Nostalgy in black

At concerts that start at times too late, the public here has long been accustomed. But that a guest appearance begins far too early? The appearance by Kim Wilde on the stage of nearly sold-out Frankfurt’s Old Opera House could follow only those who had come early enough. For the opening act Kellner simply didn’t appear, without a reason. And so the singer, who in the Eighties was an international Teenstar could save her reputation more or less without prejudice to the present day, half an hour earlier than scheduled. A full performance review of many legendary hits of yesteryear with new material.

Prepared to Las Vegas, the atmosphere presents: sweeping staircase show me all around wide access. Kim Wilde wouldn’t be using the thing very much in the 100 minutes to follow. Much rather her eccentric bass player treaded around on the boards. Prepared all in black with skull rock to heavy biker boots and top hat, the tall guy with more than shoulder-length blond hair was extremely good.

When the head of the band after too loud overdriven start with “King Of The World”, “Chequered Love” and “Hey You” says the first “Hello” starting point and the bassist presents particular, the surprise could not be greater: It’s Nick Beggs, a member the also popular in the Eighties band Kajagoogoo, many solely because of its striking hairstyle he wore at the time, might be remembered.

Rising from the seats

Although Kim Wilde primarily wants to press the new songs, the mixed fan crowd very different needs: pure nostalgia is in the foreground, identifiable by the wistful know-you-still-look that dreamy remains in days gone by.

All that Kim Wilde and the six musicians give is hailed. The band includes devoted brother Ricky Wilde on guitar, and his daughter Scarlett as a harmony singer. But everything is hailed with special applause. Rising from the seats to properly manage mood to make, but only when the beats sound the most picturesque wild-ode: “Cambodia.” How does the excellent band, a virtuoso acoustic set highlights include the “Jessica”, “Love Blonde” and the Tasmin-Archer-Hit “Sleeping Satellites”.

Several times Kim Wilde pulls back to present a new variant in black. That was not necessary, but the vexed question of clothes today employs not only the ladies more often. For the calibrated on past audiences, Miss Wilde had hanging in the millions of copies of a poster in the youth room, this raises a different question: how many hits I get for my entry fee?

Kim Wilde, who had a chequered career after an early triumph, after which she played in London’s West End on the stage, TV shows, moderated, worked as a landscape gardener and even wrote for newspapers and magazines, she married and has now children and husband, had them all ready. Even Nena’s “Anyplace, Anywhere, Anytime” and Alphaville’s melancholy song “Forever Young” were there in the programme, which ends with energetic version of her debut hit “Kids In America”.