It's been quite some time since in Hala Tivoli we told you all we can tell you on stage. Eight months of twists and turns, new challenges and new expectations… And then came May and with it fresh impetus and first in the string of shows coming up this year.
May 23. Friday. It's 11 o'clock. Our team has been piling the gear on the bus for the past half an hour. We gather for our routine morning session outside our rehearsal place. As usual. Everything is running smoothly, as a matter of routine, just like a million times before. But our fingers itch to do something.
The gear has been packed. We step on the bus and set out for Celje's Planet Tuš. The journey passes like in a flash. On the bus one can feel that genuine rock'n'roll spirit in the air.
We arrive in Celje around 2. Our guys begin setting up the gear on stage. Again everything follows our well-known routine rhythm. As so many times before. A bad weather forecast moves the venue indoors. We are not bothered by the fact too much – it's close to show-time and all that matters now is that soon we'll be back on stage after a long break. The sound-check goes like clockwork. The venue's architecture is broken up just right for the sound to be exactly what we want it to be and what our fans expect it from us.
After the sound-check we retire backstage. It’s 5 o’clock by now. We have a warm meal and then park our buns outside on the terrace, amazed by the sunshine. Ah never mind the sunshine, we all know that soon thunder will come.
The show is starting. First up on stage are I.C.E. Crowds are gathering. Right after I.C.E. Alya takes over and well warms up the crowd. The venue is filling up… while our fingers still itch to do something. Soon now…
Dan D go up for their show. The guys are in full swing when all of a sudden the stage goes black. Our eyes meet and we think to ourselves “don’t tell me… nah, it can’t be, it’s just a fuse, it must be”. But we are full of mixed feelings. It can’t go wrong, not today… not now! Some 20 minutes later the lights are back and Dan D continue their show. It’ll be soon now… It’s almost 11 PM.
Our time has finally come… Our team sets up the stage for the show and at around 11:15 the stage goes black again, only this time it’s not a blown fuse. The sounds of Peter and the Wolf are heard… the fuse is fine. And thunder strikes! It thunders like it hasn’t for a long time. The Planet Tuš place shakes, the waiters lift the waitresses shoulder-high, the venue is filled up to the last corner, the energy is right. Now we know what our fingers were itching to do…
The show goes as planned, we round it up at 1 AM. Pleasantly tired we mingle among our fans and wait for the team to clear up the gear. The return trip was a bit quieter but thus sweeter.
Thanks to all who came to see us. And thanks to our team for another rocking night in Slovenia.