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The Hans Zimmer Dublin Experience – 2022.

This post is simply a VERY biased review of my Hans Zimmer concert experience in Dublin, March 20, 2022.

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Alright then, let me talk to you a little about Hans Mo’Fucking Zimmer – (Mo’Fucking is not his name by the way). Born in Germany and currently living in the US, this 64 year old music genius is my favourite movie music composer today.

I am a huge fan of many types of Afro, House, Hiphop, Latin and Folk music. But only a few people know that I have an unhealthy obsession with movie scores and soundtracks. When I watch most movies, I listen very keenly to compositions, soundtracks and memorable music. And the composer that sits on top of the throne for me is Hans Zimmer.

As a kid, my favourite movie score composer was the late Italian artist, Ennio Morricone. I was obsessed with soundtracks from his Westerns with Clint Eastwood. Such tracks included ‘A Fistful of Dollars’ & ‘Ecstasy of Gold’. My favourite track, however, was The Good, The Bad & The Ugly.

The Good, the Bad & the Ugly Theme

My friends and I would vocalise this tune at school each time we pretended to shoot finger pistols. I was unable to watch him play live in Dublin a few years ago, and had hoped to watch him play again some time in the future. Unfortunately, Ennio died in 2020.

How My Obsession with Hans Zimmer Began.


During my teenage years, I was introduced to the Gladiator movie. There was something surreal about the direction, story and especially the music, that made me want to follow Maximus into battle.

For a long time, the titular soundtrack ‘Now We Are Free’ was very difficult for me to forget. That was my introduction to Hans Zimmer’s music.

It was only years later that I realised he was also responsible for the music score in the Lion King – King of Pride Rock being my favourite score.

Ever since then, I recognised his influence in so many of my favourite movies.

First Hans Zimmer Concert in Dublin.

In 2016, I missed my chance to watch both Hans Zimmer and Ennio Morricone live in Dublin. At the time, I did not have any friends that were into this genre of music. I was too embarrassed to go to concerts & events by myself at the time, so I did not get any tickets. But then once both concerts passed and I could watch videos on YouTube, I remember hating myself for missing such an opportunity. ‘I was supposed to be there!!’, I kept raging internally.

But then, my luck was about to change.

2017 arrived, and I learned that Hans and his entourage were coming back in June that same year.

Let me tell you something.

There. Was. No. DAMN. Way. In. Hell I was gonna miss this concert this time. It didn’t matter whether I was in a critical medical condition. If I was dead, I was simply gonna walk it off and go to that concert one way or the other.

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I am also glad to mention that I am not a photosensitive epileptic , because the use of bright lights in these concerts are extremely well-coordinated, immersive, flashy and mind-blowing. I will also use this opportunity to appreciate the work of sound and lighting engineers. By appealing to your eyes and ears alone, these guys can turn any event into a complete spiritual experience. Thank you.

Anyway, once I heard he was coming back to perform in Dublin, I immediately got a ticket and started counting down the months until the concert.

June 13, 2017.

The day finally arrived. I had spent the last couple of months researching any other movies I could find Hans Zimmer’s fingerprints on. The catalogue was very huge, but I had narrowed down a list of my favourite ones at the time and created a dedicated Spotify playlist for them.

A list of soundtracks from the obvious movies were on the list – The Batman Trilogy, Man of Steel, Gladiator, Inception, Interstellar, Lion King, Pirates of The Carribean, The Amazing Spiderman 2 and Wonder Woman. I was ready!

I will not elaborate a lot on this – as this blog post title is about my 2022 experience, and I haven’t even gotten to that yet! All I will tell you right now is that I


experienced God’‘ during this first concert – whatever that means. That goes to show you just how surreal and deeply emotional this experience was for me. Frankly speaking, a couple of personal, difficult circumstances at the time also contributed to this. And this concert turned out to be not only a deep personal experience, but also an escape from reality I did not realise I desperately needed at that time. The concert evoked complex emotion in me, as well as a child-like sense of fantasy and wonder – all at the same damn time.

For 3 hours, I completely forgot I had problems. For 3 hours, I truly felt like I could be anything I wanted to be. For 3 hours, I let my imagination run wild as I listened to the music with my eyes closed. And in 3 hours, I felt either insignificant or extremely powerful multiple times. Like an insect to a Kryptonian.

The only other time I experience something like this is when I watch a movie in an IMAX 3D theatre.

Anyway, from that day forward, I became a very biased Zimmer groupie. I just don’t believe he can do any wrong. I’m also aware that this is very typical cult behaviour, but oh well 🤷😂.

March 2021

There was supposed to be a concert this year, but then some global pandemic was still happening. For some reason, I cannot remember exactly what this pandemic was called or what caused it 🤔.

Second Hans Zimmer Concert in Dublin – March 20, 2022.

Ohhh Yeah.

When October 2021 came around, a friend mentioned to me that tickets to Hans Zimmer were on sale. I had no idea at the time, and we could have missed out on this concert! Because shortly after we got tickets, they were then sold out everywhere. Talk about a major blessing!

With the budget I had when I bought this ticket, I had to choose between a Burna Boy concert, which was on March 17, or Hans Zimmer. You can already tell by the title of this blog post how that went.

We both went to the concert on Sunday, March 20. This time around, however, the concert was not as deeply personal for me as the first. While the first concert had me stunned, reflective, emotional and quiet, this one had me mostly smiling,

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laughing, screaming and clapping. Man, I was just so happy to see Hans Zimmer and his crew back on stage after so damn long. Despite being a little tired earlier during the day due to a busy Patrick’s Day weekend, I was reminded during this concert that life for me right now was great, and a whole lot of fun. I was just happy to be alive to see him tour again.

And because the mad lad had added even more music to his catalogue in the last 5 years, most of the music I heard during the first concert did not make an appearance in this 3 hour concert. And that was to be expected.

My highlight of the concert, was my introduction to a vocalist called Loire Cotler (Sorry Tina Guo). Loire was a vocalist on the album for the recent Dune Movie. Her presence on stage was like that of a possessed, mystic shaman – mystical, yet captivating to watch. And her voice was both incredibly beautiful and terrifying. But because my recording at the concert was terrible, I have embedded a YouTube video for you to watch her do her thing.

Hans Zimmer (Guitar), Tina (Cello) & Loire (Vocals) Perform ‘Paul’s Dream’ – A Dune Soundtrack.

I don’t know about you, but her feral intensity makes me want to wield a battle-axe and make some heads roll. I would have watched the movie in cinemas if I knew Hans Zimmer was the one who did the score! Well, now I just have to wait and pirate.. I mean legally watch the movie from my laptop in high quality.

All in all, the entire second experience ended in the usual, expected standing ovation. Another 3 hours that went by very quickly, and left me thinking, ‘there were so many songs I didn’t get to hear!‘ But then again, a true Hans concert with only his most popular songs would require at least 6hours. Not to talk about his entire life’s work.

I think I have written way more than I meant to. So to conclude, I’m just happy to be alive to watch a genius like this compose and perform music today. It has been a while since I wrote about something personal, since this is a blog dedicated to helping small business owners achieve business success.


I have had a lot of fun writing and editing this. And now, I am inspired to write a few more posts about people – both real and fictional – that matter to me.

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