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post Mar 29 2014, 01:20 AM
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knock em dead Gabe, or, Kill em all,or something like that
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post Mar 29 2014, 01:05 PM
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Mar 28 2014, 11:47 AM) *
yeah! we are completely ready! I can say that I'm so anxious! We did many interviews and rehearsed a lot. We prepared a very powerful show, with all our heavier songs and some new arrangements special for this time. Tonight we will be playing on open TV show, 2 songs live, one is Ritual, our song, and the other is Paranoid by Black Sabbath. smile.gif

Let's see what happens with Metalhead audience which is not very open minded here. smile.gif



Good luck to you guys, I'm looking forward to hearing how everything went.

It would be hilarious if you guys did an encore set covering Metallica songs - the one's everyone wants to hear most, before they do it. biggrin.gif
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post Mar 29 2014, 07:30 PM
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Best of Luck Gab and all Cirse!!!! Regardless of the Metal head audience....I think you'll be nicely surprised at how well your band will be received!!! cool.gif


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post Mar 29 2014, 09:46 PM
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Mar 6 2014, 11:53 AM) *
Hey friends! I have some awesome news for Cirse. This March 29th we will be opening for Metallica!! The show will be done on a big stadium for 55000 assistants, it's already sold out and we are the only opening act that day! On 30th, the band Carajo will be playing.

This is like a dream come true for me... I've never thought I would be sharing stage with one of the biggest rock/metal bands ever. smile.gif smile.gif

Check the stadium where bands like Black Sabbath, Gun's & Roses, U2 and Pearl Jam have already played... ohmy.gif

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Just Realized that as i'm posting this, your at the Gig right now lol. ROCK your Socks off Gabe. I love the adrennalyn of being in front of a good crowd, there is nothing like it, and my biggest crowd ever was maybe 300 people lol. So if you do the math, take the emotions i had during my gig with 300 people, Multiply those feelings 55000........By my calculations my Heat would have lept out of my chest and played guitar for me lol. Hope it's going well, and hope you get to meet metallica......well maybe not LARS
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post Mar 30 2014, 02:16 PM
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I was telling my girlfriend about Cirse few weeks ago and telling that who knows how big the band will become in the following years. Now I log to GMC and see that today Cirse is rocking with Metallica. Mega congrats!:)


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post Mar 31 2014, 06:53 AM
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Look what I found Gab biggrin.gif I am watching you and I wait details biggrin.gif

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post Mar 31 2014, 09:03 AM
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QUOTE (Monica Gheorghevici @ Mar 31 2014, 05:53 AM) *
Look what I found Gab biggrin.gif I am watching you and I wait details biggrin.gif

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Oh that is incredible ! Well done, guys ! cool.gif


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post Mar 31 2014, 10:52 AM
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QUOTE (Monica Gheorghevici @ Mar 31 2014, 09:53 AM) *
Look what I found Gab biggrin.gif I am watching you and I wait details biggrin.gif

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Well, heck that's just super awesome !! Did you meet papa Hetfielzz too !? cool.gif


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post Mar 31 2014, 11:51 AM
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QUOTE (Marek Rojewski @ Mar 30 2014, 02:16 PM) *
I was telling my girlfriend about Cirse few weeks ago and telling that who knows how big the band will become in the following years. Now I log to GMC and see that today Cirse is rocking with Metallica. Mega congrats!:)
you might have missed this as well https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...showtopic=51204
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post Mar 31 2014, 12:26 PM
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Congratulations Gab...I know (from reading certain pages in Spanish on Facebook) that you guys had a really tough time from Metallica fans who were not very nice about a non heavy metal band supporting their band.....Most of them, probably none of them, had ever heard your Band play before they had commented, I am sure...That is typical of one track minded people. When I saw the photo of Lucia, your lead singer standing in front of those fans, some still entering that stadium...I realised what a major task that you guys had to deal with. I have nothing but admiration for all of you and without knowing...know that you would have done a fantastic job under those extremely difficult circumstances...Congratulations Cirse!!! cool.gif


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post Mar 31 2014, 02:31 PM
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Good going man! Big congrats!! I see that Kirk is turning into a respectable gentleman with grey hair smile.gif Will he start playing the blues in a few years? biggrin.gif

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Thanks for the pluggin man biggrin.gif


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post Mar 31 2014, 03:39 PM
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Hello friends!! Here I'm back from the best weekend ever!! We had a lot of mixed feelings and everything has been so intense. I would like to tell you in detail the most amazing moments.

Here we go!

Saturday:

I got up at 9 and realized that there wasn't any water in my apartments. Some problem with the water bomb avoid me to wash my teeth!
Then I went to our drummer's rehearsal room where we meet with the band and staff to go to the stadium which is is La Plata, around 100 KM from my home. We travelled listening to Iron Maiden, Pantera & Megadeth. I was feeling exited, anxious, nervous, happy, everything...

When we arrived to La Plata city, both cars where playing Metallica! laugh.gif Yeah, we were very exited. As soon as we get into car parking of the stadium I started to hear extremely loud and heavy guitars being played at the Stadium. Then I said... WOUUU. We dot the accreditations and we get into the stadium... I first went to the backstage to put my bags there, and then I walked to the stadium to see the stage...

