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Clock Opera

If you visit Hamburg without watching a game of FC St. Pauli at Millerntor Stadium you definitely miss something important. Despite a lack of any trophies or major successes the club is cult and its fan culture is visible all over the city on any day of the week. During Reeperbahn Festival St. Pauli played an away game, so we got no chance to see them live but instead the great opportunity to do a stadium session with the four Englishmen of Clock Opera – themselves declared supporters of various English underdog football teams. Singer Guy Connelly happily waves the St. Pauli fan flag (skull and crossbones) when they reach the pitch, then the Londoners climb the stand to get a good view of the 24,000 seats arena. Thanks to the central location you can also see Hamburg landmarks such as the Michel tower or the WWII-Bunker from up there. After some souvenir photos Clock Opera head into an inspired take of their 2011-single “Belongings”, which slowly builds up until drums, keyboards, guitars and vocals altogether sound through the empty stadium in the end. What a memorable afternoon!

  • Posted: October 19, 2012
  • Camera: Michael Luger
  • Sound Recording: Sarah Brugner
  • Post-Production: Simon Brugner
  • Photography: Simon Brugner
  • Thanks To: FC St. Pauli & Hamburg & Reeperbahn Festival