DORO AT THE "FLYING MACHINE"
HI all Doro fans! First off, I would like to apologize for getting this review out to everyone so damn late. First off, to be brief...I live in a city that had 3 internet providers and two of them closed down..so now the one remaining service is where everyone goes through and so now there are severe crashes and overloads happening all the time...ok...on with the review!
The best thing was that the drive there was easy, however, finding the place was a surprise. The bar/nightclub was called the "Flying Machine". You would not believe how this thing jumps out at you...you drive down a short avenue which has houses stacked up and down with people mowing their yards and sweeping there porches.Anyway...you take a left on a street that is maybe a two football fields long and anothershort left and wham!!....there it is...the club. I got there with a female friend at7:pm. The show I assumed was to start at 7:30. There were maybe 10 other cars there in the parking lotand a bus that I assumed was Britney Fox's tour bus? As I went around this club...to the back of it to just check it out...and it was a very small club, very small...but who was walking by herself around the opposite end of the club coming my way? Doro!!!I was a little shocked to see her all by herself just walking around the building and looking about. I went up to her..lol, yes I was trembling-hey!...she is my favorite female artist and I consider it a dream to meet her in person-...and asked her how she was and if she was having a good time touring the States again? She said yes. We talked about internet stuff and I mentioned my lil site that I do fan wise for her, more internet stuff which she revealed that she has little knowledge of the internet and not much experience playing around on a computer in general. I told her it was nothing at all.lol. I then asked her about the Moscow show and comparing it to coming over to dumpy lil clubs like this one-I actually said that (shame on me?!) and she said the Moscow show was an awesome experience which she enjoyed very much. However, she said as she has stated in many interviews that she just enjoys playing and she does not really care how big/small the crowds are. I chatted some more and mentioned Jenny-the Doro web ring owner- -and why she has yet to tour Sweden. She said she has dates for that side ofthe globe on a schedule yet. She would like to go there and all over everywhere as well, but she is doing what she can now. She then graciously signed some autographs for me and a friend and said she would check out my site and maybe even email me if she could find some time to get on a computer...which she promised she would, but it may be a while. That was cool! As she was leaving, I noticed she had put down her Nokia cell phone and water and almost forgot it until I yelled back to her and she thanked me for the reminder.Then she told to me stick around cause her and the band would be going on stage at 12:30 am. What?!!! I was a little shocked to hear her say that. She told me that some local bands where contracted to play some and that Britney Fox would go on at 10:30 or 11:00 and then herself. I felt bad for my female friend because she had to be in at work at 8am...and we lived about 2 hours from the club.But hey, this is Doro!
We then went inside and had some beers and listened to the local bands give ita go. I don't really remember any of their names except "1989", which was a coverband. Now they were good, but I believe the instruments they were playing were used up very bad and they had a hard time hearing themselves. From what I could tell, they were not their own instruments and they opted not to bring their own gear. Hell, in between cover songs they were doing...I could hear the lead singer yelling about how he could not hear himself singing and halfway though their set...the drummer grabbed the mic and started ranting and raving about this and that sucking and they only play weekends and so.This kinda killed what crowd as some people left and were quite annoyed by what was happening. Hey, when you are live you improvise and do your best and if it is 22,000 people attending or just 22, these people have paid to get in and want to get their moneys worth! Well, that is just my opinion...especially since I am a independent wrestlerand I have seen big and small crowds many times-but still I always go out and do my best.
11:00pm hit and Britney Fox came out and played and most everyone came down on the floor and listened to their set. Most of what they played was good stuff...don't get me wrong...but I was not a huge fan of their music and honestly only knew "Girl school" which I believe was their only hit?
1 am finally hit and Doro came out to "I Rule the Ruins." Doro and band mates pretty much smoked through a ton on great tunes spanning Doro's career and every selection sounded great and every song was awesome. I believe this was the set that was played:
I RULE THE RUINS
BURNING THE WITCHES
KISS ME LIKE A COBRA
I WANNA LIVE
EAST MEETS WEST
BURN IT UP
ALL WE ARE
There is a possibility that I may have missed a song or so but the set seemed quite long and all was fantastic. After Doro did a few encores and finished with "Constant Danger," She and the band came out for autographs and photos for all. I waited in line to get my photo with her. I approached her and told her that I made it...lol...and that her performance and the show was fantastic and I appreciated her working so hard for the thin crowd. She thanked me and proving that she remembered me-asked me about my fan site again-she wanted to read about how I got to like her music, how I was introduced to her and her band Warlock years ago and the such- http://www.kissofdeath.20m.com - and I was quite surprised of her honesty and interest in me. OK...lol...here comes the embarrassing part. We had to slide up on a table to take picks...and..lol..you guessed it...with me almost weighing 225 lbs-the table started to tip over on my side as Doro was getting on her side...she was about to slide over on top of me and we both would have fell over and down to the floor, but luckily one of her roadies caught a part of the table before it could happen. I almost killed Doro! LOL!Some of the pics I did I will send to Tony to put on the Home site and they will be on my site as well. (Well...lol...they are already here!-Drew) Most of them turned out pretty good I must say. I gave more pleasantries to Doro and then with a big smile on her face she saw some of the merchandise I had bought..ie...shirt, poster, signed cd, signed photo and sewn on...and then she said..."WOW!...thank you very much for the support!" I was again genuinely surprised by her honestly and kindness. What a great time I had...and this was my third time I had seen her and without a doubt the best experience I had and will ever have. Thank you Doro. :-)
Finally, I want to personally thank Miss Doro for being so kind, considerate and thoughtful. I am really impressed with how much time she took to talk to me and listen. She was really wonderful. I feel honored and privileged to get this "personal touch" from my favorite musical artist and it made me feel absolutely wonderful. I have done lots of great and fun things in my life and with wrestling in front of many people and other crazy events!-although putting aside that I am not married or have any kids yet!..Sheesh!!....lol..Meeting Doro and chatting with her may be the biggest thrill in my life so far. Wow!I have already blow up my pic of Doro and me to a 16x20 poster....lol!Thank you very much Doro...and rock on!
"May Doro rock our souls forever!"
"Blackwater" Drew Hicks