Usually we are careful with the adjective ‘unseen’, but in the case of this concert, we are ourselves still to the down to pens. Talk to us, but a Flemish singer is performing on Pukkelpop: that was – what, for us at least – yet still unseen.
And there were many more memorable moments. (It does here but not with those great adjectives!)
So we have Daan the party see dancing. Yes, Daan, who themselves were just as hypercoole chansonnier had presented while he are evergreens ‘The player’ and ‘Icon’ brought, saw himself forced to take part in the joligheid that Willy Sommers on the stage and in the tent relay. It was with slight reluctance that we have seen hear Daan. But it was you, that you are you are cool just dropped sail and went along with the flow!
For who was there now to resist the charm of Willy Sommers? We dare to say: níémand in the whole Marquee. The sultan of the Flemish song (not our words, but those of a master of ceremonies of service Rik Verheye) was lauded as a folk hero and hemeltjelief, what he did to that title, all the glory. Only nostalgia to the festivities in the village kermistenten during our youth plays for us now for sure tricks, but Sommers, who ascended the throne with ‘Like a lion in a cage’ and, thus, the entire tent to the armzwaaien got (“And now we run!’): that we were of a moving beauty. Even better was when we were young twenty-somethings around us lustily heard to sing along with ” Seven carnations, seven roses’, a song from 1971. When we ourselves were not yet even born.
Came also out of the old box, but it was a very impressive interpretation by Sennek: “Hello, strange man by Ann Christy. Now we already knew that Laura Groeseneken with her voice unprecedented heights reached (her version of the Bondsong ‘Tomorrow never dies’ on the Night of the Proms is always at), but that she is a theatrical song like this also to her hand, was a pleasant surprise.
For a concert that was announced as a concert of Mauro & the Kempenzonen loved Mauro is remarkably low profile. Himself he opened with a fine brassbandversie of ‘It’s a sad sad planet ” (yes, also Mauro has evergreens in his repertoire), but then he especially his guests and the Tielense brass band shine. Kudos also to trumpeter Jo Hermans: when he is found on a stage, you can thunder on to say that things are going well. (See also the passage from André Brasseur at Pukkelpop two years ago.)
Finally, one advice on this last day of the festival: let the sunshine in your heart.