Two more days and then it’s time for more Whitesnake. :) One show in Kristianstad, Sweden and one in Copenhagen, Denmark next week.
It’s a shame I won’t get to talk to David anytime soon, as he’s not doing interviews on the days when he’s performing – and with the tight tour schedule they’ve got, well… it doesn’t leave much time for anything. But I’m very excited to see the show.
I saw Whitesnake 3 times this summer, I think. So these two shows are #4 and 5. Not to mention how many times I’ve seen the band through the years… But they create magic on a stage. For me they do. After Sweden Rock Festival, I kept hearing a bunch of grumpy critics complaining about “the long guitar solos”.
I don’t even remember the freaking guitar solos. All I remember is the heartfelt, emotional vocals, the fantastic songs, David’s stage presence – cause let’s face it, there’s no frontman like David Coverdale and there never will be.
Most of all I remember when he presented Bernie Marsden and Bernie walked out on stage….
I couldn’t believe it. And just as I was trying to take THAT in, out comes Adrian Vandenberg as well. I don’t know why, it was so incredibly powerful, I couldn’t stop the tears, it was like the Niagara falls. Bye bye mascara.
I’m grateful that music still has that power over me, that it can touch me with such intensity.
I told a colleague who looked like a questionmark and said she had no idea what I was talking about. She had never felt that way and couldn’t understand how a concert could make anyone cry.
When something is way beyond the ordinary, it gets to me. I can’t help myself.
I once stood in the front row during a Judas Priest concert years ago, bawling my eyes out. They were fuckin unreal that night.
Whitesnake…. always delivers. Always.
David is fantastic. It’s scary to even contemplate that one day he might want to retire and not sing again. I know that every show just might be the last I’ll ever see him do. Who knows. One never knows. We always think everything is eternal, but it isn’t and I’m beginning to realize that now. All my heroes will drop off one by one within the next five-ten-fifteen years…
So, I’m letting it “get to me” without any restrictions, Whitesnake has put a smile on my face a million times, and I know this will be the onemillionthandfirst time. :)
WELCOME David & Whitesnake! :)
(Unlisted Whitesnake-videos from Sweden Rock Festival that I never had time to upload back then)
The VOICE…… I could listen to this for hours.
Intro – taking the stage like the true star he is: