Kraftwerk’s Three Night Stand in Oakland

German electronic music pioneers brought three sold-out nights to Oakland's Fox Theater.

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Kraftwerk played three sold-out nights in Oakland at the Fox Theater on their world-wide 3D concert tour.
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Inside the majestic Fox Theater, where there was no opener and Kraftwerk played for over two hours.
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After opening with their 1978 tune "The Robots," Kraftwerk jumped into "Numbers / Computer World," with the 3D visuals really kicking into high gear.
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There was no opening act, and Kraftwerk played for over two hours, three nights in a row.
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Everyone in attendance got 3D glasses, and the giant video screen behind the band was showing images in 3D. This section on the show had a flying saucer start in outer space, then drop down all the way to the Fox Theater, with the Bay Lights on the Bay Bridge seen just under the setting spacecraft.
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The beginning of 1974's "Autobahn."
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The Autobahn portion had fun driving montages...
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...complete with German cars like the Mercedes Benz.
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The introduction of a 3D show to the Kraftwerk live show is a stroke of genius, as nowadays the four guys in the band stand almost motionless behind their consuls.
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Oh yes, they had a giant VW bug ridding around the Autobahn as well.
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Before performing in the Bay Area, Kraftwerk did eight shows at the Los Angeles Walt Disney Concert Hall, performing a full album at each performance.
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Kraftwerk played the famous "Tour De France" each night.
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During "Tour De France," black and white images of the cycling race in Europe played in 3D.
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If you haven't been to a 3D concert and you think you'd like it, you should go. Just like 3D movies, they cost a little bit more, but I think most agree that the results are worth the extra money.
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Geiger Counter / Radioactivity
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You can't really take still photos of 3D images because the two images together on screen, blur in a still photo. This looked much better in person with 3D glasses on.
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I think this was from the Trans-Europe Express / Abzug / Metal on Metal section of the show, near the end of the set before the encore.
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A few times, I took off my 3D glasses so I could just watch the band without the jaw dropping visuals.
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"Boing Boom Tschak / Techno Pop / Musique Non Stop wrapped up the set before the group took a quick break.
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At the end of the set, each band member had a solo while the others watched. Then, from the right to the left, each one took a bow and headed off stage so the next one could go.
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At the end of the set, each band member had a solo while the others watched. Then, from the right to the left, each one took a bow and headed off stage so the next one could go.
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At the end of the set, each band member had a solo while the others watched. Then, from the right to the left, each one took a bow and headed off stage so the next one could go.
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At the end of the set, each band member had a solo while the others watched. Then, from the right to the left, each one took a bow and headed off stage so the next one could go.
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After a quick break, Kraftwerk played "Aero Dynamik," "Electric Cafe," and Planet of Visions.
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The show was amazing, and you can see it if you are in NYC on April 1 or 2, or in Washington D.C. on April 4, where there will be two shows.
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These guys don't make it over here too often. We sure are lucky we got three nights with them this time. Hopefully we will see them again soon.
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Thanks for the three great nights of music and imagery.
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Not a bad looking week, a little something for everyone.
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