Now that the blue-red spots on my arms are not hurting that much and I can touch them on the desk in order to type,
I can also give a review of my first concert of being in the first row..
I was at the stadium from 12 o clock, with Evgenia and Haleyna. Later more friends came, and I had a great time gossiping and playing a little the guitar before ( http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii14 ... _25040.jpg
) the doors opened at 18:06pm. I was the 3rd person I think who stepped into the stadium, and run as fast as I could to grab the barrier, in front of Matthias' place:-) My youngest sister Eva arrived too later and managed to reach me..After 1 hour, the security guys felt sorry for her and took her out of the crazy pushing of the arena, in front of the stage!!!!!! That's exactly the reason why I brought her to the arena..
To be honest, from 18:30 to 22:20, while waiting for Scorpions to come out, I was having the worst time of my life. All the time the crowd created on purpose those "pushing waves" if you know what I mean, and all its weight would fall onto us, pressing us between the crowd and the barrier. I was really glad Eva was out
Many girls of the first rows were screaming when that would happen, and many got carried out, as already said.
When Scorpions came out, before I realized that finally I was really in front of them, the first fires surprised us like hell !!!! There were so many surprises at that show, fires, fireworks, confetti, the dancers on Tease Me Please Me, Athena on drums, songs like Robot Man, Long Tall Sally..
That was the BEST SCORPIONS PERFORMANCE in Greece ever.
At some point, a security guy lifted Eva in the air, in front of Matthias, so that he could see his name written on her t-shirt. I didn't really see the whole thing, but he told me afterward that Matthias tapped her head smiling.
Personally I would have enjoyed the show more, if I could move at all. Like _Matthias_ said, it was OVERcrowded. I couldn't reach my pockets, it goes without saying that I couldn't reach my camera in my bag (which was in front of my feet), I couldn't fasten my undone bra throughout the whole show
Regarding the sound, the only one I could hear perfectly was Matthias, and Rudolf's solos. Uli, I didn't hear anything he played. Michael's guitar also didn't really stand up. There were some songs where I could hear Klaus well, and some other where I couldn't. But that's ok, after all you can't really hear well in the first rows. My father who was among the seated ones, told me that he couldn't really hear the guitars, apart from Matthias, while Klaus' voice was really stunning, like crystal. It depends on where one is.
I don't agree with you, _Matthias_, when it comes to the age of the crowd. At least in the front rows, 90% of the people were either teenagers or young adults.
I will be going to the show in Crete, and I hope that it won't be such overcrowded, so that everyone can enjoy the concert more. The band is amazing and they showed why SCORPIONS GOT A STING
I did see Toshiko up in front, Toshiko I was between Matthias and Klaus, among the girls who held the banners..I tried to call you but you couldn't really hear me. It's a pity..PS1-
As far as I'm concerned, it's not going to be a DVD release. Or that's how Klaus sounded at the press conference I attended.