One day later, on 7 July, Kontra K was the most expressive sound box on the stage. And before him stood a similarly gigantic sound box. This consisted of around 5,200 concert fans, who were absolutely enthralled with Kontra K. The opening number was “Oder nicht” (“Or not”) from his current album. The fans were with him right from the off, with hands raised high. The beat came from the front, like the joint heartbeat of the crowd. And it persisted to the very last seconds of the concert.
All were on their feet, singing and swaying. Kontra K stood on the stage, but he was always in the midst of the fans. Between two numbers he heard the strains of “Happy birthday to you” from the ranks. Apparently for someone called Joshua – the rapper responded at once, and suddenly the entire crowd was singing for Joshua. A superb experience for the birthday boy. And for the crowd. Because hip-hoppers love their community, and they love times like this.