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Unterschleissheim, Germany - 11 March 2006


Event: Radio Arabella Kult-Hit-Party
Venue: BallhausForum
Admittance: 6.30 pm

Beginning: 8.00 pm
Bands: Duty-Free, Middle Of The Road (featuring Sally Carr), The Rubettes featuring Bill Hurd, Hermans Hermits, SAILOR, The Lords

Photos by: Katrin Wagner, Karsten Wagner
Video by: Karsten Wagner

Video:

  • Here's a video-clip of SAILOR live in Unterschleissheim, Germany, on 11 March 2006... Check out Peter, Henry, Phil and Grant playing "The Secretary":
    filmed by Karsten Wagner www.sailor-music.com


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Peter, Henry and Phil

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Henry and Phil at the Nickelodeon

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Peter

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Henry and Phil at the Nickelodeon

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SAILOR during "The Old Nickelodeon Sound"

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SAILOR during "The Old Nickelodeon Sound"

photo  by Katrin Wagner
Phil and Peter during "Karma Chameleon"

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Peter during "The Secretary"

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Peter during "Vera From Veracruz"

photo  by Karsten Wagner

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Henry and Peter during "La Cumbia"

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Henry and Peter during "La Cumbia"

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Henry and Phil

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Grant

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Phil

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Phil, Henry, Grant and Peter during the "Full Monty"

photo  by Katrin Wagner
Henry and Phil at the Nickelodeon

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The end of the show...


The songs that SAILOR played in Unterschleissheim:

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

encores:
Grant's Moment
The Full Monty
A Glass Of Champagne


Before and after the show...

photo  by Katrin Wagner
Grant

photo  by Katrin Wagner
Katrin, Peter and Karsten


SAILOR sign autographs, sell CDs/DVDs and take photos with the fans after the concert


More autographs...


More autographs...


And more autographs...


I knew I was a mistaken face in this macabre waiting place...!? - A concert review by Katrin Wagner:

Concert number 72...
Originally we wanted to drive to the concerts in Ulm and Unterschleissheim, but as the Ulm concert was cancelled there is only the second gig left for us. Despite that, Karsten, Christel and I decide not just to see the SAILORs on Saturday but also on Friday evening.
The three of us are off to South Germany on Friday afternoon. Fortunately, most of the snow that has troubelled this area of the country during the last weeks has gone so we have a smooth drive in Christel's car. We arrive at the hotel at about 8 pm, check in and discover the SAILORs and their roadie for this weekend - John - at the restaurant. Later we all meet at the bar again - a place nobody can avoid anyway, as it's the only connection between the two buildings of the hotel.
At Saturday morning it's breakfast time at the sort of weird hotel. Afterwards the boys explore the town while Christel decides to drive into Munich to visit a friend, leaving Karsten and me at the lobby without a car and without an occupation while we wait... and wait... A lot of time before, at and after concerts is usually spent waiting, so at least we are more or less used to this. Back at the hotel, the SAILORs join us occasionally, and Peter explains that it is now "beer o' clock" and that, if the SAILOR Japan tour in June/July is really going to happen, he'd be "big in Japan"... ;-)
SAILOR's soundcheck is planned for 4 pm, so that they leave for the venue. We continue to wait... Various strange things happen at the hotel foyer in the meantime - also including an encounter with yet another funny little hoover bearing the name "Henry" and a nice smiling face - the second time after the London Bedford concert last December. (I'll only start to worry if this happens a third time!)
After a lot of waiting, Christel returns at 5.45 pm so we all quickly get ready for the concert and drive to Unterschleissheim which is only 12 kilometres away. A little later we arrive at the concert hall - the brand new BallhausForum. Today's Oldie Night will be the first ever concert at this venue.
Inside we manage to get straight to the front, a little left from the middle in front of the section of the stage where we expect the Nickelodeon to be later on, as usual. Unfortunately there is no way to really make use of the special VIP tickets, as none of the security guys, roadies and all the other people at the venue are able to tell us (and various other "lost" people) where the VIP lounge is or how to get there. So we can't check out the catering there either... :-( Also, one doesn't leave a place in the front row once it is secured!Christel and Katrin in the audience

