May 17th, 2024
Columbus, OH
Kemba Live!

Equipment: Schoeps MK4 + Babynbox + Sony PCM-M10 (Oade Concert Mod)
Location: Rail of elevated floor on the main floor, slight right of dead center
Taper: RyanJ
Lineage: WAV > Audition (Normalize to -0.1db, slight compression) > Fission (track) > xACT > FLAC

Pre Show / Vocoder Intro
Computer World / Computer World 2
Home Computer / It's More Fun To Compute
Space Lab
Intermission / News
Geiger Counter
The Voice Of Energy
Radio Stars / Uranium / Transistor
Ohm Sweet Ohm
The Man Machine
Electric Cafe
The Model
Tour de France 1983
Tour de France 2003
Trans Europe Express
Metal On Metal
The Robots
Planet Of Visions
Non Stop
Boing Boom Tschak
Musique Non Stop

It's crazy to think I have not seen Kraftwerk since 2016 at Movement Festival in Detroit... But with COVID cancelling the 2020 tour and then missing the 2022 tour due to conflicting schedules, here we are. Kraftwerk, as always, puts on an amazing show with fantastic sound. It is so damn crisp. Only other places I can think of having just unreal sound are some techno clubs I've been to or Riot Fest's sound. I have to only assume that these two dates (randomly) in Ohio have to be some warm up dates to the real thing with their Los Angeles residency at Walt Disney Theater in a few days time. Just to make sure everything was dialed in.

I had not looked at the setlist prior to this show. But I assumed that it would be mostly the same from what I had seen in the last 20 years or so. I got there relatively early in order to get a great spot for the show to record from and was able to pull a nice spot at the rail of the elevated section of the floor! I ran right past the merch booth as I assumed they would have the normal stuff there. But saw they were selling venue specific posters and some signed! But I knew I had to pass in order to get a good spot. Hoping they would be left after the show. Doors were at 7 so I assumed they would start at 8. But they did not go on until 830. I was very excited to hear them play Radioactivity in full! So I have been lucky to see over half of the albums performed. Visuals were stunning as always and I feel that from even the last time that I saw them they have been upscaled to better screens/resolution. Although I put 'Tour de France 2003' as the track, it's their huge medley of Stage 1/2/3, Chrono etc that they usually play. I wasn't going to track it out separately.

The recording is fantastic. I am super pleased with how this came out and it honestly could be my best Schoeps tape to date. Besides a few 'woos' from the guy to my left, I can say this was a flawless tape. The video also came out well, which you can see at the link. Right after the set, I bolted to the merch table and to my surprise, they had a lot of posters still! I guess the $100 price tag was a bit much. But Kraftwerk has never sold posters for specific dates, so I needed it. I am looking forward to getting it framed. All in all, it was a great trip down to Columbus and one of the very rare shows I have been able to catch this year.

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