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Av Ica - 1 juni 2008 22:56


Song list

- Break Away
- Final Day
- 1000 OCEANS !
- Don't Jump
- Totgeliebt
- Live every second
- Ready set go
- Black
- Scream
- Raise your hands
- Durch den monsun
encore
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GEH! <3
- By your side


Bill has got Flyffy hair if Im not reading wrong and Tom has got a black shirt on!!


More news will be up tomorrow morning! ;)

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Av Ica - 1 juni 2008 20:53

Source and more pictures


Dicke Post für Bill & Co.
Jennifer Hefti und ihre Schwester Samantha haben einen Fan-Brief an Tokio Hotel geschrieben. Einen Fan-Brief, der fast Weltrekord-Geschichte gemacht hätte. Nur schade, wollen Bill & Co. ihn nicht haben.

Wer Jennifers Zimmer betritt, weiss auf Anhieb, für welche Pop-Band ihr Herz schlägt. Ob es nun die knallorange Wanduhr mit Bill Kaulitz auf dem Zifferblatt ist, der liebevoll auf der Sofalehne ausgebreitete Fan-Schal oder die beiden Bilderrahmen mit Bill und Tom, von denen je einer rechts und links auf dem Schreibtisch Jennifer beim Arbeiten am Computer zuschaut. Überall in diesem «Tokio Hotel» findet die ostdeutsche Welterfolgsband statt. Doch ihre extremste Fan-Phase hat die Wohlerin hinter sich. Sagt sie doch: «Früher waren alle Wände mit Postern von Tokio Hotel tapeziert.»

Im hinteren Teil des Zimmers, unter der Dachschräge nimmt man danach, erst auf den zweiten Blick, wahr, wie gross die Leidenschaft der heute 18-Jährigen für Tokio Hotel sein muss oder zumindest war. Da liegt er, der vermutlich längste Fan-Brief der Schweiz: Unglaubliche 12 Kilometer Brief am Stück liegen da, auf insgesamt neun fast schon unscheinbar wirkende Papierstapel verteilt. Erst als Jennifer einige Bögen, der in Wort gefassten Tokio-Hotel-Bewunderung auf dem Boden ausbreitet, begreift man ansatzweise, wie lange dieser Brief wirklich ist. Jennifer, ihre Schwester Samantha, «mit th, wie Tokio Hotel», sowie zehn bis 15 Helfer schrieben an dem Fan-Brief mit.

«Eine Idee des Vaters»

«Am 30. April 2006 haben wir damit begonnen und etwa eineinhalb Jahre später war er fertig», erklärt Jennifer. Dabei ist das nicht ihr erster Brief, der gleich ganze Strassenzüge bedecken könnte. Die beiden Schwestern hatten bereits früher literarische Post an Bill & Co. verfasst. Damals kamen sie aber «nur» auf 1,4 Kilometer. «Aber nachdem das nichts gebracht hat, hat mein Vater gesagt, 'dann schreibt doch 12 Kilometer'. Wir wollten halt einfach die Jungs mal treffen», begründet Jennifer ihren Schreibeifer. Ausserdem wollten sie den Weltrekord brechen. Aber «wir hätten 13 Kilometer schreiben müssen. Es gibt schon einen 12-Kilometer-Brief an die Beatles.»

Eine Fortsetzung des Briefes planen die beiden jedoch nicht, «die Ideen sind nicht mehr so da», sagt Jennifer, «aber wenn es verlangt würde, würden wir es schon machen», fügt sie verschmitzt lächelnd hinzu.

Management nicht interessiert an dem Brief

Obwohl die Mädels schon mehrfach das Management und die deutsche Plattenfirma der Tokio-Jungs kontaktiert haben, war der Bescheid immer negativ. «Sie haben kein Interesse, haben sie gesagt», so Jennifer, «und die Plattenfirma hat uns nicht einmal weiterverbunden».

Natürlich ist die Frage berechtigt, was die vier deutschen Jungs, die weltweit die Welt der Teenager erobern, mit 12000 Metern Gedichten, Bild-Collagen und Texten anfangen sollen. Aber Jennifer ist Realistin genug, um zu wissen, dass Bill und Co. niemals den ganzen Brief durchlesen würden. In erster Linie geht es ihr auch vielmehr darum, «ein Zeichen zu setzen», dass Tokio Hotel erkennen, dass ihre Fans in der Deutschschweiz zu ihnen halten.

