The doctors' concert in Munich's Olympic Stadium: A royal summary

Admittedly, it says on the ticket for the that it is forbidden to bring Nazis with you The doctors-Concert in the Munich Olympic Stadium written in very, very small letters. Somewhere between the also prohibited cans, animals and pyrotechnics they are listed. Nevertheless, on this summer evening in Munich, the doctors repeatedly emphasize that the stadium is now a Nazi-free zone. The imprint on the ticket has already taken care of that. At least for the Nazis who can read. Nevertheless, there are musical declarations of war against the right-wingers, such as in “Doof Stays Stupid” or “Scream for Love”. Better safe than sorry. After all, these pieces are among the big hits from the band’s 40-year history, apart from the years between the band’s dissolution in 1988 and reunification in 1993 and the band break from 2013 to 2017. So they must not be missing.

Especially not at their first stadium concert in Munich, where the “best band in the world” summed up their years together in an almost royal way. With a skilful look beyond one’s own nose at the entire history of rock, this evening will be heralded with the famous theme from “Thus spoke Zarathustra”. Not because its composer Richard Strauss is a real Munich child. The played, very weird, supposedly worst orchestra in the world – Portsmouth Symphony – attributed version of Zarathustra by Dirty George is probably the best punk tribute to the King of Rock’n’Roll Elvis Presley. He started all his concerts in his late phase with just that Strauss composition. The doctors’ gaze reaches far and high.

Pop quotes spice up your own repertoire

Another reminiscence of the King that evening is the green and pink lettering on the very first Elvis LP from 1956. A few years later, such lettering also adorned the doctors’ tour album, “Nummus Cecidit”, which was exclusively released on sold at the concerts of the Berlin punk band. And these aren’t the only pop quotes that the doctors wittily spice up their own repertoire, which has already proven its worth in pop history. Drummer Bela B. also sings a line of text from the Beatles classic “Within You, Without You”. And the bassist, guitarist and keyboardist Rod González, who is celebrated by singer and guitarist Farin Urlaub as “the Miss Marple of keyboardists” because of the harpsichord sound of one of his keyboard interludes, intones Ron Goodwin’s famous music from the old Miss Marple- Film.

Above all, the quick-witted trio shines with their own songs, for which they sometimes leave the planned set list at the request of the audience. “How stupid is it to ask for ‘whole milk’ when I’ve just announced a completely different piece,” complains Farin Urlaub. Fans thwart his moderation with heckling. Loudly they wish for the song “full milk”. And the doctors react, fulfill the music request spontaneously, briefly and to the point – and with a small text change. Where the singer previously stated that he was a whole milk drinker, it now says: “I drank whole milk.” Past. Almond milk is now available.

There is a relaxed atmosphere in the stadium

The exuberant atmosphere in the stadium finally motivates the band to further extend their planned set: “If I had to build an audience, I would build you. Where are you in Lego?” Farin Urlaub praised the visitors of the Munich Olympic Stadium. The doctors really deserved such a great atmosphere. After all, they had even dared to do it for their stadium concert, which was once again rousing antelope gear to engage as an opening act. Because the hip-hop formation had already played in the sold-out Olympic Stadium last year, while there were still tickets for the doctors’ evening, they even announced Farin Urlaub that summer evening as the more successful of the two bands. However, last year only 200 spectators were allowed into the stadium for the Antilopen Gang. At that time there was no guest singer Bela B., who this time supported the hip hoppers live for the piece “Pizza”.

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