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The Weekend Guess #16

The final guess during my journey through a bit of Germany. Later today we will leave for the Metalfest Loreley but before that I present to you the sixteenth instalment of: The Weekend Guess.
What is the Weekend Guess?
Three riddles formulated by me that are puns and wordplays on the answer itself I put on here for my readers to answer.
Why am I doing this?
For no apparent reason, just because I consider the idea to be funny.
What are the questions about?
Everything I can think of I guess, but mostly song titles and bands that you have to figure out.
What is your part in this?
You can try to figure out my riddles and see if you can manage to get behind them and understand what I am describing.
What is in it for you?
So far: Nothing, but the knowledge that you managed to unlock one of my silly riddles.
Let’s start with the sixteenth set of questions
With all three I am looking for both band name and song (Hint: #2 and #3 are sung in German, #3’s song also has a German name).

#1

A knights shoe honouring a PTSD-ridden soldier.
#2

The dance of the dead and the Greek bringer of fire.
#3

The extreme bane of an instrument player.

Leave your guesses in the comments below and I can see if my questions are too easy or to hard to figure out. I will give the correct answer with the next instalment.
Have fun figuring them out! 🙂
Solution for last weeks Weekend Guess:

#1 Bryan Adams – Summer of ’69

#2 Metallica – Whiskey in the Jar

#3 Twisted Sisters – We’re not gonna take it

This time no one really tried guessing them, so I can’t congratulate anyone.
PoiSonPaiNter

The Weekend Guess #15

The second of three guesses I had to prepare – and did not prepare – before I set off to my summer vacation and my journey through a bit of Germany last Tuesday. I’m currently at Nazgul’s but I still present to you the fifteenth instalment of: The Weekend Guess.
What is the Weekend Guess?
Three riddles formulated by me that are puns and wordplays on the answer itself I put on here for my readers to answer.
Why am I doing this?
For no apparent reason, just because I consider the idea to be funny.
What are the questions about?
Everything I can think of I guess, but mostly song titles and bands that you have to figure out.
What is your part in this?
You can try to figure out my riddles and see if you can manage to get behind them and understand what I am describing.
What is in it for you?
So far: Nothing, but the knowledge that you managed to unlock one of my silly riddles.
Let’s start with the fifteenth set of questions
With all three I am looking for both band name and song.

#1

The Canadian Prince of Thieves singer and a season of a special year.
#2

An traditional Irish song with metallic rephrasing for a famous distilled beverage in a preserving glass.
#3

Distorted female siblings refuse acceptance of something

Leave your guesses in the comments below and I can see if my questions are too easy or to hard to figure out. I will give the correct answer with the next instalment.
Have fun figuring them out! 🙂
Solution for last weeks Weekend Guess:

#1 The Sweet – Ballroom Blitz

#2 Green Day – Basket Case

#3 Feuerschwanz – Hurra, hurra die Pest ist da

This time no one really tried guessing them, so I can’t congratulate anyone.
PoiSonPaiNter

At the Festival: Wave Gotik Treffen 2013

As this years festival is drawing to its end I thought, I might as well finally finish my review for last year.

Black Leipzig

The Wave Gotik Treffen (Wave Gothic Meeting) or short WGT is a black festival that takes place on the weekend of Pentecost (Pfingsten) and stretches across the whole city of Leipzig (in Sachsen/Saxony). It offers many events, concerts and what not in every imaginable location like the Monument to the Battle of Nations (Völkerschlachtsdenkmal), the „Kohlrabizirkus„, the Moritzbastei, parks, cemeteries and many more.  To get there the ticket includes free access to public transport for the weekend, which is used by thousands of black or otherwise spectacularly clothed people (Goths, Metalheads, Cyberpunks, Steampunks) that flood the city and mostly the area of the Agra exhibition centre, that also holds the camp grounds. As last year was also Richard Wagners 200th birthday some of the attractions also included opera visits.

