Guano Apes, @ Razzmatazz 2 , Barcelona, Spain 8-11-14

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This was more about meeting old friends who used to go to the GA shows. I went with no expectations of how GA would be & i’m happy to say the performance was great. But firstly, there was a nice little meet & greet which Henning & Marc had arranged (Such a shame that last minute Marc couldn’t make it there). The guys brought us all beers & it was great seeing everyone & having nice little talks. A shame that Stude didn’t join though. Never did find out why 🙁 Of course, as ever, Sandra got swamped by people & i didn’t even realise she was there until she was leaving! So didn’t have much of a chance to talk, but at least i managed a quick photo 😉 As ever, i mentioned i’m still awaiting their return to the UK…

The Gig : From the off,  Sandra seemed on fire as though she was trying to prove a point. Well, you certainly won me over! This show was up there with the energy levels & commitment of the “final” tour. The fact that Sandra crowd surfed is always an indicator that it’s a good show 😉 (I’m sure that’s still not a regular occurrence ?) Something a really do like is that it’s just the originals up there on stage again. I never did get it when they had the extra guitarist, sorry. I prefer pure GA 😉 There’s a part in the show where Sandra gets the guys in the crowd to take off their shirts. Of course, she “picked on” me, so i had to do it….that’s the first time in 35 years of going to gigs that i’ve done that….& probably the last 😉 It was such a party atmosphere, it had to be done. It was great to be amongst old friends on the front row. I really enjoyed the night & for sure wanna go see GA again some time….

It was great seeing so many old friends who i’d not seen for years : THAT was pretty damn special in itself.

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Halestorm , Alter Bridge, La Riviera, Madrid, Spain ,15-11-13

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Ah you cannot beat a little last minute crazy gig action ! Whilst chatting online with Kristina, i think she said she was considering going to this one & within a few minutes, i was also going ! I have good memories of this venue when i saw Skunk there. During this visit, we met “Fat Spiderman”, had a very nice paella meal, got “free” cocktails in Tommy Mels 😉 met my good old friend Cristina & also made a couple of new friends, Silvia & Ruben! A great trip for sure 🙂

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Skunk Anansie, The Virginmarys, @ Razzmatazz, Barcelona, Spain 10-2-11

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This was a good one. Was queued up outside & Cass came over & invited me in for a drink to warm up etc. After a chat with Leigh, i went out front & Cass was doing a small photo shoot. I watched a bit of the VMs soundchecking. The venue has a strange balcony where people dangle their legs over the side. Of course, it’s too much of a temptation for skin P1000873

 

Another great show By da Skunks & Virginmarys 🙂