Post by europemagnum on Nov 28, 2017 6:09:59 GMT 2
ONCE UPON A TIME...
a guy called "Vincent Furnier" said: "only 5 people in the whole world think those Swedish guys are the best"... and do you know what? One of those 5 guys (apart from Stein and myself) is... VINCE HIMSELF !!! that's why he gave them the support slot at Vienna. I would have been even more grateful if he'd given 'em the headliner show for free, but anyway...
30 years ago (in February 1987), I've seen those strange vikings at the same location... at first I didn't recognize them... no perms, no white jackets... pffff
Anyway it was an energetic performance and I honestly believe Europe should not play ANY BALLADS when performing just ~ 60 minutes as a special guest.
The only songs I missed were FIREBOX and KINGDOM UNITED, but you can't please anyone. I recently watched a video where someone shouted "Kingdom" What a moron!
So hats off to HAUGLAND - TEMPEST - NORUM - MIC - LEVEN (the one and only true Europe line-up IMO) for just still being there.
and special thanx for playing GTO & WASTED TIME (probably the best Europe song ever, but don't tell anyone, this is TOP SECRET)
I'm not sure if I'll be able to go to the Stadthalle in 2047 though...
I have to admit, WTE is now one of my all time FAVOURITE live tracks Europe do now, sounds way better down a half step and very majestic, and Joey is really nailing some of those notes that sounded a little strained on the album version!