The first band of the "Kult-Hit-Party" hosted by Radio Arabella is called Duty Free. They are good, but unfortunately the sound in the front is really dreadful. We can almost only hear the main guitar coming out of the monitors right in front of us but hardly anything else. Further back at the hall the sound isn't good either, as the loudspeakers aren't big/many enough for the big venue and the ~2000 people who are there to enjoy the show. The sound problem persits during the show of Middle Of The Road - the one and only featuring Sally Carr - a band we've always really enjoyed ever since our very first "Oldie" concert with SAILOR in December 1993. They play a great set and we have a great time. Next it's time for The Rubettes featuring Bill Hurd. Ok - at least we have know seen both incarnations of "The Rubettes" and understand the differences... so at least we can now say that this performance here is kind of interesting!?
Next it's time for another band we've seen at various other concerts in the 90s: Herman's Hermits. Finally the sound is a lot better and so we really enjoy their set.
Then, at about 12.30 am, it's time for SAILOR. The Nickelodeon has no lights and no bell and some cables coming out of its front, but many people around us still seem to be impressed by the look of SAILOR's trademark instrument. It's always interesting to listen to comments and questions of people all around us while the boys get ready for their show. Unfortunately the Nickelodeon is placed quite far away from us, too far in the middle and too sloped so that we can only see Henry's back and nothing from Phil at all. Thanks for improving that, Phil! Grant is also placed at the far right of the stage.
Peter, Grant, Henry and Phil play a nice 45 minute set and John does a great job on the sound too. Our only question: why a full version of "Champagne" twice when there are so many other marvellous songs?! But hey - who cares... The audience really enjoys the SAILOR set which - as usual - includes a great selection of the various hits and music styles of the musical SAILOR world that we all know and love. Grant tells the audience that this is a "new concert hall with a very old band". Phil does a maraca solo on "Karma Chameleon", as his mandolin is broken. Grant's drum solo is also fantastic, as ever, and the "Full Monty" is received enthusiastically by everyone around us.
As SAILORs show is over we leave the concert hall while the stage is prepared for the last band of the evening, the famous German rock legends The Lords. While they play, SAILOR sign autographs and sell CDs and DVDs at the foyer of the concert hall. Many people buy "Buried Treasure", the DVD, and some have even brought some 70s SAILOR LPs and get them signed (see photos above).
As Karsten, Christel and I leave the venue we realise that a LOT of snow has come down in the meantime. We slowly and carefully drive back to the hotel, where Middle
Of The Road and The Rubettes featuring Bill Hurd are just about to leave at 2.30 am, as they have to fly back home from Stuttgart early in the morning and now have to drive there through all that snow.
SAILOR arrive a little later and sit down with us at the bar. Driver Thomas drops them off and then returns to the concert hall once again to pick up the "Full Monty" ship that they have forgotten there. In the meantime the SAILORs enjoy their very own self-made late night meal - as it's still possible to get drinks at the hotel but no more food. We have potatoe chips, cheese, toast, apples, oranges etc. and a few drinks before everyone goes to bed.
SAILOR leave at 9 am on Sunday morning, so that Karsten, Christel and I get up to say goodbye to them and want to have breakfast afterwards. The weird hotel does not seem to be able to provide certain things like hot water for tea etc. so that we decide not to pay for this unfinished breakfast and leave... On the motorway we have a very weird "meet and greet" with The Lords... several times! ;-)
About five hours later we are back home - thanks for the great driving-job, Christel! - after yet another funny SAILOR weekend...
Katrin Wagner, 14 March 2006


A concert review by Karsten Wagner:

Me, Katrin and our dear friend Christel started on the 10th of March 2006 from Kassel to Munich to meet the best live-band in the world these days: SAILOR.
After a long ride on the motorways through Southern Germany, we reached Munich in the evening, the nice lil ACHAT-Hotel in a small town outside Munich. As we arrived, the SAILOR boys were at the bar/restaurant/reception, which was all one area, and other bands were there too. We had some nice talks, for me I talked to some other DJs in the morning, still at the bar.
Phil and Karsten - the hat check guys ;-)
In the morning we had breakfast with the SAILOR guys, then talked for a while, they went shopping and have a look around the town. The first "funny" thing was, no one really knew when they had to go to the soundcheck in the concert hall and if there was backstage-catering... So they went to the Ballhaus-Forum Unterschleissheim for some kind of soundcheck, while me and Katrin waited in the hotel. Christel was off to visit a friend of hers.
In the evening we drove to the concert hall, went in, and I placed some website promo-pics inside. Then we had to wait until round midnight to see SAILOR on stage (one highlight of the evening).
Before we had: Duty Free, a Bavarian Rock 'n Roll Band, Middle Of The Road with Sally Carr - I did an lil interview with her for my Radio-Show before - then we had to watch the "wrong or fake" Rubettes with Bill Hurd (hurts so bad!), followed by the Herman's Hermits (they were great that night), and then the SAILOR guys :-)
Thanks to John who built the stage set this night for them for the first time, and in the beginning nearly all things on stage were ok. Hmmm... The Nickelodeon was built not right, oooooookkkk, so the bell couldn't be on it (wrong side of the top in front)... and the lights were not working (oops). Ah, and many cables where hangind outsside at the front of the Nickelodeon.
The 3485th try to take new band photos didn't happen - again (I think, we now give up to get some... lol). The sound was ok at the SAILOR gig. That was a surprise because there were only a handfull loudspeakers for this new big concert hall (ok, we stood in the front, don't know if anybody in the back got a good sound in their ears.)
Good thing was that we were able to take some pics of the gig for our website - and also thanks to the "I don't have any idea where the VIP-lounge is - crew".... (running-joke of the evening).
After the gig, SAILOR sold CDs, DVDs and signed autographs at the foyer of the hall. In the meantime the whole area was very icy outside, so we and the bands had problems to go back to the hotel. Poor Sally and MOTR band had to leave the hotel at 2 in the morning (!) to reach their plane in Stuttgart (!) - I hope they arrived safely in Scottland.
We and SAILOR had a strange breakfast at 2 in the morning in the hotel, because we all were hungry, and they didn't have any food as we arrived. So we had a strange collection of food: potatoe chips, cheese, toast, beer, coke, apples, oranges.... strangest dinner ever with the guys. :-o
Next morning the hotel had no hot water for tea at the breakfast, and there was no coffee..... so I decided not to pay for a breakfast! Strange hotel....
We said goodbye to SAILOR and drove back home, followed by the famous German rock legend The Lords in their van for 3 hours....
Waiting for another "funny" gig like this.... Yours: Cap K ~
Karsten Wagner, 14 March 2006


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