Lucky you getting to visit Germany and catching a glimpse Gustav! Hopefully they'll get back your way on this next tour and you'll get to see them. The shows are a lot of fun. At that MN show, I knew I had Claudia hooked when I put in the Zimmer DVD the night before (I had brought it to get her familiar with their music a little before the show). And then at the show, as soon as the curtain dropped, it was all over. She bolted and left me in the dust, lol. But we were both 80's kids, so we both have a fondness for boys in makeup. I figured she'd dig them. Its too bad your friends are resistant. Maybe you can get at least one of them to a show so they can get the full experience.
That's a shame that you missed them. But a holiday in Spain sounds like a pretty good trade-off! I saw them 3 times last year when they came to the states. I convinced a friend and a cousin who knew nothing about them to fly to Minnesota with me (we both live in the southern part of the US) and we made a girl's weekend of it (the big Mall of America is there, so that seemed reason enough for a weekend in MN, lol). That trip turned my friend (Shimmy) into an equally big fan, so then we went to the Orlando show. That was quite an adventure. And then we flew to Phoenix for Phooson in December. My cousin also loves them but she just doesn't have the means to up and go to things like I do since she has kids. But her kids are now big fans and can't wait to see TH when the come back to the US. Sorry for the book-length answer, lol.