In our village, we have our own brewery. And every summer, they organise a three days weekend event in their own garden. It is always a blast to go and listen to the bands, and they have contests, good food including many delicious options for vegetarians like me, wine, cocktails and of course beer too. The atmosphere is very convivial, there is never any trouble and even if rain rudely invites itself it does not manage to dampen the spirit.

What has this got to do with Flashback Friday, you may ask? Well, the link is that every time 60’s, 70’s or 80’s cover bands are performing. A prime example is Knutschfleck (which means “love bite” for the non-German speaking. Need I say more?).


Knutschfleck is very good at what they do. They cover Neue Deutsche Welle songs only and the response from the people in the public is amazing. Should you be confused by what Neue Deutsche Welle is, please read my “Carnival In Germany” post for an explanation!


Now of course I was not living in Germany in the 80’s and my reaction to a lot of the songs is to look completely puzzled when everybody is jumping up and down around me. Ever heard of Heinz Rudolf Kunze or Klaus Lage? Nope, me neither (dear German readers, you are forbidden to answer the question!). However, quite a few artists made it in the whole of Europe and therefore in Switzerland, so from time to time a look of recognition will appear on my face. Nena’s “99 Luftballons”? Check. Most of Falco’s songs? Check. Which is why I was delighted when the concert started and I heard the first notes of “Rock Me Amadeus”. As you can see on the photo, the two singers even dressed up the way Falco did in the video at the time, and I put a lot of enthusiasm into singing along.

Will I go and see them again? The answer is yes! And next time the setlist will be a lot more familiar…


More flashbacks here: Cafe Bebe.

14 thoughts on “Rock Me Amadeus”

    1. Not quite sure how I managed to achieve this effect! Photo was taken with my iPhone again as I did not think of bringing my camera along, then I boosted the colours a bit and blurred the edges. No rocket science, but chuffed with the result! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by.

    1. LOL!!! Yep, public figures keep their heads on my blog! Did not cut Bon Jovi’s head either, would have been a crime!! 😉 So glad you enjoy my memories, it is so much fun to participate to your Flashback Fridays. Please keep doing it! You have a fantastic weekend too. xx

  1. I agree with Kellogsville thensecond photo does have a 3D element to it! Sounds like a rocking good time is had – you rock chick you 🙂

    1. See answer I gave Kellogsville! 🙂 It was impossible to do something great with the other one, I took it as everybody was jumping up and down – song was Nena’s “Irgendwie, irgendwo, irgendwann” – so of course it is blurred. Yes, we had a great time! 🙂

    1. Happy to see my hubby commenting! Edition 2012 is already booked in my iPhone… Will be fun to go with you again! 🙂

  2. Blimey Falco, haven’t heard his stuff in a long long time.. definitely a falshback from the 80’s.. Agree with above about the 2nd photo, did you plan it that way??

    1. Falco’s songs are still aired on the radio here in Germany from time to time, makes me pleasantly nostalgic! 😉 As for the photo, nope, just played with it until I was satisfied! Thanks for commenting.

  3. When I lived in Italy they would have local feast and there would be local bands playing Italian golden oldies, over my 20 years there I managed to learn quite a few and sing along too, I’d go back to a fester tomorrow 🙂
    Great flashback and now have 99 balloons in my head – thanks for that!

    1. Sounds wonderful too, and gives me hope that one day I will be able to sing along all of them too! 😉 As for 99 Luftballons, we even studied the song in my German class when I was at school so I know it pretty well!!

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