Plan and Tips for Traveling to Experience a Metal German Band in Europe

In planning for a trip to Europe to see a German band, firstly you'll need to purchase live show tickets.

For an immersive experience, buy and listen to the band’s new album and learn the words of the songs, learn the German language, and filter the noise with earplugs.

Book your travel and research the requirements of ETIAS to see if they apply to you.

And, I've included tips on audience etiquette.

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For this post, I purchased my own Loop Earplugs: Loop Engage Plus, Loop Experience Pro (Plus), and Loop Quiet.

Travel Plans

The original plan was to fly from Melbourne to London. Stay in London for three nights, then fly to Zürich.

[But in 2020 and 2021, Travel Bans in Australia, the UK, Europe, & places around the World, meant shows were postponed until 2022. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to travel to Zurich in 2022. So the show went on without me.]

Plan Travel To See an Industrial Rock and Heavy Metal German Band

Plan travel from Melbourne Australia to attend a German metal band live show held in Zürich Switzerland.

Our flight from Melbourne to London is 22 hours and 50 minutes. It's a direct flight with one fuel stop. And, we don't get off the plane!

And, the allowance for carry-on is 7 kilos. What would you take with you on a flight 22+ hours?

1 Purchase Live Show Tickets

Firstly, buy tickets. Without tickets, the plan comes to a grinding halt.

And, buying for this German band in Germany is a harder feat than you can imagine.

In hindsight, I learned that it is better to become a community member prior to an announcement of their tour.  Because members are given access to purchase tickets about 24 hours prior to the general public. And then, you can still miss out on getting tickets.

I spent about three hours attempting to purchase tickets for the band in Germany. However, I had so much difficulty attempting to log onto the platform and stay in it to buy tickets. Even though I had set up a user account ahead of time. It still didn't make a difference.

After about three hours, all the stadium shows in Germany did not have seats for two people together.

So, I tried my luck with Zürich. And, I bought two tickets for their stadium show in 2020. Oh, and the tickets for Zürich seemed to be more expensive than Germany.

I bought the tickets in July 2019. 11 months later, we will be heading for my first time to Europe!

Well, so I thought...

And, I had bought the tickets with ticket insurance added on, but it excluded pandemics.

2 Buy and Listen to the Band's New Album

Buy the new album, Deutschland. And, play it on high rotation.

Learn the words of the songs.

On YouTube, you can gauge which songs were played from the album on the band's stadium tour in 2019. Of course, they can change or be omitted.

There are some old favorites that will get air time again. And, some specific songs for which city and country they are playing.

3 Learn the German Language

Learning the German language helps to memorize the lyrics. It also helps you to become aware of the meaning of the lyrics in your mother tongue. For me, that is English.

4 Book Travel

With the tickets for the band's show not until 2020. It allows you to research, watch, and wait for the best time to book your flights and accommodation.

As I researched, I picked a few accommodations. When I received emails that they were half-price. We headed for the travel agent which happened to be the same weekend as their expo. And, we were able to get their deal rates.

5 Filter the Noise with Loop Earplugs Experience

Now, I wear Loop earplugs to filter noise because last year due to an adverse event. it has made me more sensitive to noise and light. I purchased Loop Experience Pro (Plus), Loop Engage Plus, and Loop Quiet.

Loop Experience is designed to reduce noise up to 18 dB. And you can block noise by an extra 5 dB using the mutes that come with the Loop Experience Plus.

I usually keep the mutes inserted all the time in my Loop Experience Plus. Except for last night, the new neighbors across the road were chanting louder than the television after midnight, so I needed to wear the Loop Engage Plus without the mutes. Therefore, you need to check on the scenario each time.

They come with a carry case and a box with extra tips. And, I carry them with me all the time in the carry case. Because I get triggered when there is dorf dorf music on a subwoofer being played loudly on repeat. So, I can get no warning when I need to wear them.

And, they are reusable. I found a video on the website about inserting them.

Loop Experience is designed to take the edge off noise levels and bring out the quality of the music at concerts. So, I've found a way that I can consider attending the band's show and increasing noise reduction.

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6 ETIAS: European Travel Information and Authorisation System

ETIAS is planned to start in 2024 for travel to 30 countries in the EU.

Research whether it applies to you and what you need to do to meet requirements.

German Heavy Metal Band in Melbourne 2011

Pyrotechnics at German Band Concert

The last time they toured Melbourne was in 2011

Here are some of my images of the show. We were very close to the stage. Something. we are unlikely to achieve in Europe.

But the question remains: will they and when will they tour Australia?

German Band

2011 Big Day Out Show

Very Hot Day! It was 39 Celsius. To help you make sense of that, it's 102 Fahrenheit. Combined with the heat from the stage, it was much hotter.

We sat in the hot sun for about two hours. And, we waited for their meet and greet. Finally, we were rewarded and met each band member. No photos with them were allowed. Meeting them was something that I thought would have been a challenge hard to achieve.

I still remember the show. The loudness of the music, the ground shaking, the fire, the pyrotechnics, and the goosebumps when their music started.

Three Tips for Audience Etiquette

1 Sitting on the top of someone else's shoulders blocks the view of those near and behind you. In addition, it creates distractions in their pictures.

2 Wearing a very wide-brimmed hat blocks the view of those behind you. Be sun smart yes. But, one of those very wide-brimmed hats on tall people reduces others' line of sight to the stage of those behind you.

3 Wear dark-colored hats. Because white and light-colored hats create unwanted distractions in others' pictures and videos.

At live shows, what distractions have prevented you from seeing a band perform on stage?

German Band

Travel to See a Band in Europe

It will be my first time traveling to Europe to see a band.

And, it will be my second time seeing their live show.

Here, in Australia, they are unable to bring their full stage for stadiums set up so it will be cool to see them in it. I read there is something like 17 trucks.

If you are wondering how long it takes to set up their stage. It's a 7-day turnaround.

Pyrotechnics at German Band Concert

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