The Booklet, the Ticket and the (enlarged) bracelet

The Booklet, the Ticket and the (enlarged) bracelet


Many years ago, when I was still quite young, my family and I visited the newly renovated main train station in Leipzig during Pentecost. Back then I hid behind my mum or dad and watched those black people pass us with fascination and a bit of fear and now I am one of those people as last year also marked my first WGT. I accompanied about half of the Black Pack there and hadn’t really planned on attending until shortly before they purchased the tickets. I let them persuade me as it just sounded too interesting. The tickets were, by the way, white and plushy, which caused an emergency meeting after their arrival.
As we had to pack three cars for eight people we met up the evening before we set off to move luggage around and discuss the route. Our third car would arrive later as they would pick up their third passenger on the way and we planned on setting off quite early the next morning, though our actual departure was about an hour later. Interestingly as we made our first stop in Gransee (shortly before Berlin) the others caught up with us and we then continued together. But not without the realization that we are far too well prepared as Schnitzel or Anice offered Mücke Italian Herbs as he complained about an unseasoned roll with topping.

Camp Laziness and a panic attack

After several hours of driving we finally reached the camp ground without our third car as they did not have a parking ticket. When the supervisor had reached us he urged us to stick the parking sticker onto the front window and since then I have an upside down Richard Wagner head there. Thank you Black Kat
She, Anice and Kathy went ahead to find the other ones (not our third car) who already had secured their usual camping spot while Schnitzel and I assembled the handcart and secured the tents on it.
It was fun to see so many different ways how people carried their stuff to the camp ground as unlike Wacken this festival doesn’t allow camping and parking on the same ground.

The Schedule had to be folded twice to fit into the ~A5 booklet.

The Schedule had to be folded twice to fit into the ~A5 booklet.


As it was annoying to always take out the ticket to enter the camp ground we soon went to secure our light blue bracelets. In addition we also got a festival booklet, but not a small one like you’re used from other festival this one was a thick, hard cover book with similar ticket-plush on the cover. It also include a large schedule with every notable information for every location.
When we had finally finished setting up our camp a horrible question arose for me: „Where the hell did I put my car keys?“
Looking through all my pockets and the tent in panic I simply couldn’t find it and Schnitzel already offered to walk back to the park ground with me. When Kat tried to calmly talk me through every possible place again, I finally found them stuck between my blankets, air mattress and the side of the tent. After this fright I definitely needed a drink…
Though they had warned me of the laziness of the group I did not anticipate how lazy and how unwilling to do anything beside chatting at the camp ground everyone was. As a result I/we only attended a few concerts in the vast amount of stuff you could have done that weekend.
What we managed to do several times was stroll through the nearby Agra hall that was turned into a shopping mall for pretty much everything scene-related: clothes, accessories, toys and many more. Beside a semi-official festival shirt (with Zombies 😀 ) everyone kind of found something he or she was more or less looking for. With Schnitzel, Anice and me we also had three people, who couldn’t pass by the displayed gas masks without thinking „Are you my Mummy?„.

Rapunzel, Rapunzel…

Just in the adjacent hall was the closest indoor stage to the camp ground, where a couple of us started the trend of belatedly attending nearly every concert. Mücke and another person, where already there, but I didn’t notice their departure as I waited for others from the camp to finish. When we had finally entered the stage area to see Letzte Instanz I made my way to the two of them and we enjoyed the show together.
The second Letzte Instanz concert was in the so-called Heathen Village (Heidnisches Dorf) near the gate house Dölitz. A nice area for the medieval market with a stage in the middle.  This part of the area was also open for the general public (not just festival attendants) and was therefore quite full. Though if you already had your bracelet you could pass the waiting line and enter before them. Again Mücke and the other person went ahead and I wanted to go with Kat, Schnitzel and Anice, but as I said they have a tendency to dawdle and we started our way to the village when the band had already started. I was quite annoyed by this, but as soon as I heard the first chords of a song my mood lifted up.
We made our way to the side of the stage, as the whole area was filled with people, picking up some more of our fellow campers on the way and enjoyed the concert from that corner and Kat couldn’t help herself but to make several rather silly photos of us.
Luckily from where we stood we weren’t bothered by crowd surfers and other annoying people.
Stupidly when LI played their song „Ohne Dich“ I made the mistake to think and a couple of tears made their way down my cheek, as the songs theme by now is rather difficult for me to listen to. Afterwards I mentioned this to Mücke with whom I had discussed that problem on the way back from the LI concert we had attended together before the festival and he scolded me for thinking.

