I will do a very short report of yesterday’s show at Madrid!!
The venue was changed and the new one was an old theater, so the acoustic was really good but it was hot and tiny as hell. The concert went SOLD OUT so it was a great audience.
They played for 30 min.
Matos and Co. came next, the first song was Letting Go, the audience went crazy, but Andre got problems with the mic and we can’t hear him as well, he seens to be suffering to hear himself so I felt worried, and in Rio, next song, the same happens… I was afraid T_T
I was very sad at that point, and I don’t enjoy that much Edguy, I don’t like the newer material, also Tobias got the same mic problems as Andre but they’ll fix it by the third song or so, so I began to enjoy it. Nice show but I liked much more the show in the Hellfire Tour!! ALSO!! In a moment of the show, Tobias ask people: do you wanna hear more songs? and THEN all the audience kept silence (waiting for Tobias to announce the next song) BUT I screamed out loud: Play Avantasiaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!! Tobias looked at me xD The audience starts to laugh, some guys on the first rows started to shout Avantasia Avantasia! But then Tobias said: It’s and Edguy show, not an Avantasia show, so no Avantasia shows for tonite….
OK, I respect that but C’mon you CANCELLED the Spain show due to weather and we were THE ONLY COUNTRY that HASN’T SEEN AVANTASIA and you’ve got Andre Matos on the venue so what the fuck happens with you arrogant rockstar wannabe!?!??!
Well, at the end of the show I was very dissapointed and almost imagine that Andre shows were that poor because Tobias and Edguy did not treat well enough the guys! I mean, they looked sad…. may I’d just imagined it but…that’s my whole sensation…
Later I’ll meet Eloy Casagrande!!! It was AMAZING!!!!!! O_o!!
I started to talk with him, I kinda want to reproduce the chat because it was so funny and we both speak in many languages xD Very bizarre:
J: Hello Eloy!! Can I take a photo with you?
(Photo is done. By the way you can check it on my myspace album, I CAN’T make more photos because the camera’s memory card wasn’t found and we need to use the internal memory, with was so little T_T)
E: Fala portugues?
J: No no, un poco de inglés nada más.
E: Melhor I can’t speak spanish… so poquinho…
J: I’m a very big fan of yours! You’re truly an inspiration for me! I have seen dozens of videos of you in youtube, your website…
E: Oh! You are baterista tb?
J: Si… Está Andre por aqui?
E: El va a salir pronto.
J: Thanks I will wait for him, could you please sign me the booklet?
(Booklet was signed by Eloy)
J: You need to play longer shows…
E: Yeah we usually play 45 min but today I dunno what happens we only played 40 min…
J: Yeah you dropped Lisbon
J: You need to came here and play two hours shows like in Slovenia…
J: Err… I mean.. Slovakia?? No se como se dice T_T
E: Oh yeah Slovakia, nice shows…
J: Yes. When will you release a new album? I want to hear drums from you!
E: When we end the european tour we’re going into studio in Brazil.
J: Oh!!!!! How many songs will you record?!
E: Don’t know we are composing many many songs we got more than 15 composed…
J: Oh!! that’s amazing.. Are they going to be any re-recorded song? Like Moonlight…
E: Ask Andre I don’t know really…
J: You need to ask him for remade Don’t Despair for the first demotape of Angra.
E: what song?!?!
J: Don’t Despair…
E: I will tell Andre…
(I show Hugo and Fabio)
J: I will go for Hugo and Fabio, see you next time!!
I talked with Hugo and Fabio, can’t take pics, but asked then for signing my booklet. They were amazed as I wear a Shaman T-Shirt for a very old south american tour:
H: Oh man that was Mexico 2001!!!
F: MM I think it was 2002.
J: Yeah it was 2002! Why didn’t you play any Shaman song on this tour?
H: We only play 45 min we can’t play all the songs we want T_T
F: But maybe we will came the next year and play longer.
J: Oh yes… It’s Matos going to appear soon?
F: He’s doing an interview right now, wait for 20 min or so…
J: Okey thenks so much you were amazing!!
Later I was waiting for Matos and met ZAZA and LUIS but they were very shy and not much fluent in English so I can`t talk as much, but now I can make pics!! 🙂 And also sign the booklet 🙂
Later on Andre Came!!!! AWESOME!! I WAS LIKE IN HEAVEN!!!! I’ll make pic with him and my friends, wait for other people to make photos with him and him then signed some booklets, in my turn I also talk a litle with him, in perfect Spanish, I told him how much I loved him, that he was a huge influence in my life, I also ask him for the next album. He told me that plans are that the album be recorded on May/June and be released in August and then they’ll start a headline tour in europe in october!! AMAZING!! 🙂
I also ask him if he’s going to remade another song like he did with Moonlight, he tells me, "I dunno" and then I’d said; "I will love to hear Don’t Despair from the first demo to be remade" then he was like: oh!! Do you know that song?!?!. Me: Yes It was amazing I allways liked it very much… Andre: (thinks) well maybe if we’ll rearrange that song… it’s my song so it’s not a problem, so I will think about that!!!
ME: O______________–o AMAZING!!!
Then It was other’s people turn so I’d give him a hug (I’ld NEEDED that XD) and said goodbye.
🙂 And that’s all.
I’m so happy ^_^