The whole grinchisator's family is back from Belgium... And my god it's a trip we are not going to forget
Started from Paris with my son on wednesday, the 22, directly to Antwerpen, we were at the hotel about 15h00, waiting for my wife who rejoined us at 18h00, so we were ready at Hof ter Lo for the show exactly at 19h30, and about 20h00 the set began.
Ths support band was Powerwolf, some guys from Romania playing an epic/dark heavy metal. Not too bad but a little bit boring sometimes. We really miss Sabaton, which was a good choice as support band for this tour. Anyway... they left the stage around 20h50, and this was the wait for Hammerfall, until 21h20 I think. And then...
What should I say? We were just in the second rank from the barrier, and it has been a FUCKING GREAT SHOW
I enjoyed the show in Paris in March, but this one was fucking better. The setlist was nearlike Tilburg show, but they didn't played Natural High, we got Life is Now in place, and I can tell you this song is great played Live. There was some other differences, but in fact I don't remember exactly what. To tell you everything I went totally nuts after Bloodbound, spending the rest of the show singing, shouting, headbanging. The crowd was so present that sometimes we made more noise than the band
So they seemed happy and proud to be there (as usual): Oscar running and jumping everywhere, a Betty Boop laser image displayed during Ander's solo, Joacim made us sang "Haaaaaaaaaappy biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiirthday" for Pontus anyversary, they even brought champaign on stage
Pontus opened the bottle and let some guys at the barrier have a taste at it
. What else? Glory to the Brave and Between two Worlds give me goosebumps each time. And Hearts on Fire, which is a song (as many as you) I really love, is terrible too because when hearing it you know it's the end of the show
After a 2 hours of an incredible Hammerfall show, go back to the hotel, sweating, tired, with throat and neck hurting, but happy
We spent thursday and friday visiting Brugge, and tasting lots of different beers
We are just back home now. I have to get the photos from my cellphone to upload it on the net and post it tomorrow. I still get neck and throat hurting, but I don't care, I can die happy now