Many Rammstein fans stand by Till Lindemann, despite serious allegations against the singer. A tz reporter asked fans for their opinion at the first of four concerts in Munich.
Munich – Rammstein plays four concerts in Munich this week. Despite the great criticism of lead singer Till Lindemann, numerous fans of the band attended the concert in the Olympic Stadium. tz editor Katrin Basaran was on site and asked the visitors for their opinion on Lindemann.
Several women had recently made serious allegations against Lindemann. They described to the Norddeutscher Rundfunk and the "Süddeutsche Zeitung" how young women were apparently recruited specifically for sex with the singer. They were specifically addressed at concerts and Instagram, then invited to after-show parties organized especially for Lindemann. Two women are also said to have spoken of alleged sexual acts, which they should not have consented to. The band has since denied the allegations.
Rammstein fans in front of the Olympic Stadium in Munich. © Martin Hangen
"Till Lindemann doesn't sing in the church choir": Fans travel from Austria especially for Rammstein
"It's difficult. You don't know which side to believe," said a 32-year-old woman. She went to the concert to enjoy the music. "I'm not afraid that something like this will happen to me," she added, referring to the allegations against Till Lindemann. "For me, it doesn't really fit together. In his private life, he's supposed to be very stuffy," says the concertgoer.
A man, accompanied by two women, "always found them funny". It has already been to three Rammstein concerts. "We don't take it too seriously. Till Lindemann does not sing in the church choir. We have no qualms about going to the concert. In case of doubt for the accused."
These Rammstein fans have come all the way from Austria. © Martin Hangen
"There are two opinions against each other here": Fans stand by Rammstein singer Till Lindemann
Three men have travelled from Austria especially for the concert. They hoped that the evening would make it back to Salzburg by train in time. For them, "it's difficult." "It's unproven and there are two opinions against each other here. Artist and person do not have to be identical. If it turns out to be true, it's not okay at all."
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Together with his mother, an 18-year-old from South Tyrol visited. Also part of the group were the mother's boyfriend and a peer. For the young men it was the first Rammstein concert and are looking forward to the show. For them, the allegations against Till Lindemann are "fake news" and they insisted on the presumption of innocence for the singer. "We stand by the band."
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