Ok first of all I would like to start this review with a personal thought: I had a bad 2013 so my only hope was to see a Scorps show to recharge my batteries
. When I saw the date of Sofia on the tourdates section I thought to myself: " I have a friend in Sofia!"( you know who is right?
) so I instantly decided to book the flight and buy the ticket for the show.
Day one: when I landed in Sofia I thought to find many nice girls (yes,all the girls in Sofia were amazing
but in our F.O.S team we had the best one
) at my arrival, but instead only a frozen temperature was waiting for me
Brrr!!!!! I took the first taxi I saw and I went directly to the hotel,here while I was having a hottest shower I received a sms from Adrian: "Gianluca are u in Sofia?" Yes I am! I remembered that the 15th was Curry's birthday but I forgot about the party...so another taxi and in less than 5 minutes I was at Gaba bar,here I met Joanne Adrian,and some greek fans,just few words for them: very very fun guys
It's a pity I didn't take a photo to the Curry's cake,she told me that it was made with a photo of the Scorpions on the top, I ate a piece of it( I don't remember which member of the band was
) and I drunk many many beers and some "particular" shots made from the sexy hand of the sexy bargirl
but the greek girls won't have a good memory of these shots
The party finished around 02:00-03:00 a.m ,thanks again Curry for the drinks and the wonderful vibes!
Day two: I met Curry,Adrian,Joanne,and the greek fans and together we went to eat something at Happy bar( a nice place with a good food and wonderful waitress
), after the group diveded because the greek fans went to the hotel and me,Joanne,Adrian,and another greek friend did a fast mini tour of the city but we saw just few things but nevermind! Around 16:00 we took 2 taxis and we went to the Arena Armeec,here we just waited few minutes and, magically, the doors of the venue for us opened earlier
who knows why?
and after few minutes the rest of greek fans joined us
so we all were in the first row (any doubt?
) fortunately there was no supporting band so.......
Bang bang rock with gang,bang bang rock with gang.....and show started around 20:30...
You well know the setlist but luckily I had the pleasure to hear "Hit Between The Eyes" played live ....so *** fast and loud,I really go crazy for this song thanks to his solos that cut your face in 2 parts
The show was amazing and the band was in good mood and they rocked so much
Klaus played 2 shows: one for us and another one for Curry sending her many many kisses
Matthias smiled for the whole show playing killer solos,Rudy as well but it's a pity he didn't play "Blackout" with his mask
James did his perfect work behind the drums as Pawel too(even though I personally think that James and Pawel in this line up are just 2 session men)
After this eletric show I didn't understand the reason to play an unplugged show( I really hate this kind of shows) cos' I knew the guys as a rock&roll band and I just want to hear rock, rock ,and rock,but after the show I bought the blue ray of the MTV unplugged ( a die hard fan is always a die hard fan
After the concert we tried to find where the band stayed so we checked 2 luxury hotels but we had to give up sooner because nobody knew where they were or simply they didn't want to tell us
so we decided to have a fast dinner at the Happy bar ( I want to work there!!!!!!!!
) here we had a chat about the energy that band put in this gig,Joanne told me that the show of Bucharest was almost sleepy
because of the fans too
So another wonderful Sofia night was over, Curry and Adriano went home and me and the rest of the greek gang tired but still with a lot of energy in our bodies tried to go to a heavy metal club but unfortunately it was closed and we came back to the hotel.
Day three: yes! yes! Because for me the best was yet to come
When I was in queue at the Sofia airport I saw 4 guys well known
The Scorpions were on my same flight for Munich,I couldn't believe my eyes! I was shocked! When they boarded on the plane they sat in the first class so I just said them: Hello Klaus,hello Matthias,hello Rudy,hello Pawel! Unbelievable! A hostess saw my Scorpions wool hat and she told me: "the Scorpions are in business class!" Really? I didn't recognize them!
I couldn't talk to them cos' I didn't want to disturb them
" What a pity" I said to myself,I have the band few meters from me and I can't say nothing to them
but the best was yet to come!
When the flight landed in Munich the shuttle of the airport came to took us and when I put my right leg on the shuttle I found Mr Klaus in front of me! Yes it was all true! And behind him,there were Rudy,Matthias and Pawel! Now I couldn't resist to myself and suddenly I took my blue ray dvd from my hand lagguage and asked them to sign it!!!!!!!!!!
I was happy like a baby and it's not finished yet because we had also the same gate for the connecting flight so I did few meters with the band and I talked few seconds with Klaus asking him: "when you will come in Italy?" And he replied me: "maybe next year!" I just screamed to Rudy: "YOU ROCK!
but I was still disappointed because I thought they were taking the same flight for Neaples
I couldn't imagine that this Sofia would have been so fantastic! ROCK&ROLL FOREVER!
Last but not least I would like to thank Curry for her wonderful support! You rock!
AND THE BEST IS YET TO COME!