On Saturday night 12th March 2016, German Techno Trio ‘Scooter’ descended on North London’s O2 Forum in Kentish Town. As part of their ‘Can’t Stop The Hardcore’ Tour, Scooter stopped over in the UK to perform a sold out London show.
The Forum was packed with a mixed crowd long before the headliners took to stage. Ravers, EDM-enthusiasts, young, old and basically everyone who was in the need of a good old rave.
DJ Phantasy had warmed up the crowd nicely and the excitement was almost unbearable, as the clock was striking 10:30 pm and it became clear that Scooter were about to tear up the place at any second!
Kicking things off with their recent single ‘Oi’ from 18th studio album ‘ACE’, Scooter took to stage and the crowd went wild.
Right from the start front man H.P. Baxxter had the crowd in the palm of his hand, encouraging sing-alongs and getting the revellers involved as much as possible.
A Scooter live show is energy in its finest form; everyone inside the Forum Kentish Town had put on their raving shoes and was living it large, showing off some impressive dance moves.
Heavy bass lines were banging through the venue, making your heart beat faster and keeping the punters on the edge.
The concert featured a brilliant mix of old and new Scooter material.
Well-loved hits such as ‘Ramp! (The Logical Song)’ or ‘The Question is what is the question’ went down an absolute treat, sending the crowd into a right frenzy.
Whilst screaming iconic lyrics into his mic, like the lyrical gem that is’ Respect to the man in the ice cream van’ , H.P. Baxxter was accompanied by some very talented dancers that showed off an array of dancing styles. The entire performance was only topped off by an impressive laser and pyro show! Certainly not one for the faint hearted.
Wrapping up their 90-minute rave, Scooter thanked their loyal posse by performing ‘ Hyper Hyper’, the song that kick-started their career in Germany 20 years ago.
Somehow Scooter managed to never lose track of their own distinctive sound, sounding as real as they used to in the mid-nineties.
And that is exactly what their fans cherish till today.