Here is my account on the organization, the opening and Glenn's show the next day
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Yepp, that's it! How can you find these videos before me?
Hey, from 5.31 you can hear someone else singing from that back - THAT IS GLENN!!!
The entire teddy bear, including costume, was made by the staff of the Teddybear museum! I think they did an excellent job. This is their website in English:
So the exhibition was set up and we were preparing for welcoming Glenn to the opening ceremony. It was really REALLY exciting! His plane arrived at 6.20 pm, and his two managers, Drew and Carl Swann came with him. Since Glenn is a friend of mine, we decided that I'm going to the airport with one of the cars (we sent two cars: you know, big bags, etc...). In the meanwhile the gates opened at 6 pm in the museum, and at 7.15 Cryfree, the Hungarian Deep Purple cover band started to play Glenn's hits. Approximately 120 people attended.
We arrived to the museum around 7.30, when we took Glenn to the exhibition, behind closed doors. He went around, signed some of the items on display Afterwards we brought him on the stage. The audience was super happy to see him! Mind you, that night Alice Cooper was playing at Fezen festival, so the people who were at the museum - well, they were the real fans many from our Hungarian GH fanclub Glenn gave a short speech, then he listened to the band playing Coast To Coast (I played with them on cello - can you imagine, playing to Glenn himself, his own song!! It was amazing :))))). After the concert we went back to the exhibition and asked Glenn whether he was willing to sign for the audience. The managers said that they had only half an hour - but even like this everyone got a signature! The atmosphere was really uplifting, people were so happy that they could shake hands with their hero! Glenn was very sweet, he did everything he could for the fans. And we, the organizers, were happy that we managed to make so many people happy by organizing this event
1. Tomi Rausch, another organizer with Glenn
2. Glenn and me
3. Glenn siging a Gary Moore LP
4. Glenn very much liked that bass and he wanted to buy it, haha
5. Glenn signing the museum's wall of fame
6-7. Glenn on stage
8. Glenn with the members of Cryfree and me
9-10. Glenn signing the Glenn Hughes teddy bear of the teddy bear museum
Here are some photos from the Glenn Hughes exhibition. This exhibition is a temporary one that the Rockmuseum put together on the occasion of Glenn's concert in Hungary (August 4, Fezen festival). We started the organization in mid-May, when I wrote to Drew Thompson, Glenn's manager (a big thanks to him for his cooperation and help), who told me that Glenn had accepted our invitation. We collected the material in July: CDs, LPs, posters, newspaper articles, tickets, photos, stage passes, etc. The vitrines were full of Glenn's CDs and even like this it was impossible to put all of them out (you know how it is...)
I can't say that the organization process was smooth and without any complications, but in the end I guess that's normal
We organized an exhibition about Glenn's career at the Rock Museum of Budapest. The opening will be on 3 August, at 6 pm. Glenn will be there, he will deliver a short speech. The exhibition will be open until 3 September. In case you happen to come to Hungary, feel free to visit it!
p.s. I'll post some photos of the opening ceremony later.
My condolences to Glenn and all his family I'm sure Bill is in a good place now. May he rest in peace.
Congratulations to all members of Deep Purple!! They made history, not only music!! I'm really happy for them and can't wait to see the concert! It's a pity that Ritchie didn't go...
I created Glenn's blue Ricky of white chocolate, luster dust (edible glitter) and candy decorations Hope you like it!
yes, there will be a new album, or at least Glenn mentioned it in one of his posts (or comments). Yaaay!
When will the European tour dates be announced???? I have to adjust my plans for the year accordingly
I drew a portrait of Glenn (see below).
Here you can find some photos of the drawing process:
If you'd like to have a good resolution copy, let me know http://www.glennhughes.com//ww…com/pin/create/extension/
Deep Purple are once again a nominee for induction to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame... others nominated include Cheap Trick, The Cars, Yes, Steve Miller, Chicago and 15 others!
I am so astonished that they haven't been inducted yet But I heard the news in September in Vienna and would love it if they were finally recognized!http://www.glennhughes.com//ww…com/pin/create/extension/
I don't think that Ritchie gives a single sh.t about the fans He's always been like that, playing only because it makes him happy, and not really caring about what others think. But that's just my impression based on the numerous stories that I have read/heard about him
I asked Pontus about the same thing on his official FB site. Here is what he answered:Quote
I'm sorry but I can't talk about that. All I can say to that is that we are very very happy that people wants us to do an album. I speak not only for myself when I say that we really appreciate the love and support from all over the world. We shall see what the future holds.
I took it as a yes...
Ahh that would be so awesome! It's been a while since Glenn issued a made his last solo album
I'm glad that so many shows are sold out! It's a good sign -- people still listen to quality music!
I'd pay (again) to see Black Country (again). They were so freaking good!!
Hey hey All,
Here is my account on the Vienna concert and meeting Glenn, Doug and Pontus - it was amazing!!
I heard some birds chirping in Vienna that there might be a continuation of the tour next year, including Eastern Europe. When will we get some news about this??? I'm curiously waiting