Deadline Juli 2008

Die beiden Schwestern wollen anlässlich des Genfer Konzerts von Tokio Hotel dieses Jahr noch einen letzten Anlauf nehmen, den Brief endlich der Band zu überreichen. Und wenn das wieder schief geht? «Dann werfen wir ihn vielleicht weg oder verbrennen ihn. Schliesslich wären die Porto-Kosten viel zu hoch, wenn wir den ganzen Brief per Post schicken würden», meint Jennifer resigniert. Wäre eigentlich schade, wenn dieses liebevolle Kunstwerk aus Wohlen einfach so klang- und sanglos verschwinden würde.




 Translation by Narin @ tokiohotel.org.uk


Heavy mail for Bill & Co.

Jennifer Hefti and her sister Samantha have written a fan-letter to Tokio Hotel. A fan-letter, which almost made world record history. It's just a shame that Bill & Co. don't want to have it.

Whoever enters Jennifer's room knows straight away for which pop band her heart beats - Whether it's the bright orange clock with Bill Kaulitz on the dial, the affectionately spread fan scarf over on the sofa or both the picture frames of Bill and Tom which watch Jennifer at work on the computer right and left of the desk. The internationally successful East German band has a place everywhere in this "Tokio Hotel". Even so, her most extreme fan phase is behind the Wohlen resident. She says: "Before, all the walls were taped with posters of Tokio Hotel."


Not until you take a second glance at the back part of her room, under the slanted roof, do you truly understand how great the now-18-year-old's passion for Tokio Hotel must be, or at least was. There, you'd find probably the longest fan-letter in Switzerland: An unbelievable 12-kilometre-letter lies there, distributed across a total of nine almost inconspicuous paper piles. You don't realise roughly how long this letter really is until Jennifer spreads out some of the sheets admiring Tokio Hotel in writing on the floor. Jennifer, her sister Samantha, as well as 10-15 helpers wrote the letter together.


"The father’s idea"


"We began it on April 30th 2006 and it was finished about half a year later," explains Jennifer. And yet, it’s not her first letter which could cover entire streets. Both sisters had already previously composed literary post to Bill & Co. At that time, they 'only' reached 1.4 km. "But after that brought nothing, my father said, 'then write another 12 kilometres'. We don't want to stop until we meet the boys," reasons Jennifer of her enthusiasm for writing. Other than that, they want to break the world record. But, "we had to have written 13 kilometres. There already is a 12-kilometre-letter to The Beatles".

However, neither of them plan on continuing the letter. "The ideas aren't there anymore," says Jennifer, "but if it were demanded, we would do it," she accepts with cunning smile.

Management are not interested about the letter

Although the girls had already contacted the management and the Tokio-boys' German record companies multiple times, the response was always negative. "They said they’re not interested," says Jennifer, "and the record companies didn't associate with us again once."


Of course, questioning what the four German boys who conquered the world of teenagers worldwide should do with 12,000 meters of poems, photo-collages and text is justified. But Jennifer is realistic enough to know that Bill & Co. would never read the whole letter through. Therefore, it's also up to them "to set an example" in just the first line, so that Tokio Hotel recognise that their fans in German Switzerland support them.

Deadline July 2008

Both sisters still want to make one last attempt to finally submit the letter to the band on the occasion of Tokio Hotel’s concert in Geneva this year. And if it goes badly again? "Then we might throw them away or burn them. After all, the postage costs would be much too high if we were to send the entire letter by post," reckons Jennifer resignedly. It would be a real shame if this affectionate work of art from Wohlen was to be wasted.


The writers:

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The letter:

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Av Ica - 1 juni 2008 18:10









By MELINDA NEWMAN
For The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) Move over Jonas Brothers, the Kaulitz twins are moving in.

The 18-year-old Kaulitz brothers comprise half of Tokio Hotel, a German glam-pop quartet that is creating Beatles-like hysteria among the teen set in their native land. They’ve sold close to 3 million CDs and DVDs in their native country, and are hoping to replicate that rabid fan base in the United States.

“They’re the stepping stone between the tween stuff and My Chemical Romance,” says Andrew Gyger, senior product manager for Virgin Entertainment Group, a few days after the foursome appeared at Virgin’s Times Square store in New York in May to promote its English-language album, “Scream.”

“The in-store was massive in terms of sales and the amount of girls that showed up,” Gyger says, relaying stories of at least one girl fainting and screaming teens lining up around the block for the event. “The band seems to have come out of nowhere.”

