My review will be pretty long, so I hope I won`t bore you..
Fortunately, this time I didn`t have any problems during the road. I arrived in Bucarest at 14.00 and were in front of the Zone Arena`s gate at 14.30-14.40, alone, knowing nobody, holding the Bulgarian flag. Then I noticed a guy, who I had seen a couple of times before Scorpions` shows in Bulgaria. I went to him and shake his hand, introducing myself. That`s how I met Peter – a huge and devoted Scorpions fan and my compatriot. He told me he had seen me on their shows in BG too, and even asked where my sister is – because I usually go to shows with her. So the “waiting hours” passed very fast in Scorpions stories. Actually, he was in Bratislava and Budapest shows too, but I didn`t met him, because he was in front of Rudy (in Bratislava) and I didn`t (sad) have the chance to go to Budapest. May be an hour later, Marin from Bulgaria ( a forum member – Marin Stoikov) joined us. It was a great pleasure that I had the chance to meet them in personal and at the same time, not to be alone in the waiting crowd this time.
The gate was opened at 17.00, I think, and the crowed just rushed into the stadium (survival number 1). I was literally smashed but I managed to get in and find a good place in front rows. Then I met Christina (Cristinutza) from Romania. While I was looking for a place, I heard “Hey, Curry from the forum”. She was with Bogdan (scorpy73) in the left corner of the walk. Me and Marin decided to stay next to her, even though the stage was built very high and we couldn`t see at all Matthias and Pawel place. That was the reason Peter went in front of Rudy again and we were separated during the concert, but I wanted so much to be in front of the walk (I have never had this chance till now) and I hoped Pawel and Matthias comes more often in the very front of it, so that we can see them.
My flag was just an ordinary Bulgarian one, because I didn`t have any time to write down or paint something ( having in mind that I arrived from Bratislava on Monday and I just went to work only for Tuesday and Wednesday, during which I had so much work to do, that I didn`t find a spare minute for painting anything). Fortunately, Peter had two highlighters and I wrote down “Bulgaria loves Scorpions”, while waiting for the concert to start. It was not very good-looking but it was pretty hard to do something better, when painting on the ground, surrounded by fans and waiting for the show to start. I`m really sorry, Scorps, for the ugly inscription, but it was done REALLY deep from our hearts.
I asked Cristina for Anakin and she told me HE (then I understood that SHE is HE) is in front of Matthias` side.
The show started at 20.00 and some minutes. And it was… WOW… no words to describe the moment! It was full of energy, emotions! The guys were GREAT! The concert – unforgettable, the Romanian audience – fantastic and passionate! The guys threw a lot of plecs and drumsticks and (survival 2) that crowd wanted so much to grab anything that I was smashed again and turned out with a badly broken nail… but.. who cares! I was so happy, that nothing mattered at all!!! At the very end of the show Scorpions sang “When the smoke..” and I threw my flag to Klaus! Great end of the great show – Klaus holding Bulgarian flag on his shoulder. Then I didn`t expect that the best part of everything…………………………………………………………………………………WAS STILL COMING!!!
Me and Cristina went to the hotel to wait for the guys! The hotel seemed empty and there were no signs that the guys will show at all… Waiting, waiting, waiting… meanwhile talking, talking, talking with her ( I`m so happy that I met you! I had really great time with you!). We were just about to leave, because we thought that the guys are already in their rooms and… BOOM… James. We took a picture with this sweet and crazy American, talked with him for some minutes and asked him about the others. He said us to wait, because they`ll definitely show up. So.. we continue waiting. - Thanks, James! You rock!!!
Some minutes later Matthias came – he looked very energetic and hugely smiled. When he saw us, said : “Hey kids..” , took a picture with us and we exchanged a couple of words with him too. Actually, we both were so over-excited that we didn`t know what to say, what to ask.. We were just thankful to have this chance and we were just looking with admiration… Thanks, Matthias… You were really so positive and smiling to us!
Then Pawel came. He kissed our hands and sat next to us! We talked about the concert, about our future plans for visiting some shows in Europe and he asked Cristina for a good club in Bucharest, cause he wanted to see the night life in the town. I really, really didn`t believe someday this will happen to me! I was sooo happy! Thank you Pawel, a lot, a lottt, for the time you spent with us!
Two more – Klaus and Rudy.. to meet!
It seemed that all of them were in the restaurant, having a dinner, but we didn`t want to cross the limit and to interrupt them, so we just kept waiting in the lobby..
Then Klaus came… I didn`t expected more than a couple of words and a picture with him (which was my dream!), because I though he may be very tired and we didn`t want to disturb him anyhow.. but.. he sat next to us, we talked so much, soo much, for anything.. it was really unbelievable!!! I really didn`t believe my eyes, it was as if a dream… I was sitting next to him, talking with him.. I was so over excited that I hope I haven`t said some silly things! After our long conversation, he signed my Klaus T-Shirt and we took a photo with him! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! YOU`RE REALLY A GREAT MAN!!!
It was Rudy now, who we were waiting for. Unfortunately, it was almost 3 a.m. and he was not showing up, so we left.. . I`m really sorry that I didn`t have the chance to see him, but.. I hope next time! Now, I BELIEVE!
Scorps, thanks again!!! You made me the happiest girl in the world! My dream came true!!! You`re ALL really great! I LOVE YOU!