I'm back from Chania ! Not in one piece ........
1st I give you the complet set list:
Lovin u Sunday morning
Make it real
Coast to coast
Send me an angel
Tease me, please me (without dancer
Kottak attack (with Athena)
RYLAH (with Gus G from Firewind and normally Don Dokken)
No one like u
I 'll try to do short.
The week-end had very bad started Friday when the fligh of my friend had 4hours delay, result she missed the boat. I visited a bit Athens with my suitcase
, 20 min on the Acropol, it was fast but I had only 5 hours between the flight arrival and boat departure. On the boat I met some greeks fan, like Antonis.
Saturday I'm arrive around 6h30 in Chania city center, My friend Céline is arrived 1h30 later by plane, no other way to be on time for the show. We had a breakfast, bought a ticket, found the hotel had a blessing shower
and finally left around 13 o'clock to the staduim. There was around 20 fans waiting on the gate, later I will learnt that it was Katerina and her friends.
The stadium is very small and look like too a field lost in a middle of nowhere.
We where on the 1st row's middle. The barrier was very far from the stage
About the show:
(songs in greek)
Dokken was Ok. I think the show was very good, but I don't know the songs. James and Athena seems to be Dokken 's fan, they are stayed all the show on the back of the stage and rocked like people of the audience.
Firewind, I really liked them. I will go to see them again oneday. Some pyro effects during the show, it was very good. Rudolf watched the beginning of the show.
Scorpions was perfect like everytime and I found them in very good mood
There wasn't the giant screan on the back, due the the wind, just 2 small on each side of the stage. The giant scorpion in decoration was missing too.
The audience, they enjoyed all the show but .... it's the 1st and last time I do a show in Greece.
The people are completly crazy and unfairplay !!!!!
They push, hit, crush everytime just to win 2cm. It's really crazy !!! I don't like this mind! In the middle of the barrier there was a "gate" with the cable under. When Klaus started to launch drumstick, this gate opened it due to the pressure. The security guys tried to repare it but it break 2 or 3 other times during the show. I was just by side of this gate, it was very strong to keep my position.
Close of Katerina some people started to fight cause of the pushing, and the secutity didn't care
At the end I was so angry that I shout.
Now, my body is very painfull, I know where was the barrier on my body, my shoudlers are painfull due to the bad postion, and my arms .... I got many bruises !
It was my 26th show of Scorps and the worst experience with the audience.
People have to learn respect and fairplay, if they want to be on the 1st row the must arrived early in stead of push, crush and hit the others.
So, I keep bad memories of this trip ( I forget to speak about the heat, around 35°C) but good memories too, like the Scorps performance, the meet with Don Dokken, the fast visit of the Acropol.
My deeper regret it to haven't seen dolphins