Canceled or canceled concerts due to too strict Corona rules? One of the greats in the music business finds this disrespectful to the fans. He still does not think 2G is ok.
Dortmund – First Nena fans went empty-handed, then Helge Schneider’s: Both musicians canceled concerts because they did not like the conditions under which the concerts had to take place due to the applicable Corona rules. As RUHR24 * reports, this is absolutely absurd for the globally successful musician Chris de Burgh (“Lady in Red”).
|Chris de Burgh||Irish singer and composer|
|Date / place of birth||October 15, 1948 / Argentina|
|greatest successes||Lady in Red, Don’t Pay the Ferryman, Where Peaceful Waters Flow, Missing You and High on Emotion|
Corona: Cancellation of concerts like Helge Schneider and Nena are out of the question for Chris de Burgh
In July, the organizer canceled a Nena concert in Berlin after the singer asked her fans to disregard the Corona rules. Further concerts by Nena were even canceled in advance by the organizers. Helge Schneider, on the other hand, pulled the rip cord himself and also broke off a concert.
As a reason, he later gave the event concept, which he described as “threadbare and stupid” – his fans had to sit in beach chairs. Establishing contact with the audience was not possible, so Helge Schneider frustrated, who was also upset about the service staff constantly walking through the ranks.
Nena and Helge Schneider obey Corona rules: fans were disappointed by abandoning concerts
In the end, however, the behavior of the entertainers led to the same thing for the fans of the two: The concert they had probably been looking forward to did not take place as expected. Singer Chris de Burgh has no understanding for such airs as Helge Schneider and Nena displayed. In an interview with t-online , he explained why.
“There are people who have to hire a babysitter for an evening like this, buy train tickets or pay for a hotel room,” says the musician. Canceling a concert is therefore never an option for him. He has already played 3,500 concerts worldwide – and not canceled a single one. He thinks that the two German entertainers broke off their concerts “disrespectful”.
Nevertheless, he does not have a consistently bad opinion of his colleague Nena. She is a great woman. One still has to adhere to the applicable rules. “This corona is a nasty virus, people are dying from it in a cruel way. It feels like drowning, ”de Burgh told t-online .
Corona rules at concerts: Discriminating non-vaccinated people will lead to problems
That is why he himself is completely vaccinated – out of conviction: “Vaccinations work!”, Said the singer. He experienced that himself in his childhood in Africa: “I could have got infections like yellow fever, polio, tuberculosis or other diseases if I hadn’t been vaccinated.”
Nevertheless, even in the corona pandemic *, it is not right to discriminate or marginalize someone. To give concerts only for vaccinated people is not the right way. Treating vaccinated and non-vaccinated people differently “will lead to major social problems,” said the singer.
Concert canceled due to Corona rules: Helge Schneider distances himself from lateral thinkers
With a view to corona deniers and Qanon supporters, the singer adds that he can only pity supporters of conspiracy theories. “Absurd things are being spread,” said de Burgh, and yet many would take it at “face value”.
Nena in particular is now said to sympathize with the lateral thinker scene. In contrast to the singer from Hagen, Helge Schneider credibly distanced herself from the maverick scene * after the concert was canceled a little later.
While Nena celebrated a party with Corona deniers and QAnon supporters shortly after the concert disaster *, the comedian reacted rigorously to the applause he received from the movement after his concert was canceled: “They don’t have to bother me . “ * RUHR24 is part of the IPPEN.MEDIA editorial network.
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