|Bands:||Long Distance Calling|
|Date:||7th of August, 2021|
My last concert? January 2020. A long time. Too long…
Time to visit one! An almost 8-hours-long train journey into the Ruhr Area on Friday to visit my friend Roman and his family (who is in charge for this page). After a nice first evening, Alex, a friend of Roman, offered to drive us as he was able to get a ticket at short notice. So, we grabbed some beers and put some music on in the car – off to Dortmund! After nearly 45min we arrived in the near of the Junkyard in Dortmund. We parked maybe 4-5min offside because we thought there will be no place for parking any closer – there was still enough place.
The queue was kind of long, so we decided to drink a beer before entering the location, there were still 30min to go before 8 o’clock when the gig was said to start. After some waiting time in the queue, we entered the location and I never saw something like this before. The name Junkyard isn’t wrong, it looks like one, what a great location! Too bad that I don’t have anything that comes close to this location at my place. The venue is relatively new, established in 2016 and had a wide range of artists and genres in their program.
Sold out gig! A wide variety of band shirts, from Wacken Open Air to Motörhead, As I Lay Dying, Tides From Nebula and, of course, some shirts from Long Distance Calling. The band started with Curiosity Part 1 and 2. The 70’ish Future-Science-Style of music from the last album How Do We Want To Live was a perfect opener for the evening. While listening to them, I thought that the combination of the electronical background music with the live instruments was pretty good. After having played two songs off their last LP Ghost, I was totally caught for the moment. After 18 months of Covid and other shit, I can listen to some live music from one of my favourite bands together with a friend. The song “Black Paper Planes”, one of the most popular songs of the band, was one of my highlights at the evening. Another highlight was one of my favourite songs “Out There”. This was the point where I get kind of emotional for myself. Overall the sound was awesome, the drums were heavy and the riffs were awesome. In my opinion a nearly perfect concert from an instrumental Post-Rock band.
The concert ended on time at 10pm. As a souvenir I bought the vinyl of Stummfilm, their last live album from 2019. A last beer and Alex, Roman and I exchange some last thoughts before went back home.
The feeling that you get from everyone at the concert was remarkable, no matter if it was because of the spectators, the staff, the band or myself, everyone was happy to have the chance to visit a concert. The staff because they can finally work again, the band to play in front of a crowd, we as spectators to see some good music and be happy after we weren’t able to do that because of the damn virus. Long Distance Calling said it explicitly how happy they are to have the chance to play for us and you saw it in their faces and how they acted in front of us, with their instruments and between themselves.
They gave us, or at least me, an evening worth remembering. Thanks Longs Distance Calling, thanks Junkyard in Dortmund, thanks Roman!