3,500 fans, Basti gags and Schönbrunner German. Jan Böhmermann starts his tour in Vienna on Wednesday. Wanda rocked too.
A cult start to the new concert year: brute satirist Jan Böhmermann had Vienna freaking out on Wednesday with the offbeat political pop show “Ehrenfeld Intergalactic”. 3,500 fans rocked in the Gasometer. Tickets have been sold out since September.
“The tour is not only for entertainment, but is also a kind of political development aid,” he explained in advance about the interaction with the Rundfunk Tanzorchester. And then kept more than his word at the start of the tour in Vienna. The Magazin Royale star was already right as an opener the Schunkel hit “Ischgl-Fieber”. Corona mask and Gabalier kidding included: Husti-Husti-Ho. That also made noble fans like Marco Pogo or Roman Gregory smile in the audience.
It continued explosively: with songs like “Defend yourself against the state”, “Do you think the Russians want war?” or “The police are not on the Internet” together with the provocative announcement “except privately as an FPÖ functionary” and funny political Gags: “Who is the chancellor in your country right now?” he asked or “Behind which moneybag is Basti hiding?” In addition, he said a crisp “You’re welcome” based on his prophecy of the Ibiza video. Everything in the nasal exaggerated Schönbrunner German.
In between, there was a surprising amount of instrumental music, a rapper outfit and the promised star guest in the well over two-hour show, which after a strong start delivered a few moments of shame from strangers: Marco Wanda took over the microphone for “Va Bene”: “I had Nothing better today than wi*** and watch Netflix.”
As an encore, after a Daft Punk medley, there was also – “We’re only singing that today” – “Immer wieder Österreich” on the program.