Kraftwerk's "Retrospective 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8," in which the influential electronic group revisits each of its albums one by one over eight nights, began last night with the performance of Autobahn at New York's Museum of Modern Art.
The highly-anticipated concerts were sold out within minutes of the digital box office opening, leaving most people ticketless and cursing at a "captcha." But we've got the story for all of those who couldn't be there.
April 10, 2012
Well, this kraftwerk thing is full of nerds.— Felix Cadecque (@CosMichVoyager) April 11, 2012
Driving on a simulated autobahn with 3d glasses #kraftwerk— Gig Connection (@GigConnection) April 11, 2012
Now use the time on sprockets when we dance. #kraftwerk— Alex Flenner (@AlexanderF) April 11, 2012
Obligatory tweet wherein I confirm that this is fucking nuts #kraftwerk— jenn pelly (@jennpelly) April 11, 2012
Michael Stipe is buying the Kraftwerk 3d book and multiple t shirts at MoMA gift shop— Ryan Muir (@ryanmuir) April 11, 2012
kraftwerk are really playing every song on the album. live. amazing and just what we hoped for— Joseph Schepis (@joeschepis) April 11, 2012
Kraftwerk cultivating a Bill Nye Aesthetic twitter.com/jjjocelynnn/st…— Jocelyn Miller (@jjjocelynnn) April 11, 2012
Kraftwerk 1.5 hours in and going strong #liferules— jenn pelly (@jennpelly) April 11, 2012
the big question is will kraftwerk really play EVERY song on their albums and the answer appears to be yes.— Joseph Schepis (@joeschepis) April 11, 2012
#kraftwerk - wunderbar! Autobahn and all the hits! Surround sound and 3D! Going home happy.— Bruce Tantum (@BruceTantum) April 11, 2012
Hahaha what Kim cattrall/samantha jones is at the kraftwerk reception dinner— Sara Li (@sarashashali) April 11, 2012
Confirmed: it's 2012 and Kraftwerk are indeed performing with iPads— jenn pelly (@jennpelly) April 11, 2012
Kraftwerk at MOMA was an incredible experience. All of Autobahn then over an hour of classics. Tomorrow- Radio-Activity! @Soundcheck— Howard Petruziello (@originalhowardp) April 11, 2012