Kimmo, Åzzy, Rosa and I visited on their house and we left to
the Ulf's house to the Ramones meeting. It was nice time before the gig,
Ulf Bendiksen and his wife Stine Bendiksen were cooked food for us and
Ramones collection, pictures from the Åzzy's and Ulf's trip to the
New York, where they had visited in many Ramoniac places, they also saw
then early Remains/ Ramainz-gig. Kimmo had also
visited in New York. I show by Internet to Ulf my
Ramones collection and I had my double copy of the Die Toten Hosen:
Learning English, Lesson One CD, which contain Joey Ramone's performance.
Ulf Bendiksen gave to me really big Ramones photoposter (1 meter x 0,7
which is really cool and early picture where's Johnny and Tommy. We
agreed that Stine get photoposter for me tomorrow, we get it from
his job and that way Åzzy and Ulf got chance to come with our car.
(Photoposter is so big that it takes whole backseat from the car).
Here's this big photoposter, which I got from Ulf. Dee Dee signed dedicated autograph to me for that later on Helsingborg.
Andre Dahlmann called how he met already with Dee Dee, so we drove to the hotel. Dee Dee had signed his New York Yankees baseball ball and for example Blitzkrieg '76 bootleg album. We looked Dee Dee's tour wagon in the front of hotel, and then we just waited on the lobby. Soon Frank from Dee Dee's crew arrived, we asked him if it was possible to meet with Dee Dee and take some pictures, he told us to go back to the club because Dee Dee was very busy, I showed Frank some pages from my homepage and he let wait us wait. Also other crew member (tour manager) Brian Waters visited. Åzzy, Rosa and Andre waited outside. Dee Dee arrived soon and Kimmo Aaltonen began to videotape my very first meeting with Dee Dee. I spoke with him for a minute before Dee Dee left and started to walk to the So What club (only 200 meters away). We had to pack the video camera (the fucking battery had some problems and Kimmo only had a chance to videotape 5 seconds) and a minute later, Dee Dee came back to where I was outside of the hotel. ***WOW*** I thought. I left with Dee Dee and left Kimmo to pack the rest of the video camera and our other items. Dee Dee said that he liked my humor. I don't know exactly what he meant. Then Dee and I walked to the club.
My first photo with Dee Dee, I was really happy like you can see and later I asked Dee Dee to autograph that photo, like he did. Autograph is good, but it was hard to get well to that photoscan.