Check out the photos and the videos I took at the show. Click on the photos to make them larger. I am aware that they are only slightly different but I wanted to post all three. Let me know if any of them show up upside down. I had that problem earlier on mobile devices. It looked fine on my computer but when I pulled it up on my phone the photos were upside down. Not sure why. I think I fixed it but I’m not sure what the problem was in the first place so I’m not sure. It works fine on my phone now.
I had such an awesome time at the Tokio Hotel show. The show was great, the fans were great, and Tokio Hotel was just awesome. They are the sweetest guys. I got to meet them before and after the show. The first picture was taken before the show and the other two were taken after the show. I wish I had been allowed to bring in my actual video camera to film the show but I got a few videos with my phone that didn’t turn out too bad. Enjoy. :-)
Tokio Hotel is a German band who had major success at a very young age. At the time of this concert (2005) Bill Kaulitz (singer) and Tom Kaulitz (guitarist; the one with dreadlocks and a hat on) had just turned 16. Bill and Tom are identical twins but you have to look hard to notice it. Bassist Georg Listing would have been 18 and drummer Gustav Schäfer would have just turned 17. By 2005 they had already been together for about 5 years. This tour was for their first album Schrei. In 2006 Tokio Hotel released Schrei so laut du kannst which had some of the songs from Schrei rerecorded since puberty caused Bill’s voice to change. They also added 3 tracks that were not on Schrei. I personally like the original vocals on Schrei best but Schrei so laut du kannst is worth getting for the extra tracks. Not that I dislike Bill’s voice since it changed, I just like the original vocal recording for those songs better. I think Bill’s voice has sounded slightly different with each album and it suits the music each time.
Their first album was mostly punk. I think their sound changed a bit with each album. Zimmer 483 (2007) was more rock and Humanoid (2009) was rock/synth pop. Their latest album Kings of Suburbia (2014) is more synth/dance/pop rock. Kings of Suburbia is their first album to be recorded only in English; Scream was released in 2007 which had some of the songs from both Schrei and Zimmer 483 recorded in English. And Humanoid had the full album recorded in both German and English.
Anyway, here is the concert from 2005. When I have more time I am going to post another blog with more of my favorite videos. I get tired of having to find them on YouTube when I want to watch them so it’s easier for me to post them here. If anyone knows if this is something I can buy on DVD let me know. I haven’t been able to find it anywhere but YouTube. I even checked Amazon’s German site and could not find it. Danke to sweetbill91 for posting this on YouTube.