I just returned from the most incredible journey I’ve ever had the chance to live.
I met incredible people, I’ve seen people doing incredible things, I’ve walked through history and cultures, I’ve lived 12 pretty intense days and I felt like a rock-star all this time.
Every day was different, every day was somewhere else, every day was absolutely amazing. It was so magnificent that I didn’t actually feel tired until I got home. And when I got home I didn’t go to sleep, I met friends, I told them about all the things that I have seen. I feel incredibly enriched with all this experience.
I feel so lucky to be a FanWalker that I want to thank everyone who made this possible:
- my very good friends who have supported me for many months with voting and promoting
- my very good friends who stayed tuned to the FanWalk website and the blog and posted such beautiful comments
- Sony Ericsson Romania and their agencies for selecting me
- (ALL) The Crew – these are my new idols, I’d love to be anyone of them because they are such nice and friendly people, open minded, helpful, kind, party people, surprising people. It was a huge effort to put this project together and I’m sure that nobody could have done a better job than they did.
Right now I’m trying to add everyone I met on facebook, twitter, linked’in, I want to be in touch with everyone and I really hope we will get together again as soon as possible.
The FanWalk itself is unlike anything you can imagine, the walking part turned out to be fulfilling, people don’t walk anymore these days, I felt like going back in time when there were no cars, no trains or airplanes, just music, one way to music 🙂
The FanWalkers were all different people, listening to all kinds of music, talking all sorts of languages, people who would give up some hours of sleep just to learn more about each other, to live the moment, to be there now! I think I love everyone of them, now that we’re not together anymore it’s getting clearer and clearer that this is the feeling.
There were a lot of surprises, parties along the way, a lot of laughs and fun, a lot of drinks and a whole lotta singin’
The MTV EMA’s were fine but not the highlight of the FanWalk. It’s more of a TV show than a live audience event. The sound was a bit faulty for the people present in the O2 World Arena. I enjoyed seeing all these famous artists with the naked eye but I didn’t really hear them as good as I would have heard them from home watching the whole thing on TV.
I loved Beyonce’s performance – very energetic, also Green Day and Foo Fighters were amazing. Jay-Z had a great moment, Shakira was very beautiful but I didn’t see her that well hidden behind some stage blocks. But my favorite moment of all the show was the U2 performance that was broadcast live from Brandenburg Gate, just a few miles away.
The afterparty is something that you cannot describe in words. It’s not just the open bar, the people serving you anything you want, I think it’s a big party were everyone is more open, it’s so much more natural to walk up to FatBoySlim and ask him “Say whaaat?” 😛 This is one of the several FanWalk motto-s. The answer is “That’s what I like to hear”.
We all received a lot of cool stuff from Sony Ericsson – Reebok stuff: jacket, hoodies, t-shirts; a yellowish Eastpak backpack – waterproof – tested and retested, we got FanWalk imprinted laces that look great aaaaaaaaaaaaaaand..
We all received a Sony Ericsson W995 phone – it’s incredible – it even has GPS, it was already connected to a Blogger account and I could post pictures and movies live for everyone to see. You can store up to 8BG and I have tons of photos, movies and music and I haven’t covered half of all that. The quality of the sound is really great (or grand 🙂 and we received wireless speakers that you can control wireless from your phone.
It’s best phone that I have ever had, it has anything I could possibly want on it and it is a very valuable possession, both financial and emotional.
I got to visit Hamburg and Berlin with all their tourist attractions, in BeatlesPlatz I discovered that my height fits perfectly with John Lennon’s size so I took a picture “standing in his shoes”. Berlin breathes history, I got a piece of the wall as a souvenir, you can see their big TV Tower from anywhere in the city. It is huge, full of life but with a painful history that you can still see on the buildings.
On the happier side, I’ve met a great band of three people – Pardon Ms. Arden are very talented musicians and very friendly people. They played for us a few times, sometimes on stage, sometimes on a boat, sometimes in a square, sometimes in the bathroom :). They sometimes played Rolling Stones covers and I loved that. You should listen to their music. It seems that they will launch an album in February in Munich and we’ll probably go see them for our first reunion.
I’m sure there is a lot more to say, I’ll try to get back to that on the next posts but altogether – I feel like I’ve been to Heaven and all that I’ve lived will help me to greater things as well. Thank you so much!