Monday, February 15, 2016

Eagles of Death Metal in Paris: rock and tears visible in Olympia – The Point

Three months after the tragedy of the Bataclan, the Eagles of Death Metal are back Tuesday night on a Paris stage during a concert full of emotion, which could be likened to a group therapy exercise to the musicians as for the survivors.

“It will be a normal rock concert, we’ll have fun,” wants to believe the singer and guitarist of “EODM” Jesse Hughes, in an interview with AFP. Unlike November 13, he will be accompanied on stage by his friend Josh Homme, co-founder of the rock band unadorned became world famous in spite of himself.

The group resumed Saturday the international tour he had suspended the day after the attack in which 90 people were killed (about 130 killed in Paris) during their concert at the Bataclan.

Le Bataclan still closed, is the pediment of Olympia that their name will appear for a necessarily particular evening, in the presence of survivors and relatives of victims, invited by the production, but also fans of the group who bought their ticket.

“EODM” was briefly appeared on stage with U2 at Bercy in early December, but this is their first concert in France since the killing, with even the first part in November (the Austrian duo White Miles).

Jesse Hughes sees this concert a “therapy” for him.

For the survivors, it is sometimes more difficult. Come or not, for “many, this will be a last minute decision,” said Alexis, a member of the association “Life for Paris” which brings together some 500 survivors.

“There are people for whom this is important, this is part of the reconstruction process, but there are also many people for whom it is too early or not ready, “he said.

Clotilde, a fan of the Bataclan, will not be, despite having his invitation. Still shocked, she was more scared than reassured by the heavy security announced.

A security perimeter must be installed in the afternoon around the Olympia, announced Prefecture police. A “perimeter sanctuary” to be “free parking and pedestrian empty, except for the public concert.”

– Psychologists at the Olympia –

The other unknown is psychological and is due to possible reactions of the survivors who, for some, will return for the first time at a concert. These victims of the attacks indeed run the risk of reliving the trauma of November 13, said Carole Damiani, a psychologist and director of the association Paris Victim Support

To help, there will be on-site ” team of thirty people with psychologists’ present throughout the concert, she said. The survivors “have the right not to go” in and out if they feel the need, recalled this psychologist.

Jesse Hughes assures “empathize with people who can not come.” “We will return,” promises them the mustachioed leader of the group, which plans to meet survivors Tuesday and said he tries to answer all calls and letters he receives. In early December, the day after their appearance at U2 sides, the group went to pray before the Bataclan.

The Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, has to go to Olympia Tuesday early evening, to meet the musicians and dialogue with the audience before the concert.

Renamed the “Our Friends Tour” in French in the text, the world tour of EODM take them in the coming months through Europe, south America, north America and Australia. It has currently two other dates in France, Nimes to March 2 and Lille on 7 March.

The group proclaimed its intention to be the first band to play again when the room will Bataclan reopen. Reopening as patrons of the room hoping for the end of 2016 after renovation

02/16/2016 4:21:00. – Paris (AFP) – AFP © 2016


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