Archive for February 10, 2017

Sanctified with Dynamite

Posted in Travels, Uncategorized, United States of America 2017 on February 10, 2017 by Sara Hammerzmith

On the agenda for the day was the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For the first time since we got back to L.A. we got some bad weather. However, it looked only cloudy as first so we thought “Eh, we don’t need to take our raincoats”. Of course, it started pouring like there was no tomorrow as we walked the hour long walk down to the Walk of Fame. And to make it even worse, we accidently passed it on top of everything. What are the freaking odds of that.


But, it wasn’t in vain though – walking too far led us to the biggest recordstore I have ever set my foot in – Amoeba Music Store, and we didn’t even know where to start when we got in there, but soon enough we found the metal section and started morphing about. I need to get back there to pick up an album, but couldn’t exactly do it this time.

We finally figured out where we went wrong, and after a quick stop at McDonalds to avoid the worst of downpour, we continued our journey. We finally found our destination, and it was fun to watch the stars, and doing occasional stops whenever you found a star with an interesting name on it.


But what really DID catch my attention, aside the stars, were all the alternative stores lined up by the streets! Ran in and out of every store, constantly, finding all kinds of things. We also got to the Chinese Theater, the Hollywood-sign lookout and the close by shoppingmall… And as we were about to go in Forever21 we noticed the streets has been shut off by police, blocking the streets, and the next thing we know we are being evacuated. Apparently, a suspicious package had been found at the metro station. Bummer.


However – I finally got a hand of a U.S. flag for my jacket now – the first flag on the other side of my jacket. It always feel strange when you add a new flag to your jacket. Surreal feeling.


Well, we made our way home in order to get ready for the evening, when we were about to catch Danse dE Sade at the Viper Room.

To be Continued

// Sara


Danse dE Sade @ The Viper Room, West Hollywood, United States of America 10/2 – 17

Posted in Concerts, Music, Uncategorized, United States of America 2017 with tags , , , on February 10, 2017 by Sara Hammerzmith

So, as previously mentioned, this night we headed out to catch Danse dE Sade at yet another legendary venue here in L.A – The Viper Room. I’m guessing that most of the people who do read my blog are music interested, and perhaps even so in 80’s hairmetal or the heavy metal scene as it is – and I’m guessing the names of these venues are no surprised for either one of you.

It really was surreal to enter yet another epic venue from the past, and what I love about this place, as well as the Rainbow, is the fact that it seems like no time has passed. The staff looks like I’d imagine they’d look back in the days, they talk the same way and throw things about the same way. It was like going 30 years back in time, and considering the band we were seeing, made it even better. Time travel at it’s finest, you know!

After some time hanging about and having a few drinks, the first band of the night started – Black Magic Beach Party.

Black Magic Beach Party

So, I nor Nathan had any clue whatsoever what this band was – and it was a primarily instrumental band. I can in all honesty only recall them singing in one of the songs actually. They played incredible blues inspired rock, and as someone who can easily get bored with instrumental gigs found myself being entertained.

With that said, there were some action of course. A few songs in the keyboard played but on a werewolf head and jumped in the crowd to mess around a bit. Getting people to dance, and just messing about. And after this, the singer starts talking about a special friend they had invited from Washington, and at first it didn’t click for me, but eventually it did.

Basically, what they did is that they took out a HUGE doll made out of paper of Donald Trump, and threw him in the audience. Took a couple of seconds before the doll was torn to pieces. Well, you know – that is one way to make a statement.


Eventually, their set came to an end and they thanked for the time and walked off stage, and the curtains closed preparing for Danse dE Sade

Danse dE Sade

So, after a little while Danse dE Sade entered the stage and started off the “Clown F*cker” just as previously. For the nights honor, the singer had gotten himself Priest attire, and miss Stripper was dressed as a nun, adding a lot of extra dimension to the show!


Aside that, the set was pretty identical to the show at the Whisky – I sadly don’t know, or didn’t know, Danse dE Sade well enough prior to the gig to do a proper rundown on every song, but the gig was a lot more intense here than at the Whisky. The members seemed more comfortable, more out of control and basically delivered everything they stand for – indulgence, excess, sex, baroque and roll. The stripper was really going at it, for instance.

And oh, speaking of which – they added a proper bondage couple to the stage as well, can’t remember for which song, but it got intense. I guess it’s something about these club gigs that just makes them so much more intense and intimate.


After the set, the band thanked for themselves and left the stage.

There was actually a third band playing tonight, but we decided to skip out as we found ourselves being too worn out and tired to last another waiting session. I hope Psychocharger had a great gig without us, and maybe some day we will get to see them!

Once home, we pretty much passed out instantly. Thank you Danse dE Sade and Black Magic Beach Party for this gig! It made the night even better.

// Sara