View Full Version : Concert in Amneville (France), Nov 2013

17 Nov 2013, 14:38
I arrived in Amneville at 16:00, after a 6 hours long trip (and a little mess before I can find the hotel, thanks to the GPS). Happy to get out of my car.

I was taking my bag out of the car when I was asked "Excuse me, do you come for Alphaville ?". ==> It was Christian, who arrived the day before. He was with his girlfriend and the twin sisters.

Only a few minutes to take my room, phone my family to say all was fine, and we began to chat about the city, the weather [cold], and Alphaville of course !

Then I went up to meet Clare, and we all got to have a look at the Seven Casino, were we all took some photos.

Then we went back to a pub/restaurant do have a drink. In the Bois de Coulange, you can find a Zoo, lot of restaurants, pubs, fast food, hotels, a Cinema, and of course the Casino. All are in the very small place, we needed only one or two minutes to go from the hotel to the pub or the Casino.

Later, around 18:00, lots of fans came (some we could recognize thanks to their T-shirt stamped "Alphaville"), from Belgium, Germany, and so on.
For lot of us, it was our first Alphaville show, so we were very excited.
It was great to meet so much fans, even more when we spent months chatting together here.

At 20:00, we were allowed to get down, and take place in front of the scene. I was in the second row, on the left part.
And we began to wait, chatting, laughing, cheering, taking photos of the empty scene, getting more and more excited and restless.

The show began at 20:45 or so.

The set list was:

Golden Feeling
Call Me
Dance With Me
Gravitation Breakdown
Big In Japan
Heaven On Earth
I Die 4 You Today
Song For No One
Iron John
The Jet Set
A Victory Of Love
Sounds Like A Melody
Forever Young
Dance With Me (unplugged)

All the people I could see seemed enthusiastic.
Before Iron John, Marian spoke a little, tried to have a beer, changed of glass as soon as he saw that the one he took was more than half empty. He gave some beer to David Goodes before emptying the glass, and then threw it in front of the scene. I think one of the twins is now very happy [wink]

Times went very fast, after Forever Young, they came back for DWM unplugged and Appolo.

All the show was great. The band was in a very good form, and it was obvious that they were having fun on scene.
I only got a few photo, and not very nice, as I had the lights against me. They are blurred with a red light.

At the end of the show, we tried to stay in front of the scene, hoping they let us come backstage. But we were asked to get out.

A few minutes later, Marian went upstairs, to give autographs and chat a little with some of us. He was tired, but very nice and patient.

After he went, some fans are gone to have a drink and chat.
As I was exhausted and have a long way back on monday, I got back to the hotel.
On tuesday, it has been very hard to go working. I wanted to sing all day long, but I don't think that my boss would have enjoyed it, as I don't teach music, and I sing very badly. [tonque]

Hope I can get on another show, in Paris for instance !

20 Nov 2013, 18:55
Thanks Mumu to have taken time to write your review [smile]
it is so many souvenirs....very pleasant !

21 Nov 2013, 17:50
Thanks Mumu, that describes it very well.

22 Nov 2013, 13:18
short setlist, what was the during time of the set?

22 Nov 2013, 18:09
short setlist, what was the during time of the set?

Something like 1h30 ^^

22 Nov 2013, 18:53
Yes, 1h30, beginning at 8h45, end around 10h20. And except before Iron John, and DWM unplugged, no break between the songs.

Christian Garreau
22 Nov 2013, 20:25
Before Iron John, it was beer time for Marian isn't it?

22 Nov 2013, 21:49
Yes. Iron John is the Alphaville "drinking song".

23 Nov 2013, 09:58
They definitely dd Monkey in the Moon but I can't see that on the list. I know the did it as every time I wonder why they still play it.

23 Nov 2013, 11:06
Found the list on their Facebook. Yes, there was Monkey in the Moon. I can remember Marian doing rabbit ears and so on. Seem that they forgot it.

26 Nov 2013, 15:35

About setlists, I recommend this site where you can see all (posted) setlists, statistics and so on: http://www.setlist.fm/search?query=alphaville&artist=53d6ffb1

I posted the AmnÚville setlist: http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/alphaville/2013/seven-casino-amneville-france-33c4d8d5.html

Good night.