So here's my review
( hope it's not too boring....)
Ok, I decided to make it as a separate topic, hope it's ok
So.. I'll start with a pre-view.
Well... my Brussels story started long before the show date, ah, actually I don't remember when exactly, but it was in summer, when I was preparing to my Finnish gig, I also looked in further tour dates, saw Brussels show - though - wow! Brussels - the city I dreamed of visit, then I checked the day - it was saturday.. cool! A suitable date - I immediately thought that we could have a great week-end with my husband...
Then I checked the ways how I could get to Brussels - and - yep, luck again - I saw Ryanair cheap flights to Brussels via Finland - and a schedule was also suitable for me - so i calculated our expenses and found out th we could afford it! Yes! I told my husband about this, and of course he accepted my idea! Done!
Then I looked if there and thread in here dedicated to this show, and when I looked into it...whaaaa.
.I couldn't believe my eyes - I saw that sooo many of FOSres were going there.. oho, I though, it must be something really incredible if I would attend the show... but it was still long time to wait, and as my life is so unpredictable, I just couldn't know fur sure if I would come.. but I wanted it so much, cause I wanted to meet you, my fos friends sooo much, so I prayed almost every day for everything to happen!!!
So the time passed fast, there was a moment when I doubted if I would be able to come, and of course I worried about it much.. but thanks to your power, my FOS friends, everything went right. And yep, there was another moment, when I decided to book tickets, and found out that Ryianair changed the flight schedule
- you all know this story - so finally I bought much more expensive tickets, and of course I don't regret about it! It was definitely worth it.
So that day had come! 25th of November...a date that will be marked as one of the greatest ones in my life calendar!!!
My flight was very early in the morning, so I almost had no sleep the night before. Unfortunately I was packing in a hurry, so i forgot all my scorps accessories
, but didn't forget the flag
So we arrived at Brussels. Unfortunately the weather wasn't good at all - it was rainy and windy... So first of all we started to search our way to the hotel - it was near North railway station, but we got lost just after we came out of the station... and though we had navigator, it didn't work ( as usually), so I started to ask ppl if they new where out hotel is, showing them the confirmation paper with its name and address. But no one spoke English... one guy seemed to understood me, but he didn't know where it was situated... So I had to remember all my knowledge of French, and eventually I came to another man and said in french " ou est cet Hotel"
( that was all I could remember
) showing the paper again - and - yes! he showed me the way! Great! So in 10 minutes we were already in the hotel, unpacked our things, and decided to have some sleep, cause we knew that we had to be in a good fit on our great fos meeting!
So after 2hour rest we went to sightseeing. Luckily I booked the hotel almost in the very center of Brussels, so we reached Grand Place in several minutes. And it was really impressing! Besides, we were lucky to attend the Great Show with music and lights, and it also impressed me!!!!
Then we went to search of Maneken de Pisse! Of course, how could we miss it! fortunately there weren't many ppl near it, so we made some pix.
Then we just walked around city center watching the spectacular Christmas views of Brussels, enjoying the spirit of this amazing city,its narrow streets, beautiful buildings...so we got many impressions!
After small city tour we came to Delirium - the place of our meeting. At first I saw a group of people wearing scorpions T-shirts, and I screamed first "SCOOORPIOOOONS!!!"
- they understood that I was also a part of FOS, so we introduced to each other - they were spanish fans. Wow! So they told me that they were going to have a snack, and then would join us at the cafe. Then I saw Natalia from Moscow - finally I met her in person!
