Not everyone can do it either. If even the people of Munich are cheering for VfL Bochum, it has to be Herbert Grönemeyer.
Munich – The first strike is against you, Corona. Take this! Enter Herbert and first of all a winning pose. Because: Exactly one year ago, he had to cancel all concerts of his "20 Years of Man" tour because of the pandemic. And now: 13,000 people in Munich's Olympic Hall. Sold out. "Sometimes the dew settles on me/ And then I get quietly sad because I don't / That everything is as beautiful as it is," Grönemeyer begins, moved, happy, enchanted. "Tau", one of the most beautiful songs on his new album, sets the pace for the acclaimed concert on Thursday evening.
Herbert Grönemeyer in Munich: No one really sits at song three anymore
And he immediately achieves what is never really easy in Munich: The 67-year-old immediately gets the sometimes oversaturated Olympic Hall audience. In song three, there is really no one sitting here who has two legs that can stand, dance, jump. From second one on "second happiness". No one understands why the Grönemeyer no longer performs in the stadium a few meters away. It used to fill effortlessly for two days in a row.
Herbert Grönemeyer let it rip in Munich's Olympic Hall. © Adrian Vallejos
So be it. He turns the sterile hall into an arena. And goes berserk in it tirelessly like a squeaky fiddle dancing bullfighter. This is where the heart and soul is allowed to flow, it doesn't hurt anyone - it's obviously pretty good. They lie blissfully in each other's arms when he sings new and old love song pearls from "Hearty" to "The Way".
"Cheer up, dance": Grönemeyer delivers full physical effort
The lyrics don't always play a big role. With the new "That's what's going on" it's pretty wordy and complicated. Some things are swallowed up by the typical Grönemeyer slang. Nevertheless, the energy is transmitted immediately. Finally 100 percent Grönemeyer electricity again. Heats up faster than any heat pump. But the singer pumps at least as hard. The setlist promises two and a half hours. And even though the concert was still running at the time of going to press, it can be assumed that he delivered at least two and a half hours.
With full physical effort. His amusement at his own inimitable dance style is as much a part of it as the bun to the currywurst. "Cheer up, dance" - in a way, the motto for every Grönemeyer concert. What's the name of the song of the same name? "Don't always save the best until the last." He certainly doesn't. That's why right at the beginning the super hit: "Bochum", including Steigerlied and the obligatory saxophone solo. The journey through the eighties continues through "men", "what's the point", "full moon". In the Herbert hit mix, he sometimes lets the hall sing the entire chorus alone. Not everyone can do it either. If even the people of Munich are cheering for VfL, it has to be Herbert Grönemeyer. Hearts spill over - Strike!
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