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Des Rocs @ Melkweg, Amsterdam

CONCERT REVIEW: Power Outage Forces Des Rocs To Play Part Of Their Show Acoustically

On January 23rd, Des Rocs had a concert at the Amsterdam Melkweg. It was the first of two planned shows for Amsterdam. Because the first show sold well, they decided to add another one.

The event took place in the Melkweg’s Oude Zaal. The show kicked off at 8:00 PM with the opening act Christopher Shayne, a rock ‘n roll band from Phoenix. After their performance, there was a short wait before Des Rocs came on stage.

The show began with the song Dream Machine, fittingly so for the “Dream Machine” tour. The atmosphere was immediately thrilling, but after a few songs, the lights and sound in the venue suddenly went out. It became evident that a city-wide power outage had occurred. After the emergency lighting illuminated the scene, it was decided that the show would temporarily continue acoustically.

Chairs were arranged on the stage, and Des Rocs picked up his acoustic guitar. It was a remarkable moment, one not to be forgotten. After acoustic renditions of Maybe, I, and Never Ending Moment, the stage lights suddenly came back on, and the sound was restored.

From that point on, the show resumed with White Gold. In summary, it was an unforgettable evening, not only due to the power outage but also because Des Rocs tore the roof off the venue. The energy he brought resonated throughout the entire hall.

Check out the photos I took below!

Christopher Shayne

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