BUCHAREST, MUSIC SUPERSTAR

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Bucurestiul a dat lovitura bine de tot pe plan muzica in vara aceasta. Maroon 5, Queen, Muse, Iron Maiden, Rihanna, Sia si Steve Aoki au cantat pe rand in Piata Constitutiei. Despre Maroon 5 si Muse am scris deja. Urmeaza in top Sia, Steve Aoki si Rihanna. Bucharest was a musical hit this summer. Maroon 5, Queen, Muse, Iron Maiden, Rihanna, Sia and Steve Aoki amazed us in Constitution’s Square. I already wrote about Maroon 5 and Muse. Sia, Steve Aoki and Rihanna are next on my playlist.

 

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MUSE AND WHAT AMUSES ME AT CONCERTS

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Incep sa cred ca marea majoritate a romanilor si concertele se impaca cu greu. In ultimii ani am fost norocoasa sa particip la toate concertele mari care au avut loc in capitala Romaniei. Acum ar fi un moment bun sa mentionez si ca am avut cele mai bune locuri: diamond sau golden circle. De fiecare data dupa concerte o parte dintre oamenii cu care discutam aveau aceeasi parere: “Bai … nasol a mai fost aseara.”; un singur lucru aveau in comun: bilete la normal circle. Nu puteam sub nicio forma sa le scot din cap ca se inseala si ca in fata m-am simtit aproape ca la Glastonbury. Ei bine, la concertul Muse am ajuns si eu pentru prima … si ultima data la normal circle. Stiti expresia aia: “Dai un ban da’ stai in fata?” se potriveste perfect la concertele din Romania. Fanii hardcore isi rup de la gura ca sa stea acolo in fata si sa simta toata energia din timpul concertului. Ce se intampla in spate … e alta poveste.

Asa ca am de gand sa va scriu aici cateva ganduri pe care poate o sa le luati in considerare data viitoare cand aveti bilete la normal sau ma rog … la orice concert in general:

I’m starting to believe that Romanians don’t have a clue about how to behave at a concert. In the past years, I’ve been lucky enough to attend all the major concerts that took place in Bucharest. Now it would be a good time for me to mention that I’ve always had front row tickets. After every gig, some of my friends kept saying how the concert didn’t live up to their expectations. They had one thing in common: normal circle tickets. I couldn’t convince them that up front you feel like you’re at Glastonbury. Oh well, at Muse I had normal circle tickets for the first (and last) time. In Romania, we have a saying: “You pay lots of money but at least you stay in front” it applies perfectly at concerts. The true fans give their last penny for the best seats and for an unforgivable experience. What goes on behind … now that’s anther story!

So here’s my two cents on how you should behave at any concert … maybe you’ll take them into account:

 

Muse in Bucharest

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MAROON 5 IN BUCHAREST

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Am trait-o si pe asta! Cei de la Maroon 5 au concertat in sfarsit in Bucuresti. Eu ii stiam de pe vremea cand nici macar nu se numeau Maroon 5 ci … Kara’s Flowers. Daca suneti curiosi, cautati Soap Disco pe You Tube. Apoi baietii s-au rebranduit si au lansat albumul care i-a facut celebri: Songs about Jane. Acum serios … daca nici eu nu sunt fanul lor, atunci cine mai e ?! 🙂 I finally got to live this! Maron 5 performed in Bucharest this month. I knew them since they were named Kara’s Flowers. If you are curious, search for Soap Disco on YouTube. Then, the guys rebranded and launched the album that made them famous: Songs about Jane. Really now … if I’m not a fan then who is ?! 🙂

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GO ROBBIE, GO ROBBIE, GO!

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Concertul lui Robbie Williams de la Bucuresti a fost unul dintre cele mai discutate subiecte in acest sfarsit de saptamana, cel putin pe retelele de social media. Era si normal, avand in vedere ca Robbie s-a lasat asteptat pana acum in Romania. A meritat insa pe deplin.

Am citit de bine despre Robbie si despre prestatia sa. Englezul s-a simtit super la Bucuresti si s-a vazut asta. Show-urile sale oricum sunt spectaculoase prin definitie. Nu e o voce anonima, stie sa lucreze cu publicul si sa transmita din energia sa dincolo de scena.

News of the week: Robbie Williams finally performed in Bucharest. Oh, how I was waiting for him. And oh, how the world gossiped after the event; it was one of the most popular topics on social media platforms. It was normal, Robbie waited too long to visit us. But the wait was well worth it.
People talked good and bad about Robbie’s performance. For me there’s no doubt: I loved it. The whole show lived up to my expectations. Robbie felt good on stage and you could see that. He is known for his spectacular performances; besides sending emotions trough his songs he is also funny, knows how to interact with the crowd and how to send his energy beyond the stage.

 

Too much for words. #robbiewilliams #bucuresti #bucharest #Romania

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LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU

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Am inceput deja numaratoarea inversa pentru concertul lui Robbie Williams de la Bucuresti (17 iulie in Piata Constitutiei). Nu va fi insa prima data cand il voi vedea in concert pe Robbie, ne-am “intalnit” si acum doi ani, la Manchester, cand a incantat toata Europa in cadrul turneului sau “Take the crown”. Chiar daca a plouat (ce surpriza 🙂 ) a fost un concert memorabil. Desi nu mai este tocmai tinerel, Robbie a reusit sa tina in priza un stadion intreg pentru mai bine de doua ore. Si nu, nu erau numai fete in public. Cam asa a aratat atunci scena: I started the countdown for the Robbie Williams concert in Bucharest (17 July, Constitution Square). It’s not going to be the first time I’ll see Robbie perform. We’ve also “met” two years ago, in Manchester, for his European “”Take the crown”” tour. It rained (what a surprise 🙂 ) but the concert was memorable. Even if he just turned 40, Robbie acted like a teenager throughout the two-hour concert. And no, the crowd wasn’t all female. You can see in the photo gallery how the stage looked then.

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O SEARA MAGICA / A MAGICAL NIGHT

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O seara magica in Bucuresti, la unul dintre cele 7 concerte sustinute de Andre Rieu 🙂 A magical night in Bucharest, at one of the 7 concerts held by Andre Rieu 🙂

ISTANBUL … CONSTANTINOPOLE

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In afara de Kusadasi, in Turcia, am vizitat si Istanbul. A fost doar o vizita scurta, de doua zile, ce a avut ca eveniment principal un concert U2, care a avut loc pe Stadionul Ataturk. A fost o experienta unica si nu regret ca nu am dormit  timp de aproape 48 de ore si apoi am ajuns direct la serviciu. Besides Kusadasi I’ve also visited Istanbul in Turkey. It was a flash visit, just two days long, and the main event was the U2 concert, at Ataturk Stadium. It was definitely worth the almost 48 hours with no sleep, and then a full day at work.

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