Wow! My emotions began to overwhelm me...and we went to look for others. When I entered the cafe, there were a ot of ppl there, so I started to search any familiar face - and the first one whom I saw and recognized was Curry, and then I saw Ruta!!! Wow!
that was it! The moment of our meeting!!! My heart was ready to jump out!!!We all hugged and kissed, I finally saw others - Enya, Ashlie and Philip,Maureen, then there came Adrian, Gianluca and crew,Wilhelm,Vasi, and a girl from Singapore.. Helyana her name, it seems ( sorry if I misspelled it
...), Katerina and, of course, our Belgian FOSers -Ron, Kristof, and Hans with Cindy ( OMG... please forgive me those whom I missed, I just really don't remember if named all that attended this meeting
...! So we finally introduced to each other, and those were the happiest moments of my life!!! Incredible, I was so overexcited that I forgot not only English but I couldn't even speak in russian well
...cause it was really a great experience for me - meeting in person of those whom I already considered friends, communicating via internet, and then I got such a great opportunity to communicate alive!!! It was really precious time in my life
Cindy baked just delicious cookies! Just fantastic! thank you, Cindy, for it very much!!! It was really very kind of you!!!! Thanks for your hospitality!!!
Still I can't even describe all the feelings and emotions I had during that meeting!! Me and my husband ordered 1 liter of Guinness (my fav beer) and it was in a glass shaped as boot - cool! And the beer was much more better than we have in Russia, so I enjoyed it as well!
So we enjoyed our communicating, made some photos ( ok, as usually I was so overexcited, that mostly moved from one FOS group to another, so I didn't make many photos...). Oh.. before the meting I wanted to ask so many questions to each of you, my fos friends, but, again, because of my emotions I really got lost, cause those were really the most exciting moments in my life!!!
I just couldn't stop thinking, how scorpions changed my life...their music united so many ppl all over the world, and brought to my life so many friends..just incredible!!!
After the meeting we went to have a snack in a cafe, and the returned to our hotel to sleep well before the show. Besides,I wanted to see Brussels in day light.
So I woke up on 26th rather early ( at about 9), kicked my snoring hubby to wake up also, and again we made a city tour for ourselves, and also I decided to check our concert tickets - if we would manage to find that code, to use them as passes to public transport - of course we didn't manage to use them, but this was a fatal moment of our trip, which influenced on my being on the show....ok, I'll tell later about it...
So we had a very pleasant walk, made many pix of Brussels' views, drank mulled wine and belgian beer, but actually I wanted to arrive to the Hall earlier in advance, so i hurried my husband to hotel, to make the final preparations and to go to Forest National.
We arrived at about half past four there, and, there already were ppl standing near the barriers in front of the doors. I saw Nataila, and greeted her, then I saw Italian UK, and others standing nearby, I went to greet them also, then I finally met Delphine, Alizee&Mline, Marina - and it was just wow! another big moment in my life!
So while I was talking to them and Natalia, I found out that there were a lot of ppl standing behind me, so it was almost impossible to go out to other fosers to talk to them also, so I stayed with Del, Alizee, Mline, Helyana ( again sorry if I wrote your name wrong...) and Natalia. Yep, those were very difficult moments to live through,cause it was rather cold, and we waited for more than 3 hrs outside ( and as I know, others waited even more
And there came the darkest moment of my weekend...we decided to check our tickets just a few minutes before they let us in, and were horrified to find out that instead of 2 tickets we had one ticket and just a paper with confirmation of payment for the tickets.. oh gosh..
my heart fell down..
that all was because of me...cause when I tried to find that damned code on a ticket, I didn't put it in the right envelop, so it was left it the hotel... gosh...my husband became immediately angry, and started to blame me, and told that we were leaving this place right that moment. oghhh I was really going to cry then
, cause i understood that yes it was fully my fault, and the situation was really stupid... So still I made an attempt - I asked the security if they could let us in if we have only the confirmation, and the said we should go to cash desk to take a copy of it.
I sent my husband to do it, though, of course I understood that he almost didn't speak English and would probably understand nothing, but I had to run to the 1st row.. so I ran, and thanks God the way was short, but unfortunately all the front row on the edge of T was occupied, and I didn't see any FOSer, so I ran to a free place on Rudy's side, and got my place in the first row. But still I didn't see my husband..I decide to call him and..f**n sh*t...
there was no money on my phone.. oh no, not now, I thought then.. I was really ready to cry
... an no foser around me...
