It started with a short 30 minute set by Combichrist, who, it turns out, is a hell of a lot more metal in real life than they are on their albums. Don't get me wrong. I really like their albums... but holy hell, so much more metal live!!
Then, after about a 30 minute break, Rammstein came out. And, at first, it was just a really nice looking set with some interesting lighting fixtures and some good music.
And then they started shooting fire out of EVERYTHING.
Jets of flame from the set. Jets of flame from above the stage. Jets of flame on the front of the stage. A giant flamethrower gas-pump shooting flame 30 feet out over the crowd. And finally, for their second encore: a pair of gigantic angel wings worn by lead singer Till Lindemann that (c'mon, guess?) SHOT FIRE OUT OF THE ENDS. Then they exploded. No seriously. Fireworks up and down the length, fucking EXPLODING.
And this is still leaving out huge portions of breakaway set collapsing during songs with mighty explosions and green-laser-eyed baby-dolls hanging from above that exploded.
So... Explosions and Fire with some seriously stomping industrial metal.
GAH!!! BEST. SHOW. EVAR!!!!!
I'll try to post some of the better pics on Flickr and link them here.
EDIT: The pictures are posted here. Unfortunately, the Combichrist photos did not come out - which I expected, since they weren't lit very well. On the other hand, as you can see, the Rammstein photos turned out excellent, what with the light from ALL THE FIRE.
-- Mr. M.