"I was in heaven last night. You can see the photos with me and Robin.
I am the brunette with Bee Gees t-shirt. The blond girl is
Ipek. She is another Big Bee Gees fan. Robin signed our scrapbooks!
And he hugged me!!!!!"
'When we went backstage, somebody took the
photos for us. He was from the organization of the Jazz Festival. I will always be thankful
to him. He kept saying before the concert: "You can't see Robin Gibb or any artist. This is a Festival in the first place.
Some journalists and a few people chosen by the sponsor firm can see the stars but only if the stars are agreeing in meeting anyone back stage."
I was around the open air-theatre for many hours but
the sound check was done without Robin. And nobody allowed
me to go inside. My sister and I tried so many ways to have
the chance to meet Robin but there was no hope.
The tickets I bought were right in front of the mike. We
were in the middle of the first row. But my sister
gave her seat to Ipek (another Bee Gees fan and
friend). Robin performed the songs just in
front of me and I felt like I was dying! He was looking at
me sometimes. He was great as you can imagine. I wish
I could have seen Barry (and Mo) on the stage too. The concert was wonderful.
The audience went wild. After the concert, people were so
crazy about Robin and there were so many persons waiting
for autographs. Ten minutes later there were about
twenty persons waiting. Security guards were telling all the
time: "no autographs". I must tell you that
I also saw Ken Graydon, Robin's personal assistant, and he was looking at the audience and I called him and told him that I am a big Bee Gees fan and I showed him my scrap
books and my CD's.
My English was terrible but when he saw my scrap books and old fan
club cards, he said: "after the concert you can see
Robin". I can't speak but I understood this very well. You can
imagine how glad I was. Ken Graydon talked with Arif
Mardin's sister who was in the audience. There were some
family members of Arif Mardin and some Turkish
celebrities in the audience too.
It was a magical night for me! The concert was super! We couldn't take
any photos however. The people of the organization only allowed some
photographers to take photos during the first song. And the security
people were so serious they never let people take
photos. I know because the fan right behind me took a
photo with his cell-phone and they took the
cell-phone from him. Robin was singing my favorite songs just in front of me so I even hadn't time to take photos during the show!
I can't tell you how I felt.
The opening song was Emotion, but I think he won the
audience with the song: "Nights on Broadway". He also
made a speech about Arif Mardin. The concert was a
tribute to Arif Mardin. He also sang "To Love Somebody".
"Words" "NewYork Minig Disaster". "Holiday" "Jive
Talking","More Than A Woman" "Night Fever", "How
Deep Is Your Love", "Massachusetts", "I've Gotta Get A
Message To You", "I Started A Joke", "How Can You
Mend A Broken Heart", "You Win Again", "You Should Be
Dancing", "Staying Alive", "Tragedy", "Juliet".
He came on stage again with "Night Fever" and "Stayin'
he said he would like to come here some time with Barry too. And he
left the concert saying: "I will be back"
I visited the Istanbul concert and I heard from the other fans
that the Cesme concert was great and sold out too. Some fans
told me they couldn't go to Cesme because there were no
I especially would like to thank Mr Graydon and of
course Robin! I adore him.
Love from Istanbul'.