Date: 7 December 2008
Originally published in: Münsterländische Volkszeitung (Germany)
The traditional concert “Nokia Night of the Proms” presented itself in top form on Friday: in the almost sold out Westfalenhalle an excellent mix of popular classics and classic popsongs was presented. Supported by a spectacular light show with big projectors the over three hour show became an audiovisual happening.
Robin Gibb, singer of the legendary Bee Gees, Tears for Fears, Kim Wilde, ex-Styx-singer Dennis DeYoung and the band 10CC took to the stage this time – supported by the very comical duo Igudesman & Joo and supported by the singing of the “Angels in Harlem Gospel Choir”. Graham Gouldman with 10CC provided the first highlight of the evening. With “I’m not in love”, the softpop hit from 1975, they played themselves into the hearts of the visitors in Dortmund. The British band Tears for Fears brought the atmosphere from the late eighties. “Shout” took everyone from their seats.
Another absolute highlight took place right after the break: Kim Wilde, blonde pop icon of the eighties, rocked on the stage with “Kids in America” and provided great euphoria in the hall.
For many the favourite of the evening: Robin Gibb, singing very well during “Stayin’ alive” and “Juliet”, got the most audience participation of them all. It was an exciting, entertaining and variated show, with many world hits and classics and pop.