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 Expatriate at Paris on december 16th

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PostSubject: Expatriate at Paris on december 16th   Wed 3 Feb 2010 - 16:24

[Expatriate : le 16 décembre 2009 au Nouveau Casino de Paris]

On prend la voiture vers 13h30 puis direction le métro porte de la Chapelle pour éviter les bouchons. Arrivé à 15h00 environ, le temps de trouver la rue xD. Nous nous pointons devant la salle, 4 personnes devant nous seulement. Après 2h heures d’attente, on voit arriver le groupe de la 1ère partie avec tous leur matos puis des techniciens parlent anglais avec un mini-bus avec une immatriculation allemande. Une heure plus tard, les vigiles qui nous informent que Expatriate sont arrivés le matin et qu’ils ouvriront les portes vers 19h. Après 4 longues heures de queue dans le froid avec 2 écharpes, 3 paires de chaussettes, les gants etc. (bien armée xD), enfin l’ouverture des portes avec des gens qui demandent pardon dans la queue dont une personne qui dit « Sorry, Excuse me » et là je me pousse machinalement et en fait (tps de réaction oblige Mdr’) c’était Damian puis en rentrant dans le couloir je croise Cristo avec un gros manteau d’hiver bleu et enfin arrivée à l’entrée de la salle Dave qui tape la discute et raconte qu’ils partent manger pendant que nous assistons à la première partie ^^. Je n’ai pas vu Ben, j’étais sûrement ailleurs x). Puis je découvre enfin ma place, juste devant la scène, les jambes collées aux enceintes et les coudes sur la scène autant vous dire que j’avais une superbe vue avec les artistes à à peine 1 mètre de moi. D’ailleurs, je l’ai bien remarqué puisque j’ai failli à 2 reprises pendant le concert me prendre le manche de la guitare de Ben dans la figure quand il s’abaissait et quand j’ai voulu prendre une photo, même sans zoom, j’étais trop près et j’avais des fois des parties suspectes sur l’image Mdr’. Et, vers la fin, Ben qui marche sur mon sac que j’avais posé sur le bord de la scène xD. Pour ce qui est de la première partie, on entendait beaucoup plus les instruments que la voix du chanteur donc quand il demandait de chanter avec lui, personne le faisait puisqu’on ne comprenait rien =/. Sinon le chanteur de ce groupe avait une superbe guitare avec le drapeau du Royaume-Uni et s’éclatait bien sur scène avec les autres membres. Petit hic quand il s’est pris le micro du bassiste après avoir fait un grand écart en l’air tout en jouant et le bassiste qui tournait beaucoup trop le dos au public…Sinon Expatriate c’était vraiment énorme, un super contact avec le public dans une salle « intime » qui permettait ça ^^, une super ambiance…Bref, très agréablement surprise ! <3 Et vraiment pressée de les revoir mais c’est pas pour tout de suite…Comme Ben le disait, c’était le dernier concert de la tournée en France et ils étaient vraiment contents d’être là. Après pour les moments forts du concert, la descente de Ben dans le public pendant « Are you awake ? » et pendant ce temps Dave qui faisait genre sa basse est une arme en fixant Ben ; la petite présentation de « Spaces between » comme une chanson d’amour et là, une fille crie « I love you » et Ben répond au micro « I love you too » xD ; et aussi, des filles qui criaient Ben on eu le droit à une petite réplique du concerné « it’s my name x) » avec un petit sourire = ). Encore une fois une super communication avec le public, Damian s’y est mis aussi en faisant coucou à une fille du 1er rang. Un concert génialissime avec un public cool et un super espace, pas de pression de l’arrière etc. A la fin, Dave jette sa serviette, Ben son médiator (qui a atterrit à côté de mon père qui a pas eu le tps de le ramasser >< xD) puis les techniciens qui donnent les tracklists que j’ai pas prise (pour un bout de papier que j’avais vu dès le début du concert avec ma proximité de la scène très flagrante x) ). Fin du concert vers 22h15, bien évidemment c’est passé trop vite ; ) puis reprise du métro et retour à la maison pour être prête pour les cours le lendemain matin au bahut >< Mdr’.
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PostSubject: Re: Expatriate at Paris on december 16th   Wed 3 Feb 2010 - 16:31

bienvenue
it's nice you wrote a review but our forum language is english. this is an international forum so english is chosen for the official language here. it would me very kind when you introduce yourself in the "who are you?" thread. and maybe you could translate that review for us. ;)
I'd like to read it but I don't understand french very well. =)

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PostSubject: Re: Expatriate at Paris on december 16th   Wed 3 Feb 2010 - 16:42

yes soulmate !
most of us don't understand french, and even if i do, i would not like to have topics in German for example because i don't understand :(
and that's nicer when you introduce yourself to us :)

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PostSubject: Re: Expatriate at Paris on december 16th   Wed 3 Feb 2010 - 16:46

Okay ^^ I'll translate it when I'll have more time ;)
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PostSubject: Re: Expatriate at Paris on december 16th   Wed 3 Feb 2010 - 16:46

thanks =)

