The show in Athens was unspeakably great, as you can tell by the reviews from everyone. I met Antonis, Nikos, Arista, Lanita, EduRock (from Italy) at the venue. There was a sound check in the early evening but I forgot to write down the songs they practiced. First, Rudolf, Matthias, James, Pawel, and Uli first practiced, then Klaus arrived with the marvelous Greek singer (I am sorry, but I don´t know how to spell his name right now) came out, and then Michael Schenker and Herman Rarebell.
It appears the band was really busy backstage doing numerous interviews with lots of different media people. There was a meet-and-greet around 8:15 and Klaus, Rudolf, Matthias, James, and Pawel signed many things, had their photographs taken, and all of the Greek fans seemed really pumped. There was also a crew taping it for German TV.
The show started right on time, about 10:25. The set-list has been already posted here so I will not post it here. They played 25 songs, and the stadium was packed with wall-to-wall people. There were onstage fireworks, and some flame throwers that shot huge flames into the sky. I wanted to check my hair that it was not burned because they seemed so hot.
Michael Schenker, Uli, and Herman looked really happy to be there, and Klaus invited the Greek singer out and they sang "Holiday" together. They both teased the audience by challenging the audience to follow along with their "Ah-a-HAHs." Matthias seemed to really enjoy playing with Michael. And Matthias also seemed happy when Herman appeared. I am sure that all of them were happy to be playing together. I was on Matthias side so I could see from that angle the best.
We are in Larissa now. This will be the second and last show for us this year.
Ah, time is up on my Internet card...
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