Gallina’s report: Part one
The concert was wonderful, beautiful, amazing, terrific, marvellous………and wonderful, and beautiful and……..I’m still in heaven, so glad to have been there….. it was the last europeen concert!!!!!!!! (hopfully just for this year, he must be back!!!!!!!!!).
We got back from Bratislava to Budapest at 3 am, and after a 3 hours of sleep I already held an italian lesson this morning. So I’m pretty tired……but very happy!
Now I have a short break and I try to write down my feelings. It’s not so easy, but I’ll try it.
We arrived from Budapest at half past two by car, Mariann (thank so much for your car), Majmunka (Eva) Marton and me.
I delayed a little bit from the meeting in Budapest, so while they waited for me in the parking place, Majmunka started to prepare a 10 meters long banner that we showed to Leonard during the 3th encore. She wrote on: „Dear Leonard, Europe is crazy for you, come back soon”, or something like that, I dont’t remember the exact words. Thank you Eva for it, that was a brilliant idea. (I will write that story as well…)
When we finally found the Arena (there was no indications on the streests), we tried to go inside and listening to the soundcheck. That was impossible, of course, but before the soundcheck the door was open, and Jarkko and Elijah, who were inside, realized us and came out for a chat. We talked at least a half an hour, they were very nice, we feeled to be in a family with them. Dear Jarkko and Elija, thank you so much for it, you are very kind, you are our really friens!
Actually we didn’t know if Leonard and the band were already inside or not, but we walked around the Arena, hoping to see THE CAR arriving… of course they were already inside, but suddenly I saw Javier who (I think) came outside to smoke and waching a tennis party that was just next to the Arena. I went to him… he was very kind, we talked a little bit….I was so excited and confused, I tried to speak a little bit spanish, a little bit english, and he answered me always in that language I used, with a big smile. We had a picture together, I am so happy for it! I love all the band members, but Javier was always my favorite. AFTER LEONARD, OF COURSE! So I have now this sweet memory photo with Javier. Muchas gracias Javier, tu eres el mejor! Encantada!
At half past 4 we went in that caffé in Polus City Center that Leonka indicated for the meetup. We, „The Hungarian group” arrived the first, but after a while arrived the others as well, we were alltogether about 20….thank you Leonka for organizing, and thank you forum members for coming! Harald and Regina, Susanna and Leonka, Alex, Gabri and Husband, Kaz and Daughter, Marina, and the others, forgive me, but I don’t remember the other’s names… We had a great time together, but…..
…at about 6 o clock we started to go to the arena….the place was pretty small, 4500 seats (but somebody said it was more smaller, not more than 3000). I don’t know….but I liked it very much, there was a kind, familiar atmosphere in the hall.
And the show started…..
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2010 Zagreb, Gothenburg, Florence, St. Margarethen, Bratislava, Las Vegas x2
2011, 2015 Ύδρα
2012 Ghent x5, Helsinki, Dublin x2, Verona
2013 Roma, Lucca, Vienna, London