As u probably know, this story started with a huge stress for me. As I made it real in the very last moment. I bought a show ticket ( thanks to my friends Alex and Marina from Belarus
) long in advance, but after I came back from my magic Greek vacation, some not very good things happened in my life and put my presence on this show under the big question
. And frankly speaking a week before the show I was sure I wouldn't come....but! I tried to cancel my train tickets for several times, but each time there was smith that hindered me to do it -either smith distracted me, and I thought -ok, later -and forgot - or, once, when I almost pushed the button "cancel", the internet connection failed...so after that happened I thought it was a sign not to cancel my tickets, though still I didn't believe I would go...But I made it! Just 2 hours before the train departure I got the green light, and literally ran to the station to catch my train
And when I was already in the train with my friend, still I couldn't believe I was going to Minsk to meet my FOS friends there, and to see the guys!!! I was thankful to God, to the Universe and of course to the fos power to make it del for me...
A night in a train and we're in Minsk. Our Friends Alex and Marina met us, and we went to have a small walk, then to have a snack, and to move on to the airport, where we planned to meet the guys
We were standing on the bus station and waiting for our but to the airport, when I noticed familiar faces in a crowd.. of course! they were 2 Dashas ( one is our Dasha -ScorpionAndRose, and another one is Dasha, that I mentioned in my Athens review ), Valentina, Tatiana and many-many others!!! Gosh how I was happy to see them, and, in their turn, they were happy to see me ( besides, they also didn't know if I can make it, coz the last messages I sent to them were "still not sure -likely not") -so our meeting there was really emotional, loud and very warm with lots of hugs and kisses! And the ppl, who were passing my, looked at us with a surprise and interest - but we didn't care -we were happy to meet each other!!! the members of one family met to meet the founders of the family
-what could be better!
When the bus came and we got into it, somebody joked that the driver should have put the sign on the bus, that it's a scorp fans' bus, coz 90% of the passengers were we -fosers
Dahsa& Co went to back places, where they sang scorps song, joked, laughed all the way -they were having fun - so great!!! But I didn't join them coz I don't feel good at the back seats of the bus, and the road was long -yes I was surprised that the airport was so away from the city - so I preferred to "enjoy the silence" and to watch Belorussian landscapes - and I liked the views -coz what I saw -the wide streets and modern buildings of Minsk, and the landscapes of its suburbs reminded me my soviet childhood -so i had a nostalgia then...
Finally we arrived at the airport. well, seeing all these messages about warnings from the police representatives or other officials, frankly speaking I was afraid abit - but when we entered and were moving inside - no one cared -so I breathed out, and relaxed.
Dasha and her band Runaway Train were preparing for the meeting - yeah they prepared a great surprise for the guys - the song -the very special song -follow your heart! wow! I was really exciting to heart it and to see all the meeting!
We moved to VIP gates and started to wait. But soon an employee from the VIP sector appeared and asked for whom we were waiting for - we replied - Scorpions -and she answered :" but we don't have any orders for VIP gate for today" -"but we had an order for yesterday" - we asked her to check -for whom. She kindly agreed, and came back with the words "they arrived yesterday". No!
How could that be!!!!!
At 1st we didn't believe her, but, as the time was passing by and nothing happened, we finally realized that it was true...pfff...what a fail! well, of course I was upset, but not that much, as I was sad about Dasha and the band, who prepared the song, and they wouldn't play it to the guys
. well, thanks God they shot the video -and after watching it all I've to say is - hey, guys ( scorps members I mean
) -you should have come on that day, or inform us about the day of your arrival! You really missed much! Seriously - I want to hope that they ( at least someone of them) read the forum and that they saw that amazing video and realized what they missed
. Pls guys, inform us next time to avoid such fails
So the airport meeting failed. But my friends learned the hotel where the guys were saying, so they suggested to go there. Yes, usually i don't like that standing-near-hotel-doors things, but this time the desire to see them and at least to greet and say a couple of words to them , and esp to look at Klaus' eyes and thank him for everything again, was really strong, so I agreed to go.
But I felt so hungry, that I said I wanted to go to a cafe first -which frankly speaking wasn't typical for me, as usually in my scorps trips I can not eat for days! But then I was the hell hungry, i really was ready to kill for a food
- so we went to cafe to have a snack, then we decided to check in our hostel, and after we'd done all those things, we slowly moved to guys' hotel.
When we arrived to the hotel, there were about 15 ppl there. Ee asked about the news, and one guy said that those fans who moved from the airport directly to the hotel, met the guys, they all were in a great mood, gave autographs, talked to fans, and, he emphasized, esp Klaus!...esp Klaus...and I was eating at the cafe that time...just perfect
! me and Tatiana ( who is also Klaus' fan) looked at each other silently for a while, and then both at the same time screamed "agrrrrrr!!!!"
