We come to our final letter of the alphabet today! “Z” is for “Zoo” sung by the Scorpions. We saw the Scorps for the first time in 1982 at Day on the Green. When we started going to concerts more regularly I had a goal to see all of those bands again. With the exception of Iron Maiden we have! I don’t really care about Iron Maiden anyway — a little too heavy metal for me.
The next time we saw the Scorpions was in 2012. I’ve had this set of papers from Creative Memories
for a long time. I think it’s really pretty.
I have a stack of pictures an inch thick again so I didn’t have time to scrapbook them all for today’s post.
This was kind of a spur of the moment concert. I think we got our tickets four days before the show and I was excited to get them so close. We were in the third-ish row! A little off to the right of stage but still great. They called the tour the Final Sting tour which might make you think they were not going to tour again. Fortunately that wasn’t true. The opening act was Tesla, a band I was not familiar with but I did like some of their songs. This page is not finished but I think you get the idea. The card on top was something they were handing out at the door. I keep ALL memorabilia – LOL.
They did in fact sing “The Zoo.” They are a very energetic band and it seemed like they were so close we could touch them.
Here’s the setlist from that show.
These are a few of the other pictures I have to add.
I think he’s looking at me, right?
Their drummer at the time was James Kottak and during his drum solo, the stage lifted so he was high in the air.
At the end, he took his shirt off and stood on his seat.
Then turned around to show his back tattoo – and possibly his butt-crack?!
A lot of the time the guys were right in front of us.
I think they are asking for their picture to be taken don’t you?
Rudolf Schenker is a character for sure.
Klaus Meine, Matthias Jabs, Rudolf Schenker and Pawel Maciwoda.
And here is “The Zoo” from the last time we saw Scorpions in 2017.
I made it! Do I wish I had been able to completely scrapbook each event? Absolutely. But I am also truly grateful that I had some transcription work come in. Could I have spent less time embellishing each set that I did scrapbook? Sure but then I wouldn’t be satisfied with the results. Am I thankful that I had some letters already finished a while ago or a few with less pictures? You bet! I enjoyed reliving these concert experiences as I was cutting and pasting. With the current state of affairs, who knows when we’ll be able to get up close and personal experiences like this again.
I hope you have enjoyed this series. I am very appreciative of all the kind comments and visits I’ve had from everyone. Side note, I think I could do this one more time. There are at least 26 more entertainers we have seen that I have not showcased either in 2017 or this year. Tesla, the opening act for Scorpions in this show is one. Melissa Etheridge we’ve seen a couple times too and I haven’t used her in either of the challenges. Maybe if I start now…
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