When @coustics turns Stöffel Park into a concert arena

Message of 07/10/2022

What was happening at Stöffel Park? All parking spaces fully occupied, crowds of people heading to the upper plateau, joyful and excited atmosphere? If you followed the people, the mystery was quickly solved: they all went to the basalt stage to listen to the outdoor concert “@coustics”.

(photos: Wolfgang Rabsch)

“@Coustics” set fire to the Stöffel park, a brilliant concert inspired
Enspel. The grandstand in front of the stage was occupied to the last seat, in advance the Stöffel-Park had set up several party tents above the stand, which were equipped with tent kits. These desirable spots were also fully occupied, so more benches had to be brought in to provide space for all visitors.

Martin Rudolph, Managing Director of Stöffel-Park literally struggled for words when he welcomed the group because he looked deeply impressed: “I’ve already participated in and helped organize a lot of events here at Stöffel-Park, but what am I experiencing here today, It’s absolutely the best “. The basalt scene has never been filled with so many people. But there was a reason: the @coustics Christmas concerts were completely sold out, but unfortunately all had to be canceled due to the pandemic. As tickets are still valid, many visitors are taking the opportunity to enjoy the summer concert.

There was a great cheer as the band entered the stage, the anticipation was enormous and “@coustics” played a home game. The concert was called “Neue Deutsche Welle” (NDW), synonymous with the style of music of the 80s and 90s shaped in Germany. Texts and music should only be used for fun, for suppressing the worries of everyday life with the joy of life and the joy of life. From the very first song, an invisible bond was established between “@coustics” and the audience, each song sung, applauded and honored with loud cheers. For example, on Tom Schilling’s “Major Tom”, the band could spare their votes because they took turns singing the lyrics or the audience. The same was true of the “Codo” (jet, high-speed jet) DÖF (German-Austrian Sensitivity). However, “Codo” was heavily corrupted because Eddie Stinner, a real boy from Herdorf rewrote the song in the deepest Herdorfer Platt, and it hit the audience directly.

Other NDW titles: Joachim Witt’s “Goldener Reiter”, “Carbonara” (Spliff), “Bank Robbery” (First General Uncertainty), “No Stars in Athens” (Stefan Remmler), “The Commissioner” (Falco), “Starry Sky “(Hubert Kah),” The Restricted Area Scandal “(Murphy’s Spider Gang),” Gross Domestic Product “(Geier Klappflug) and” 99 balloons “(Nena).

There were probably a lot of people in the audience who remembered their crazy disco days and got really scared. The atmosphere of nostalgia and unbridled joy and energy hovered over the basalt stage. Contrary to all predictions, even the rain clouds dispersed, and the sun cautiously crept out until it vanished onto the horizon in the form of a red-hot fireball. During the break, you could get energy for the second part of the concert from the party and catering service “DD – Idea”.

@Coustics offered a varied program with NDW’s music to the fore, but many international charts from the 1980s and 1990s were mixed in. For example, “Rebel Yell”, Billy Idol, Billi Jean (Michael Jackson), “Little Respect” (Erasure), “Maid of Orleans (orchestral maneuvers in the dark – OMD). The real highlight of the concert was the great song “Vienna” Ultravox, which the band really celebrated, carried by the amazing voice of Bernd Gaudernatsch. “Vienna” caused a real cheer, no wonder, as this interpretation was perfectly directed and took the audience’s breath away. Concentration dissolved only at the end of the song in boundless joy.
The band not only played music, but also entertained the guests with many anecdotes and gags, making fun of each other.

It goes without saying that the “@coustics” were only said goodbye after a few encore and a standing ovation and were certainly allowed to leave the stage happy after the two and a half hours of concert. (Wolfgang Rabsch)

“@Coustics” appeared in the following composition:
Timo Jaschewski: bass, tuba, accordion, vocals
Bruno Kötting: accordion, guitar, tenor horn, vocals
Eddie Stinner: guitar, trumpet, vocals
Bernd Gudernatsch: cajon, melody, vocals

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