yesterday I went to the Martin and James concert and now I want to tell you something about it. : )
We started our roadtrip to Unterbachern at 1pm. After 3 1/2 hours of travelling we finally got to the venue where no one else was .. so we were the first people, again. :D After checking out the location from the outside we talked to the manager of the whole event. She was sooo nice and did an amazing job organizing everything.
Soon a few other fans (if anyone of you girls is reading this - hi!: ) it was nice to meet you) joined us waiting for the doors to open. What we didn't know at that time was that Martin and James weren't already there. So after I guess 30 to 40 minutes they arrived together with Ryan. I loved how they just waved when they saw that we were already wating for them. When they had to take all over their heavy stuff into the venue I felt really sorry and I regret not offering them my help.. Sorry guys!
But being there early did not only mean seeing the guys arriving, no - we also got to listen to the soundcheck - which was fantastic. After that they came back out saying "Bis bald" ("see you later" in German).
The door opening was sooo relaxed. The wonderful event manager just let us in and told us where the food was and all that stuff. Honestly, I've never been to a nicer concert.
The support act Ray O'Sullivan turned out to have a whole band with him on stage. They played 10 songs which I really enjoyed. When they played song number five my Mom came over to me saying "James is at the back." Well.. you can probably tell that I just had to go there.
I took two of the Martin and James bracelets I made for them (which you can see/buy here) and went to James. He seemed to remember me from Frankfurt where I promised them to bring them some bracelets because when I said "I got something for you" and gave him the bracelets, he was like "ohh, the bracelets." Of course I was sooo happy to finally get to give them the bracelets I made. We talked a little bit and he thanked me I guess a million times. So nice and polite! : ) Then I deciced to leave him alone again and let him enjoy the support act.
After Ray and his band got off the stage the guys jumped on there and started to set up their instruments. Ryan helped them (like he always does, right?) and when I looked at him my eyes almost popped out of my face. Why? Because HE WORE THE BRACELET. :O :D (sorry for the caps, but damnnn)
Finally the show started and it was a-m-a-z-i-n-g. Their voices were just perfect. Like really perfect. No. More perfect than perfect.
Oh and it's normal to play three (!!!) instruments at the same time, right? I really wish I could be that talented.
And that's exactly the point I don't understand: why aren't those two guys as famous as Justin Bieber? I'm no Bieber fan, but that does not mean I would hate on him. But I just don't understand why he is more famous than Martin and James. They put so much time and love in their music and they are so nice to their fans and everything. I really do believe in them and I will keep on supporting them as much as I can. (they will be the biggest musicians as soon as I'm a journalist (which will hopefully be in 4 years) because I will write articles and reviews about them 24/7)
I guess every fan of a smaller band or act would want them to become really famous but also has a fear. The fear of being forgotten, right? The more fans they get, the less they will talk to them and probably won't remember them but I think M&J would be different. I think they still would come out after every show and talk to everyone without any stress.
Of course the evening was filled with funny jokes the guys accidently told. For example James telling us "We've been making music together for about 7 years now .. wait, no. 15 years." a few people already laughed about that but when Martin said "Well, the other 8 years it wasn't music." everyone just had to laugh.
Afterwards they came out to talk to everyone. I first talked to Martin and gave him another bracelet because Ryan took one so I thought they'd need one more. He thanked me many times and asked some questions. (by the way - my "understand Scottish" skills got amazing! I understood every single word.) As you will see later we took a picture together. My Mom took the picture and said "you forgot to say 'cheese'." Martin just responded: "Oh, that's the Scottish smile.." :D Too cool.
Then I went over to Ryan who was selling the merch stuff. I was still so happy that he wore the bracelet and said "Oh, nice bracelet" when I showed him mine. He laughed and thanked me. I asked him if we could take a picture together.. he was kind of surprised. I love the pose we made. Ain't we cool? I mean .. come on, the bracelet models, right?
At last but not least - time to talk to James again. He looked at me and went all like "Oh no! We forgot to thank you for the bracelets!" (well I guess he wanted to do that on stage..(SO NICE)) Actually the thought is enough, so James - no need to be sorry. I was happy. We took a picture together, which you will see down below. "See you at the next show?!" was what James said to Mom and me and Mom was like "I think so." :D I hope this next concert will be soon.
So, one in one - the evening was perfect, great, amazing, lovely, wonderful, .. you get the idea.
Oh and if Martin, James or Ryan are reading this right now - thank you guys so so much! You don't know how big my smile still is .. it's almost eating my face. I just can't wait to see you again. : )
I took about 180 pictures, I can't post all, but here are my favorites . : )
I hope you enjoyed this large blogpost. : ) it was fun writing it.
x - Vanessa.
P.S: please remember that you can leave comments underneath every post. You have to type in your Name (which will be seen) and your e-mail (which no one gets to see - not even me) : ) I just love reading and answering your comments.
Watch the video of "Broken Sword" live - here! :)
Watch the video of "Broken Sword" live - here! :)