...sorry for making another topic, I wasn`t sure, where to post it.. moderators can move it if they want...Pre-story
Ok, people. I really do not know where I should start from. Rightt.. May be from the moment I have understood Athens show was confirmed. I can`t describe you how happy I was, cause till that moment I have already had two shows in Greece behind my back, but never in Athens. And I have heard legends for the crazy concerts there. So, this was my chance and I was ready to do everything possible to attend this show. Plus, Nada had a Birthday then, Nadia confirmed she was comming, Enya too. Joanne - till the very last moment wasn`t sure if she will be there, but I know how crazy she is, so I have not much doubts I`ll meet her.
Later after the date was officialy confirmed, the Greek Sting FanClub announced their party on Friday. Ohh, guys, you have no idea, again, how much I have always wanted to attend those parties
, seeing all the pictures and videos... just wow. Unfortunately, the things in my work went that way, that I was almost sure I can`t do it, cause I couldn`t have a day off in order to arrive on Friday. So, I just tried to got used to the thought I am missing it.
But, as Nadia said, miracles happen... Just a few days before leaving to Athens, my manager gave me "green light" and I was already able to arrive earlier and hopefully - on time for the Scorpions electric show in Bat City. I kept that info for me till the very last moment, haven`t told anybody, cause.. after all, it`s a long distance and everything can happen.
Long way, Scorpions music in the car, beers, laugh.. We arrived! Nada have sent me and Nadia a message in facebook that there are some problems in the hotel and she was moved to another one, but I didn`t understand which was it (as you may already know, we booked one and the same hotel). It was already 21:30 and the party was in about an hour, so I was hurrying a lot. Not surprisingly, when we arrived at the hotel, we were told (the guys from the reception didn`t speak English very well) that we have to move to another place, cause there is some problem with the AC (which I already know means Air-Conditioner hahaha
). I just hoped that my girls are at the same too.
Low-cost hotel, crazy and unseen before elevators - FUN! Took a shower and.. ready, steady, go! Electric party
When I arrived in the club, I was kind of nervous. Nobody was waiting for me and I wasn`t sure if I will find a familliar face ( what if the girls wouldn`t have arrived yet?). So I entered with the hope I`ll see somebody I know and the party and this endless magical night will start. Lucky I am, I have noticed George (Sly) from the GSFanclub and greeted him. But... wait a minute.. why isn`t he giving a greet back?
He was just starring at me and saying nothing. Hahhaha
. Later, he just told me he didn`t expect me to be there and he got confused seeing me.
Of course, couple of looong seconds later he hugged me and welcomed me to the party. I was already so over emotions that I couldn`t focus anybody else. So, again, thanks to him.. He showed me Nadia and next to her were the other girls - Enya, Dasha and the two Tatianas. Soo, as you can imagine, a lot of hugs and kisses and happy girls yelling followed. What a great moment!
Almost an year later.. we are again.. together! I asked Nadia for Nada and she showed me where she is - she was standing at the other corner of the club with a beer (of courseee, sis, of coursee
.. good girl) in her hand! So I just turned in that direction and our eyes met. But.. wait a minute again... ?
In my mind, the first look and first meeting appeared like this: running with winds in our hairs, tears in our eyes, of course.. slow motion and may be in black'n'white movie filter.. haha
But nope! As George, she was starring at me, no smiling, no reaction.. more like: "What the hell are you, demon creature?"
Some even looonger seconds later we were hugging each other and yeah, we coudln`t believe it`s true! Our first meeting! Magical and emotional!
And again, as George, she wasn`t expecting to see me, so I hope, that was this starring-pause about
But even more surprises were waiting for me - I have noticed Joanne, Beate and Brigitte on the bar, later - Delphine too. I couldn`t describe you how I felt. Some minutes ago I wasn`t sure if I will recognise someone familiar and later - wherever I turned my head to, I was noticing only good old friends! Can`t be better!
It was so cool to walk with a beer in my hand, on a GSFanclub party, shoulder to shoulder to my dear friends from all over the world, and even so.. still keep noticing and greeting people I know - lots of very good greek friends, the crazy french guys, the UK gang and, and...
A big, caring and loving... and rocking.. family!
So, let the party starts - drinks, non-stop Scorps music, talks, photos, smiles, sharing experience and stories, making plans for the comming show day and .. thinking and mentioning the missing ones ( you were in our hearts)
About the party itself - what can I say! Words are not enough, I would just say: WOW!
I was privileged to be a part of this, finally, and it was FANTASTIC! You guys were all so open-hearted, so warm, kind and so caring and at the same time ...so rocking, so full of energy, so passionate during the whole "electric show" as you called it! Not to forget: Nada`s birthday surprise song and all the gestures you`ve made - they will always be remembered!
Just Friday night or.. Saturday small hours, but I was already feeling the sting. I knew it would be a night to remember! Before the show
We got at our hotel (finally, it appeared that me and Nada are in the same hotel, and Nadia stayed in the previous one) in the midnight. After all day of travel, drinks and party, I felt so much energy, I can`t describe it! I woke up early in the morning, very fresh and with power to rock the day/night. Had some time for sightseeing, breakfast and a couple of pictures, and at around 2-3 p.m. the three of us - Nada, Nadia and me, were ready to go to the venue. Nadia sent a sms to J, as we have planned to be altogether waiting in the endless queue. But Joanne and the others were already there, some greek fans too. A long afternoon was waiting for us, and the sun was merciless. One, two, three.. hours of waiting, some tan got, another miracle and... very front row! Great! More than great!
