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?The Russians without vodka equals the Germans,? Martyn Jacques uttered in between two sets of The Tiger Lillies concert at Glavclub on Saturday.

? By Sergey Chernov

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?The Russians without vodka equals the Germans,? Martyn Jacques uttered in between two sets of The Tiger Lillies concert at Glavclub on Saturday. The band worked out this math after feeling that something was not quite ?Russian? during the first set (the public felt a little like that in Germany, according to them), and then discovering that the venue only sold beer, having no license to sell anything stronger.

The club?s director Pavel Klinov was quick to say that vodka would be on sale in ten days sharp.

Meanwhile, the club, which was launched close to the center of St. Petersburg with a concert by Leningrad on Nov. 7, turned out to be nice enough, well-organized and on the up, even if it does look a little like a hangar or a Lenta supermarket.

Three hundred and twenty tickets were sold beforehand, a relatively small number for a venue like this, but hundreds more fans came to listen to The Tiger Lillies, who performed quite a few new songs from this year?s two double albums, ?Sinderella? and ?Freakshow,? alongside their classics.

The new song ?Blow-Jobs? proved most popular with at least one member of the audience, who demanded an album with this track on it, only to find that all the copies of ?Sinderella? that the band had brought to Russia had been sold in Moscow the night before. The Tiger Lillies celebrated their 20th anniversary during their brief Russian tour last week.

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