TW Classic 2012
Previous Saturday we went to the TW Classic. It was the third time we went to this one-day festival, previous times being last year and in 2008.
Once again I was positively amased by how smooth the bus transportation between the train station in Leuven and the festival terrain 15kms further was organised. We were there in no time.
First group was the Scabs, which we've also seen in 2008 among other. Awesome group, still rocking big time.
They were followed by 't Hof Van Commerce who rapped away in dialect so that the entire crowd needed subtitling. I didn't They 'stunted' by bringing 2Pac in 2D on stage and joked around on recent politics. Funny guys, really. And although there were many songs brought that I didn't hear before, the beats & rhythm kept pulsing the show forward. Funny enough we saw them later on casually strolling across the field, fetching a bear at the stand nearby.
Then it was time for the Kaiser Chiefs to steal the show and you can take that quite literally. I belief Ricky Wilson's eyes were most of the time directed to one of the nearby camera's rather than the crowd in front of him unless he was climbing some part of the stage or so...but I forgive him....his sharp arrogance was very entertaining and their music is great
Ricky Wilson showing a fist to the camera man
I bet Ricky Wilson wondered who the hell those old guys were climbing on the stage behind him, getting the crowd to sing & clap along right from the start. Hihi, I had to giggle about that.
When Axl & Walter invited all the women out on stage to dance along for the last time with Walter, it only seconds before a endless row of women started to climb over the fences and climbed the stage. Crazy maddness with hundreds of overly excited women jumping around and taking pictures of the crowd and themselves while "Walter was dancing by himself". Obviously it took a full other song before security had gently gotten them all down from the stage again.
After Sting had been on TW Classic in 2008 as part of the Police, he now was a headliner as Sting himself...nevertheless bringing some good old Police hits too. He brought along an amazing violonist who was bringing long solo's that left you in awe. I 've always liked Sting for his attention to the music parts themselves. I bet he's classically schooled. His closing off with the fantastic Desert Rose was just fantastic.
Closing act was Lenny Krevitz....an artist of which I know unconciously know many songs but couldn't list many if you'd ask me in a quiz. But he knows how to bring a show as experienced artist and he was hot.