The stage was so close to us, we could notice every detail, could see every instrument, everything! Some more hours of waiting, filled with laugh, learning new foreign sweraing, taking pics.. The show
... and finally, the show started! Well guys, it is really not easy to describe the energy, the moments and the emotions of that concert! For sure it`s one of my best shows and I was so happy I had the chance to be there!
It was really something special. A moment in a million years! And, of course, it was different - calmer, but yet you could feel the electrified auduience. Everybody around was not just singing but re-living the song itself, absorbing every note, every message of the lyrics. At some parts, as during "In trance" we were so loud, that someone have said it right: it was almost as karaoke. We were IN TRANCE! The songs, the setlist
- great! I have never complained from the usual setlist, not because I don`t want to hear some new-added old stuff, but.. cause I just do not pay attention to this so much. But yesss, this time, there was a time-machine, taking us from one Scorps decade to another. Hearing some great classics - from hard songs to melodic ballads, and everything "subordinated" to the acoustic guitars. Well, I can`t say I adored all of the new versions, but they were all different and interesting in their own way. During "Born to touch..." my eyes were already full of tears! Masterpiece! The new songs
- BOW to the guys! After sooo many years, they are still as good in creating wonderful songs! I loved the idea of the 3 different solo projects, without losing the focus of the entireness. As I said, I have Klaus song on my mobile and I will try to upload the videos and pictures soon. About James
- I though, since it`s an acoustic show, he won`t be so noticable, but no.. I was wrong.. this guy surely kicks ass and he knows how to make the audience crazy! All of the Scorps were on top (well, I kind of missed Rudy
`s energy and movings a bit, but still...he had this pleased and wise face, as if he`s mediating in Tibet
- those voice, those voice... sent by God! So powerful and at the same time so gentle! You just want to close your eyes, listen and enjoy... Matthias
- in a great shape, in a great mood, making funny faces and interacting with the audience. Pawel
- smiling and relaxed in his own, unique way.Happy Birtday to Nada from Klaus
- how can I forget! You may aleady read it for 87437 time, but yes, I will mention that too, cause it`s just unbelievable how great our rock guys can be! Even if I haven`t clearly noticed what did he say then, I have seen it was said to Nada.. And later, when they girls told me, I couldn`t feel nothing more but happiness for my dear sister and admiration for this wonderful man! What a gesture! Just with a few words for the show
- something really special, which will always remain one of my sweetest memories all time! Afterparty
But the night wasn`t over. We went to the cocktail bar on the roof of Hilton and just continued the fun! I was so pleased, so greatefull of what I had just experienced, that I needed nothing more but to sit down with the worldwide gang, discuss the show and drink some beers. I even didn`t feel the need to meet the guys - I felt so pleased and happy for their gift they gave me, I felt they gave me enough and didn`t want to disturb them anymore - yes, they were just a couple of meters away but.. it was now their time to relax, so I tried to stay away from their place /even though I went there once to call a crewmember for a question/. I had my girls around me and this sweet taste of a glorious show night. Well, seems I was really lucky, cause I had the time to chat with James for a while, when he passed by our table. Later, I have missed the meeting of the girls with Matthias /read J and Nadia`s reviews/, cause I just decided to stay (even alone haha
) on my table and enjoy the yummy beer. But lucky again. I absolutely accidentally met him in the inside part of the bar and just wanted to thank him for the amazing show. He was in a great mood - being very friendly, smiling... happy. So he hugged me tight in a response of my words
I already had more than I was expecting.. wow.. what a night...But still, it wasn`t over.
When we arrived at the bar, I called George /Sly/ saying we are waiting for them. He wasn`t sure if he would come, but he said we`ll keep in touch. So few hours later, when he arrived, he came to our table, pointed the table they were sitting at (very close to the guys) and told me he is waiting for me to come by for a drink and chat. And I did. He was there with some other members of the fanclub and we started discussing the new songs. Suddenly, I felt strong pushing by the other fans, nearby. I saw Matthias went out of their private place and was among the fans, chatting with them, taking pictures and again.. being very friendly
Cool.. But the pushing didn`t stop and when I asked the greek guys what is happening, they just answered: Klaus is happening. So, I have turned around and seems at that moment Klaus decided to leave the bar, passing by the fans all around. Is there a need to explain what a great moment I had, when he noticed and recognied me, saying: "Hey, Bulgaria", hugged and kissed me as a greeting! I still can`t believe it.. Millions of thanks are not enough..
what more can I say.. speechless and happy
.. hah... Well, I think I just mumbled how thankful I am for the amazing show. But, friends, it was such a magic moment, it is still not clear enough in my consciousness... How can these guys be soo incredible! Such a great rockstars, such a legends, and yet.. so humble! Thanks! Thanks! Thanks!
What a night, right? We "closed" the bar, drinking last beers and still overwhelmed by the emotions and the meetings! But it was time to go.. Here comes the sad part of saying "Goodbye" but.. not soo sad actually, since we knew.. yes.. we knew, that the best is yet to come, and we will meet somewhere else, wherever! To rock and party together!