Thank you for nice words, Gabi
So there you go, here's the second part:
I was wondering, if the rumors about Polish opening act were true, but as I saw some guys onstage, looking like they’re going to play in a moment, I knew that those rumors are going to come true... xD I rarely have a good opinion about supports, but that time I changed my mind after first minutes. There were songs I liked from the very first notes, and to sum it up - it was the first time in my life I was regretting that the opening act has so little time to play.
(What’s more, the vocalist seemed to like my flag very much…
After Juice (‘cause that’s how the band was called) there was another break, which passed quite fast on interesting conversations, then suddenly lights went out, we saw James sitting behind his drums… and the fun began! Matthias, Rudy, Paweł and Klaus appeared onstage, starting from ‘Sting In The Tail’. Then a few songs I’ve already heard live, but still enjoyed it (well it would be impossible not to enjoy e.g. ‘Is There Anybody There’, at least for me…
), and then… As I heard the first sounds, I was strongly surprised, because they started to play… ‘Animal Magnetism’ O.O I would expect almost every song, but rather not this one… So I knew this time setlist wouldn’t be an usual one… But imagine my shock after hearing the first notes of the next song, which was… ‘Pictured Life’! WOW!
It’s definitely one of my favs from Uli’s era. And this time I also enjoyed the visualization, which contained some scenes from ‘World Wide Live’, it also seemed to me that I spotted something from Moscow 89’… simply wow
And then the next song… another of my personal favs, which I hadn’t expect to hear live - ‘We’ll Burn The Sky’
The band shortened it a bit (there wasn’t a part starting from words ‘Wait, can it be a dream/There is a voice in my head/It belongs to you and says’), but still - they played it!
At the end of the song the guy from technical support brought onstage a small drum’s set, what made me a bit confused - I thought that they would do something like two years ago, the whole band playing on drums - but if so, what the hell so little drums?
But soon it turned out that it’s gonna be a small acoustic part, which contained ‘Always Somewhere’ (<3!), ‘Send Me an Angel’ and ‘Holiday’. The whole band was so close to us! And Paweł also seemed to be glad seeing Polish flag hanging on the barriers
During ‘Holiday’ Klaus tried to sing with the audience some Czech melody, but it seems like we all had huge problems with repeating what Klaus had sung…
Then was ‘Raised On Rock’, ‘The Good Die Young’, ‘Tease Me, Please Me’, ‘3-2-1’, time for James’ solo part, three more songs - with ‘He’s A Woman, She’s A Man’ amongst them, another surprise - and the band went off the stage. But they came back soon, played ‘Still Loving You’, ‘Wind Of Change’ and ‘Rock You Like A Hurricane’ - and somewhere at the end of the show Klaus took from us the two banners that were left. What a great feeling it was to see him with my flag again…
And then the show would be over… if not a little thing Klaus hat told us about earlier - that after the show there’s gonna be a short break, and then they are going to play again three new songs to make a video recordings
So even though it was said that there’s a possibility to go out and buy something to drink… who would leave their place, especially if it’s the one in first row?
Definitely not me, neither none of us…
Fortunately there were some men from medical staff, who were bringing us the water - and it was the greatest idea the organizer could came up with
A few sips of water did a miracle to my throat, so I could sing along
The band did ‘Raised On Rock’ and ‘The Good Die Young’, and in the breaks between records (because at least one of these songs was played twice. I can’t remember now which, or whether the second song was played twice too) Klaus was entertaining the audience. After the second song was recorded, Klaus asked us to give the band just two more minutes for changing the clothes - and the whole band went off the stage. I started to wonder whether it’s possible that the last song would be the one I wanted or not… When Scorps came back, Klaus said something about the ‘world premiere’, and that it’s hard to talk about goodbye as it’s the first show of the tour… so that moment I was sure, that it would be ‘The Best Is Yet To Come’, as I thought. What can I say… the song has one of the most touching lyrics I’ve ever heard, and I think that there’s many people who could say after hearing it ‘It’s about me’. And I think there’s no better choice for the last song…
This one was also played twice - and after it the lights went on, and people slowly started to leave the place. Me and Martinka spent some more time with Gabi, also get to know Marta and her friend Natalia; but soon we were asked to leave the venue. So we all made a short walk, then our trio said goodbye to our friends and we went to the hostel - the end of our trip was unfortunately sooner than later… But on the next day it turned out that we’ll be going back with Marta and Natalia - and in the train (as Cade already mentioned) we met also the vocalist of Juice, so… the way back home was as crazy as the whole weekend!
Well, it would be all when it comes to the more or less objective review, which could be useful for those who couldn’t see the show - now let me say a few ‘more personal’ words
It was my 4th show, and well… it’s hard to compare all them, because each one was unforgettable for me. But this time I went to the show with great company, met fantastic people there, and the show itself was one of a kind too
I had really wonderful time.
Martinka and Cade - you’re the best people to rock with, and I bet you already know about it?
I’m happy I was there with you
Lucka - thanks for the loads of fun I had with you and your friend
It would be nice to meet again someday
Gabi - I bet you already know well, how glad I am that we could meet
And I hope it was the first meeting, but not last…
Adrian - hey, it was great to rock with you! I hope someday will be a chance to repeat it…
Luky - you’re so nice, I really enjoyed your company and the talks we had
Hope we’ll meet again one day!
Nagyi - it was a pleasure to meet you and have fun together
Hope it wasn’t the last show we meet at
Marta and Natalia -
sooo… when the next show together, no matter whose? Our way back home was great, so show could be even better…
Okay, so finally all… hope I didn’t forget about too many things…
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