1998-10-11 Festhalle, Frankfurt, Germany

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Here is the diary entry by Jez Webb from Bong magazine issue #40:

While we’re away, we play table football – a very popular way to pass the hours before shows. The band decide to have a knockout competition. Contenders for the title are Christian (strong drummer’s wrists and a good shot from the back!) and past masters Fletch and Martin. Unfortunately for the lads, the script hadn’t been read by the French wardrobe girl Flo, who goes on to emulate her country’s performance in the World Cup and win.

And here is the diary entry by Jody:

Everything is going extremely well. We returned to Germany after a very successful gig in Paris. This week, we have done six shows in seven days - not bad going. The crowds as always have been great and the shows even greater.

It just keeps getting better.

Played in Frankfurt last night, now everyone has a day off then tomorrow we fly to Munich then onto Spain for three more gigs. Then we take America........

Mr. Andy Franks, our fantastic tour manager, was presented with a beautiful Rolex watch tonight. It was from the band, and the German tour promoter, because he is doing an incredible, fantastic job...and we love him. :)

Prior to the gig in Frankfurt last night, there was the World Table Football Championship, between the band, and the crew. The playing led to a gritty final, between Christian Eigner (the drummer), and Flo Guenand (wardrobe/production tech). After a tense 5-10 minute match, Flo won (for the girls), beating Christian with a score of 10 to 9. Although Martin and Fletch are incredibly good at table football, the girls won. ;)

Purity was the support act. Tim Simenon DJed before and after Purity's set.

Set list

  1. Painkiller
  2. A Question Of Time
  3. World In My Eyes
  4. Policy Of Truth
  5. It's No Good
  6. Never Let Me Down Again
  7. Walking In My Shoes
  8. Only When I Lose Myself
  9. A Question Of Lust (*)
  10. Home (*)
  11. Condemnation
  12. In Your Room
  13. Useless
  14. Enjoy The Silence
  15. Personal Jesus
  16. Barrel Of A Gun
  17. Somebody (*)
  18. Stripped
  19. I Feel You
  20. Just Can't Get Enough


  • Source 1 is Falko N's good master audience recording; treble is a bit shrill.


Credit to unknown.