Well, thank God to guys standing just behind me agreed to keep the place for me while I ran to find smb and ask him\her to use his\her phone. And my biggest thanks to Ruta who was so kind to let me use her phone
But still it had no result - cause when I called my husband, we was already on his was to the hotel, cause, as he explained, he didn't understand what the woman in the cashier told him, and i could fell he was very angry with me.. of course.. I felt so guilty
...so I went to my place with the tears on my eyes blaming myself for being so inattentive and distractive...and I also though then, that I would take my clothes and would leave the show
.. But as soon as I reached my place, my thoughts turned into another way..."damn, I thought, it's likely the last time I will see them" besides, something inside me told me not to leave... so I was fighting with myself almost till the very beginning of the show, I made a decision to leave it seems for more that 10 times, but still smth held me standing on my place... Eventually I thought, that after all, my husband was not a die-hard scorps fan, and he was likely angry with me not because he didn't manage to attend the show - no - besides, I'm sure if he wanted to go there very much, he would surely solve the problem even not speaking any foreign language - so he was angry because of the situation itself. And for me this show was going to be smth really special, I waited for it for so long, so I couldn't just left it...Haha, and I made the right choice undoubtedly!
So during my standing and waiting for the beginning, I started also to search the fosers - And I saw that all the front of T was occupied with FOS cool! a little aside there was standing Ron, - so I waved to them. I turned back and saw Ashlie, Philip and Maureen, i wanted to call them, but it was too noisy, so I thought it was useless, cause they wouldn't hear me.
Then I saw a familiar man standing between the barriers and the srage - of course it was Ben. he was talking to smb from audience ( I guess with Delphine, but not sure, of course
). Then he moved further along the 1st row to the front of T - shook Ron's hand, and came to Adrian and give him smth (I forgot to ask Adry, was that was, I guess another present from scorpions
). Then I distracted for a while and noticed that there came "gold" ppl to the separate area, which was allocated on Rudy's side. And I noticed Curry among them.. oho!
the first thought was that she purchased gold ticket, but somehow it seemed fabulously to me, then I saw her shining face and eyes, and and her smile to ears and understood that smth special happened to her
...so as soon as she approached closer I called her immediately, and she started to explan me very emotionally that she'd got a surprise from Ben. Ben
.. he was here - I looked and saw him going away, so I screamed his name - he turned around and I waved him saying "hi" - he waved me back and gone. And that moment I finally decided to stay.
So the show started...the first band didn't impress me at all - the music was uninteresting, and all songs sounded in a same way, so I was standing bored and checking the time each minute.
And finally the screens lightened and I heard "ladies and Gentlemen... etc"
Yeeeeahh! Let's start it!
All bad thoughts just gone, and there was only a feeling of excitement, happiness, and freedom! My soul again separated for body and was flying high above in euphoria...
The guys were in a great shape, Klaus' voice was so pure, magical and spellbinding...
I really have no words to describe all my feelings, cause they are just indescribable...
I started to wave a flag, of course they noticed it, and all smiled to me - I saw Rudy saying "wow!" looking at russian flag and sign FOS on my t-shirt, and Klaus.. when he noticed me he pointed at me and sent me a kiss.. wow! Great! My heart was ready to jump out, emotions just overwhelmed me, I couldn't hold my tears.. but the most exciting moment was yet to come...
At first, when Klaus started his speech, I didn't even though that he would say THESE WORDS... but when I heard " fans from internet, from the forum" I just couldn't believe my ears
... so they heard our message, so they do love us.. omg...
I turned to Curry and we just screamed of happiness.. that was it! A moment in a million years.
..I just was looking at them saying "thank you very much", I couldn't hold my trears, but this time they were the tears of extreme happiness and excitement I looked at Mattias and noticed that he was also looking at me, and he "heard" my thanks", then I sait it to Klaus, and he seemed to"hear" it also - yep that was very important for me - to thank them back for this...
Omg... I just can't describe what it meant for me...they dedicated a song to us, and what a song! In Trance! one of my favorite...yep, miracles happen. Now I know it for sure. Well of course I realized that there was "somebody", who was a connecting link between us and scorpions, and of course this surprise happened not without his help
. And I am so thankful to him for that
. But still, I'm sure that scorps also read this forum, and of course they know about us! for sure!!!
