I guess my review won't be as long as Ruta's
For me all began on Wednesday when my friend came to me and we both were to go to Gdansk next morning at 7. She was on the road about 10-11 hours and she arrived at 10pm. I wasn't sure if she would have been able to come into my dorminitory because a woman who takes care of it sometimes make problems. So we tried to put her big bag into my rucksack. Of course, with no effect
But somehow we get into, because she was the final "You can dance" programme that was in the TV at that time.
Than we checked our buses and so on, drank something for better sleep [compliments to my roommate who gave us her fruit liqueur:D]. I set the alarm and went sleep.
The alarm didn't work. Or it worked but I turned it off. I DON'T really know. Anyway we had 18 minutes to get ready, wash my hair and just do everything. But we made it.
Next we went to the station and get into the train. We were in the compartment with some people who also were going to this concert but not for Scorpions, as to them they are just normal, the only thing that they have some good guitars. Yeah, right
We were to arrive at 2.17pm but there was a delay. Ruta smsed me they are going to the venue at 3pm so we were at extreme hurry. Besides my friend wanted to buy a ticket back so we were waiting because only one cashier's window worked. We left the station a quarter to 3 so we took a taxi.
We get into the hotel just before the 3pm. A woman in the reception said that somebody already arrived but she didn't know english and she just had let them in
And than Ruta came
We talked a bit, we met Darius and found some ways to get know better
Later we went to the venue to have a good place. We got into the tram, one woman told us we must go off close to some crosses. Of course we missed them and had to go back a bit. Then we were staying at the gate. There were some problems because it turned out that no cameras were allowed, not only professional. I went to the toilet and hide it in the place where no one checks
The only thing I had to hide my umbrella too and I couldn't find it later. But never mind, I'm still in the black
So when they let us in, it appeared that there was another gate. We had to wait there for about half an hour and it started hailing. And of course no one had an umbrella D: Perfect! When they finally opened the gates we started to run. Just cross-country with obstacles
There were puddles everywhere and mud. Omnipresent mud. Ha! But it's nothing for us!
We were extremely hungry so we bought sausage and we ate it in the wind speed. When eating we went to the stage. I was in the second row
Ruta wrote something about the band that played before Scorpions so I think there's no point to add anything. I can only say that I was surprised with Kora because she has a pretty good voice and I hadn't realized it before. But Tilt was just one big mistake. The people who played there looked as if they were after one big "mushroom" party
Blisfull smiles on their faces were telling everything.
I just HAVE TO add that there was extremely cold. Really. In the beginning it was ok, but about 9pm it was horrible [yeah, we were standing there all the time, fighting for our places;)].
And there they came
Luckly, I didn't start to cry or shout, as I was afraid of it. I just was looking. And singing! I caught the drumstick as well and I paid for it with the skin on my hand. Because some people were really desperated to get it
I guess you know the set. A big plus for few ballads, I hoped for Dynamite but still it was pretty good for me, even without it. I could only change Is there anybody there and Sand me an angel for something. But I'm really satisfied. It was my first concert so never mind!
After the Scorpions show we tried to get out. You must probably know it wasn't to force one's way through the 70 000 crowd. So me and my magic drumstick were leading and people parted - I was just like Moses and his stick.
It took some time to find Ruta and Darius. In the meantime I went back with Marcin from Poland to buy a Scorpions top and after it we went to the hotel. Of course, with some difficulties, as always
We couldn't find the right tram and we finally came back about 1am. Extremely exhausted. But we didn't go sleep, no, no no
The afterparty began.
And now to Ruta: thank you for your company, it was a great pleasure to meet you and though my english failed when I tried to explain you one game
I guess we spend a really good time. Vilnius? Why not? A pretty good idea for the summer
My friend had to leave us early because she had her train at 4.20am. [don't ask why, she is just uncommon
]. I went with her outside to tell her goodbye and be sure she would get into the right tram. She couldn't find it so she finally took a taxi
When I came back it turned out that everybody was going to sleep. Darius was already in his bed so I couldn't do anything but to go sleep as well. I woke up about 5.30am. Sorry Ruta for my tossing and turning - when kac gets me [I hope you remember kac?:P] I'm always terribly cold]. Not to mention the fact that I didn't take anything to sleep in, I was so hurrying in the morning. During these minuted of contemplation I decided to come back with the train that was at 8am. If I had taken another one that was at 2pm I would have been back for 10pm. Too late. Especially for someone who slept only about 1,5h
So I wrote a short letter to Ruta because I even didn't have the opportunity to say good bye to her and Darius and I went home.
Thank you all, thank to everybody who I met in Gdansk and especially a great THANK YOU to Scorpions!
The first show is only the beginning
I hope for anothers!