I think the important thing is how uneasy does this idiot make Hayley feel herself. It is, i am sure ,a very unpleasant feeling to be wondering when he will turn up next and this must spoil her enjoyment of the concerts and meeting her fans afterwards. As you say, Steve, I hope this kind of thing does not make her reluctant to spend time with fans after the show.
Maybe we should all know what this bloke looks like so that we can keep an eye out for him. Stuart
All I can say is that the guy that Richard and I encountered at St John's Smith Square last year was medium height and very stocky with long, slightly straggy hair. He spoke with an unusually soft, somewhat affected, voice and was clutching a small photo album. And he was German. He kept saying he was in love with Hayley (and with me!) and insisted on showing me the contents of the album. Photographs alternated between a very religious image (typically of Christ on the cross) and one of Hayley. I got the uneasy feeling that he saw them as one and the same person.
Apparently, this guy was taken into custody shortly before the concert was due to begin and not released until 11pm, hence the need to get Hayley away from the venue before that time.
I have to emphasise, though, that we do NOT know if this is the same person as was seen in Berlin last night. Lothar, do you notice any resemblance between the guy you saw and the one I described?
Apart from Hayley's own management and security team, the vast majority of her real fans would step in very quickly if some nutter started causing trouble. I certainly would. From the reports, I don't think Hayley knew anything about the incident in Berlin until well after the situation had been brought under control, and I'm sure she won't allow this to affect the good relationship that she has always enjoyed with her fans. I'm relieved she is OK, and I hope there won't be any further trouble in Hamburg or anywhere else.
Welcome to the Forum, Cinderella. I'm sure you will enjoy chatting with all Hayley's genuine fans here.
Thanks for the photos. Other than the fact I had a little trouble locating them (I don't speak or read German), I liked them once I found them! I also look forward to reading the report, but don't rush.
Tilly Flop wrote: Has anyone by any chance got any videos or audio of Hayley, particularly Both Sides Now or Pokarekare Ana? I've really enjoyed her performances & will most certainly be buying her albums. Christine xxx
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO yes, i would love some videos or mp3 song of her, she was amazing. hugz, lucyxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Thanks from me too Lothar, Thanks too for any who've bid me welcome! I don't actually feel new as I've registered with the official HW site ,since September last I think, & am hopelessly hooked by Hayley's multiple charms. I also recognize the various names common to both sites & have chatted with several over the months. Among those that I recognize is Caite from Minnesota who's name is constantly appearing among the threads. Caite I notice you said you neither read or speak German. You may or may not know a site 'world lingo' which has excellent automatic translation service (no cost). Since I've been interesting myself with Hayley's songs (my wife is also hooked...she's German incidentally) naturally I've wondered 'whats that about ?' & have dumped eg. the Romanza lyrics into World lingo holus bolus & presto: quite a good understandable translation. You just have to guess the senses of words sometimes & rearrange the word order. I've done the same with Mio Babbino to my great amusement. It sounds very dramatic (& is a really beautiful song) until the lyric translation gives you the context!! Hope thats useful, Graeme
The loveliest, sweetest flower that bloomed in paradise, and the first that died, has rarely blossomed since on mortal soil. It is so frail, so delicate, a thing, it is gone if it but look upon itself; and she who ventures to esteem it hers proves by that single thought she has it not. Humility - Fry
Firstly, thanks to Caite for the snippets from Il Divo's forum. I enlarged the text in the quotes again to make them easier to read, and it's great to see Hayley getting so much support from the Divas. I'm saying that with affection, because I've been keeping a close watch on the Il Divo forum, and so far I haven't seen a single negative comment about Hayley while she's been in Europe. i21.photobucket.com/albums/b294/hdjoespics/EEjdKsU.gif
I managed to watch the video, and it is the same one that was originally posted by Wendy. Ooh the drums!
Secondly, thanks to Lothar for the photographs. I'm looking forward to reading your report, but there's no need to rush!
For reasons I don't recall, I wasn't able to watch the Chicago video the first time aroung but I have done so now thanks to the link supplied by Caite. I was particularly pleased to see the 'From A Distance' extract which I have not heard Hayley sing before. Lovely.
There are quite a few mentions of Hayley on Il Divo's forum from fans who didn't attend the concert in Berlin. I'll post them because they show the growing support and respect that Hayley is gaining around the world.
Jo (location unknown) wrote:-
I hope that Hayley wasn't too shaken up by the guy too...although at least she knows that she has die-hard fans...yeah, that still doesn't make it sound good
Esther from the Netherlands wrote:-
Poor Hayley, she must have been terrified! Some security!!!
Gabbie from New York wrote:-
Oh that is awful for Hayley......she must have been terrified!
Ana Lucia (location unknown) wrote:-
Now, as for Hayley, hope the guy was stopped before he reached her. That is scary, to say the least!!!
Astrid from Austria wrote:-
Sounds really good... I´m very happy about the politness from the audience to Hayley... full seats from the beginning... thats really great... she deserves it, really...!!! She is such a fantastic young singer... amazing voice...
Maquiller from Canada wrote:-
I'm happy to see Hayley is getting the attention of the audience. Unfortunate incident with THAT individual who lept on stage.
P_ranha_7 from England wrote:-
Like lots of people have already said, I can't believe someone even tried going after poor Hayley!! Crazy stuff!