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D80sV #75: Nena - 99 Luftballoons (Live)

Daily 80's Video #75: Man, always loved this song. From a little tike and on. And yet, never really knew what the song was about. Silliness. It could have something to do with being in German. Now that I've watched the video with the English subtitles I finally get it. Only took me 30 years. An anti-war song about all the tension in the world, particularly Germany, between East and West Germany, during the 80's, and the constant threat of war, where 99 balloons, mistaken for some sort of attack, could even set a chain reaction of war and destruction. Enjoy Nena's lead singer Gabriele Kerner who looks a lot prettier than I remember, perhaps even as pretty as the keyboard player, Uwe Fahrenkrog-Peterson, who really mugs it up for the camera, sporting twice the makeup and twice the attitude as anybody else involved. UPDATE: Video Blocked In The US...Ugh. So, here's a live performance from 1985, very nice! Get some D80sV merch. Or maybe curl up with a good ebook. Go to next D80sV.

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