- just fantastic bad luck! 2 fails in one day! great beginning! But of course I knew that the best was yet to come - we had all the evening ( and probably night) ahead to meet the guys. So we started to wait.
And, I've to say, I have the warmest memories from that time of waiting! I met and made friends with many wonderful ppl, and, despite it was pretty cold outside, the warm atmosphere, the fun we had, and our love to the guys really warmed us up! So many jokes and laughs, sharing interesting stories, thus getting more close to each other - wonderful!
But still, after some time of waiting, I decided to try to get inside the hotel. Of course, if u look as a fan , and esp if u ask the hotel security to let u in to get some warm or even to go to toilet - you'll get only the denial. So I took off all the scorps stuff I had, and with a stone face, holding the phone in my arms, got inside, turned over the corner and sat at the armchair, standing aside ( from which, btw, it was very good to watch what was happening outside). So I got the best position. And no one paid attention to me...cool! Later, some my friends joined me the same way, but those who already tried to get in as fans, failed of course, coz security remembered them. So they must be jealous us, but unfortunately I couldn't help them...
We sat there for a while, when finally one of the security guys identified us and came with the question :" r u waiting for someone?" Ok, though my brain was off, and I was looking with a smart face into a magazine, which I held upside down
,so I came up with nothing better to say that :"yep, we're waiting for our friends"
- he replies :"scorpions?" - and again I didn't know what to reply, so I said :" ...and for them also...", continuing to leaf through that inverted magazine
- of course he understood everything, but I really didn't want to go outside ( by that time I'd already been waiting for them in a cold for 3 hours), but security insisted: " how long r u going to wait for your friends?" - ok, not to make him totally angry, I said that max for 15 min. So he agreed for this and left us alone...
And, just a few minutes later I saw 2 black cars coming to the hotel - those were guys' cars for sure! I jumped of my seat and almost ran to the entrance...
And, when I came to the doors, I saw that somebody was stuck in them. Gosh, I needed to go out, so I was already about to say to him " hey, buddy, c'mon, I really need to go out!!", when this "buddy" turned to me and it was... Who do u think... Matthias!!! Omg
...how couldn't I recognize him.. So we literally faced in the hotel doors! I was so surprised - it was really unexpected! So we looked at each other, both with a surprise
-so I greeted him 1st, he also greeted me, but expression on his face was the same - "what the hell r u going here??"
, and, also looking at him I realized he was tired, so I just asked "how r u" -and yep, he replied smth like " hell tired" - and moved to elevators. Ok! U know, I never want to annoy and disturb guys, so i even felt a bit awkwardly, coz he slipped away from other fans outside, thought he was safe from the annoying fans - and -bah! Me in the doors
- but it really happened not intentionally, i can swear
So I went outside to look who else came - and saw Pawel, surrounded by the crows of fans. Tatiana also came to me and suddenly told -hey - it's James, showing at the make, going upstairs. James? -but again I didn't recognized him.. What the hell was with me??? So that was what I re-asked Tatiana, and I did it loudly - so he raised his eyes at us, hearing his name, and smiled and greeted us, saying - "lets go inside" - hehe, the security was very "happy" to see all the crowd coming inside with James!
and, despite he was also tired - of course, they were coming back from sound check - but he was attentive to all the fans, greeted my newest fos friend Nina - an amazing shiny girl!,- asked her name, shook her hand...aww...he was so nice, so cute! She presented him a toy - and, of course he took in to a show! I was amazed! Yes, he's a really cool guy! Well, I just said a couple of words to him and stepped away, to let the others to communicate with him. But while I was standing with James, Pawel had already passed by...
After that we had to move outside, and continued waiting for Klaus and Rudy... But, after seeing Matthias and James, I started to think of going away, coz I understood that Klaus and Rudy were also tired, and I didn't want to bother them, though my heart of course was telling me to stay.
But my tiredness also" said its word", and I really started to freeze, so in about half an hour after meeting James and Matthias, me and my friends went home - but this time without any regret.
As we were told later, in about 10 min after we left, Klaus came - but, as I expected, he was tired - so finally I was happy I took the right decision.
The next morning I woke up in a really bad mood -dunno why - but I felt kinda guilty before my family, that I went here, and they needed me there - I was thinking - what the hell am I doing here - I shouldn't be here for sure...but, after I got a shower and drank a cup of coffee, these thoughts were gone, and I felt a huge positive charge! Okay.. We had to move on! Again, I had to deal with my principles, coz my desire to see they guys and to greet them was so huge, that I couldn't resist and again went to the hotel!
