Due to allegations against Rammstein frontman Till Lindemann, there were some changes at the concerts in Munich - which the KVR personally checked.
Munich - On Wednesday, June 7, Rammstein played the first of four concerts in Munich in front of tens of thousands of fans. Days before, the band around singer Till Lindemann was in the public spotlight. The reason was allegations that numerous women - some of them anonymous - had made against the frontman. The exclusive front row for concertgoers also played a role.
Rammstein in Munich's Olympic Stadium - No Row Zero
On the evening of the first concert, a number of demonstrators gathered in front of the Olympic Stadium. Around 60 people gathered with megaphones and banners with inscriptions such as "The victim is never to blame", "No show for perpetrators" and "Believe victims of sexualised violence".
Before the kick-off, some changes had already been announced for the events in Munich. For example, there should be no more concertgoers in Row Zero - the security area directly in front of the stage, as the district administration department announced on the website of the city of Munich. An awareness concept was also commissioned.
KVR at Rammstein concert on site - Team has Row Zero in view
On the first evening of the concert, the KVR also got an idea for itself. Chef Hanna Sammüller-Gradl and her team were on site the whole time "at full strength", she explains, i.e. a total of 30 people. They also spoke with police and counter-demonstrators. The labour inspectorate was also at the venue to check the stewards, as the KVR boss explains to tz.de. The stage pit, the so-called Row Zero, was also kept in view at all times, as only authorized persons were allowed to stay in it.
KVR boss Hanna Sammüller-Gradl has her eye on Row Zero. © KVR
"The organizer was cooperative and made it possible for us to look at the backstage area, while respecting the privacy of the artists," the KVR said in an official statement that evening.
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Awareness team at Rammstein concerts in the Olympic Stadium
Sammüller-Gradl also visited the awareness team before and after the concert. This consists of people with an educational and psychological background. Among other things, the KVR brought women's night taxi vouchers there.
The Row Zero at the Rammstein concert on June 7th: Concertgoers were no longer allowed there. © KVR
There was also a tent at the venue where women can be cared for in a secluded manner. The association "Inclusion must be loud" is responsible for this. The team walked through the audience in the evening and was easily recognizable by stickers. They were all connected by radio to medical service and security.
Sammüller-Gradl with press spokeswoman Stefanie Wegele (right). © KVR
On Thursday, 8 June, the second appearance in the Olympic Stadium is already scheduled - probably in thunderstorms and rain. On June 10th and 11th, Rammstein will play the final two concerts in Munich. (came)
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