I can't explain with words what I felt when I slowly started to see the whole empty stadium, with that big stage, with Metallica's assistant playing riffs with those beautiful ESP guitar... I have to be honest, I cried. smile.gif

The stadium reminded me to when I was 12 and used to watch Gun's & Roses and Metallica tour documentaries, it looks like those US arenas where they use to play, so all my body felt chills, I couldn't be more happy.

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Once the "Orquesta de instrumentos reciclados" checked their lines, we could start checking our sound. As it was late, we had to do some soundcheck with audience there. It wasn't a bad thing because we could interact with people and play some metal covers that they singed with us. The good response from the people during the soundcheck made us feel more relaxed.

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Why? People is very passionate in Argentina, and uses to be close minded. There are lots of bands that had really bad time on stage when they didn't fit with the style. Even big, popular bands. Cirse is not Thrash Metal, so we didn't know what could happen. That was the most difficult part of this... not playing in front of 50000 persons, it was how they would react with an alternative rock band with metal influences, and with a girl in vocals.

After the soundcheck we get into the backstage, more relaxed, but still anxious, nervous, exited, happy.. uff again everything!!

At 19 PM, it was already dark, sun was down, and the stadium was full. We had to go to the stage. ohmy.gif Those minutes from the back to the stage and the short minutes that we had to wait until we get into the stage has been a blank in mind, the adrenaline with all those mixed feeling again...

We got into the stage, and we did our most powerful show ever. We played good, we sounded good, people respected us and the show ended with a good response from the audience. I'm sure that 80% of those people, never heard Cirse, and there are lots of opinions, people that was surprised, people that liked it, people who only likes Thrash who disliked it, but whatever, we could show that Cirse is a solid rock band that can play in a Stadium for a Metal audience and be respected. smile.gif

The first seconds (maybe first minutes) my hands weren't totally precise but as soon as I reached the first song solo I was ready to show my skills! I played much more solos and much more shred than habitual. biggrin.gif

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As soon as we ended the show, the whole band and team started crying because of the emotion. I don't remember a moment in our band that has been more emotive, our manager, our staff, my brother, my bandmates, everybody crying, totally happy. It was a dream that came true but also very challenging / difficult situation that we could manage successfully. I walked to the backstage and I meet my girlfriend and my mother that were also crying! Both know how much we worked and dedicated to this, and they both are part.

The day was ended for us, but we still could see Metallica rocking the stage. It's always great to see James Hetfield, the boss, rocking a big stadium. He is one of the best front man, metal singer and metal rhythm guitarists that I've ever seen live.

Then we went to the hotel, some guys went out for a beer but I was finished! I had to take a bath and go to sleep.


Sunday:

The second day was more relaxed off course. The tricky part was the first day, now nothing could went wrong. The day was very rainy but the cool thing is that at 5 pm it stopped, and we had another great night.

Again we did a short sound check, this time without audience and everything was ready.

While we were waiting for the show I could meet Kirk Hammett! I said him, hi Kirk! we are the support band, and he said: oh yeah! How are you guys, Did you had a great job yesterday? We gave him our album and we took that picture the picture that you already posted here:

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At 19 we went into the stage and the experience was repeated but this time we were even more secure, so we played better, even with more attitude, and my friends said that the sound was better than the first day. I had some problems with the monitoring mix, that made me be a bit distracted the first minutes but then I really enjoyed the show. We had another great show with people respecting us.

Once we get to the backstage, a girl who speak in Enlgish entered into our room and I thought.. yes yes yes.. biggrin.gif she said what I was expecting: "Metallica wants to meet Cirse and take a picture with all the band before they go stage".

We waited around 1 hour and suddenly James Hetfield appeared and said, where is Cirse? ohmy.gif ohmy.gif ohmy.gif Slowly the other guys, Kirk, Lars appeared, greet us, asked about the show, I gave our album to Lars, explained that we have been playing for 10 years, that it was our first album.. he asked: Are you very big here? I said: not that big! but we are working hard, and he said ok! I hope that Metallica opens your show any time.. haha and I said: no mate, Metallica is big for ever. In other words, they have been so kind with us, and very friendly.

The epic picture will be shared soon!!


Ok guys, sorry for the long post, but I consider you my friends and I wanted to share this experience which I wish that every musician that dedicates his life to play an instrument and to create music could feel what I've felt this weekend. smile.gif



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post Mar 31 2014, 03:48 PM
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thats amazing. dude, Im so pleased for you and Cirse. Those pictures you posted are just mindblowing!
the whole event is just too awesome for words smile.gif


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Truly amazing Gab!!! That must have been such a great experience for you all!!!


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Massive congratulations Gabriel smile.gif The whole experience must of being amazing. It must of being in the back off your mind how the crowd would of reacted to your band but you went out there delivered and most importantly had a great time smile.gif

Onwards and upwards for Cirse biggrin.gif Looking forward to seeing the EPIC picture
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post Mar 31 2014, 03:55 PM
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I cried too smile.gif As lame as it may sound! I feel you bro! Words would just be in the way! biggrin.gif My sincerest congrats!


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Really amazing! I saw some photos on Facebook and I could only wish I'd be there to see it all happen! biggrin.gif


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post Mar 31 2014, 04:12 PM
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Understatement of the morning ...
Sounds/looks like you had a pretty good weekend.


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post Mar 31 2014, 04:37 PM
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What an incredible weekend for you guys.. very happy for you. You all deserve it !!! biggrin.gif


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post Mar 31 2014, 04:44 PM
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Thanks for you nice words friends. smile.gif


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