Konsert, Lübben (Tyskland) 21:e dec 1996
It all started in 1984. I was 15 years old (well, young). One day I sat in a room in my school. It was where we used to listen to music. I heard 3 songs that I especially loved. But I didn´t know who the artist was. I thought that they were from three different artists, but they weren´t. The songs I listened to were: “Forever Young”, “Big in Japan” and “Sounds like a melody”. I was caught by surprise. I fell for them immediately. Since that day I´ve listened to Alphaville´s music all the time. Their music really lasts forever.
The years went by. I was waiting for them to go on a tour, and finally when I stopped hoping a friend called me up and told me the incredible news: Alphaville would be playing in Sweden. I was so exited. They would play in Gothenborg, not so far from my hometown, and I called the club where the event would take place. They told me that the tickets would be released the next day. But I asked them if it was Ok for me to pick up the tickets right away. It was OK. I surely wouldn´t miss getting a ticket. Maybe it would be sold out the next day. And yes, the tickets were sold out in a few days, so the club had to arrange another, bigger place for the concert. It was an untrue experience, after 12 years of waiting, to finally see them live. When they entered the stage I wasn´t able to hold back my tears. It was so emotional. The summer of 96´ passed and the autumn blew all over Sweden. I was inside, surfing Alpahville on the Internet and came to the AlphaXpress. I looked for the “tour dates” and saw that there should be a “end-of-tour-party” in Berlin on the 22nd of December. The thought gnawed at my brain the following weeks and finally in the beginning of December, I contacted Monika Timm. She was so helpful and arranged a place for me to stay in Berlin and she made me feel welcome to the party (thanx Monika).
On the 21st of December at noon my flight landed at Berlin-Tempelhof and I had 4 hours to kill before meeting David and Willy from Denmark at Zoogarten-trainstation. We were going to meet Monika and Suz and hitchhike with them to Lübben. The last official concert would take place there.
We got to Lübben a couple of hours before the show and turing the soundcheck we had time to speak with some AV friends from Italy and Germany. After the show we went backstage and had a talk with Marian, KP and the liveband. After that we said goodbye and left for Berlin.