Event photographer in Dortmund for professional event photography
Event photographer in Dortmund for professional event photography
Event photographer in Dortmund for professional event photography
Event photographer in Dortmund for professional event photography

Event photography in Dortmund's Westfalenhalle
Live WDR4 event "Ab in die 80er"

Event photographer in Dortmund for professional event photography

As an event photographer and concert photographer, I took professional photographs of the WDR4 event "Ab in die 80er" in the Westfalenhalle Dortmund. As a child of the 80s, this is a nice change for the photographer when I am otherwise professionally deployed with my camera in the Westfalenhalle and neighboring exhibition halls for meetings, trade fairs, company celebrations, anniversaries, conferences and gala events as an experienced trade fair photographer Dortmund. And the year before, I had already taken photos of the "Ab in die 80er" 2022 event: Midge Ure, OMD, xPropaganda, Sydney Youngblood and Sandra.

The Westfalenhalle in Dortmund is not only a renowned venue, but also a place where significant moments were created in the 80s. From 1985, "Peters Pop Show" was the successor to "Thommys Pop Show". The presenter Peter Illmann, former "Formel Eins" presenter, began his career at ZDF in spring 1985 with his show "P.I.T. - Peter Illmann Treff". At the end of 1985, he succeeded Thomas Gottschalk with the pop show "Peters Pop Show". The ZDF program of the same name was broadcast from the Westfalenhalle in Dortmund. Peter Illmann is therefore the ideal choice for this event.

Event photography at the live WDR4 event "Ab in die 80er" in Dortmund's Westfalenhalle
Event photography at the live WDR4 event "Ab in die 80er" in Dortmund's Westfalenhalle
Event photography at the live WDR4 event "Ab in die 80er" in Dortmund's Westfalenhalle
Event photography at the live WDR4 event "Ab in die 80er" in Dortmund's Westfalenhalle

WDR4 brought the following artists on stage for this 80s event: Fancy, Nick Kershaw, Spider Murphy Gang, Kim Wilde and Holly Johnson.

"Slice me Nice" was the first song that Fancy released under his stage name in 1984. It reached eleventh place in Germany, ninth place in Switzerland and even second place in Austria. Fancy presents Italo-pop and the atmosphere among the more than 5,500 spectators is already good at the start of the event.

Event photography for Fancy at the live WDR4 event "Ab in die 80er" in Dortmund's Westfalenhalle
Event photography for Fancy at the live WDR4 event "Ab in die 80er" in Dortmund's Westfalenhalle
Event photography for Fancy at the live WDR4 event "Ab in die 80er" in Dortmund's Westfalenhalle
Event photography for Fancy at the live WDR4 event "Ab in die 80er" in Dortmund's Westfalenhalle

Nick Kershaw, an icon of the 1980s, is one of the stars with songs such as "The Riddle" and "Wouldn't It Be Good". Before he became successful with these songs, he played in British underground bands. His performance in the Westfalenhalle Dortmund shows a rockier musical direction that fits in well with the times.

Event photography with Nick Kershaw at the live WDR4 event "Ab in die 80er" in Dortmund's Westfalenhalle
Event photography with Nick Kershaw at the live WDR4 event "Ab in die 80er" in Dortmund's Westfalenhalle
Event photography with Nick Kershaw at the live WDR4 event "Ab in die 80er" in Dortmund's Westfalenhalle
Event photography with Nick Kershaw at the live WDR4 event "Ab in die 80er" in Dortmund's Westfalenhalle

The event evening will be hosted by professional presenter Peter Illmann, himself one of the icons of 80s television.

The Spider Murphy Gang are best known for their song "Skandal im Sperrbezirk". This song was number one in the charts in Germany for 35 weeks in 1981 charts in Germany, 16 weeks in Austria and 11 weeks in Switzerland. The Dortmund's Westfalenhalle shook with enthusiasm for this song. Günther Sigl, the band's bassist and singer, is obviously having fun, when he asks the audience about rock 'n' roll and then answers himself that he wouldn't play anything else anyway.

Event photography with the Spider Murphy Gang at the live WDR4 event "Ab in die 80er" in Dortmund's Westfalenhalle
Event photography with the Spider Murphy Gang at the live WDR4 event "Ab in die 80er" in Dortmund's Westfalenhalle
Event photography with the Spider Murphy Gang at the live WDR4 event "Ab in die 80er" in Dortmund's Westfalenhalle
Event photography with the Spider Murphy Gang at the live WDR4 event "Ab in die 80er" in Dortmund's Westfalenhalle

The stage has to be rearranged again and again for the stars, but DJ Torsten Matschke ensures that this live event never gets boring by playing hits from the 80s and encouraging the audience to party.

Kim Wilde, with her wild mane from the 1980s, is no longer quite so wild, but her energy is still palpable. She had a huge hit with "Keep Me Hanging On", especially in Germany, Switzerland and the UK. Her biggest hit is, of course, "Kids In America", her first single from 1981. Kim Wilde sends the audience in the Westfalenhalle into raptures and into motion.

Event photography with Kim Wilde at the live WDR4 event "Ab in die 80er" in Dortmund's Westfalenhalle
Event photography with Kim Wilde at the live WDR4 event "Ab in die 80er" in Dortmund's Westfalenhalle
Event photography with Kim Wilde at the live WDR4 event "Ab in die 80er" in Dortmund's Westfalenhalle
Event photography with Kim Wilde at the live WDR4 event "Ab in die 80er" in Dortmund's Westfalenhalle

The audience, some of whom have traveled to this event from abroad, naturally have different favorites, from Kim Wilde to Holly Johnson to Nik Kershaw. They are all fans of 80s music and celebrate a successful 80s party together.

Event photography with Holly Johnson at the live WDR4 event "Ab in die 80er" in Dortmund's Westfalenhalle
Event photography with Holly Johnson at the live WDR4 event "Ab in die 80er" in Dortmund's Westfalenhalle
Event photography with Holly Johnson at the live WDR4 event "Ab in die 80er" in Dortmund's Westfalenhalle
Event photography with Holly Johnson at the live WDR4 event "Ab in die 80er" in Dortmund's Westfalenhalle

Holly Johnson, known from Frankie Goes To Hollywood in the 1980s, impresses with his martial and loud stage presence. The musician still has a loyal fan base today.


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