Actually, Tokio Hotel came out of the Internet. A YouTube search shows 123,000 video listings compared to 88,100 for the Jonas Bros. or 21,000 for a grizzled veteran like Bruce Springsteen. To further sate their young fans’ appetite, for the last six months the band has produced weekly episodes of Tokio Hotel TV for its U.S Web site.

For Tokio Hotel, the visual is as vital as the vocals and is propelled by lead singer Bill Kaulitz’s anime look: straightened, teased black hair; heavy eye makeup that accentuates his delicate, androgynous, doll-like features; chain necklaces and vintage rock and roll T-shirts. He’s so thin he appears almost one dimensional on stage, adding to the cartoon-like appeal. But to hear him tell it, his look comes by way of Transylvania, not Japan.

When he was 10, Bill Kaulitz dressed as a vampire for Halloween and adopted the styling year-round.

“After that, I started to color my hair and polish my nails. I started to wear makeup and stuff. I’d never heard of (anime),” Bill Kaulitz said in an interview at the Avalon Hollywood before to the group’s sold-out show in Los Angeles. He, his brother, bassist Georg Listing, 20, and drummer Gustav Schafer, 19, are squashed together in a leather booth in the lounge one floor above the Avalon stage. Both he and Tom speak very good, albeit heavily accented, English, although an interpreter stands by in case any translation is needed.

Tom Kaulitz, the older brother by 10 minutes (”A lot of people think Bill is the boss, but I am the boss,” he laughs), developed his hip-hop/dreads look when he was seven or eight, in part as a way to differentiate himself from his identical twin. “When we were six, we looked the same,” Tom Kaulitz said. “We had sweat shirts with (the names) Bill and Tom so that teachers had a chance to know who’s who.”

The Kaulitz brothers began playing guitar when they were seven — the instruments were gifts from their musician stepfather. By the time they were in their mid-teens, they were playing in clubs, often to less than five people, and Listing and Schafer had joined the band.

Their mother’s backing was not only desired, but vital: “We needed the support of our parents because we had no car, no money,” Bill Kaulitz says.

Mom has long since stopped driving the band to gigs; they have people who do that for them now as they have accumulated a team during their meteoric rise. The group’s first single, “Through the Monsoon,” went to No. 1 in Germany in 2005, a pair of No. 1 albums and sold-out European tours followed.

The fan frenzy in Germany has reached epic proportions, such as when a group of teen girls delivered a fan letter that was more than seven miles long. After seeing a young fan repeatedly at shows in different cities, the band later learned that she was a runaway who had left home to follow the group. “It’s still crazy to us,” Bill Kaulitz says of the distaff attention.

After witnessing the spectacle at the band’s February appearance at New York’s Gramercy Theatre, Amy Doyle, MTV’s senior VP of music and talent, became a convert. “I could not believe the line outside of screaming teen girls,” she said. “It reminded me of the audience of the late ’90s and 2000 for Backstreet Boys and ‘N Sync.”

Following that performance, MTV added the video for “Ready, Set, Go” into heavy rotation, as well as highlighted the band online, on mtv2 and on “TRL.” Tokio Hotel writes a tour diary for MTV.com, which, Doyle says, had elicited more reader comments than any previous tour diary.

But the band has a long way to go before they reach Backstreet or ‘N Sync like sales — since the group’s CD was released in April, it has sold just over 23,000 copies. Tokio Hotel’s U.S label, Cherrytree/Interscope, has yet to take the first single, “Monsoon,” to radio, but Doyle says the whole package is the band’s selling point.

“Radio always helps, but there’s a connection that clearly is made when the audience sees them that you can’t connect with just a song; fans are making an emotional connection.”

Indeed, at the Avalon show that evening, teenage girls packed up against the stage so tightly that security guards started a regular procession of lifting them over the railing as several teen become overcome by the nearness of their heroes and the pressure of those pushing behind them.

“It’s so cool that we have fans already here. But we are at the beginning,” Bill Kaulitz. “We really want to be successful in America, we really want to try it. There are not so many German bands who get the chance to come to America to play.”
Courtesy of lilcupcakeofdoom


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Av Ica - 1 juni 2008 18:07

The songs played tonight seems to be Ready set go, Break Away and Final Day!!


Hope everyone there has a great time!!


As more news comes, I'll add it ;)

Av Ica - 1 juni 2008 18:06

Take a look here =)

Av Ica - 1 juni 2008 18:03

Im really sorry for not knowing that Tokio Hotel where on Swedish MTV today at 16.00 =/

Wasn't home so I didn't see it either, hope you saw it!!

Tell us how it was pleease!!

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