My review of the day
We arrived in the morning in avenches, a beautiful historical town with castles and many things to visit, and also the roman theatre where the concert would take place. The place was open when we arrived and there were some people watching the soundcheck so we sat and saw and watch Ingo and the rest testing everything.
We met Andrea and another friend of her, another swiss scorps fans and we waited later till the doors were open.
As Emilie said the stage was so so high and I can say it was the only problem, because the opening bands and the scorpions had a fantastic sound.
We were able to buy the new tour t-shirt, beautiful one!
The festival was very well organized, there were many tents to buy food, drinks, clothes, jewellery, they put a big bar, good work really.
The first band we saw was: the swiss Bernie Constantin. He had a fantastic musicians with him and they played a short but interesting set. I've always been a little "afraid" of listening rock with lyrics in french, but I must say I enjoyed the show. Though when you saw the man appearing on the stage, he looked so thin, that in your mind you though: "he will fall down before the show is over", but he kick my ass. They were a good band.
Later we were supposed to see the band Arno, but something must had happened, because we saw Karelia instead. I am not very friend of metal, so is difficult for me to enjoy it. But is a matter of taste of course, because I think Karelia has good musicians. During the show they told us that our Rudy will appear on one song of their new album as a guest playing guitar.
Then we waited for the scorpions, and the open air theatre was now full, with no seat available.
They started at 23 20 as I said they had a great sound and they seemed very happy. No surprises in the setlist but one: it was too short. But I am not going to complain about it, in a few years I know I would kill to see this show again. And I am not looking for discussions, but really, I do not know if I have different ears, but I don't understand the complaints about Klaus voice, he does a hard and good work and to me he sounded amazing, as the rest of them, they sound like a very solid band.
A few negative things to say:
some publicity company gave free inflatable balls, and during the shows of the opening bands they were throwing them to the stage,
We were sure that it will happen too in the part of the scorpions, and yeah it happened!
you can never loose your trust in the stupidity of some people
because during the best is yet to come a big ball hit Matthias while he was concentrate playing a solo, and for a second he had a frightened face not knowing what had happened. But well...
Similar happened to Klaus, he received a flag when still loving you was starting, and when he was starting to sing, the same people launch him a pen that hit him in the chest
But well Klaus is Klaus and when he had time he even signed the flag
maybe I look like an old grumpy man, but I think the first thing to do in a concert is to respect the musicians, but well leaving that behind, we had a great show.
See you in Geneve and Brussels!!! (and maybe more)