Catching a Bear and finding the way

As the festival started off with rain and coldness Schnitzel and Anice (and myself a bit) soon started to feel more and more sick. „Luckily“ had I brought self-made „Bärenfang“ (a honey liquor) that would help with coughing and illness so in the evening we warmed up a bit of it and drank it.

The location and the road map from the backside of the schedule.

The location and the road map from the backside of the schedule.


One of those times Kat and I then went off with a couple of others to see Crematory in the Clara Zetkin Park stage. To get there we had to use both public transport and our own orientation, which wasn’t really the best if I might say so, as the people we went with mostly only remembered how they did not find it some years before. Belatedly for Xandria we found our way through the net of trains and ways to the stage as the road map for the trains that was included with the schedule in the booklet wasn’t really helpful. The stage area was quite nice as it had large steps leading to stage and you could look above other people to see. The concert was again nice and quite different to the one in Berlin, as it had started in broad daylight and ended with „Perils of the Wind“ when it was already dark.
On our way back we stopped in the city centre to meet up with Iron Eve in a club, but getting there was again quite interesting. We took a taxi to get there and gave him the address, when he then set us off we couldn’t actually believe we had arrived. We went on a bit and asked around for directions, but they all sent us in different directions. As a result we went in a circle (passing by Auerbachs Cellar that is mentioned in Goethe’s Faust) to realize the taxi did set us off close to where we wanted to go.
The club was in an alley and consisted of two floors and several bars and dance floors. We got ourself a nice corner, a couple of drinks (e.g. vodka, lemon juice shots called „Gisela“ >_<) and waited for Eve. When they arrived we shared stories, as her journey to Leipzig was quite hectic and awful. A couple of circumstance let for us to call it a day rather soon after that and we took off in another taxi.

Sickness, Disappointment and late Recognition

One of the few concerts I was looking forward to, as I actually knew the band, were The 69 Eyes, but when I went into the Agra Hall with Kat and the first few songs played I got more and more disappointed. I barely recognized any of the songs or even understood the lyrics and it just felt like an odd concert. Kat soon returned to the camp, but I wanted to see the concert through, even though I didn’t really like it. During one of the last songs I returned as well, as I just couldn’t bear it any more.
As I mentioned in my review for „Kinder des Judas“ did I also attend the „Das Ich“ concert, but only a part of it, as it wasn’t really my thing I think, even though the clown-look of the singer was quite fun.
Until Monday Kat and I contemplated whether we should see „The Other“ and other Horror-Punk bands or Korpiklaani and Ensiferum, but as we would see The Other during their HellNights concerts we decided for the latter and thus made our way to the Kohlrabizirkus. Again we arrived quite late and thus only saw the stage-change of Wolfchant, the band before them, whom Kat and I had seen at the Paganfest and wouldn’t have minded seeing again, if only for their giant baby singer.
The Finnish „booze“-metal band (Korpiklaani’s songs somewhat centre around drinks and drinking) afterwards had us entertained quite nicely, just as the guys we had with us that were dancing to their songs. Korpiklaani also got the nickname of Korpidingsta as Kat didn’t want to remember which letters followed the „Korpi“ – „dingsta“ is roughly translated to „thingy“.
The only downsides of the concert were the not so great acoustic in the hall – that from the outside looks like two boobs rising from the ground – and the fact that we would leave just after the concert without seeing Ensiferum. Unlike this years Pentecost was it rather cold last year and as Schnitzel’s condition turned worse towards the end (he couldn’t even speak any more) of the festival we decided to leave during Monday night already.
So my first WGT ended with a night ride back home and this years festival was without Schnitzel, Anice, Kat and me.
I for one decided against it as it was too close between the Out&Loud (DarkFairy’s Review) I was at last weekend and the Metalfest (Review from 2012) I’ll be attending together with DarkFairy, her boyfriend and her sister the weekend after this. To not just attend the festival I also planned on travelling a bit through Germany again during the next few days, until I reach my final destination in Koblenz.
I’m not sure if I’ll be able to post anything during that time, but I think there might be some things that will get a separate post from the travel report.
See you around
PoiSonPaiNter
 

