The FINANCIAL — MOSCOW. German hard rockers Rammstein put on a fiery show at their Moscow concert, with a burning man running onto the stage during the song "Benzin."
"At first, I thought I would be burnt," a fan near the front of the stage told RIA Novosti after Sunday's Olimpiisky Stadium show, adding "genius!"
Rammstein concerts are famous for fire shows. However, due to a nationwide safety campaign after a blaze in the Urals city of Perm that killed 155 people in December, there were fears that the group's show would be toned down.
The second of the group's Moscow concerts is scheduled for Monday. Tickets are sold out.
There have been calls in neighboring Belarus for the group's March 7 concert to be cancelled, with the head of the country's Council for Morals accusing the band of promoting "homosexuality, masochism and other perversions, as well as brutality and obscene language."