Full of energy, Boss comes on stage. It jumps from left to right like a bouncy ball. It energizes the masses. “I’ve been looking forward to this evening for three years,” he told them. The concert had to be postponed three times due to the Corona pandemic. But on Saturday, it was finally time. First there is “Ende der Einlonekeit” from his current album “Sunnyside”. Which of course is perfectly fine. With “Sunnyside” Bosse shows that he hasn’t lost his good mood even in the pandemic. When it was released, hardly anyone could have imagined that they would one day dance together again at prom. But the album exudes the joy of life and you can dance again. Just like the fans did from the start at the party.
Chiefs at Barclays Arena: From the second song everyone sings
At least with the second song “Very cool”, everyone sings it, the whole audience agrees. Hardly anyone is still sitting. “It feels really good,” Axel “Aki” Boss calls out to the crowd. He’s already sweating after the second song, but he’s also going through a training program on stage: because he jumps and dances without interruption.
“Sunnyside” tour: new songs and old songs
The audience is mixed. Die-hard Bosse fans, kids and teens representing their first concert, couples and groups for generations – and they all want the same thing: to celebrate Bosse and his music. More than 7,500 fans came.
The program is as diverse as the audience. Many songs of course from the current album. And they are, as you know, chiefs: personal and political, loud and quiet, sad, optimistic and funny. From grief to social criticism, everything is included. Of course he also has other songs for fans, such as “Dein Hurra”, “Hello Hometown” and “Everything Now”. Or some songs from the album “Taxi” like “Love Is Quiet”.
Fans donate food to ‘Your Pot’
And then there’s the clouds. On Friday, Aki Boss called for donations. His fans must bring non-perishable food to the concert and deliver it to the stand of the relief organization “Dein Topf” at the entrance to the hall. “Dein Topf” is a voluntary association that takes care of the needy and homeless in Hamburg. Anyone who comes with a donation will get a ticket with a number. Prize: Two tickets each to the Bosse Living Room Gala five times. Then he draws lots on stage and announces the winners. And because he’s so happy he wanted to donate—a truck for hauling isn’t enough, he says—there are a few winners. Then the music continues.
Concert in Hamburg: Three Second Songs, Color Clips and One More
At the end there is one of his biggest hits: “Schönste Zeit”. With this song, his career really took off. The hall trembles – everyone sings, jumps and dances. Then: three repetitions. First things calm down again with “Dad,” a song for his father. After “I’m waiting for you” comes the real ending: “The Last Dance”. Whoever thinks until then, more is not possible, will be better educated. It’s over! The mood is at its peak. Then the confetti cannon fires at the end – you think. But there is another song: “Karanesh”. Then it was really over. “Hamburg is always the most beautiful place,” Boss says of his parting. Once again he managed to take the audience with him with his energy and good mood. In this way the whole hall is involved.