My oldest Love; KRAFTWERK !
Before the concert , when I'm in the backstage, they came to the area. Their car is stopped front of me and, Ralf, Florian, Fritz and Henning are get out of the car. I hand shaked with Florian an Henning , after ı walk with them and short talking with Henning ..... I mentioned him from myself, "I'm the fan of Kraftwerk since 1975" he said "really ? , how old are you ?" i said "I'm 48 years old" and he says "nice to meet you" ........
Anddddd, the concert begins, and the rain ( a little ) begins. I began to make effort to take photos, with the other Press members. Far from the stage ( 150 meter ) i take more than hundered live photos ( sure, no flash ! ) ......these are not good photos in my carrier. ( Look at the "KONSER FOTO" link )
Same time, i watched KRAFTWERK excellent performance on the stage. Music is wonderfull, visions are brilliant .... and atmosphere is megnificent.
I couldn't controlled myself. I drink; 7 glass of beer, 2 glass of gin-tonic ( big beer-glasses ), 2 glass of vodka-beer ( big beer-glasses ) .... and sure, little-bit drunk !
After the concert, i go to the backsatge .. to greet each other ..... i waited half an hour for talk them.
Kraftwerk manager is not toleranted and permissive for the fans ( and press members ). But I'm not ordinary fan !. I'm listening KRAFTWERK since 1975 .
I take a one and only photo from backstage ! ( Look at the FOTO link ). You seee in the photo; a little conversation with them, a little photo, a little signature for the records.
I meet with FRITZ and HENNING, RALF and FLORIAN are inside their rooms and they rested and relaxed after the concert. They said to me; if i want to meet with them, i must wait ! ........ but i couldnt, ..... my friends waiting me in their car more than one hour. I decide to say thanks RALF and FLORIAN and left to the backstage.
I made a special programme for Kraftwerk on my Radio programme. ( I'm the radio producer on the Turkish Radio Television TRT , Radio3 , www.rockefsaneleri.com ) so....my program on air in 19 June Sunday, Kraftwerk is on the road to the Istanbul.....
So, i copied my radio programme on 4 CD ( for every Kraftwerk member ) and i gifted them ! ( İ give them, to their manager, i hope he gives them to the group ! )
I'm the very old fan of Kraftwerk, I'm very happy to watch them in the concert in Istanbul, Live ...and I'm very happy to meet with them. My dreams come through !
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Bora CETIN, 27 Haziran 2005 - Caddebostan, KADIKOY