The Weekend Guess #14

The first of three guesses I have to prepare before I set off to my summer vacation and my journey through a bit of Germany on Tuesday. I present to you the fourteenth instalment of: The Weekend Guess.
What is the Weekend Guess?
Three riddles formulated by me that are puns and wordplays on the answer itself I put on here for my readers to answer.
Why am I doing this?
For no apparent reason, just because I consider the idea to be funny.
What are the questions about?
Everything I can think of I guess, but mostly song titles and bands that you have to figure out.
What is your part in this?
You can try to figure out my riddles and see if you can manage to get behind them and understand what I am describing.
What is in it for you?
So far: Nothing, but the knowledge that you managed to unlock one of my silly riddles.
Let’s start with the fourteenth set of questions
With all three I am looking for both band name and song (Hint: #3 us German).

#1

A sugary lightning strike into a dancing hall.
#2

A grass coloured part of the week and a mentally-ill person.
#3

Flaming Richard celebrating the arrival of the black death.

Leave your guesses in the comments below and I can see if my questions are too easy or to hard to figure out. I will give the correct answer with the next instalment.
Have fun figuring them out! 🙂
Solution for last weeks Weekend Guess:

#1 Powerwolf – Amen & Attack

#2 Blind Guardian – The Bard’s Song

#3 Die Apokalyptischen Reiter – Die Boten

This time no one really tried guessing them, so I can’t congratulate anyone.
PoiSonPaiNter

The Weekend Guess #13

While I’m still at the Out&Loud festival, I present to you the thirteenth instalment of: The Weekend Guess.
What is the Weekend Guess?
Three riddles formulated by me that are puns and wordplays on the answer itself I put on here for my readers to answer.
Why am I doing this?
For no apparent reason, just because I consider the idea to be funny.
What are the questions about?
Everything I can think of I guess, but mostly song titles and bands that you have to figure out.
What is your part in this?
You can try to figure out my riddles and see if you can manage to get behind them and understand what I am describing.
What is in it for you?
So far: Nothing, but the knowledge that you managed to unlock one of my silly riddles.
Let’s start with the thirteenth set of questions
With all three I am looking for both band name and song (Hint: #3 is German).

#1

The mighty canines end their prayers and launch into the fight.
#2

The eyeless protector telling of a poetic singers memorable tune.
#3

The riding harbingers of the Last Judgement heralding a new time.

Leave your guesses in the comments below and I can see if my questions are too easy or to hard to figure out. I will give the correct answer with the next instalment.
Have fun figuring them out! 🙂
Solution for last weeks Weekend Guess:

#1 Gamma Ray – Man on a Mission

#2 Iron Maiden – Number of the Beast

#3 Judas Priest – Night Crawler

This time no one really tried guessing them, so I can’t congratulate anyone.
PoiSonPaiNter
P.S. This is a scheduled post so it might be that it doesn’t reach my Facebook and Tumblr page.

The Weekend Guess #12

As probably the last post before my festival vacation (I’m at the Out&Loud next week/end), I present to you the twelfth instalment of: The Weekend Guess.
What is the Weekend Guess?
Three riddles formulated by me that are puns and wordplays on the answer itself I put on here for my readers to answer.
Why am I doing this?
For no apparent reason, just because I consider the idea to be funny.
What are the questions about?
Everything I can think of I guess, but mostly song titles and bands that you have to figure out.
What is your part in this?
You can try to figure out my riddles and see if you can manage to get behind them and understand what I am describing.
What is in it for you?
So far: Nothing, but the knowledge that you managed to unlock one of my silly riddles.
Let’s start with the twelfth set of questions
With all three I am looking for both band name and song.

#1

Hulk Beam Male doing an assignment
#2

The supposedly medieval torture instrument and the devilish figures.
#3

A high ranked preacher of a Christian traitor  and a portal jumping X-Men.

