I recently explained to you the phenomenon of German Music known as Schlager. But I am about to share with you the ultimate phenomenon. The man that puts all other Schlager singers to SHAME! Thats right, to shame. He’s a hairy beast (stay with me on this) who really drives home the “flower power” statement. He is…..the great….the incredible….the hairy……..
DIETER THOMAS KUHN!!!!!!!!
Ok….I know, you’re not nearly as excited as I am when I say that but this guy is crazy weird. He has this cult following that is scary actually but I give in to it just because it’s so strange and SO bizarre! I first went to his concert last year and his concerts sell out pretty quickly. Upon arriving to the concert people were dressed in strange outfits, wigs, and bright neon colors and 95% of the people were holding sunflowers. Apparently, this guy loves sunflowers?!?! Anywho, before I go any further….this is the one and only Dieter:
Ahhh yes….the faint scream of terrified readers. What a joyous sound! Well, his music is just that much better! This year we went to a concert in Rottweil (yes, a town with it’s own mascot, The Rottweiler.) And although we don’t really go so much for the music, we do go for the drinking and the weird costumes. Ours were pretty awesome too for a last minute put together kind of deal. What do ya think?!
The music is of course about happiness and love and Dieter kind of puts a swig of “Salsa” in there. A little spanish twist, if you will. But the crowd loves him and they go totally crazy when he comes out to sing! I sneakily took a few pictures of some others around us and their outfits. Everyone comes dressed up as hippies so it’s kind of funny to see all these Germans walking around dressed like they missed Woodstock.
The thing about Dieter Thomas Kuhn is that he was very big back in the day and he was well known for his hair…that beautiful curled under hair. (OMG!) and the best part of it all…he wears a chest toupee!! YES! As if you couldnt really tell from the pictures above, but it’s true. Some fans even wear the same toupee to his concerts to show their appreciation for his Royal Hairiness!
Of course, I wouldn’t leave you without letting you hear some of his music so I will leave you with this joyous video and let you decide…is he for real or is he just a joke?
Until next time, Readers!!! xoxoxoxoxo