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#1 OFFLINE   ruined peaches

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 03:47 PM

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I thought I'd write a few words about last Friday's concert at the Gasometer in Vienna.

 

There were two entrances into the concert venue and I was the first in line for the one that opened from the mall. It was exactly 10 AM when I had a seat at my spot and everyone looked at me like I was crazy. So, about a half an hour later people started arriving more frequently. Unfortunately, 4 FUCKING BITCHES cut before me in the row and when I kept telling them to let me in first when they open the gates because I was there first they just said 'okay-okay'.

About 3 PM I saw three guys in the distance and one of them wore a Kassidy tee. I promised myself to educate myself a little about the band, but I didn't really had time before the concert, and in hindsight I wish I knew more about the band back then. But I knew it right away that they were members, I mean, who else would wear Kassidy t-shirts in Vienna, where no one else could have heard about them before? So I ran towards them and I said something like "Erm... Sorry. Are you the band that plays before Lana?" And they were smiling and said yes. How rude I was, gosh? But I knew I was so lucky in that moment. I began babbling about how long I've been waiting for the show and that I hope I'll have fun (I don't know what was I thinking, it was obvious I'd have fun, but I just kept running my mouth) and they said they're sure I will. I wanted to ask them if Barry's gonna perform Summer Wine that night with Lana, but I was so out of my mind it's a miracle I reminded myself to ask them a favor. They were so kind and bland, they asked my name and we shook hands and they were really-really friendly and nice.

When I read the amazing Duke's review about the show he attended I was so worried about how I could get my gift to Lana, I thought I wouldn't meet with anyone.. So I asked them if they could give her the little stuffed animal and the letter I brought her, and they said yes, sure, they'd give it to her personally. I was so happy! No one else in the queue had any idea what was I doing and they didn't even had a clue who the hell were the people I was talking to. So then we said goodbye and I went back to my spot.

At 7 PM everyone stood up and another two girls cut their ways before me in the row, but I got in before them thanks to the crappy security system which did not look at my bag, they simply let me in. I was like fourth or fifth. I ran and ran, I didn't really know where to run, so I followed the others. There weren't any signs showing the way, it was quite confusing. I was planning on being on the left side of the stage (Lana's right side, if you view it through her eyes) but the front row only had places at the left side so I thought I wouldn't give up that sweet place. I regret not doing so, IF YOU ARE DEBATING ON WHICH SIDE TO STAND I HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU TO CHOOSE THE LEFT. That'll be important later.

So, Kassidy started playing at about 7.30 or 40 PM, I wish I checked out their songs before the concert.  It was such a shitty audience, everyone was looking at their watches, they couldn't appreciate they music. Lana was 20 minutes late which led to skipping Knockin' On Heaven's Door and Without You from the original setlist. She literally said: 'No, skip that' when someone in the band asked her.

I was hoping that she'd have a nice outfit, make-up and hair and I loved it. She was like a young spanish girl, she looked really great. She interacted more with the left side of the front row than with the right, and she didn't go through the front row, she was forced to leave at the quarter of the row. She stopped signing, giving hugs and kisses and accepting gifts after that and she left the stage with a very confused fake smile. There were no reasons given why she was late, why she skipped two songs and why she had to leave that early, because it was like 10 PM.
My theory is that since Gasometer also serves as a block of flats (which has its entrance right next to the concert venue's, and I could hear the sound technician's volume testing from down under at my waiting spot) she was not allowed to play after 10 PM, because of the people living there. Or maybe there's a simple law and not a local thing. So, I didn't have my picture of her signed (however I was holding it out for an hour and a half and my hand was cramping for hours afterwards) and it was also very short and I had 8 hours to spend on the streets before my train arrived but I liked it.

I was sad and a little bit disappointed, but I know many people won't even have any experience close to this, so I cheer myself up with recalling the nice moments of the night.

 

If you have any questions about this particular show or about the system, I will try to answer them with my best knowledge. :)

 

Official photos from the event: http://www.volume.at...lerie/m16/3473/


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Posted 23 April 2013 - 04:03 PM

I hope it's not like this in Geneva :(


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Posted 23 April 2013 - 05:44 PM

this is what im so afraid of :(


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Posted 23 April 2013 - 06:30 PM

awesome! thanks for writing this. she looked great that night 


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Posted 23 April 2013 - 08:13 PM

Great to read about your experience! :)

I attended this show too and I was also waiting in front of the entrance that is in the mall. I'm sure I saw you but didn't know. And maybe you spotted me too. :teehee:

I think it's really cool that you met the guys of Kassidy! I arrived at about half past 3 or something so I missed them. :ohno:

 

During the concert I was standing at the right, second row so no hug and autograph from Lana for me too.

I' wondering as well why she actually didn't come to this side. But I think it's because I was there and I'm just never favoured by fortune ... so it's actually my fault, I think. :agree:

 

Hope you don't mind but I have a very stupid question: Did you have a kind of folder with some Lana pics inside? If so, you stood right in front of me!

 

If you're interested, I wrote my own concert experience here: http://lanaboards.co...tories/?p=73740


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Posted 23 April 2013 - 08:28 PM

sorry that yours wasn't so great! hopefully that won't happen to anybody else though. 


