Savage Garden Concert Reviews
Philly - By Kara
First I want to say I had a chance to meet people from the BBS and some
people from several lists. Everyone was so nice!!! We had a great time!
First I had made up a gift bag for Daniel since it was his birthday. I filled
it with chocolates and a stuffed golden retriever. I also made up a basket
for Darren as well. Well, my friend Linda had I arrived early (about 3:00)
and we saw all the tour buses so we figured they were already there and I was
hoping to catch them going in as I really wanted to hand them their gifts in
person but now we had to figure out away to get the gifts back and be sure
they were given to the right people!
Just then a van pulls up from a radio station and a few fans begin to arrive
so we walked over to the DJ and asked if they were there to do an interview
and he said no we are waiting for the concert winners. Then he asked if I
were one. My answer was, "Well If you let me be one." (he he) He kinda
grinned and walked away. Hey, it never hurts to try right? : ) So while I was
standing there I decided to asked the girl at the box office if there were
any good seats left? I had 5th row already but she said, "I can give you
second row front and center. These seats were roped off from the rest of the
seating so you would be about four feet from the stage." We were like, "We'll
take them!" AHHHH!!! (When we did go to our seats, no one showed up for the
two seat right in front of us, the front row!!!!!) At this point I approached
the DJ once again and asked if the would be able to take the gifts back but
he said I'm sorry I can't BUT then he said, "Well, if you girls just happen
to follow the contest winners back, and no one question you I bet you could
give them to the guys your self." What a great surprise, we were so excited
but a bit nervous, we didn't want to get caught but we did it!!!! First they
had us sit in the venue and watch them put the stage together. Leonie walked
out as did Karl and then were saw everyone on stage starting to preparing for
the show, everyone but Darren. They were all so tan, must have been that
Florida sun! ; ) Then a guy from Sony came over and said okay now we are
going to the Green Room to meet Darren. This was so much fun!!!! We had no
Idea what these contest winner won and WOW it was great!!! So off we went!
Leonie came in first and introduced Darren. Darren walked in looking stunning
as ever and a tab bit tan as well! He talked for a few minutes and answered
some questions. He was just sooooo sweet!!!! I think he is the nicest person
I have ever met!! I know I don't know him but I have meet him four times now
everytime he is nicer and nicer! I just wanted to take him home! LOL Now
that's what I call a souvenir!!
Next the radio station took a few group pictures and they handed out an
autographed photo from the guys. Just before they left I handed Leonie,
Daniel's gifts and she said it was the first one he had received! She said
they had a small party on the bus for him on the way to Philly. (Hope they
took pictures) Then I gave Darren his basket and he could not have been
sweeter. He said thank you so much and it looked like he had a tear in his
eye which made me tear up. He said Oh I need a hug and a kiss. No problem!!!!
His hugs are so nice and his sweet kiss on the cheek, I was in heaven.
(actually I didn't want to let go)
He gave Linda a hug and kiss too! Then they had to leave. So as we were
leaving the guy from Sony said, "Um, where are you two going?" Ooopps!!! Um,
Leaving? He said no lets go watch the sound check, AHHHH!!! The whole day was
like a dream. This time Darren came out and sang a few songs. It was
Now came time for the concert, it was amazing! We were sitting so close I
could see the veins in there eyes! LOL Daniel was so sweet he was waving and
smiling to everyone! We got quit a few smiles ourselves! Elisa was so nice
too she was waving and smiling as well! Heck they were all smiling and having
fun! Darren pulled a girl up on stage during "Hold me" and she handed him a
flower then she grabbed his hand and placed a ring in him! He laughed it was
That had to be the best concert I have ever seen. Everything was so well
planned and they were so professional! Darren sounded fantastic! It went by
so fast. I didn't want it to end. But during the last song Leonie and another
girl crawled up to the stage hiding from Daniel and at the very end they
sprayed him with silly sting and shouted "Happy Birthday!!! They had their
cameras so I have a feeling they will be posting them on the updates keep a
watch out for them!
Oh one more thing, I will was in line to buy a soda
and this little girl who was about 9 or so keep turning around smiling at me.
She was so cute! Then I heard her say to her mom, "It's her mommy, it's her."
Well I was so confused and I asked if I had known them and the mother
answered no but we know you! Apparently they had taped the "Today Show" and
that little girl recognized me from the tape! I was shocked! How funny is
that? I was only on for a second but the little girl wanted to know my name
so she could tell her friends?!?!? LOL My five minutes of fame! The little
girl said she loves Dan and during the show I couldn't believe he handed her
his guitar pick. If he only knew what the must have met to her! : )
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