November 13th, 8.30 pm Bologna Italy: Foo Fighters Concert
My first rock concert after my hearing partial loss. I was worried not to be able to stand the high volume and vibrations, these last ones causing me a severe problems with my “broken” labirynth. But everything went more than fine, actually, it was an amazing experience, from the music, social” and ethics point of view.
Unipol Arena in Bologna was packed: everybody was there for the concert, not for fighting or exhibiting their immense ignorance. They were there for music.
And music is what we all got back. Two hours and a half of an unforgettable powerful and excellent rock played by Foo Fighters who were able to enchant a very wide audience ranging from kids to grown adults who were dancing and shouting as teens, as I did
November 13th, 10.30 pm, Paris France: terror attack at Bataclan
And as soon as I left the concert premise, a friend of mine sent me a message saying: “Paris under attack, you might not know this..” I was shocked, and I was even more shocked when while going home I read that there were people that were kept hostage and killed inside a concert premise, Bataclan.
And all that craziness started right when I was having fun, miles and miles apart, during a rock concert.
You all know by now what happened and I do not want to add anything more to all the many comments that filling the web, the tv and the press.
Today Foo Fighters cancelled all the remaining tour dates, Turin (Italy), Paris and Barcelona.
“In light of this senseless violence, the closing of borders, and international mourning, we can’t continue right now” Dave Grohl
Personally speaking, I do not feel at ease right now thinking about my being so lucky last night, being so blessed to be able to spend such a wonderful experience during a rock concert, while people were killed, the very same moment, during another rock concert. And I bet that Dave Grohl and his band are feeling the same.
While I was editing the pictures I shot during Foo Fighters‘ concert – very low quality since they’re iPhone shots- I felt like it was a good thing to share them all, together with a very short video of the live show
Human beings are able to create beautiful experiences, we are able to stay altogether in the same place feeling joy and happiness, and this thanks (also) to music. We must all focus our attention on the energy and power of wonderful collective experiences: let all be together in peace and happiness.
Don’t let hate kill life, don’t let hate kill music. Music is life
Please share if you feel like this is worth, I hope it is. To me it is.