Total Dance Cabrio Festival in Budapest Park – with pictures
It is a special and tireless experience to see the performers of the gigantic hits of the nineties live. They’re getting grayed out, they’re getting older, the singers are also swapping next to them – but they’re still making amazing good parties.
I started the show early, obviously so that all the performers had time to unfold. So we partially missed the UFO Update show, we only got to the end – but they warmed up the audience with their usual energy. Presented a The latest version of the hit Summer is also, the rhythm of which is similar to the Neoton original, and the voice of the singer Szidónia Varga is also similar to the voice of Éva Csepregi – I think she did very well.
Ice MC was the second performer, and he’s already brought in international gig hits like It’s a rainy day or Think about the way – I didn’t think I’d ever hear it live. these are disco hits, we used to hear them in clubs, but the whole thing worked well on the big stage as well.
All of this is all the more true for Rednex, who have performed a seemingly insane but definitely accurately choreographed and tried-and-tested show. Let’s face it, it was more of a circus performance than a musical one – the singer sang live, but everything else, including the male voices, was about playback. The man was a “singer”, poor even made up for it – our photographer saw it up close and told me he was worried about his health… Luckily the last song was slow, it smoked a cigarette on stage (!) And it was okay … It was the last slow number, Wish you were here was live and it was really nice.
After them, DJ André played a mix of songs that weren’t played tonight but would otherwise have been on the show: Up in the Mountains, Be my lover and so on – La Bouche will actually be featured at the Total Dance in White in July.
There were four tattooed wagons in leather clothes standing next to me in the crowd, in an alcoholic state – I think the mood of the party is best described by singing every word of the romantic hit I’m looking for the word with the next Krisz Rudi … Rudi sang every second song, accompanying himself on a synthesizer, which is an artistic performance, but neither the Wait for the Sun to rise nor the Unfaithful brought the insane atmosphere that had been characteristic of the performers until then. It’s incomprehensible why he didn’t play his own, also pretty slow songs (He stayed here for a moment, Break the Silence …) After all, the crowd was curious about Krisz Rudi’s own songs from the 90s. Their going out of fashion, on the other hand, was cool.
One of the greatest hits of all time followed, the famous Coco Jamboo, live from the original artist, i.e. the male side. Interestingly, the singer was Erika Kovács from Hungary, who has been the partner of rapper Layzee in the production of “Layzee aka Mr. President” for years. Sometimes it’s not easy to keep track of who exactly is who these days and what they sing … For example, when Judith Hinkelmann (the blonde girl who originally sang Coco Jamboo) in country style (!) sings How Much Does a Fish Cost?then on the one hand you can’t believe there is one, and on the other hand you could perform three times at Total Dance as Mr. President, as Rednex and as Scooter …
It was weird that the stars sang their biggest hits for the first time, Layzee, for example, only followed Coco Jamboo with Jojo Action, I’ll follow the sun and 4 on the floor, so the smaller Mr. President hits. Finally, Jayzee adorned her with other feathers: I like to move, Hop! It’s there and the mix of Party rock anthem was unconsciously good.
Italobrothers as a production was new to me, but the pleasant voice of singer Matthias Metten came in absolutely. His show also consisted partly of his own, partly of processing songs: Moonlight Shadow, What’s up and I love you baby were processing, and Summer Air and Stamp On The Ground were their own songs. Although listening to the latter superficially for the first time, I also thought it was a reworking, I mixed it with the scooter song Jumping All Over The World …
It occurred to me about the Kozmix that they could make their own big one like the Scooter. Lányi Lala is apparently in much better shape than HP Baxxter – say ten years younger than her. The Cosmix was heard in the house, The Little World … One of the dancing girls wore angel wings to the Angel, she looked great. The Volume! and the song “The Spinning Squirrel?” André greeted me with a cake, god forbid!
And Basshunter’s show was for those who were young in the 2000s – I was familiar with All I ever wanted and Now you’re gone. He did a huge show, DJed, sang, raged and announced the best song in the world: “The night can never end – he knew how to get good points in front of the Hungarian audience …
Overall, this Total Dance was quite a special experience: we saw special stars and special shows and heard a lot of huge hits live.
For the following shows, you should follow Total Dance’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/totaldancefesztival/events/): there will be a Scooter concert in the Park on June 11, and a similar festival in Debrecen, among others with Dr. Alban, Brooklyn With Bounce and Groove Coverage. Thomas Anders will come to Budapest Park on the 18th, and Haddaway, La Bouche and Turbo B (SNAP!) To Fezen in Fehérvár, among others …
Total Dance Cabrio festival in Budapest Park in pictures – click on the photo