Leave your guesses in the comments below and I can see if my questions are too easy or to hard to figure out. I will give the correct answer with the next instalment.
Have fun figuring them out! 🙂
Solution for last weeks Weekend Guess:

#1 Powerwolf – Saturday Satan

#2 Saltatio Mortis – Satans Fall

#3 Gaelic Storm – Devil Down Below

This time no one really tried guessing them, so I can’t congratulate anyone.
PoiSonPaiNter

May Madness

For some reason this May keeps getting in the way of me writing anything proper for this Blog, not to mention my lack of muse and energy to do so.
In the first week of May there was in addition to my dad’s birthday also the Walpurgis Night (both still in April) and also May 1st and my last rant-post. All this talk about change and new beginnings didn’t really pay off as I was too busy being distracted by all kind of other things.
As I mentioned in that post above was I on a Bela B. concert in the second week of May, but that wasn’t everything I’ve done that week.
It also included my mom’s birthday and the Free Comic Book Day.
I will be covering the concert and probably also the FCBD in separate posts, if I find the necessary ingredients to do so.
Speaking of ToDo’s: I have added a list  of posts I am going to finish one of these days in the menu on the right, but I guess the possibility of more being added is higher than one of them being written…
Well, I guess I at least managed to get my May post for The Extremis Review done, though I vastly exceeded my word count and wasn’t completely satisfied with it for quite some time.
What I wasn’t completely satisfied with either, was the organ recital I spontaneously attended last week. It was interesting to hear what notes the organ could create, but the songs the organist had chosen weren’t the best ones to actually bring about a proper atmosphere. I have heard way more impressive organ melodies than what he had played, but at least I got some more ideas for my dwarve storie/s.
Speaking of impressive: Remember my post on the Doctor Who Edition of the 2048 game? More than 1.000 (!) people have  viewed the post by now and if you google „Doctor Who 2048“ my post is above the semi-official post from Kasterborous, which is a bit creepy.
On the other hand is the attention nearly completely focused on that post and the other Fandom related ones (*click*, *click*) – I by the way am thinking about adding a new Category „Fandom“ for these kind of posts – and my normal posts are mostly being ignored; not that there are that many „normal“ posts to begin with…
As we already are talking about Fandoms: Four of the Series I’m watching had their season finale this month and the third one from the Tumblr Trinity (SuperWhoLock) – that I haven’t watched since Season 1(?) – provides a fifth today I guess. This, however, gives me time to catch up with other series and I’ve already started doing that with nearly the first two seasons of „Being Human„, though the things I remember most about it are „Alonso’s“/“Henry’s“/“George“s'(Russel Tovey’s) butt and screeches, that man reaches frighteningly high notes…
Anyway, what I’m actually trying to bring across with this post is:
I doubt I’ll manage to write anything else beside The Weekend Guess during May, as I still need to do a couple of things until I drive off to the Out&Loud-Festival next Tuesday.
I’m pretty sure the festival is going to be quite interesting, as the whole thing starts by me picking up DarkFairy in Bamberg in a monastery, where she is visiting a befriended monk, but it gets even more  absurd:
Two black clad Metalheads with different beliefs, that are co-writing a book containing religious elements, meet up at a catholic monastery and then drive off to a Metal festival in a truck stop  area in the mostly catholic Bavaria in a car with the Number of the Beast on the licence plate to camp in the Fanclub area of a band that has such lovely songs as „Catholic in the Morning, Satanist at Night“, „Saturday Satan“ and „Cardinal Sin“ and refers to itself alternatively as „The Holy Wolf Brigade“ or „The Preachers of the Night„.
Yeah, I think that festival is going to be interesting…
Guess I’ll be seeing you in June, shortly before I’m then off to the Metalfest.
PoiSonPaiNter
 
 
 
 
 

The Weekend Guess #11

In addition to the Re-Wri-Day two days ago, I present to you the eleventh instalment of: The Weekend Guess.
What is the Weekend Guess?
Three riddles formulated by me that are puns and wordplays on the answer itself I put on here for my readers to answer.
Why am I doing this?
For no apparent reason, just because I consider the idea to be funny.
What are the questions about?
Everything I can think of I guess, but mostly song titles and bands that you have to figure out.
What is your part in this?
You can try to figure out my riddles and see if you can manage to get behind them and understand what I am describing.
What is in it for you?
So far: Nothing, but the knowledge that you managed to unlock one of my silly riddles.
Let’s start with the eleventh set of questions
With all three I am looking for both band name and song. (Hints: The topic of the songs centre around this guy and the guy from here reminded me of them. #2’s song is German)

#1

Mighty canines describing the Lord of Hell on a weekend.
#2

An arch angels ultimate descend from heaven as sung by the dance of the dead.
#3

A gale pertaining to the Gaels shouting at who awaits them beneath their ship.

