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.