13.00 (PS) SECOND RELATION
Their accompanying parents were at least as excited as the band members themselves when it was finally time for SECOND RELATION to officially open SUMMER BREEZE 2009. Just in time for their set it stopped raining as well, so there was a constant flow of people towards the stage during their set. Quite a few people probably had a hard time synchronizing the grown-up sound coming from the speakers with the sight of the underage musicians on stage. Anyway, their sound was absolutely mesmerizing. In no way this was a band that would provoke spontaneous mass-jumping, but, being the first band on, they really fit the weather situation. Cloudy skies, wind, pretty much an autmnal atmosphere – the only thing missing was actually falling leaves. The protagonists on stage also seemed quite introverted, and especially singer/bassist Bastian was deeply immersed in the songs and his parts, which he managed to perform with sleepwalking perfection. Apart from the constant inflow of people, only after the first song (which was not exactly short) loud applause made it clear that the audience was really into it, making the boys on stage visibly confused. After the show, many could probably relate to the previous day’s jury’s decision.