My 3rd Colmar trip:
Weather expectation: Rain !!! ...........;
I'm arrive at 10h30 at the "parc des exposition", there was nobody, I found the backstage gate and stayed here a long time.... not to see someone but it was a good meeting point.
I was the 1st of my little "band", I was waiting espacially Anna and Pavel from Moscow to give them their tickets.
I was very happy to meet them again, it was the 3rd show we were together
The band was completed around 2pm, but it was so sunny and of course no shade on the queue. we wait somewhere on shaddy area. At 3pm it started to have a bit people in the queue, so let's go for 4hours under the sun ............ I have a very special make up now ..... a part of the face white the other big red, the line was the sun glases .... very nice make up
The rush started at 7pm, but I think that the gate of the other side have open some minutes before, because there was a lot of people already inside. So, we found a small place on the 1st row, but like in Juan, we wre on the extrem right.
The theater was almost full, it can contain 10,000 person, I think we wre a least 8,000. There was free places only in the standing stall. A lot of fan were there, espacially from Swizerland
About the show........... difficult to tell, I saw more often the back of Céline than the stage
But Matthias, Klaus and Pawel came very often on us coner to greet us, it was funny !! Especially Klaus, I thinks it's the 1st time I saw him so often at the extrem right.
Rudy is came only 2 or 3 times at the end of the show, so I almost didn't saw him. I felt Matthias, Pawel and James in great form, Klaus still tired, Rudolf I can tell you. Of course the show was great ! The set list was extactely the same, it's just I don't know if they planed the play "When the smoke.." or if they add it like in Singen, I didn't see the set list.
After the Show we (Céline, Cécile, Yvon(Cécile's father), Anna, Pavel and me) went to their hotel, we saw in the back Rudy and Pawel is came to share some minutes with us, but we were I think to much, around 30 people. There was Marcel (Rudy's son) and it was very funny to see him with a T-shirt "Schenker brother"
It was the story of my 30th show, now I'm waiting for the 31th ...... when/where?
here is pix : http://www.monalbum.fr/Album=CJSUKGDD
Now I go to sleep but I dream of a very hot water bath, like a thermal bath in Budapest ..... the dream of my neck