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When I heard about punkrock in the beginning of the 1980s as a small child the guys with mohawks and leather jeackets looked threatening to me. Dangerous people you shouldn’t deal with, that’s what my parents used to say jokingly. Still when I started listening to the music and went to my first few shows it turned out that those things were highly exaggerated. It was different from normal concerts and scenes, I guess, but it wasn’t as dangerous as I expected it to be. Still there used to be an exciting atmosphere before shows. A feeling that you didn’t know what to expect from the concert. Anything could happen. From funny things to fights. This changed over the years as shows became more streamlined and predictable. Not that nothing happened afterwards, but the feeling before a show changed. Maybe it’s because things really calmed down, but maybe it’s also because I had gotten used to going to a lot of shows and by doing so I experienced a lot of things. There were no surprises left, it seemed.

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Finally I was able to go on a shopping spree again since I didn’t have any time over the past few weeks being occupied with work every day and having put so much things I really needed to do on my weekends. But today I went out to the record store and this is what I got… (more…)

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One great thing about going to punk and hardcore shows is that you’ll never know in which venue you are going to end up. I have seen shows at the strangest places in and outside of buildings. So it wasn’t really a surprise to find out that this show was taking place at the German equivalent of a bowling alley. There’s a slight difference from what’s known to the world as bowling though as “Kegeln” has 10 9 pins and the ball has no holes to grip it. German “Kegelbahnen” (bowling alleys) are usually infamous for their visitors as this is one of the most conservative sports in Germany. The players are rather blue collar type of people with a very low class humour and a great thirst for beer which is why a lot of Kegel-games deal with how much someone has to drink when he loses the game. So this was the setting for yet another great show set up by the guys and girls of Hit & Run.

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