2006 Munich, Olympiahalle
'Hi Tim, how are? - everything okay?!'
It's was nice meeting you in Hamburg last summer. And now you are here in munich, only with a tiny difference. In Hamburg we had all the time in the world to talk, and now in Munich I've got to share you and your collegues with 12.000 other people. And you don't know yet, I'm here somewhere inbetween.
Yes, today some special sparkle is surrounding our Olympiahalle - temple, sort of holy shine, if you wanna call it so. It's this special little something, which let's this night becomes somehow wonderful in a modest and inconspicuous way. No supportband either.
The lights go down on time quarter past eight. You come on stage, inconspicuously, like I mentioned it before, in shirts and jeans. No hello, no announcement, just reaching out for the instruments and starting playing. And off we go with 'Take It Easy'. Yep, that's your standard - for one of the biggest Rock'n'Roll bands ever. It's showtime with a lot of understatement but with a whole lotta class. You don't need no bombast, no overdimensional stageshow. And this is part x of the Fairwell Tour. But I can remember, im Hamburg you smiled and said it was only Fairwell Part 1. And there might be a second one or third. Who knows. So let's take it by surprise.
But first of all, we are here right now and celebrate all the big hits you had. Each of you get's his solostint and is stepping out in the front, not just once. Jes.... I've gotta say one more thing just besides... your collegue Don Henley, drummer, singer whatsoever and somehow seemingly the boss of the whole club, has changed a bit according to the visual aspect and once so slim silhouette. But okay, we all don't get younger, don't we. But as long as voice and knowledge don't suffer, who cares about those things. Glen Frey still seems very sophisticated. Joe still moves beyond of Eden in his personal kinda madness. But he may, otherwise it wouldn't be him. And 'Live's Been Good' underlines his aura including his helmet with the camera.
But it wasn't planned, he's gonna
catch me, just when I'm writing a short messange to a friend, saying how
good the show was. I mean, who likes to be transfered on a big screen,
with an ovious lack of interest, which ain't true, honestly. Jesus wept,
it frightenes the hell outta me. And I put my cellphone in a pocket for
good tonight. It's my own fault, though. Why do I need to sit in the
Yep Tim, you all have been phantastic
once again. But why do I say this. It's a matter of course, - and no
other expectation ever existed. The spirit is shining brighter than ever.
And what other, than 'Hotel California' is the first encore. But that's
far not all. Back again for one more song and another one, including
Joe's 'Rocky Mountain Way' - his slogan, as I would name it. And again,
- no finish. 'Desperado' makes the finale.