anniversary party of Radio FFH
Admittance: 8 pm
Beginning: 9 pm
Bands: Radio FFH Täterä Band, The Weather Girls, PUR, Boney M, Haddaway, SAILOR
Photos by: Karsten Wagner, Wolfie*
Henry and Phil during "La Cumbia"
Henry and Phil during "The Old Nickelodeon Sound"
Henry and Phil at the Nickelodeon
Girls Girls Girls
The Old Nickelodeon Sound
Vera From Veracruz
A Glass Of Champagne
Give Me Shakespeare
We had found out that SAILOR
should perform at a gig in our hometown Kassel in the
"Documenta"-hall. Unfortunately Katrin and I also found
out that only sponsors and invited guests of "Radio
FFH" were allowed to see the gig because it was the birthday
party of this radio channel. For Katrin and me this meant: we had
to stay outside.
Next to the concert hall we waited for SAILOR since 2 pm. I helped Wolfie (the roadie and van-driver of the Nickelodeon) to get the Nickelodeon into the concert hall. All the other bands appeared that were going to play at the show tonight: Haddaway, Boney M, Pur, The Weather Girls.
Suddenly, it had already become dark outside, SAILOR arrived too. They were pleased to see some well-known faces like ours, and so we got the chance to see their soundcheck. Then Katrin and I walked to the hotel together with Henry, Phil, Grant and Georg. The hotel was in a big shopping center, and there was also a CD store. We went into the store, and Grant bought a SAILOR CD (the one from 1991) for a friend who wasn't able to find it in England.
The highlight of the evening (at leat we thought it was the highlight...) was the dinner we had with SAILOR. It was "our" shy Georg who suddenly started to sing "All I Need Is A Girl", and Grant, Henry, Phil and ourselves started to sing along.
Then - thanks to the band - we were the only "normal" spectators thsi evening who were allowed to attend the show! And the show was really great!! Especially because SAILOR were the last band and the highlight of the evening, while all the other bands only performed three or four songs each. That felt great. They did a 45 minutes show and their first three songs were broadcast live on the radio.
Copyright by Karsten Wagner, 1996 - as published in the former fanclub magazine "Nickelodeon" issue August 1996
Karsten and Katrin Wagner at the Nickelodeon after the show*