Originally we scheduled to meet with the friends at the guys' hotel at 14:00, but recalling the fails we had the day before, I couldn't wait, and we were already at the hotel doors at noon.Yes the fans were already there
They were standing with a huge cool banner! I joined them. And again jokes, laughs, scorps music - well, that already made my day happy!
And, again I went inside the hotel, to warm up ( though it was warmer than the day before) - and to drink a cuo of coffee. Oh, yes you may say - it's a 5 star hotel - what are the priced there! Yep I also though so, but I was pleasantly surprised with prices - a cup of coffee costed less than 2 euro - it was pretty ok for me.
So I entered the bar, and there were 2 other my friends drinking coffee there, so we started to talk about this and that, and I saw Michael Gehrke - the guys' tour manager ( ohh! If I only knew then that I will cross with him again and again!) - but then I only looked at him and went to offer me coffee - hehe, he also went there - but the barman had gone.. We changed with looks -and he said " seems no one is here" and I said - "yep, but I want coffee" -and he replied - "me too! Hey -u speak russian -go and call the waiter"
-ookay -but a moment later that me showed up and took our orders
.. Well.. All the meetings are not just by chance...and why -you'll know from my further reviews....
After having coffee we moved out and continued waiting. Thanks God the weather was warmer than the day before.
By about 4 pm they all showed up! Cool! We were standing all in a line, holding the banner, and.. Me and 2 my friends decided to try to sing the song, that the guys didn't manage to sing to the guys in the airport. Of course we ( me esp) didn't have such beautiful and professional voices, as Dasha S.has, but still we decided we must sing it, though we missed Dasha and her band!
So when all the guys appeared, we started to sing "follow your heart" - dunno if guys heard it, but still I saw their faces -they were shining in smiles seeing us- they all greeted us, waved to us -they all were looking happy
Of course they didn't have time for autographs and communicating, but I was happy I finally saw them and greeted them
so here we are at the guys' hotel :
The mission "greeting the scorpions" was completed, and it was about the time to go for a show!!!
But before that I had to buy flowers! I just had to give them to Klaus! I was choosing those roses so carefully.. With all my soul...I bought 5 roses and we moved. But, unfortunately while I was entering the bus, one *** pushed me and one rose turned out to be broken
. Well, I had to remove one more ( to avoid even number) and gave this rose to my friend to present to one of the guys also)).
We arrived at the venue about half an hour before the show. When I got inside, it was really unusual to see the seats on the floor, as it was also unusual to come to the scorps show so calmly without queueing, running and fighting for the 1st rows...There were already alomst all my friends there! I greeted them ,again we all hugged and kissed ( ahh.. And again I thanked scorps for bringing all these wonderful ppl in my life). My seat was in a 4th row, not far away from Dasha S., and Tatiana -they were sitting in the 3rd row. So while there was still a bit time before the show, I came to Dasha to greet her, and to share my experience of staying at guys' hotel
, as she wasn't there. And, suddenly she remembered that we made a deal in Munich to sing Coast to Coast when we would meet next time! hehe, and I totally forgot about it! Thanks God Dasha you remembered that! So we sang it "ta-ta-tada-taaaa..." yeah that was funny and took me back to that amazing time I had in Munich!
But, "the lights were slowly fading down..", the members of orchestra appeared. It was a show time! I was excited to hear this new sound, to feel this new atmosphere of a mixture of classics and rock! And by the first notes of the show I realized that I definitely liked it!!!!
It was smth really different...and really emotional...that combination of sound touched my soul so deeply, that there were tears on my eyes during all the show....
The guys showed up in a perfect fit and great mood!!! And I was extremely happy to see all of them, to feel their energy, to hear this magic music, and, of course, this divine voice... it was so pure and strong, as when he was young....and it poured directly into my heart and soul...again that feeling of absolute freedom and happiness, that magic of scorpions....
The sound was really good, I saw how all the guys were enjoying the show! Rudolf was as usually so energetic, jumping and running across the stage, Matthias was playing just gorgeous... James was crazy and positive, and Pawel also was good in interacting with the audience, smiling and enjoying the show
Great atmosphere, and great audience!! Yes, all the 1st rows were active! Ppl constanеly jumped up from the chairs and rocked as on the rock show!! Yesss!! That was the spirit!!!
And I was really happy to hear New generation, We'll burn the sky, U&I,and I was really high on the emotions during Deadly Sting Suite...it was smth incredible...so much energy, so many emotions....I was really crying of emotions...
