Ok, here's my review...
I arrived to Hamburg on 17th in the afternoon (had to take a flight to Berlin and then by bus to Hamburg). Marta had to come only at 6pm, so there was still time to walk around. We went to Saturn Markt, because it was close by, and before leaving Dasha told me that she saw Scorpions ad on the last floor, I said, that maybe they put it for the book, but didn't think about signing session, because I was sure that it can't be so easy to find a place from the first time
but that was the place. After meeting Marta we went to our host McKicley, very cool girl (we spent first two nights at her place by Couchsurfing).
Next day around noon we met Adrian and took a walk through the city until Saturn Markt (at 3 pm there were already people waiting at the queue, crazy), we decided to take a walk at Christmas market and then meet other fans. That is a gang!! I was so excited to experience the show with Italians and other fans and it was truly worth it! I had a tshirt to sign (the one i bought before the show in USA), when I went to Klaus, he looked at me and said: "Are you Ruta from Lithuania??? How are you???" I was soo surprised that he remembered me, I saw him 2 years ago, and he still recognized me, it was very nice
so he told that they are coming to Lithuania, Latvia, Belarus, and Poland sometime in 2011.
After the signing session me and Marta went back to McKinley to finish our banner and then back to the city to meet the others. That was a fun night. I remember how somebody at the main session asked Sarah's dad what music he is into and he answered "what music??? 1st class rock n roll!!"
and Salvatore singing The best is Yet to come... awesome! We all sang Happy birthday to Adrian, that was nice (he got a song from drunk girl at the restaurant who sings as Pavarotti
The next day (day of the show) me and Marta moved from our host to the same hotel as Italians and Spanish guys were staying, so we could all be together the night of the show.
around 3 pm we were by arena, there were already few fans waiting, but we went to have a small lunch and them come back. There was a fence to the main entrance to the arena, but there also was no security, so we passed the fence and got closer, which helped us to be at the first row.
And yes, FIRST ROW in the middle in front of t stage, that was a view!!!
Edguy started to play a bit before 8 pm, and didn't play very long. I never listened to them before, but I liked them, though I couldn't enjoy them so much because I was so excited for our boys to start playing!!
And around 9 pm Sting in the Tail!! Guys noticed us at the very beginning!
it was so nice to stand in the front row with all the people you know. Scorpions family! Unforgettable experience! After few songs Klaus started talking (in German), but I understood that he was saying thank you for all these years to everybody, to the fans, and at the end of the talk he said thank you to the fans who came from other countries. And when he looked at me, smiled and said Lithuania's name among the other countries, I couldn't help it, I cried half of The Best is Yet to Come, it meant so much to me. It was the first time I cried at the concert, but I was so happy. Thank you Klaus! I love you! You could see how excited Klaus was, with tears in the eyes... magical.
The concert was perfect for me! I was so excited and happy, everything was perfect for me! The sound in front was amazing, audience was amazing, everyone had a blast! Thank you so much for these experiences! And at the end Klaus gave me his towel, so in the end: Matthias' plec and Klaus' towel and many many unforgettable experience. Cannot believe that someday it will finish. And I'm so happy they played When the Smoke s Going Down as an encore. I would remove Love you sunday morning, but everything was perfect! I met David after the concert, nice to finally meet you!
After the show we decided to go to Scorpions hotel, met Toshiko there (finally!) and other fans, love you guys! We had a nice talk, made few pictures and left hotel around 4 or 5 am. P.S. the concert finished at 11.30 but it took more than 2 hours to find a train station thanks to many different opinions and changed directions.
At the hotel Michael Gehrke said that they are really coming to Vilnius in April, 2011, can't wait! Will be another night to remember! It will be the best last show in Vilnius!
By the way, I was told that there will be the second photo book released some time in the future (maybe after the tour).
So, we went to sleep around 6 am (tried to sleep, didn't work thanks to Gianluca, well, but he saw me angry
) then took a walk in the city (St. Pauli district, harbor, becautiful places:)) and i had a bus back to Berlin at 4 pm, was there around 8pm, spent a night at the airport and took off to Kaunas in early morning. I missed the take off, because I wanted to sleep sooo much (4 sleepless days and nights), I thought that I was sleeping only few minutes and woke up thinking that the plane is still at the airport, but looked through the window and saw many clouds, then woke up again when the plane landed, missed all the flight
It was such a pleasure to meet all of you guys! I tried to count people and counted 23 (Marta, Dasha, Adriano, Gianluca, Mirko, Marco, Irene, Salvatore, Zaira, Rafael, Georgia and her dad, Antonio, Oscar, Sarah and her dad, David, Toshiko, Rolf, Claudi, Victoria and all the others that i forgot to mention!!) I hope to see the show with all of you in the future again!!
Here are my pictures: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2 ... =731778214
And Coast to Coast video I took:
)How can I live without you???
You're such a part of me!!!
P.S. I'm so happy to meet Marta again! She was a great companion all those 4 days!
you rock! Adrian as well! Everybody!