Kraftwerk @ Manchester Apollo

Kraftwerk were at the Manchester Apollo last night as part of their 2004 world tour. Great gig, natch, though Florian seemed to be having either technical problems or problems with the stage lights shining into his face all gig resulting in him stepping off stage a couple of times during the show.

The thing about Kraftwerk is that it's not just the music, it's also the style, visuals, presentation, all of it. The pictures I took below with my smartphone don't do the band or the stage presentation any justice. You had to be there – assuming of course that you could get a ticket – the venue was sold out. There are some better quality pics from earlier dates on their current world tour on the excellent Technopop fan site.

The pictures below represent the set list in play order. It's more fun to compute!

Kraftwerk Man Machine

Man Machine
Kraftwerk Expo 2000

Expo 2000
Kraftwerk Tour de France 2003

Tour de France 2003
Kraftwerk Vitamin

Vitamin
Kraftwerk Tour de France

Tour de France
Kraftwerk Autobahn

Autobahn
Kraftwerk The Model

The Model
Kraftwerk Neon Lights

Neon Lights
Kraftwerk Radioactivity

Radioactivity
Kraftwerk Trans Europe Express

Trans Europe Express
Kraftwerk Numbers

Numbers
Kraftwerk Computer World

Computer World/It's More Fun to Compute/Homecomputer
Kraftwerk Pocket calculator

Pocket Calculator
Kraftwerk The Robots

The Robots
Kraftwerk Elektro Kardiogramm

Elektro Kardiogramm
Kraftwerk Areo Dynamik

Aero Dynamik
Kraftwerk Musique Non Stop

Musique Non Stop