Nostalgic 70s Rock Hymns with Brass
Live in Concert presented by Fantasy Music, Planet TT Bank Austria Halle Gasometer Wien, Austria 20221112
Since the 70s count as the best decade coming to Rock music, in many countries great iconic bands evolved. And after The European Siege, Kodaline and The Libertines, the Gasometer is the venue to host the most popular band from Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Earlier this month, Ceca played at Pyramide Vösendorf. And there are many other stars like Zeljko Samardzic or Dubioza kolektiv that are played on Big Radio 4. But none of them can reach Bijelo dugme. The band has a long and moving history but since their disbandment in 1989, they still like to play every now and then. And no matter if it is in the US, Australia, Zurich or the Wiener Konzerthaus, the fans love to see them performing.
At the entry, men in black suits control the tickets. As the lights turn out inside, Pink Floyd accompanies an intro of Fantasy Music on the screens, that showed ads of the Lugner City, Pitawerk and more before. Then another video shows Sarajevo 1984, ten years before the famous concert of Bruce Dickinson. And then at first nothing happens. But after both clips restart, Goran Bregović, Alija „Alen“ Islamović and eight more musicians get on stage.
A brass section of five, two background singers and a percussionist accompany Goran Bregović on guitar, who plays with an broken arm. And the audience celebrates the songs like „Nocas je k’o lubenica pun mjesec iznad Bosne“, „Pljuni i zapjevaj moja Jugoslavijo“, „Zar ne vidis da pravim budalu od sebe“, „Zamisli“ and „Ha, ha, ha“.
After a break, they return with more hits like „Ako ima Boga“, „Tako ti je mala moja kad ljubi Bosanac“ and „Ne spavaj mala moja muzika dok svira“. The mobile phones go up again as Mladen Vojičić „Tifa“ joins on stage. They continue with „Za Esmu“, „Đurđevdan Je A Ja Nisam S Onom Koju Volim“ and others until the final „Ružica si bila, sada više nisi“.
Unfortunately, the brass instruments cannot replace the Rock band elements. But Bijelo dugme manage to create a fantastic temper together with their passionate audience and a beautiful concert evening.