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PostSubject: concert on december 16, 2009   Fri 5 Feb 2010 - 3:26

I too was at the concert at the Casino de Paris
On December 16, 2009, it was brilliant,
I had a very good place, I was near the scene right on a stool
I saw them very well. They were great !!!!!
Sorry for my English ....
more!!
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PostSubject: Re: Expatriate at Paris on december 16th   Fri 5 Feb 2010 - 11:47

I was at this gig too :] was great, I arrived around 7 pm and I was just in front of Damian, best spot ever *o* the show was so good, drove me crazy ;D when Ben came in the crowd during Are You Awake I was very impressed, they totally rule ! My friends and I stayed after the show to speak with them a little and take some pictures (a very good friend of mine gave a drawing of the band to Damian and he kept showing it to everyone after xD), and we had a few drinks and spoke to Damian. Great night !

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PostSubject: Re: Expatriate at Paris on december 16th   Fri 5 Feb 2010 - 12:16

Before the concert we saw the group except Ben
HARM! cry
Me and my girlfriend, we went
after concert
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PostSubject: Here, the translation of my review   Fri 5 Feb 2010 - 22:59

(I apologize if I made mistakes)

We took the car around 1:30 pm, then direction the subway « Porte de la Chapelle » to avoid the crowd on the roads. Arrived at 3:00 pm approximately, time to find the street xD. We pointed ourselves in front of the room, 4 people in front of us only.
After 2 hours of waiting, we saw the group of the 1st part arriving with all of their equipment then technicians speaking English with a van with a German registration. One hour later, the vigils which inform us that Expatriate arrived the morning and that they will open the doors around 7:00 pm.
After 4 long hours of waiting in the cold with 2 scarves, 3 pairs of socks, gloves etc (armed well xD), finally the opening of the doors with people who were sorry in the line of whom a person who says “Sorry, Excuse me” so I push myself automatically and in fact (reaction time lol) it was Damian then returning in the corridor I cross Cristo with a large blue winter coat and finally arrived at the entry of the room where Dave was chatting and telling that they leave to eat while we attend the first part ^^. I didn’t see Ben, I was surely somewhere else.
Next I discover finally my place, right in front of the scene, the legs stuck to the enclosures and the elbows on the scene one might as well say that I had a superb sight with the artists with hardly 1 meter of me. Moreover, I noticed it since I nearly (on two occasions during the concert) to take Ben’s guitar’sleeve in the face when it dropped ; also when I wanted to take a photograph, even without zoom, I was too near and I sometimes had suspect parts on the picture lol. And, around the end, Ben walked on my bag which was put on the edge of the stage xD.
As far as the first part is concerned, we heard much more the instruments than the singer’s voice thus when he asked to sing with him, nobody did it since we understood nothing =/. Otherwise, the singer of this group had a superb guitar with the flag of the United Kingdom and of course he was full of vitality like the other members. Small snag when he banged into the microphone of the bass player after doing the splits in the air while he was playing and the bass player who turned too much his back on the audience… Otherwise, Expatriate was really enormous, a great contact with the public in an “intimate” room which allowed that ^^, a great environment… Anyway, I was very pleasantly surprised !
As Ben said it, it was the last concert of the round in France and they were really glad to be there. Afterwards for the strong moments of the concert, the descent of Ben in the public during “Are you awake?” while Dave was pretending to point a gun at Ben by fixing him; the small presentation of “Spaces between” like a love song and that's when a girl shouts “I love you” and Ben replies “I love you too” xD; and also, when girls shouted « Ben » he said “It’s my name x)” with a small smile =).
Once again a great communication with the audience, Damian got in touch with a girl of the 1st rank. An amazing show with a cool public and a great space, not crush in the back etc At the end, Dave throws his towel, Ben his médiator (which has been landed beside my father who didn’t have the time to collect it > < xD) then the technicians give the tracklists which I didn’t take (for a bit of paper that I had seen at the beginning of the concert with my obvious proximity from the scene x)). End of the concert around 10:15 pm, obviously it passed too quickly ; ) then we took the subway again in order to go back home to be ready for class the next morning > < lol
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PostSubject: Re: Expatriate at Paris on december 16th   Fri 19 Feb 2010 - 21:18

i wanted to be there but i could not and now i regret

i wish they come back in france
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PostSubject: Re: Expatriate at Paris on december 16th   Fri 19 Feb 2010 - 21:20

I was there but I'm in a hurry that they come back in France too flower

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PostSubject: Re: Expatriate at Paris on december 16th   Fri 19 Feb 2010 - 21:35

meghan ton avatar me fait penser a la chanson de britney spears "i love rocjk n roll" maintenant j ai la chanson dans la tete

je sais super ma culture musicale mais bon c 'est de ma generation lol
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PostSubject: Re: Expatriate at Paris on december 16th   Fri 19 Feb 2010 - 22:26

Lmao
(You should speak english ; ) )

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