22 February 2014
Bootsy Collins & The Funk Unity Band
“I Give A Funk” Tour
Kaufleuten, Pelikanplatz, Zürich
by Allblues Konzert AG
For those who don’t know who Bootsy Collins is I will add a few personal highlights of his career: He played bass for James Brown and George Clinton-legendary figures to say the least. He has also collaborated with Fatboy Slim, Deee-Lite, Snoop Doggy Dogg and others and he is considered to be one of the greatest pioneers of funk music. If you don’t know him..check him out for sure!
This is not a typical report, I arrived just a few moments before the beginning of the concert, shot the first three songs and left after that due to tight schedule, but I will write just a few words about what I saw and heard.
I struggled my way through to the front left side of the stage where I was pined down-it was that full, it was literally impossible to move with my bag and gear, so all the photos where taken from the left side, not a bad thing but I wished I had more time to try to roam around a bit to take photos of the full band which counts more than 10 members!
The crowd took over Kaufleuten, it was full of Bootsy Collins fans up to the exit door, I had no idea that Zürich had that many funk music fans! Sound was crystal clear and way powerful and everything was set accordingly for a nice funky night! Bootsy Collins crew did a good job warming up the audience for the great entrance.
When Bootsy entered the stage the crowd gave him a warm welcome, participating in every track-dancing and grooving all the way! Bootsy Collins with his band-The Funk Unity Band-gave people what they wanted: Joyful, Funkful and super bass experience with a non stop flow that kept everyone alive and kicking..even me-between short breaks when I was adjusting my camera settings..I caught myself moving to the rhythm (:p), wish I could enjoy the full show, so I will be looking forward to his next appearance for sure-a highly recommended “must go to” concert indeed!