Date: 24 January 2004
Originally published in: Braunschweiger Zeitung (Germany)
Written by: Hans-Christian Zehme
Yesterday evening in the Stadthalle: the first of two party evenings from the Feldschlösschen Brewery with Kim Wilde
Behind the stage, yesterday evening towards 20 hours, she looked relaxed and good humoured: pop singer Kim Wilde, this year the star guest for the two day Feldschlösschen Party for a total of 7000 visitors in the Stadthalle, with a preference for leather clothing.
She was having a good time with host Dr. Klaus Schuberth and said the was looking forward to her two concerts in Braunschweig. Water, sekt and of course beer were all available, and at 20.30 hours she went down to business.
It all started with “Kids in America”, over 20 years ago for Kim Wilde. No less than 24 titles ended up in the top 10 over the past years, amongst which “Cambodia” and “You keep me hanging on”. A feast for some 3500 visitors yesterday evening, who all sang the songs at top volume, and it will be so again tonight when the second evening of the sold out event will take place. Recently Kim visited the charts once again with her duet with Nena (“Anyplace, anywhere, anytime”).
The Feldschlösschen Party is always a social event, a contact exchange, a seeing again celebration. Every time you will meet people, who only meet once a year. The Stadthalle catering prepares the meal, the brewery naturally provides the drinks. There are Bavarian chapels, there’s a discotheque, hits from yesterday and today. One can dance, make jokes, converse. And a high point is always also the Mitternachtsshow, this time by the Australian band “Stayin? Alive”, performing the biggest hits of the Bee Gees on the stages of the world.
At the closing of editorship of this publication the meeting still went on. A detailed report follows in our Monday edition.