A retro night showcasing the songs of artistes of the 1980s era was held at the Swami Vivekananda International Convention Centre (SVICC), Pailles on Saturday. The event was hosted by Laurent Petitguillaume.
It showed that the songs which were ranked among the Top 50 have remained timeless. Lio started the evening with the famous song, ‘Les brunes comptent pas pour des prunes’, which was followed by ‘d’Amoureux solitaire.’ Richard Sanderson took over the stage with songs such as ‘Reality’ extract from ‘Boum 1′, ‘Your eyes’, ‘BO’ from Boum 2′ and ‘You call it love’ Plastic Bertrand came on the stage to interpret ‘Bambino’ followed by Cookie Dingler who sang the hit song ‘Ne la laisse pas tomber, elle est si fragile, être une femme libérée tu sais c’est pas si facile’.
The public was so moved by the sing that they repeated in chorus with the singer.
The playboy of the evening Jean-Luc Lahaye finally appeared on scene. He was dressed in black, leather jacket and invited everyone to come in front of the stage and started his singing tour with ‘Débarquez-moi’ and ‘Papa chanteur’.
The singer kept his best in the end, and rendered the song ‘Femme que j’aime’ which is his biggest success.
Another artistes to come on stage and make the crowd vibrate is Jean-Pierre Mader who beautifully interpreted ‘Disparu’ and ‘Macumba’.
Later, the artist said on stage, “For my first visit to the island, I am delighted to share this little moment of happiness with you,” he said.
Cream of the cream was reserved for the end of the show. Emile et Images composed of Emile Wandelmer, Jean-Louis Pujade and Mario Ramsamy delivered a series such as ‘Plus près des étoiles’.
At the end of the show, the artistes graciously signed autographs for their enthusiastic fans at the venue. It seemed like the memory of the 80′s will remain forever engraved in the memories of the fans.