I’m on my way from Prague to home. My heart, soul and even head are full. It feels awesome to be finally able to live again, to not be afraid, to feel control over your own body. It’s still not great, it’s a constant battle, but I will get there. Today’s post will be slightly different but incredibly important to me. You see, in Prague I was supposed to do the interview with LP. I’ve had my questions ready, and I’ve felt prepared. However on Saturday LP felt a bit under the weather, so we’ve decided to postpone it. I honestly thought our meeting won’t be possible, but before yesterday’s VIP meeting, lady at Forum Karlin surprised me with an after-show pass.
After an awesome concert – the crowd was even bigger and stronger than on the day before – I’ve waited until someone would guide me backstage. I’ve met LP’s tour manager and she brought me to LP’s room, where all those incredible gifts from her fans were collected. They’ve said it might take a while, but I didn’t care. I just sat and waited surrounded by all your gifts. Then out of a sudden, a familiar face with a huge smile entered the room. We’ve hugged and I didn’t know what to do. LP said it’s ok to do the interview, but for the first time I’ve decided to be a little bit selfish, and instead I just asked if we could simply talk and spend that time together.
And LP was so cool and kind about it. We’ve decided to do the interview in the Summer (I promise, there will be another one), but yesterday was just for us. I won’t be writing in detail about what we’ve talked, respect for LP above anything else, but I can tell you, it was one of the best and most important moments of my life. At first, we didn’t know what to do, so LP showed me her gifts from the fans, I saw some truly amazing things, incuding 200 year old whistle! And then she just sat and started talking and all the barriers went down. We’ve talked about life, love, music, fans, her tattoos, and more. I was able to tell her how much she changed and keeps changing people’s lives.
Because it’s not just me, I’ve met so many people on my LP-road, who keep repeating the very same thing – she made their lives better, she made them feel important, understood, she made them feel special, she gave them a place to belong. Wheter you’re gay or straight, women or men, young or old, it doesn’t matter, she changes all of us. You know, as a fan but also a huge admirer of LP’s talent, I am able to talk, and touch subjects that no journalist (unless a true fan), will ever be able to understand. And that’s why yesterday’s was so important to me.
When I’ve heard straight from LP that I am her great friend, it was like receiving the highest badge of honour. I know I will miss her terribly but I also know that as long as she will keep performing, I will be there, supporting her with my own person and this blog. Because, there’s no greater thing in my life than this.
And one more thing, people keep repeating that I’m lucky, and trust me I feel lucky. But apart from luck, there’s a huge amount of work and personal time involved on daily basis. Other stuff too. And LP knows it, and respects it and I feel, like this platform I’ve created almost 3 years ago, has truly became a place for all LP fans. For us. So let’s keep on spreading the LP love, cause only love can save us…
photo by Nancy – thank you!