Tom Meighan & Sergio Pizzorno
It’s been a week since I survived the most incredible two days in my entire life.. part II – Tom.
Firstly, I just have to apologize for this note – its gonna be really fucked up.. I don’t remember so many things,I only have partial scenes in my head from ‘the airport meeting’ & the gig. It’s very hard for me to write about sth so emotional. I really miss boys,it really hurts.. supposedly, I’m still suffering from post-gig depression…
I think, it’s better to start my ‘review’ from the moment me and my sister (12yo little fangirl who was responsible for taking pics) spent last 30mins staring at the glass-door. OUT OF NOWHERE showed up Ben (btw with hilarious sunglasses) and suddenly Ann noticed Tom. She started shaking my arm and shouting ‘TOM, oh,it’s TOM!!’. He noticed us and said sth like ‘oh god’ but then he pulled his trolley and came to us.
He turned out to be the most friendly guy from the whole crew.So full of energy and positive. Also very very patient.. While he was signing in my ‘velociraptor book’ I started something like a little chat (let’s say, I tried to do it but I’d lost control over my body.. )- I said I’ve waited 3 years to see the band, I love their music, I heard he’s became a father, I congratulated him Mimi.. he said (with a deep, sexy voice :P) sth like ‘ thank you babe, its really nice of you, and KISSED ME IN THE MOUTH… He smiled and laughed,gave huggs & kissed me so many times. I couldn’t breath, I was worried about my heart, my hands were shaking. I thought I’m loosing my senses.. I’ve never experienced such a thing.. I also remember Tom’s beard was really soft,his lips too. He smelled whisky, had perfect hair and was much more thinner and just smaller than I thought he would be. When we took photos I introduced Ann to Tom, and it was sooo sweet of him when he hugged her and grab her head in his big hands and just kissed with a big sound like ‘muah!’. He couldn’t stop whistling, he was doing it all the time J.
Like I said, I barely remember anything from this scene, so maybe I’ll just write anything what will come to my mind :P
After chat Agnes and her friend came to us and we just took ‘group pics’. I thought it’d be nice to leave Tom for the other fangirls.I looked around and noticed Sergio who was just standing in the corner talking to another girl. I though ‘ oh god, maybe you can ‘grab’ Serge too!’ I came to him -he is REALLY tall and REALLY skinny(!) ,has the most soft and incredibly shy voice (once again I lost control over my mind&body). He asked me if I could spell my name so he can just write sth on ‘velociraptor book’. I completely freaked out , almost forgot the alphabet (!). After hugs and couple of pics we (me, Agnes, Her friend and Ann) decided to ‘say goodbyes’ to boys, give them some space while they’ll leaving the airport.. BUT.. when we ere standing next to the ‘exit door’ we noticed Tom, Serge and the rest of the band waiting for the band-bus like 3 meters away from us!!! I remember I said to Agnes “holy shit, can u believe it? We’re standing next to Kasabian in OUR CITY!’ Tom was smoking cigarretes,talking to Serge.. There was also Ian (the most friendly member of the band, believe me:D ) and Ben.
It was time for us to leave boys.. my sister started to wag her hand to them, Tom did the same move to her, there were lots of ‘goodbyes’ .. we were almost crying and knew it was only the beginning – we’ve got the first Kasabian’s gig the next day.
I know Agnes’s written about the gig, so I’m gonna only add some details. It was perfect, from the start to the end. I was sure I was going to faint in the middle of ‘vlad’ and was taken to the another space during ‘fire’, ‘switchblade’ was overwhelming and great too. I regret there was no ‘fast fuse’ and other big songs but maybe due to that short setlist I didn’t ended up my life at that festival.. I feel I totally have to see them live on the not-fest gig with the other massive-fans (cause at the Impact 70% people around us were rude Red Hot Chili Peppers fans..) I’m sure they can only be better and know they’re already the best band live.
It’s been a week since I met Kasabian so I guess it’s high time to tell you the story about the most fucking incredible days in my Warsaw life.
I (Agnes), Martha, her little sister and my friend were waiting at the airport, hoping for a miracle which is meeting Kasabian boys arriving from Kiev. And there appeared The Vaccines. I screamed “Freddie Cowan!” and after a while I decided to go to him. Freddie turned out to be such a lovely and well, usual guy! I told him about The Horrors’ gig (which I called “your brother’s band” :)) I was at and he asked me when I saw them. I told him it was in November, then he made sad eyes and said “ohh, I haven’t seen Tom for ages…”. So I made him to give Tom best wishes from me as soon as he meets him ;) and of course I thanked for the autograph he gave me.
