Singer-songwriter-and-White, the first Corona-the concert | the Boulevard

a song of Wincent Weiss says: Hey, since music should be. In many concert halls was last modified: Ey, there should be an audience. But it was not. In Cologne,

Singer-songwriter-and-White, the first Corona-the concert | the Boulevard

a song of Wincent Weiss says: Hey, since music should be. In many concert halls was last modified: Ey, there should be an audience. But it was not. In Cologne, one has to Know the changed now - with Wincent. He's testing whether Live music with pandemic compatible.

Köln (dpa) - As Wincent Weiss to 20.48 PM on the stage, he looks in an Arena, for this evening, this is what every musician wants: it is completely sold out. Only it looks not at all after that.

In the stands, many seat shells are empty, in the interior, visitors are dispersed and surrounded by plexiglass boxes. Also White, it is striking that there is something not quite seems to fit. He laughs as he calls out to his audience: "thanks for the sales house!"

There is a special concert, the White plays this evening in Cologne's Lanxess-Arena. The Strange are, in fact, it is not the number or the arrangement of the audience - but that the Show in Corona-the times ever comes about. Months in Cologne was not possible. Now, a concept was developed, with the in the Arena, back to the music in front of Live audiences allowed to play. The organisers describe it as Europe's "unique" in the derelict concert industry. White is the first artist to test it. "I'm now a Guinea pig for all," he says.

The sharp drop in the number of viewers is part of the Plan. Around 900 Fans are allowed in a hall, in which up to 20,000 people. So their paths do not cross, has divided the Arena into five independent, radically separate zones. Each has its own input and output, own toilets, own drinks stands. The most conspicuous part of the concept of the so-called Cubes, so the cube, in the interior, but. The Plexiglas boxes for the few people in the audience are on the stage and open at the top. Between them: distance. The same applies to the lower tier, where Fans can sit. White steps in front of a mini audience on paint.

The musician is still excited. "Cool! Cool! Cool!", he calls. "The first concert for us in 2020, in front of an audience." The 27-Year-old has bowed to the comprehensive Corona-rules for the evening. It is time to do pioneering work. "I'm not allowed to actively request to Sing," he explains, for example, his mostly young, female Fans. The no prompt need. It mood. On the basis of the noise level, one can only guess it is difficult, if 900 or 9000 people in the hall.

His last concert had been White earlier in December. He sang in a Ski-area, lowest-Corona-time. As a colleague emigrated at some point in the absence of other opportunities on a strange drive-in movie theater concerts, he was not there. "I didn't say that, somehow, I've got buck," he said of the dpa. "I want to make music, I want to play in front of people and not in front of cars that honk at me all the time."

Him self-whether in the Corona-forced break is not so bad given says White. A lot of time with the family, a lot of time for Creative - among other things, working on a new Album. But for his Band and the Crew the time had been "great hell". Now there is time to return to work, and it was good. And the Fans were also happy. The obligations in the case. "It was a different mood," says Anna, 23 years old. "But it was still great."

Financially, the concept is according to the Parties, still nothing, with a lot of money can be made. The current capacity is in a range, in the "kidney rather" subsidies, explained the organizer. Interesting perspective, but should eventually be more visitors.

Many of the artists who now want to occur in Cologne, in the same Format, playing several Shows in a row. Also, White stays for four concerts for several days in Cologne - which for him is quite unusual. He has his Skateboard and wants to spend in Cologne time in the skate Park. Corona makes it possible.

Updated Date: 23 June 2020, 06:35

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