Dion’s 3 California review & photos/front row/backstage
All my photos can be found at my link:http://www.webshots.com/user/theSCORPIONS
It all begins with the friendships I’ve made through the Scorpions music & live shows.
Aug 1,2008 @ Konocti Harbor, Kelseyville, CA:
My brother Marcus who took me to my 1st Scorpions concert:
April 21,1984 @ Cal Expo, Sacramento,CA (Bon Jovi opened)http://inlinethumb59.webshots.com/22906 ... 600Q85.jpg
Julie & Jay (JibJab)http://inlinethumb46.webshots.com/16685 ... 600Q85.jpg
Chip (Chiparoo):http://inlinethumb59.webshots.com/9082/ ... 600Q85.jpg
Todd:http://inlinethumb45.webshots.com/42412 ... 600Q85.jpg
Toshiko & Rolf:http://inlinethumb15.webshots.com/3022/ ... 600Q85.jpg
A fan I met last year who brought roses for Klaus:http://inlinethumb18.webshots.com/31697 ... 600Q85.jpg
Austria Fan ?:http://inlinethumb22.webshots.com/23445 ... 600Q85.jpg
Todd, Chip, Wolf, & Delsa:http://inlinethumb08.webshots.com/41543 ... 600Q85.jpg
Aug 2,2008 @ Shoreline Amphitheater, MT. View, CA:http://inlinethumb24.webshots.com/26327 ... 600Q85.jpghttp://inlinethumb30.webshots.com/20957 ... 600Q85.jpg
FunnyNunny & Sebastian:http://inlinethumb11.webshots.com/40394 ... 600Q85.jpg
Janine aka Raven-girl & Hubby:http://inlinethumb12.webshots.com/7371/ ... 600Q85.jpg
My Metal Brother from Reno (Chris NHL)http://inlinethumb10.webshots.com/27657 ... 600Q85.jpg
Marto, J Da & Crew from Rancho Cordova,CA:http://inlinethumb12.webshots.com/39563 ... 600Q85.jpg
Tim (East Coast)http://inlinethumb63.webshots.com/42430 ... 600Q85.jpg
Christina Michelle - http://www.myspace.com/christinamichellerocks
(Her band Teaze played an after show party – Scorpions San Jose Dec 3,2004 show)http://inlinethumb16.webshots.com/41743 ... 600Q85.jpg
Lisa, Kevin Graft, Leslie:http://inlinethumb46.webshots.com/42477 ... 600Q85.jpg
It was Leslie’s Birthday…her & Pawel hit it off:http://inlinethumb21.webshots.com/40020 ... 600Q85.jpg
Donna & her crew:http://inlinethumb05.webshots.com/41156 ... 600Q85.jpg
Elaine La Russa (ARF): (Met backstage at the Dec 1,3, & 5,2004 shows)http://inlinethumb41.webshots.com/19816 ... 600Q85.jpghttp://www.arf.net/
(Animal Rescue Foundation)
Links to more photos & interviews:http://www.1077thebone.com/jocks/joerock/http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbe ... mID=102475http://groundcontrolmag.com/detail/2/1154/
Backstage at Konocti Harbor Aug 1,2008
Matthias told me he has signed so many of my photo of him. MJ said “If you can make money off that photo…go for it” I took that as a HUGE compliment, but told him I just like sharing with other fans.http://inlinethumb31.webshots.com/20702 ... 600Q85.jpg
Rudolf was signing a live shot poster my friend made Kevin Graft made me.http://www.kevingraft.comhttp://www.rokfoto.com
(Scroll down to Scorpions – pics are from Arco Arena, Sacramento,CA Dec 1,2004)
Rudolf live shot Poster – Kevin Graft – gift for X-Mas 2007 – I got it signed!http://inlinethumb56.webshots.com/42103 ... 600Q85.jpg
Rudolf was so impressed, he asked for a copy. The next night in Mt. View Kevin got to meet Rudolf & give Rudolf his card personally!http://inlinethumb62.webshots.com/24637 ... 600Q85.jpg
Matthias & Hurricane Aug 2,2008:http://inlinethumb41.webshots.com/19816 ... 600Q85.jpg
I finally got my Schenker Brothers shirt signed by Rudolf:http://inlinethumb55.webshots.com/31542 ... 600Q85.jpg
I haven’t washed that shirt since before I got Michael Schenker to sign it June 15,2007!
This is a great 8x10 Kim & Joe made up for fans after the 2007 shows – I got mine signed:http://inlinethumb37.webshots.com/43556 ... 600Q85.jpg
I officially have 4 different Humanity Hour I cds:http://inlinethumb02.webshots.com/44033 ... 600Q85.jpg
I wanted to keep going with more links & stuff…but I don’t think I’d get it done & it’s been a week since the shows!
I also wanted to go into how much I care about each one of my friends…but I’m having trouble with that. I don't think my words could tell exactly how much I feel for them all.
My friends who have gotten to know me, know where my heart is & how much each of them mean to me.
I know Chip, Rudi, & I will be getting together for the Nor Cal Uli Jon Roth shows in Sept. 2008!
I will try to update my review. I’ve been at shows all week here in Nor Cal.
I think most all my photos will show what a good time we all had.
I was really glad to see Rudolf sing “Hey You” That was the highlight of the sets for me.
I enjoyed the Mt. View live set the most, simple because I got to stay in one spot & rock out without getting hassled by staff. In Costa Mesa all the front row floor seats were for the staff & family of the Fair that was going on…so they went because they had FREE tickets. So they kicked most of us FOSer’s off the floor.