supporting Act. It was a band called Lucius, and they were pretty awesome!!!
Here is a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiMzcLUYMjo
The two singers had such beautiful voices, and the usage of different kinds of percussion was amazing! It was just my kind of music, and I wasn’t surprised at all, because there was nothing less to expect by a genius like Jack White :)
They played until about 8.45 pm and then, we had to wait until 9.30 again. After that, a man came and stood in front of the curtains (The curtains were closed), and told us that we shouldn’t take photos of the concert o.O It would be unfair if people behind us wouldn’t see anything, if the concert was filmed, or photos were taken. I mean, WTF??!?! But when everyone is clapping and rocking, we can see a lot or what??? I mean, if someone is taking a picture, the person behind you can still see what’s going on because of the screen. But when everyone is clapping with their hands in the air, no one sees anything. He also told us that it was Jack White’s wish, and that they also have a personal photographer, who will take a lot of photos and put them online, so we can download them. But I just ignored this “rule”. I mean, I pay for that concert, then I also want to take pictures for myself. I want to show people the photos I MYSELF have taken, and not a professional photo from the internet. Then no one would believe that I was there… -.- I have never heard anything like that at a concert… But this also was so typical for Jack White. I somehow expected something like this. I think he has something against modern technology.
Well, when Jack finally entered the stage, I couldn’t realize it at first. He looked so different and was rocking around and dancing, with his guitar in his hands *o* OMG I COULDN’T BELIEVE THIS!
All in all the concert was just unbelievably AH-MAZING! The only thing that I disliked was the tune of Jack White’s microfone. I am not sure if it was because of the place, because it actually is an opera saloon, but his voice was, compared to the instruments a little bit too quiet. Still, the show was great, and the way he played his guitar… OMG NO WORDS!!!
Then, at one point, he did something unusual. Suddenly, he crossed his arms in front of him, and denied to continue playing. Then, someone from the audience shouted a title of a song, and then he replied: “It’s my show, motherfucker!” :’D I was laughing by then, but I think he really was pissed off and he meant it seriously :’D
Well, after he played about an hour, he went off the stage and there was an encore a few minutes later. He went on for 30 minutes more. The final song was Seven Nation Army *o* Anyway, he played more White Stripes songs. He didn’t play any song from The Raconteurs or The Dead Weather. He also didn’t play many songs from his first album Blunderbuss, which was a bit sad, because I love that album, more then the new Album Lazaretto. But still, I was so happy that he played many White Stripes songs, because I have always wanted to see them live, but never could :'( At least, I could listen to a few songs of them, even if it was without Meg White…
Well, at about 11pm the concert was over. I really didn’t want to leave, but had to. I would definitely go to another concert of him again.
Here are a few pictures I have taken:
Thanks for reading guys.