Suddenly, we saw Ben! And Ian! They were going out with their luggage! I didn’t have time to calm down, when I saw… Serge. The time stopped. I stopped breathing. The only thoughts I had were “he’s SO TALL” and “he’s even MORE BEAUTIFUL than I expected…”. He seemed to be a little bit lost and out of this world, as always <3 He was standing alone behind his luggage, so I finally managed to approach to him. I shyly said “Hi Serge…” and asked for an autograph. And, FUCK, I could not get my eyes of his face. Oh, and by the way - his voice is EVEN MORE DELICATE than you can hear in interviews. Next, my friend took a photo of me and Serge and sweet Jesus, when Sergio embraced me, I felt completely lost! I mean, it was such a happy moment for me :) I embraced him too, but he was so thin I was shocked and seriously afraid I could break him! To be honest, now I regret I forgot all the things I wanted to ask him :( But it was funny when I asked for writing “get loose, get loose” and he said something like “where did you get it from? hehehe” ;) Then I said I looove “Vlad the Impaler” of course!
Then I approached to Tom, who was on fire as always :) He was smiling all the time! He hugged me immediately and was just like an old friend! Because my friend was talking to him about how much she liked “She Loves You” since he started singing it live, I asked him if he’s going to sing it at Impact Festival. And he replied “of course!” :) It’s a pity Live Nation didn’t give Kasabian enough time so Tom didn’t sing it… PS: I hope Martha will write soon about her sweet chat with Tom, cause she definitely talked to him more than I did! :)
Kasabian boys were going to leave the airport, so I decided to do the thing I was dreaming about for so long. I asked “Sergio… can I get a hug? Because I’m really, really happy to see you here and… I love you” I KNOW, IT SOUNDS EMBARRASSING. But my friends say (I was too shocked to remember anything) he said “sweet…” and well, then he hugged me. That was just unbelievable. He smelled so good and delicate. And HE was so delicate! My God, such a tender man :’) At the moment I couldn’t believe how wild he becomes on stage!
And there was Friday. MY FIRST KASABIAN GIG. I was so fucking shocked during their performance, that I don’t remember many things :( (thank God for the videos on youtube from this concert). But it was EMPIRE. And Serge called us “motherfuckers” <3 Moreover, “Underdog” was sung with “Smack My Bitch Up” by him! But “I.D.” was so fucking psychedelic that I didn’t even expect it! And “Take Aim” was heavy as fuck, believe me :D “L.S.F.” - perfect as always, BUT “Switchblade Smiles” was INCREDIBLE! Then “Vlad the Impaler”, FUCKING GOD, I’ll always remember: “POLAND! FUCKIN JUUUUUUUMP!” GET LOOSE, GET LOOSE! Oh and before the gig I said that I hope Tom will sing “you can FUCK me, I’m still alive” which would mean he enjoys the concert and can you imagine he sang that?! :D I was so happy!!! The last one was obviously “Fire” and WE WERE ALL REALLY ON FIRE!
Seriously, I have never, EVER thought the first time I see Kasabian will be face-to-face. Okay, maybe I thought so for a second in Thursday morning because then I had a dream about meeting Serge - which totally came true! It seems like my post-gig depression is fucking neverending, but who cares when Kasabian are making all of us the happiest fans in the world? :)
Rock’n’roll will never die!
Inno di Mameli
Gary learned to play Inno di Mameli (the Italian national anthem) on the trumpet. After the gig in Rome, he grabbed the perfect opportunity to play it from the balcony of the band dressing room in the pavilion of the Ippodromo .
Hahaha, Serge’s so happy! Italian boy ;)
We were touring with the band. I am still shocked. 3 gigs out of 5.
In Lucca we met Ian and Chris, and they were incredible. They’ve been with us for almost 30 mins, smoking and chatting. We told them about the gig in Milan and they were really happy to hear that we would have been joining another gig.
In Milan it was amazing. The acoustic set was brilliant and after the 3 songs we started singing “British legion”. Sergio’s face was surprised and he looked at us with a huge smile, saying just ‘thank you’.
On friday, in Tarvisio, i started crying during Goodbye Kiss. it was really sad to think that it was over. And the video i have posted is about that thing. Tom got off the stage and came to me, hugged me and told me ‘Stop it, stop crying or i get emotional too’. Sergio was smiling, while Tom was singing ‘Rock and roll sent us insane’, Ian looked at me and told me: ‘i know’.
We met the whole band after the gig. I couldn’t speak to Sergio, i was getting emotional and i didn’t know how to tell him what they mean to us.
“Sergio…i, i…thank you Serge, i don’t..i can’t…i…Sorry, i usually talk a lot and…”
“Oh, come here…” He held me and hugged me, whispering in my ears “thank you and i promise, we’re gonna see each other very soon.”
i miss them, badly badly.
This is so beautiful! You are incredibly lucky! And Serge and Tom are so fuckin lovely :’)