After another song Klaus, seeing the support of the audience, said "thank u VERY much" putting a stress on "very", and then continued " I'm so thankful to the fans like u - it u only could see what I see now.." and he was shining of happiness!!!! I couldn't hold my emotions then - so I jumped up from my seat with my FOS scarf ( yes, I took it to Minks to identify myself as a member of FOS!) with the screaming "YEEEAAAHHHH!!!!!" -ahaha, he saw it, pointed at me and smiled with that incredible smile...awww....such an emotional moment....and.. for the 1st time, from the 1st moments, when Klaus looked and pointed at me I realized that he recognized me!! Wow!!! And during all the show he sent me signs, air kisses, so many attention, as well as to my friends Tatiana and Dasha ( another one who was in Athens) and I was Happy that he recognized the fans!!! Just incredible!!!! He's really amazing man! One in a million!
Also I noticed that Rudolf and Matthias also recognized me - they were smiling to me, and Matthias made faces to me - haha))) funny. You know, it's so amazing to realize that they know u...it's such an honour for me...! Unbelievable!! I was extremely happy!!!!
After "the best is yet to come" Tatiana went to present the flowers to Klaus -and though before the beginning of the show the security told us that it was forbidden to give the flowers and other presents during the show, only after -we understood that after the show it would be useless, so we decided to try! And Tatiana's attempt was successful - she went directly to Klaus' point and give him the flowers.. That was a moment! HOW he looked at her, HOW thanked with the look full of appreciation and sent her an air kiss...ahhh.. So emotional - I was happy for her, and happy that Klaus appreciated that...looking at this, I decided to go after the next song - the more so it was a very suitable song - No one like u!( but, wait a minute, is there any not suitable song for giving the flowers and presents? I guess not
In the end of the song I also went forward to the stage, and security let me go without any probs - so it was that moment! I raised my hand with flowers,looking and Klaus and caught THAT LOOK - his thankful warm look on me...aww... My heart was ready to jump out...and, of course i just can't do anything being silent - I screamed "forever in my heart!" making that gesture as Klaus usually does, clapping my hand to my heart. And he seemed to hear me ( not sure of course..but hope....), and answered with the same gesture and the air kiss... Gosh.. How I was happy then, how thankful to him...I really can't describe all the emotions that were in me...I was in a dream...My dream to thank this incredible man for saving and changing my life came true...again it was a kind of magic...here's a pic of this precious moment-thanks to Dasha
So I enjoyed all the show, each its second, that was full of love and positive energy!
During it we had several flash-mobs ( thanks to Tatiana!!!) - we raised the sheets of paper with signs on several songs - on The best is yet to come we raised "Just follow your heart", on" big city nights" - -the names of our cities, on "No one like you" - "thank you" in english, german and russian, and on SLY - "scorpions - one life, one love". And.. If you only could see how Klaus read them.. And after he read just follow your heart his face was shining - he was happy!!! So was I !!! And when we raised the papers with the names of the cities - he also tried to read them - but I was rather away from him - so here I'm not sure he managed to read my "St Petersburg" sign, but he definitely read Dasha's " Rostov-on-Don" -and smiled when understood what was written there
awww again)))) It really all was soooo cool!! We were the one with the guys, were were changing our energies, the audience interacted so well with the guys!! I could feel that spirit, that power (of FOS)!!!!!!
In the end, on RYLAH we all stood and rocked with the guys! Ahhh so many positive energy, so many emotions...I was thanking God for giving me that opportunity to see and hear them again! Coz I really needed that positive charge to restore my mental forces.. And I got it, I got even more than asked! Everything was just perfect! And, yet I liked soo much that sound of the show with the orchestra, that I was happy that I was going to attend one more !( haha, and I didn't even guess that in fact i'll see 2 more - but it's the other story, right?
) As usually all the show passed as one moment, and of course I was feeling a bit sad that it was over.. Yes it's never enough....
After the show we all gathered near the venue to spend sometime together before leaving home....on our way to bus stop we were sharing our impressions about the show, again joking and laughing, and, of course singing scorps songs.. Gosh what an amazing time it was!!!! I made many new amazing friends, became closer to those friends I already knew.. Indeed - scorpions -connecting ppl!!! These guys have that energy that puts so many wonderful ppl together!!!
I really didn't want to say goodbye to my belarussian friends .. I wanted that night to last forever...so we stood on the bus stop till the end...sending to the Universe the request to meet again and to rock together again at the scorps show! The there were long hugs and kisses, some pics for a memory, and that moment of saying good-bye....
When I got into my train, that departed just a couple of hours after the show, and turned on "Moment of Glory" in my walkman..and tears again came to my eyes.. I was re-living again and again all those moments in my mind...and was thanking God for this blessing!!!! I was so happy! And, I knew that the best was yet to come! ( but, didn't know WHAT surprises were waiting for me....) - but about it I'll tel in other reviews
-the more to come