W.A.S.P. Article

01.08.2014 W.A.S.P.

Wacken Open Air XXV

Wacken (Germany)

(Pentax K-5 with Sigma AF 70-200mm 2.8 EX DC APO HSM II)

The ending of the second day should be formed by Blackie Lawless with his band W.A.S.P. Already in 2010 I had seen them for the first time at the Wacken Open Air. To that time in the afternoon instead. Now in the dark of course the stage lights and the big LED wall in the background were much better coming into one’s own.
And Blackie was at that evening really keen on playing. So it was played along a nice mixture of great classics like “L.O.V.E. Machine” or “Wild Child”. The latest track was “Heaven’s Hung In Black” of the already 2007 released album “Dominator”. Instead the great part of the “The Crimson Idol” album from 1992 could fully convince. Luckie was swirling across the stage in a quite simple outfit where only the circular saw blades on arms and legs were a little bit more flashier. Together with Doug Blair on guitar and Mike Duda on bass as well as Mike Dupke on drums they all delivered solid work that was honored appropriately by the audience where the numbers were already significant dwindling.
I have to say that it was quite OK. Solid hair/glam metal that was quite catchy, a good show but nothing really standing out. Therefore regarding the late time OK but I do not know if I would watch him another time.


  • On Your Knees
  • The Torture Never Stops
  • The Real Me (The Who Cover)
  • L.O.V.E. Machine
  • Wild Child
  • Sleeping (In The Fire) / Forever Free
  • I Wanna Be Somebody
  • The Crimson Idol Set:
  • The Titanic Overture
  • The Crimson Idol Medley
  • The Idol
  • Chainsaw Charlie (Murders In The New Morgue)
  • Heaven's Hung In Black
  • Blind In Texas