To the moon and back – shooting stars at Medals Plaza
20 January 2012
With a 250kg World War II aerial bomb being discovered during construction work at Bozner Platz on Thursday afternoon, it was far from certain that the evening concert would be able to do ahead as planned. However, with the bomb defused and the crowd out in force, Tanz Baby! and Kommando Elefant (hosted by Austrian radio station FM4) took to the stage – and were dynamite!
David Kleinl, Kristian "Mu" Musser and the famous Bontempi-home organ – Tanz Baby! gave it their all at the Samsung Music Festival with their unique sound influenced by the New German Wave. Smartly dressed vocalist David sang about love, aspirations and south sea dreams, as he let his ‘sailors’ – a.k.a crowd – sway along to the sound of the ocean. Jumping off the stage and singing face-to-face with those in the front row, he called on the Innsbruck audience to look into the deep, melancholic, love-filled universe with hits such as “Let us look at the stars“.
Following them onto the stage was the Viennese band Kommando Elefant, who took it upon themselves to continue the journey started by Tanz Baby! The songs moved from guitar pop and electro, party and melancholy, piano and synthesiser, as the four-man collective looked to the skies with lyrics such as “Fly with me beyond, to the moon, the moon.” After a round trip from Alaska to moon, there was only one thing left to do: “Party, party, party ‘til sunset!”
Friday promises to be just as eventful with Kaizers Orchestra performing at Medals Plaza.