Oookay, so here’s the second part of my story
Or rather should I say 'our story, but from my point of view'
Although the band went off the stage, I was pretty sure there’ll be an encore - show without ‘Wind Of Change’ or ‘Rock You Like A Hurricane’? Can’t be!
And I was right - they came back, took some flags from audience (and that was the time I started to regret a bit not making one this time) and played ‘Still Loving You’, ‘Wind Of Change’ and ‘Rock You Like A Hurricane’. And now I have to admit, that… well, it may sound strange, but somehow I don’t remember this part of the show too clearly, all the time I had a feeling that it’s unreal, it’s a kind of dream and I’ll wake up in a moment
Anyway, during RYLAH I decided to run with Martinka and Matt (another friend of mine whom I was there with) to the stage - they were doing it earlier as well, so they already managed to catch the sticks
So I followed Martinka, trying not to fall from the stairs, got under the stage - and try to pick one of picks Paweł has thrown in the crowd, but I hadn’t found any. Luckily Martinka found two and so kindly gave one of them to me
We stood by the stage, so close that we could put our hands on, and as the band was saying goodbye we stood less than half a meter from them. And as Martinka already wrote - Matthias surprisingly pulled her up on stage
It seemed like security guy didn’t like it too much, but oh well… he didn’t have too much to say that time I suppose, even if he’d try to drag her down, there were a few of us there who wouldn’t let him do so
After Martinka left the stage, band played ‘When The Smoke Is Going Down’ (yeah… verse ‘I climb the stage again this night’ has now a new meaning to us…
), they gave a few more picks to the audience, and gone for good
And we? We wanted to try our luck and meet the band after the show. And luck must have been on our side that night, ‘cause again we managed to do so!
And except of the band, we also met a few fans - e.g. Pablo (who didn’t recognize me at first xD) and Goldee from Polish message board (who did recognize my nickname - and I was nicely surprised, ‘cause usually it’s like I know or recognize almost everybody, but hardly anyone recognizes me xD And Martinka - Goldee was the man with ‘Scorpions’ on his forehead, but I’m not sure if he’s registered also here
), or Renata and Pavel (greetings!
). And as for the band - first we met Paweł, then… Geez, I can’t remember, who we met earlier, Rudy or Matthias, but I think Matthias. And geez - all the guys were so kind and patient to us, but that time he seemed to be… hm, I don’t know if ‘the warmest’ would be a proper word here, but I hope you all catch what I mean
As Martinka wrote before - he recognized her, signed all photos, allowed us to take a plenty of photos with him, and… well, nobody would say, that it was nearly midnight and that man is after very energetic (and for sure tiring) show. Even the security guy, who at first was quite unpleasant, later unbend a bit (what you could see in the picture
). Somehow we missed James, and when Klaus came, it could be easily seen that he was very tired.
We were tired as well - but so, so happy!! I’ve never expected that evening would look like that, that I’ll have the chance to meet the guys, have pictures with them… It’s something amazing and still unbelievable for me
We got home and I just fell into my bed, wondering if I’ll be able to get up earlier than after another 12 hours - and the adventure was still waiting, so sleeping for that long would be a simple waste of time…
To be continued…
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