25 years, 2 months and 12 days ago
Monday, March 23, 1998
Compared to the shows I've seen before in Berlin and Hamburg the location was very different. It looked like a huge old factory area and in one of the large building the concert took place. We were there two hours before the show started. We parked the car at back of the hall and then we saw two rented limos and supposed they carried the group to this location. Suddenly we could clearly hear the soundcheck. It is interesting, that they rehearsed "New state of mine" which they don't play on this tour. About one hour before the beginning of the show there was silence and then a young guy with long hair came out of the building and walked to the mentioned cars to take some luggage out of it. It was Igor. We asked him for an autograph and he said "No, problem". He was cool. So we thought we should wait there for the whole band after the show. There were maybe six or seven other guys who had this idea too. Within 45 minutes everyone came out. I think the first one was Alan who first wanted to get his luggage into the car but he promised to come back and so he did. Everyone get an autograph. He entered the building again. Then Jon and Igor came out and gave there autographs. Then both and Jon's wife got into the car and drove away. Now Steve appeared and before he got into another car he gave everyone an autograph who wanted. I said that his solo-section was great and he was very pleased. Then again Alan came out followed by Chris and Billy. They also gave everyone an autograph. I said to Chris that "The fish" was marvelous. He then spoke some words about his six-string bass he used in "Rhythm of love". He was very nice. To meet the guys was a fantastic ending for my trilogy of concerts (Berlin-Hamburg-Hannover). I hope to see them very soon.
I have just returned from the Hannover concert ans I have to say that it was a great event.
If anybody from the band reads this:
PLEASE, don't let another 6 1/2 years pass by until you come back to Germany!!!!!