Thursday, February 05, 2009
Docks, Hamburg, DE

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peno Posted: 06-02-09 1:14
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Amaizing as always the gig last night in Docks and a pair of very fine b-sides...very nice singing Dougie and as nice Fran on the bass. And that wave in the front row to Love Will Come Through...Amaizing...Tonight we go for Berlin...
RaZzZ Posted: 06-02-09 4:25
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What amazing gig!!!! I was waiting this day since i was in Mexico. For my luck Chinese Blues returned to setlist and doug sang Ring Out the Bell, one of my favorite B Sides.

Again Fran in the Crowd in Falling Down, and as i told, Docks was very small, about 800-1000 capacity, so was fantastic!

But definitely, WDIAROM was the king of setlist, bouncing and bouncing made me like i had a fight in the night.

So, c ya next days!
Sarah- Posted: 06-02-09 6:18
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another brilliant night! it was the third time for me now and it's getting better and better =) yesterday was a great day from start to finish, i met so many wonderful people and we had so much fun together =)
plus, after the gig the guys proved once more that they seriously are the nicest people on this planet! thank you!

the gig itself was amazing, i have only one thing to add to the downside - it was a bit too loud to my ears.
but omg, we got "village man" (one of my fav b-sides) and we got dougie singing, so i really can't wish for more! <3 and i'm so glad "chinese blues" was back, because as i've said, for me it is the best opener ever!

i'm a bit worried now that it might take some time until i see them again - but oh well, for now there are so many great things to remember...
cheers travis, and lots of love from hamburg! please come back soon ~
in_definitely Posted: 06-02-09 8:29
Great gig last night! :)
Thanks a lot Travis, you're the best!!
Barbara Posted: 07-02-09 4:49
4th February 1998 was the first time I saw you live.
5th February 2009 was the sixth time and I think it's simply amazing that being at your gigs still feels as good as it always has, also after 11 years.
It feels like seeing old friends again and having a really good time with them. It's great to see that you still seem to enjoy yourselves at the gigs, that you don't take it for granted that we come to see you but that you still make us fans feel special and welcome.
Thanks a lot for the fantastic show!!

P.S. What an absolutely lovely surprise to hear Dougie sing "Ring out the bell"!
Trixi Posted: 08-02-09 4:28
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To start with the support band - The Alexandria Quartet - I really, really liked them. Very catchy songs and the singer has damn good voice so my both thumbs up for them!
Travis gave us a set of 20 songs in Hamburg and WHAT a set!! Absolutely brilliant! Beautiful great to hear it live again, one of my favorites of 12 Memories! Village Man...I never heard that one live but SHIT!...I forgot all the words to that song I noticed at the attempt to sing along to it haha...
But the biggest surprise was the first song of the encore when Dougie and Fran suddenly swapped their places on stage and Dougie sang Ring Out The Bell...sooooo beautiful!
Oh and during the whole concert Frans microphone stand seemed to have a will of it's own and not even a nipper could tighten this bloody thing, haha... ahh but Fran took it with humour ;) Anyway...what an amazing show! We left the Docks with a big fat smile upon our faces knowing that the next show is only one day away - tomorrow Berlin! woohoo!
The whole setlist was:
(Thanks to this guy who let me take a shot of it)
01. Chinese Blues
02. J. Smith
03. Re-Offender
04. Beautiful Occupation
05. Something Anything
06. Long Way Down
07. Love Will Come Through
08. Closer
09. Side
10. Driftwood
11. Falling Down
12. Sing
13. Writing To Reach You
14. Village Man
15. Song To Self
16. Before You Were Young
17. Turn
18.Ring Out The Bell
19. Selfish Jean
20. Why Does It Always Rain On Me?


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