on saturday i went to the middle of nowhere germany to attend a free Nena (of 99 Red Balloons fame) concert.
i’ve always wanted to see her live and can finally say i did. she is SO CUTE AND ADORABLE IN PERSON and it’s great to hear songs i obsessed over so many years ago (she did great versions of Fragezeichen and Nur Geträumt, and of course 99 Luftballons). the thing is, you’d think i’d be easy to pick out in the audience (since i’m pretty sure i was the only non-caucasian person there), but even after looking through the official news report footage (video in german) and the official pictures, i can’t be certain. i’ve highlighted where i think i am in the video, but none of the angles are right and the resolution is pretty low. alas.
to compare, here is some video i shot. you can clearly see the man with the green cap in front of me.
well, even if there is no official proof, i was indeed there and so glad the rain stayed away after a crazy downpour before the concert started and a brief moment during the opening acts.