So from that moment I was really IN TRANCE....I just couldn't believe it all was happening with me...Klaus was so attentive to all us, FOSers - each time he was near one of us, he made a sign to him\her, and of course smiled his magnificent smile, and he even said some words to some fosers, that's just great!!! And this his special look full of gratefulness to you...so sincere...uhhh...I have no words to describe what I feel each time I see his that look at me... so during this show each time I saw he's looking at me I just said "thank you very much1" ohh.. hope he "heard" it..
So there was a real hurricane of emotions in me during the whole show.
Klaus picked up flags of different countries, yep, including mine - and that was another moment of Glory for me ( you can see it on video) - and that was really so kind of him cause thus he showed us that he loved and respected all fans from all countries!
Also it was very symbolical - all different countries united with their music! Wow! i was really crying during almost all show, cause it was sooo high on emotions!!!
Cause it's so pleasant to realize that your feelings are shared and and returned to you.. amazing!!!!
After the show I also spent some time with fosers, we shared our impressions of this show, took some pix, and I had to leave them - aghh again I was almost crying when I was saying good-bye to each of you, my friends...
Well if i stayed with u longer, I'd probably also have chance to meet Klaus at hotel, as I know some of you were lucky to meet him then! But of course I didn't know about your plans, and, besides, I had to be hurry to by husband, cause I still though he was angry and I just had to ask forgiveness to him...
And actually it doesn't matter, though of course I wouldnt refuse to meet Klaus in person and thank him for everything he done to me.
.., but the main thing was the show itself, the changing of our energies, sending my love to them and accepting their love and thankfulness.. that's the essence! That's why I love scorpions - for being sincerely thankful to us and for also loving us deeply from their hearts.
Okay, our story with husband also had a happy end - cause when I arrived at the hotel and came to out room, he was sitting and smiling at me, so he wasn't angry anymore...Still I asked forgiveness and we kissed - and that was also a special moment of our reconciliation - also soo touching... I realized once again the that he loved me and i loved him, and that was all we needed then!
Ha! I had an interesting moment in it airport - when we were going to our gates to wait a flight suddenly someone touched my shoulder, so I turned around and saw.. Ruta! Wow! What a meeting!!! She was also leaving to Vilnius with her friend Justinia, who was also, btw, in Delirium with us, but wasn't at the show. So we sat together and chatted for several minutes, then Ruta showed me her picture with Klaus she made the day before, and yep, I was very happy for her!!!
So to resume all that I wrote above, I would like to say:THANK YOU MY FOS FRIENDS SO MUCH FOR GIVING ME SO MUCH IMPRESSIONS AND POSITIVE EMOTIONS!!! IT WAS A REALLY GREAT PLEASURE AND HONOR FOR ME TO MEET YOU ALL!!! AND THANK YOU FOR BEING SO WARM AND FRIENDLY TO ME!
( and sorry for my bad English.. still hope you understood at least a part of what I was saying...)THANK YOU SCORPIONS FOR THIS REALLY OUTSTANDING SHOW!!! YOU ARE THE BEST!!! THERE'S NO ONE LIKE YOU!!! YOU PROVED ONCE AGAIN THAT YOU LOVE US, AND SO DO WE, AND WE ALSO GRATEFUL TO YOU!!!
SO I'M SENDING MY LOVE AND DEEPEST RESPECT TO YOU FOR GIVING ME THE BEST MOMENTS IN MY LIFE THAT I WILL KEEP IN MY HEART FOREVER!!!!
still I want to hope that it wasn't my last show, I want to believe that another miracle will happen, and I meet you, my FOS friends, and you, the Scorpions ( ahh maybe in person also to thank you...) once again to repeat everything!!!
( Munich, Munich...please keep your fingers crossed for me
Heyy.. another funny coincidence...I'm finishing my review and guest which scorps song is playing now, eh? of course IN TRANCE - so do I
PS my photos will be soon