Leave your guesses in the comments below and I can see if my questions are too easy or to hard to figure out. I will give the correct answer with the next instalment.
Have fun figuring them out! 🙂
Solution for last weeks Weekend Guess:

#1 Die Ärzte – Der Graf

#2 Falco – Rock me Amadeus

#3 Black Sabbath – Paranoid

This time no one really tried guessing them, so I can’t congratulate anyone.
PoiSonPaiNter

Re-Wri-Day: At the Festival

As I am still trying to finally get the remaining festival reviews done (as you can see from the new To-Finish list on the right) and have already thought about doing what I did for the In Concert-Category for the festival reviews as well I can give you another Re-Wri-Day.
What is the Re-Wri-Day?
Inspired by EdMooneyPhotography’s Re-Work-Wednesday and based on the fact that my writing style for this Blog has changed over the past two years I kind of created my own version of this.
But why the strange name and what does it mean?
I’m awful when it comes to puns and I couldn’t help myself but to turn re-write and Friday into one strange word: Re-Wri-Day. Sorry…
But in conclusion: These posts are supposed to be always published on a Friday, but not necessarily on every Friday, just the Fridays when I feel like editing an old post beforehand.
And what am I doing with this?
I am taking my old posts from the beginnings of writing this Blog or just former posts and read them again to see what things I can change or add. They wont necessarily be actually re-written, but some changes will be made.
In the Re-Wri-Day post I’ll also give you a couple of thoughts on why I had chosen the topic and stuff you might be interested in.
So, let’s have a look at the posts in the Category: At the Festival
First of all I changed the category from simply „Festival“ to „At the Festival“ and modified the post titles accordingly.
Like I did for the concert-reviews I also added additional headlines between different paragraphs in the posts. The posts also got a couple of more line breaks and re-phrasings. There were just too many sentences starting with „But“ or „And“…
In the reviews for the Mittelalterlich Phantasie Spectaculum and my first two Wacken, I have now separated the different times I’ve been there a bit better and more understandable. However, I haven’t changed the title of the former to „At the Festival:“ as I don’t really see it as such, but it nevertheless fits the category. The ones for Wacken 2011, Wacken 2012 and the Metalfest 2012 were split a bit differently. Though it divided the days, it also now fits the different topics I’m talking about.
I hope these changes make the reviews now more understandable and I’ll write the new ones like that from the get-go.
Hopefully I will actually manage to do at least one of them before this years festival season starts at the end of the month…
PoiSonPaiNter

The Weekend Guess #10

So many things to write about, so little muse to actually do it.
Still, I present to you the tenth instalment of: The Weekend Guess.
What is the Weekend Guess?
Three riddles formulated by me that are puns and wordplays on the answer itself I put on here for my readers to answer.
Why am I doing this?
For no apparent reason, just because I consider the idea to be funny.
What are the questions about?
Everything I can think of I guess, but mostly song titles and bands that you have to figure out.
What is your part in this?
You can try to figure out my riddles and see if you can manage to get behind them and understand what I am describing.
What is in it for you?
So far: Nothing, but the knowledge that you managed to unlock one of my silly riddles.
Let’s start with the tenth set of questions
With all three I am looking for both band name and song. (Hint: #1’s song and band name are both German)

#1

Medics telling the story of an ancient vampire and his search for blood.
#2

Nearly a bird of prey asking for entertainment from a fellow Austrian and famous composer.
#3

A satanic mass suffering from the feeling of being followed.

Leave your guesses in the comments below and I can see if my questions are too easy or to hard to figure out. I will give the correct answer with the next instalment.
Have fun figuring them out! 🙂
Solution for last weeks Weekend Guess:

#1 Schandmaul – Hexeneinmaleins

#2 Van Canto – Magic Taborea

#3 Uriah Heep/Blind Guardian – The Wizard

This time no one really tried guessing them, so I can’t congratulate anyone.
PoiSonPaiNter