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Posted 23 April 2013 - 08:36 PM

Great to read about your experience! :)

I attended this show too and I was also waiting in front of the entrance that is in the mall. I'm sure I saw you but didn't know. And maybe you spotted me too. :teehee:

I think it's really cool that you met the guys of Kassidy! I arrived at about half past 3 or something so I missed them. :ohno:

 

During the concert I was standing at the right, second row so no hug and autograph from Lana for me too.

I' wondering as well why she actually didn't come to this side. But I think it's because I was there and I'm just never favoured by fortune ... so it's actually my fault, I think. :agree:

 

Hope you don't mind but I have a very stupid question: Did you have a kind of folder with some Lana pics inside? If so, you stood right in front of me!

 

If you're interested, I wrote my own concert experience here: http://lanaboards.co...tories/?p=73740

Oh, gosh, I think I know who you are! You were playing UNO with those girls, right? I spotted you! Yes I did and I wore a black shirt with golden collar tips. I wish we'd find this out earlier.  :icant: I'm reading it right now! :excited:


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Posted 23 April 2013 - 10:25 PM

Waaait.. 10pm is late? Both Kassidy and Lana were on time in Oslo, and Lana went off-stage at 10:30pm, and she didn't skip any of the songs. She also spent forever signing stuff in the front row during Cola and National Anthem. Weird.


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Posted 23 April 2013 - 11:40 PM

I can't decide which side to go, at your show she favoured left but in this video: she went to the right and stayed there for ages!
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Posted 24 April 2013 - 10:12 AM

Aw crud, I just posted the link to this gallery in the Vienna thread, I just stumbled upon it before seeing this thread, sorry everyone.

 

I have no idea why she ignored the right side this time. TWICE! :icant:  From what I've seen she always goes to the middle and right, so of course she mixed that up in Vienna for shits and giggles. It's almost comical how unlucky I am. I don't want to sound entitled or take meeting her for granted (hehe granted, hehe) but I was so sure she's going to come over I was totally bummed out when she just left.

 

Oh well, we'll just have to go again!


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Posted 24 April 2013 - 01:03 PM

Oh, gosh, I think I know who you are! You were playing UNO with those girls, right? I spotted you! Yes I did and I wore a black shirt with golden collar tips. I wish we'd find this out earlier.  :icant: I'm reading it right now! :excited:

 

NOOOOOOOO!!! :defeated:  :icant:   :suicide: :deadbanana:

I mean, yes I'm that UNO playing, awkward looking, nervous girl! OMG, I remember you too! I even sat next to you and actually wanted to start talking with you because you kinda looked like a REAL fan (other than those girls who were with me) but I was too shy! Damn, why the hell am I such a shy mess? :facepalm:

It sure would have been great to talk to you, to a Lanaboards member and real Lana fan. Man, I can't forgive myself that I didn't say anything!   :crying2:

And then during the concert I even stood behind you ! I usually don't believe in such things but I think this actually was destiny! ... and I didn't realize it!   :icant:


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Posted 24 April 2013 - 04:07 PM

Waaait.. 10pm is late? Both Kassidy and Lana were on time in Oslo, and Lana went off-stage at 10:30pm, and she didn't skip any of the songs. She also spent forever signing stuff in the front row during Cola and National Anthem. Weird.

It was just my theory, I don't know what was the actual reason. Since I posted this I read that someone slapped her (???) that's why she stopped and left. It would explain that strange expression on her face while leaving but it would not the two skipped songs...

 

 

I can't decide which side to go, at your show she favoured left but in this video: she went to the right and stayed there for ages!

Then I guess you should stick to the middle! It's a tough place to get though, but you should try. I would do that if I had the chance again.  :agree:

 

Aw crud, I just posted the link to this gallery in the Vienna thread, I just stumbled upon it before seeing this thread, sorry everyone.

 

I have no idea why she ignored the right side this time. TWICE! :icant:  From what I've seen she always goes to the middle and right, so of course she mixed that up in Vienna for shits and giggles. It's almost comical how unlucky I am. I don't want to sound entitled or take meeting her for granted (hehe granted, hehe) but I was so sure she's going to come over I was totally bummed out when she just left.

 

Oh well, we'll just have to go again!

I was sure too! It didn't even cross my mind that something can make her simply leave instead of going all the way at least after National Anthem...

I wish I could see her again!  :crying2: Maybe new European dates after the American leg... Okay, I'm just desperate and thirsty.

 

NOOOOOOOO!!! :defeated:  :icant:   :suicide: :deadbanana:

I mean, yes I'm that UNO playing, awkward looking, nervous girl! OMG, I remember you too! I even sat next to you and actually wanted to start talking with you because you kinda looked like a REAL fan (other than those girls who were with me) but I was too shy! Damn, why the hell am I such a shy mess? :facepalm:

It sure would have been great to talk to you, to a Lanaboards member and real Lana fan. Man, I can't forgive myself that I didn't say anything!   :crying2:

And then during the concert I even stood behind you ! I usually don't believe in such things but I think this actually was destiny! ... and I didn't realize it!   :icant:

Don't worry honey, I'm still to say: NEXT TIME :icant:  :godlaugh:


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