On Saturday night, Robbie Williams gave his only concert in 2022 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland with tickets available. About 100,000 fans celebrated the former “Take That” star. The 48-year-old carefully adopted the title of the song “Let Me Entertain You”: private cuddling on stage, an unexpected break and a disgusting faux pas.
The stage glowed radiant red, the words “Hello Munich”, “Am I still your son?” and “I want to contact the living.” The nearly 100,000 fans didn’t seem to mind the 20-minute delay, the cheers grew louder and more and more cell phones rang.
A few minutes later the first bass of Robbie Williams’ greatest hits sounded out: “Let Me Entertain You”. The artist himself entered the stage wearing a black T-shirt, red socks, black slippers and thick silver chains.
He was accompanied by a dozen dancers who were able to compete with Helene Fischer thanks to their shining full-body costumes and perfectly practiced dance performances. Almost the entire exhibition center sang, danced and jumped. Robbie Williams couldn’t have started his concert better.
Fans were not interested in indie rock and electro DJs
The Briton just knows how to put people in a good mood – unlike his first performances “Josh Savage” and “Lufthaus”. The former tried in vain to attract new fans with sleepy indie rock, but no one really wanted to clap and sing.
Even with “Lufthaus”, a duo of UK DJs, the atmosphere was moderate – despite a few covers of famous songs such as “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (Man After Midnight)” (ABBA) and “Sweet Dreams” (Erithmica) .
Even Robbie Williams becomes emotional
So let’s get back to the real star of the evening. After “Entertain You” came more classics, for which Robbie Willams almost always had a little anecdote about his origins and / or his life – often with strong language.
With his head dangling slightly, the artist announced the evergreen who always sang with his father (fondly referred to by him as “daddy”), who now suffers from Parkinson’s disease: “Sweet Caroline”.
The singer agreed with great emotions with the song “Love my Life”, dedicated to his children. But Robbie wouldn’t be Robbie if he hadn’t used his heartbeat bonus this evening.
This time the chosen ones: Lisa and Barbara – two ladies from the audience who then, many back and forth, were neither too young nor too old for Mr. Williams. His own words, by the way.
The two selected evenings are Lisa and Barbara
For Lisa, it was on the sofa, shoulder to shoulder with the star itself. The hearts of Robbie and Lisa appeared in the center of the huge screens, strewn with roses. Robbie sang “Something Stupid” and hovered around his somewhat embarrassed chosen one, including patting him on both sides. It doesn’t get any more romantic than this. Although almost.
As the penultimate song, the 48-year-old cast his sweet rock hit par excellence: “She’s the One”. At this point, Barbara came into play as the song should be dedicated to her this evening.
Unfortunately, she was not as lucky as Lisa and missed the 150-meter-wide stage. She had to do without hugging a star in front of nearly 100,000 other fans, but her face was exaggerated on all screens.
Disgusting faux pas by nicotine candies
After the song, it turned out that not hugging Robbie was also not the worst, because: The star confessed after the song that he came back briefly during the song and threw up. Blame it: sucking on nicotine mints for too long.
There were almost 70 of them that day. In a typical Robbie way, covering the faux pas with a smile, Barbara quickly caught your attention. He asked her if she was happy with the performance and if half the song would be enough for a dedication. Barbara nodded and then the last song started: “Angels”.
A song that everyone was waiting for and that was also to be feared. Because about half an hour earlier, the mood changed for a few minutes. The stage lights went out, the music stopped. Is this the end of the concert? The eyes and emotions of the fans questioning.
But Mr. Williams did not wait long. The artist has just exchanged a brocade jacket for a bathrobe. The show could go on.
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Williams: “I’m a narcissist, but I love it”
So Robbie Williams has prepared some surprises for his fans. For example, a 48-year-old fired some air gun gadgets at the audience as a reward for the effort “Bambambam” to the song “Road to Maderlay” by fans.
Overall, the rock star was very emotional and connected with the audience. Time and time again, he warmly thanked his fans for decades of support. Even jokes at their own expense have not been neglected, such as “I’m a narcissist, but I love it.” A small self-promotion of the new album and its biographical film “Lepszy man” was also necessary.
Joke, charm and rock’n’roll
In conclusion, the artist from Great Britain presented a show full of self-irony, charm and classics. It is doubtful whether this was the culmination of his solo career, whose 25th anniversary – or thanks to Corona, he celebrated its 27th anniversary with a concert.
Because there is definitely room for improvement in the mood. But it wasn’t the weather’s fault. Despite the worst forecasts of storms and rain, the weather gods remained on the side of Robbie Williams.
It wasn’t until the song “Angels”, which is otherwise considered a goalkeeper, that she started to dribble a bit. That didn’t stop people from singing the classic a cappella again at the end, which Robbie sang as his only encore. Unfortunately, there was nothing else.
More punctual than many Germans, the singer said goodbye to the fans and the band with a bow from the stage.
It was an evening of superlatives: the concert at the Munich exhibition center was the only concert of Helene Fischer in Germany in 2022 and the biggest show of her career so far. Spectacular evening in pictures.