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Wednesday, 28 September 2011 02:43 IP: 126.96.36.199
I was taking a trip to the Amsterdam from Lithuania last year, just to see and hear Mr. Rollins(in Concertgebouw) - my true jazz idol and person I respect a lot. The concert was great, and I believe I was the loudest applauder that time. I can't express how much my soul was happy to be there.
I took one of my favorite Sonny's vinyl records to Amsterdam with a hope to get it signed by Sonny Rollins. After the concert, after Sonny and the band descended the stairs from the stage, I came to Sonny and asked for an autograph. I got no response from him and the guards and some people from the stuff were surrounded him. Then I asked Russel Malone for an autograph, and he said "Later" to me. I was not annoying or aggressive - I was keeping myself on the distance from them, because I respect them. But..
I can't express how sad it was to be near the dream and let it go this way. I still remember the disappointment and believe I will remember it for all my life.
Although I am really glad I have a chance to see my idol's live performance.
Wish you all the best,
Tuesday, 4 October 2011 04:33
When the artist has had had time to wind down from the performance chances are you would have seen them as they left the building and every time i have waited the band and Sonny have given of their time and autographs.
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