Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Rockstar Supernova - February 19, 2007 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver

Rockstar Supernova - February 19, 2007 at the QE Theatre in Vancouver
Rather then give a usual review, I'm going to tell the story of Lukas Rossi and Yvette.
Dilana
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I met Yvette before the show from our exceptional second row (actually more like 6th row) seats. I noticed we were surrounded by these fans with Supernova tee shirts and lanyards with the Rockstar Supernova badges.

I ended up talking to this woman sitting in front of us. She was there with her husband and she had a sign that said "LUKAS 1786 votes"
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She told us that when she saw the show for the very first time she felt a connection with Lukas. She could relate to his hard life and struggles as she'd also had struggles which she had overcome including brain surgery and a kidney transplant. Before the show had aired her husband, Robert, had won 10 computers at an auction. He had five of them set up in their house. Yvette was determined to support Lukas so rallied her husband, brother and friends to all vote for Lukas. Robert helped set up friends with computers so they could vote too. After all the dust had settled they had determined they'd all voted 1786 times.
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During the show, her husband flung the sign onto the stage (almost hitting Lukas on the head btw) like a frisbee and about 20 minutes later, Lukas noticed it and picked it up. He looked at it a bit, and got a bit reflective and said how humbled he was and how he would have been honoured to have any single number of those votes. Of course all this happened WHILE YVETTE WAS AWAY TAKING HER ANTI REJECTION MEDS AND SHE MISSED THE ENTIRE EXCHANGE!
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Cut to after the show. Her husband tracked down someone with pull because after explaining that his wife had made the sign and that she had missed seeing Lukas read it, and finding out Lukas wanted to talk to her, they ended up backstage.
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She was able to tell Lukas a little of her story but mostly she used the opportunity to personally say thank you to him. I don't know what it was about that particular exchange or that particular time but it clearly moved Lukas in a deep way. He took off his skull ring placing it on her finger while showing her that he had the matching skull on the chain he wears on his belt and that now they would always be bonded together.
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Of course, she was blown away. I mean, I must stress that Lukas has no money (yet) so his gesture was a huge deal. In fact, a few minutes later when I was talking to Lukas’s brother Jonas and dragged her over and showed him the ring, Jonas got stern right away. "Where did you get that?" he asked pretty seriously. She told the story to him, and he got all quiet for a bit. Then he told her that Lukas had had that ring specially made and that it had a lot of personal meaning to him. Of course she started to cry, and Jonas just reassured her and told her that he must have had a very good reason to give it to her.
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Here are some photos, courtesy of Yvette including one with a photo of Lukas actually wearing it.

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Lukas gets a lot of bad press but I have nothing but great things to say about him. Ive never met anyone with so much love and respect for his fans, but this gesture just blew me away.
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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

OMG we were in the 16th row 60th,61st and 62nd row with my mom And bro but I totally saw the plate flingy thingy and all the whole concert experience was just the best

Marsillini said...

I love this story and get teary eyed every time I hear it. Yay Lukas!!!!

sami-jayy said...

im soo glad he won!! i loved him from daii 1!! n omg how kind is he!! not 2 mention fit ness!! xx sami xx