Guess who came here? =))))
Well, I hadn't the same large experience, because I was only at one concert (at 27th), but have many impressions really =)
I've met some old and some new friends, survived after terrible jam before and during the concert AND was happy after it nevertheless =) I can't write details just because I had high temperature (it has increased just 2 hours before the show and I had thoughts not to go at all) and a girl who was standing beside me wanted to kill me during the half of the concert, and that was pretty hard to stay alive xD BUT! As I said, I was happy after all.
It wasn't my first concert of Scorpions, but it was my first trip to Russia. I had this trip with my friends (who play in my band also))) - Ania and Natasha. They were really excited about everything which should happen) But their parents worried about them SO much that I felt like I don't have parents at all xD I only wrote some sms to mine to say that I'm allright, and that is all. Natasha and Ania were receiving calls and message all the time! =)
That is the reason why we had to wait in front of "Crocus" from 7 a.m. Natasha's father - the one who brought us there - made us to promise him that we won't go anywhere from here till concert.
Well, we found a cool shopping trolley at the parking, and we had no idea what did it do there at all xDDD But we took a ride! =))))))))))))
Me, sitting in it in front of the hall =) Early in the morning =) http://cs10516.userapi.com/v10516703/8c ... hj0HEo.jpg
Then one guy came who told us how it went yesterday (he was at the concert in fan-zone), and we chatted a bit. Meanwhile some other people came, and they were really surprised to see someone who came even early =) I wanted to sleep too much, because I have been sleeping only for 4 hours at night.
More and more people... I was really surprised to see Delphine! =)))) Then Katya came - the girl I've met in Berlin and who is my friend now. She was at the concert at 26th, and this day she came only to see us and to sing some songs with me =) That was really ROCKING =) Even though I couldn’t sing perfect because I had some problems with my throat. But people liked it and then said that my voice is wonderful =) Hehe =))) They haven’t heard my voice when I’m healthy! =)
When it was about one or two hours before the concert I felt worse and understood that my temperature rises. It was horrible to understand that you are sick and nobody can really help you. Endlessly my another friend came who gave me and Ania our tickets to the show (we’ve booked from abroad and she received them). I gave her my two tickets to the show at 29th which I received after the contest on Facebook (if you are among my friends there you should remember this repost I asked to “like”) – the tickets was to the show at 29th, and we couldn’t stay till this day anyway =( So I decided to give them as a present to my friends, and the backstage-pass I decided to give to one depressed girl who had a big dream to meet Scorps in personally. It is better to make someone’s dream come true than to use it yourself, isn’t it? -)
Then a horror begun… They opened only ONE door, and I felt like this crowd catches me and moves to it, and how I “clean” the other closed doors with my jacket. Somehow I got inside, then received a yellow bracelet and rushed to the queue. Natasha was already there and she took me by the hand not to lose again. In some minutes Ania with her boyfriend came to us. I felt a bit better (Helena, the one who received the tickets from me, gave me a pill and it started to work), but not for much time – people were pushing at us all the time, and I had no air to breath. But the most horrible moment was when they opened the door… Oh my God, this huge crowd begun to rush, without any thought in heads! And in front of us a security tried to stop it, and it came out as I can’t go further, and some hundreds of people are pushing on me from back… I couldn’t breathe, couldn’t move, and I was terribly scared, because on day in Belarus there was alike story when many young people died in the same conditions – they just couldn’t breathe in jam and couldn’t break through. Fortunately, this was lasting not for a long time, and somehow I could enter…
Then I’ve understood that I can’t see normally, that people are more like spots for me, and I don’t even remember how I’ve got into this fan-zone… I started to understand something only when I was standing already in the front row between other people. Then I’ve understood that I’m in front of the Matthias’ place – hmm, I wanted to be in front of the “tongue” but well, it is OK that I’m here and I’m alive. Hallelujah!
Natasha was in the second row, Ania with her guy somewhere in 4th. I couldn’t turn around to see, because the pressure was terrible. Sometimes I thought that I will faint – fortunately, it didn’t happen. Now you can imagine: I was standing with temperature, after terrible jam where I couldn’t breathe and in fan-zone the conditions were just a liiiitle-little bit better! The only thing stat saved my life was enough air to breath. “Crocus” was a cozy place with good acoustic and not really large stage. We rocked with Blind Trust – they were AMAZING and AWESOME! It happens really not always when supporting band is really rocking! =) So it was pleasure to see them on stage and to sing with them a bit. And after them, in about 30 minutes, Scorpions endlessly came! =)))
As Ania said then, Russian fans are totally crazy, but they are crazy both in positive and negative way. Though they were pushing us all the time the way that we couldn’t move, they were fantastic like audience: they were singing ALL the songs, and supporting the band all the time… I just can’t imagine HOW pleasant should it be for musicians to play for such public! Just incredible!
The only one moment was that I almost couldn’t hear Klaus’ voice because of this support. But well, I could feel this energy from stage and that was the main thing for me! This energy brought me some power, and only thanks to it I didn’t fall during the show. I am so sorry that I can’t tell you everything in details just because I was sick. But I do remember this feeling like rock takes you and lift you up, like you are the one with the sound of the guitar, when you close your eyes and you feel like you are not here during some songs. That is why I love Scorpions’ concerts so much!
The setlist was the same as the day before, they just played “Send me an Angel”, which made me totally happy, because I wanted to hear this song live again too much. And, my dream to sing “Living for Tomorrow” with Scorps came true also – I was so happy that couldn’t stop crying! But I didn’t care about the setlist. I knew that there won’t be radical changes, and I wanted to ROCK, to catch this stream of energy from stage, and I can do it with any songs they play. So, I was satisfied.
If to talk about the personal attention, I caught smiles from everyone who was on stage (even from the guy who plays “The Best is Yet to Come” with them)))), mostly from Matthias =) Thank you guys, it makes the concert really great for those who catch these little pieces of attention!
I don’t have any stick or guitar pick, just because I didn’t really want to catch it. Matthias threw one for me, but OH MY GOD how SCARY it was too see this pick flying to me and how about ten hands start to fight for it in front of you… I didn’t even participate in this fight, just because I have the same one on my neck already, and those people need it really more than I do.
The only really bad memory for the concert was a girl who started to hate me for some reasons and tried everything to push me out from the first row… My left shoulder stopped to hurt just one day ago! I tried not to pay attention to her and to stand where I stand but sometimes it was REALLY hard. But at the end of the show I so loved everyone and everything that I loved her too! =))) She was shouting that I’m a *** and an idiot (even though I didn’t talk to her at all), and I’m smiling to Matthias and singing: “Big city! Big city nights!” =) Well, I hope this girl will be better and God will send more love to her!
After the show we were so happy with girls that were hugging each other and people we didn’t even know! =) We tried to find some water because we were terribly thirsty, but we were SO happy! Only Scorpions’ concerts give me so much positivity, no matter what! =)))
On the next day I felt worse, but I was nevertheless happy. I hope to visit the another show just because they really make me feel sooo much better, and I don’t care what will others think about it! And, of course, I want to take my friends with me again! =) And nothing is impossible, isn’t it?
Thank you Moscow and thank you Scorpions!!! =))))) I won’t forget this day!
P.S. Some fine photos from this day: http://susdrup.livejournal.com/491629.html