Berlin, Germany - 04 July 2009

Event: Sommerhitnacht
Location: Gropius Passagen
Beginning: 4.30 pm
Bands: SAILOR, Vengaboys, Haddaway

Photos by: Katrin Wagner, Henry Marsh
Video by: Katrin Wagner


  • Here are some video-impressions of SAILOR live in Berlin, Germany, on 04 July 2009...
    Check out a short piece of Nick, Henry, Phil and Grant playing "Girls Girls Girls", "Give Me Shakespeare", "The Old Nickelodeon Sound", "Vera From Veracruz", "Karma Chameleon", "The Secretary" and "A Glass Of Champagne":
    filmed by Katrin Wagner

The stage at the shopping centre "Gropius Passagen"

He's back... :-)

Captain Nick

Henry and Phil



The audience... photo by Henry!

SAILOR reflection under the roof

Phil and Grant

Phil sings "Mack The Knife" while he's attacked by a duck...


Henry... and his duck

Phil, Henry and Grant during the 3/4 "Full Monty"...

Phil, Henry and Grant during the 3/4 "Full Monty"...

Phil, Henry and Grant during the 3/4 "Full Monty"...

The end of the show

The songs that SAILOR played in Berlin:

A Glass Of Champagne
One Drink Too Many
Give Me Shakespeare
The Old Nickelodeon Sound
Vera From Veracruz
Girls Girls Girls
Mack The Knife
Karma Chameleon
The Secretary
La Cumbia

The Full Monty
Can't Take My Eyes Off You
Champagne Reprise

Before the show... soundcheck photos from Henry:


Phil and Grant

Phil with palm tree


After the show...

After the show there's a brief interview with Henry and Phil... and then:

Time for autographs after the show
(left to right): Henry, Nick, Phil and Grant

"Is this really me on this old photo I've
just signed??"

Henry presents: new autographed cards

Susanne, Katrin and Wilma

"I could put my face into it..." - A concert review by Katrin Wagner:

It's 6 am when I wake up, thinking that SAILOR will play in Berlin later today and that I had decided not to go to this concert because it's too far away. The decision was absolutely sure. Or wasn't it?! The prospect of a boring day at home with the tought of missing a great concert strikes me. Also, Grant will finally be back in the band today after a serious hand-injury earlier this year that had stopped him from playing for several months. So in the end I decide to get up, grab my camera, some money, a bottle of water and my handbag and simply get into my new car to drive to Berlin.
I arrive at the huge shopping centre "Gropius Passagen" at midday and have a look around. Still more than three hours until the beginning of the show. But it's too hot to do anything, so I just stand there and wait. At least there's chocolate ice-cream within reach ;-)
Finally, the SAILOR arrive at the venue at 3.45 pm and I can say hello. SAILOR fans Wilma and Susanne also arrive a little later, and eventually we end up in front of the small stage to wait for the beginning of the concert. It's always funny to listen to the people around us who try and explain to others who SAILOR are and what this cardboard thing in front of the keyboards is that once used to be a mysterious famous instrument.
SAILOR's show starts at 4.30 pm. And in spite of the weird location and unusual time of the day it's simply marvellous. Captain Nick seems a lot more confident on stage and does a fantastic job, while Grant looks really proud and happy. It's wonderful that he's back at last! Henry has brought some new toys... a chicken (of course) and a duck to tease Phil with.
After the show SAILOR sign lots of autographs and sell CDs. While I stand there to watch and wait I start to feel really sick, so that I decide to get some fresh air and walk back to my car. I think I should drive home... But then... I haven't even said goodbye to anybody yet. So I change my mind and decide to briefly stop by at the hotel to say goodbye to the boys before I drive back.
Just when I leave the car park (it's a miracle I'm not still stuck in there to look for my car!) I see a black van next to me on the left land. Four waving SAILORs and one shouting sound engineer named Mark in it. I decide to follow them.
At the hotel I only briefly want to say goodbye to everybody. But SAILOR's plans for a look at Berlin are cancelled because it's now raining heavily. Phil invites me for a drink (thanks!) and then they all decide to go to a nice Italian restaurant which belongs to the huge hotel. And I get invited too. Thanks so much boys!
Oh, and I wouldn't have thought that Henry could really truly mean it when he says he wants to put his face into the dessert...!! ;-)
Katrin Wagner, 06 July 2009

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