A Facebookies report from Kiev. Concert Oct.19th 2010. By Valeriya Platonova

All photos: Valeriya Platonova

My name is Valeriya, and I am one of those lucky people who visited yesterday (10/19/10) Alex’s concert in Kiev.

I’ll try to describe my impressions. Sorry for my poor English and my mistakes – I am hurry to share with you of my impressions! The concert was delayed on somewhere about forty minutes. All sat in their places and waited impatiently for the start. Virtually every seat in the hall were occupied. Both tiers, amphitheater and parterre .

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The audience was mostly young people, although there were young couples, and grandparents with grandchildren. The central part of the parterre, was occupied mostly by our celebrity. Facebookies occupied the first rows. My seat was in the first row with the edge.The concert began. It was very long, longer than 3 hours, with many singers, but fatigue is not felt. Alex appeared twice – each appr. 30 min, and several joint appearances – with Vitaly Kozlovsky, and with the girl Nastya from school of talanted children – they are very well performed a duet “Old maple” – very soulful! Sasha first spoke to the audience with a funny foreign accent, constantly asking the audience: “Do you understand me?” And the audience responded laughter.

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“Europe skies” were performed twice – in russian and english. About “Fairytale” he said – “If you’ve ever heard this song, then sing with me! There were old songs – RWTW, FLW, Komarovo (at the end of the encore with V. Kozlowski), Viva la vida. It seems that it was something else – correct me, please! From new – «Why not me» (he taught us how to shake our heads in time with music. During the performance of this song, I turned and looked at the concert hall – everybody shook their heads and swayed from side to side), “Tak i skazhi” – wonderful song of Meladze, and, again, Sasha made everyone sing. Lord, what song was sung for standing up? Does not seem to remember! Guys, help me, please!

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It was a wonderful concert!. Sasha was as always cheerful, smiling, low bowed with a violin under his arm, thanked the audience and musicians, and violinist .. Fiddlerettes were gorgeous! Slender, graceful, in beautiful costumes with beautiful smiles, no unnecessary movements, all very professionally. Sasha said somehow, that violinist is a very aesthetically beautiful! I immediately wanted to learn to play the violin! I think the other fans who were lucky enough to be at a concert, remember a lot of interesting stuff, what I forgot. But for me a full fairytale began after the show!!!!!!!

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After the concert we were push back from the scene by guard very quickly. Of course, I was hoping for an autograph session after the concert. But it was too late. The guards and employees of the scene quickly did the business, and people were gone. No one of the facebookies were nearby. I realized that I have with my gift to go home. Finally, I had a courage to speak with the staff, which stood on the steps leading up to the stage. I asked her to pass my gift to Sasha. She shook her head – no. Again I asked. Our dialogue has been approximately as follows:

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Me:- Oh, please!

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She: – No!

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Me: – I would like to donate a gift!

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She: – Not now!

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Me:- !!!!!!!!

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She: – my job is you are go away. Blah blah blah … .

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Then I decided to cheat. I was born and spent my whole life in Kiev, said: – You know, I come from another city and was taking a special gift. This is a common gift from people from different cities and even countries!  Silence … A woman (God grant her good health!) looked around and said: – Come with me. Oh, even so! I climbed the stairs behind her and went backstage. There was a small corridor, which went out the door a few makeup rooms. With the words “He will go from here”, my savior was gone. I saw a lot of celebrities there, as well as children from a school named after Lysenko.They congratulated each other and did not disperse.

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It’s been a long time. Only administrators and Yana Pryadko were in the dressing room with Sasha and girls. Yana looked tired. Cute, in a beautiful dress, she even after the concert solved all issues related to the artists. She brought numerous bouquets from the scene and laying them down on the floor, together with other gifts – teddybears, and so on… Some people came in to his dressing room (I heard the word “interview”) and Yana admitted a dozen teenage girls with a photographer to entry immediately. These were girls from a school. They stayed there for about ten minutes. When they came out all of them were BONK!!!!! When the door opened, I saw Alex!!!!!!  In snow-white shirt, with snow-white smile, He made a photo and talked with everybody and looked very pleased. And he does not look tired! As if there were no two hours of jumping around the stage with a violin! I could not see girls violinists (I saw only the glitter of their suits). And so I wanted to see them close – they are so graceful and lovely! Then there were the photographers – up to 10 persons! They leave the door opend and I saw Sasha again! AAAAAAAAAAA!

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Honestly, I have the courage diminished. People in the corridor remains less and less. The musicians packed their instruments, operators – their equipment. I trembled at the knees. I was tormented by doubts. If he leaves quickly, and I did not fulfill my mission! In addition, there were security guards and they stood near the door. I decided to ask someone to pass my gift. Director of Sasha’s last year’s concert (sorry, I do not remember his name! Here he is – in the upper right corner: http://www.segodnya.ua/news/14079742.html ) with a very sweet girl stood next to me and waited patiently. I asked the girl my request. She smiled and said: “You should wait and do it yourself – it’s always so nice!).

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Finally, the reporters had left. The door remained open, and the rest were invited to enter. The shouts of “Only fast!” We’ve come. I stopped at the door. AAAAAAAAAAAAAA! Sasha was so close! He was so close I’d never seen before. He was even higher, skinnier and prettier than in the computer! He was smiling and posing for pictures with everyone. I had tremors in my legs and I even forgot about my camera! (sorry, I’m such a bad spy! Lack of experience). The room was very well lit, full of mirrors. Watching him was a pleasure. He, of course, has an amazing facial expressions – a hundred facial expressions in a second! He frowned, and wondered, and screwing up his eyes, and leaned to his interlocutor, carefully listen to, truly happy, thankful … I would like to stand and watching, watching … Oops! O! My happiness was over, as soon as unhappiness in the form of aunt from a wardrobe came with a cry – “Whose is the last coat in the wardrobe?”. Looking right at me, because I could not fit in the room and stood with one foot in the hallway.

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Well, here it is! I completely forgot about the wardrobe and if I knew that because of this notorious coat I did not have time to give the gift, I would sit at a concert dressed! A security guard approached to me: “Go, girl, go!” AAAAAAAAAA! I was separated from Sasha with some people, and I knew that would not have time … and so wanted to thank him for inspiration, he gave us, his devoters, with his talent and tenacity. I gave my gift to a girl-administrator, she smiles knowingly at me and promised to send my gift. Damn! Hell! !!!!!!!!!!!!! I was gone. Curtain.

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This morning, I went over my thoughts and impressions. Not all got what I wanted, but mission has done! I suppose, my gift reached Alex! Guys! I was very glad to meet those facebookies, whom I knew only from the computer screen. I saw someone – nice to meet you, and whom did not have time to talk – see you next time! Hugs. Valeriya.

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Editors note: Valeriyas gift for Alexander, was a beautiful painting. If you want to see Valeriyas artwork, visit her facebook-profile! Recomendable! MS

2 thoughts on “A Facebookies report from Kiev. Concert Oct.19th 2010. By Valeriya Platonova”

  1. What a lovely report! It was sad that you didn’t have the chance to greet him when you were so close, but I’m sure he will love your gift.

  2. Valeria..it is so beautiful report..and you are so brave and devoted..pity you did not reach him..I believe you will be more lucky next time..and I knew as well, he would love your gift! Hugs!

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