Montag, 28. Oktober 2013

About Cartoon Heroes and Lou Reed

Well. I don't know what to say. This won't become one of the thousends "Lou was my hero" posts. I don't really know what this will become. I just started writing without thinking. So let's wait what will happen.

To be honest. For me Lou Reed already died one year ago...
My friend Lisa asked me in Summer 2012 if I would like to come to the Lou Reed concert in our town. She was working for the Rolling Stones Magazine as a promo girl. So she got 2 tickets to the concert. I said "YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES!!!!". We went there and we were excited as hell. When I met the father of my boyfriend there I first realized that we might have been the youngest persons in the whole audience.

Whatever. We wanted to have the best places to see and hear everything. We felt like teens on a Justin Bieber concert (WTF! I just mentioned Justin Bieber on my blog!?)
Well. He came out and the first thing I said to my girlfriend was: "He's old!" You might think: Of course he's old! But for me he always was kind of a character in my favorite cartoon. I never thought about him as a man, as a human!
The Band started to play. I guess the third song was a Velvet Underground song. 
Evereybody in the audience was going crazy. They seemed to love it. I was confused. What the hell was going on here? He didn't hit a note. His guitar play was terrible and I started to realize that he's the same age as my grandfather (but my grandpa can play guitar much much better!!).

I was carrying a book with me in this time. I got it with me all the time. I wrote down what was coming to my head. After I heared about the death of Lou Reed, the first thing I did was to look for the book! I found it and on the page I went to the Lou Reed concert was a note saying: "Lou Reed is dead."

Yesterday Lisa posted something on facebook. I didn't hear about the news so far. The post said: "Lou Reed is dead". The first thing that came up to my mind was. "Yeah. I know. We noticed this one year ago. Why is she posting this on facebook now?"
After everybody on facebook started posting "R.I.P Lou Reed". I was shocked.

It was like the second when we were at the concert and realized that he was old! I couldn't even imagine this! But now he's dead. I mean HE'S REALLY DEAD!!   

I don't know what to say.
He was my hero until that concert. He died for me last year. Now that he's really dead he might become my hero again. I know it sounds weired. But maybe for me he had to die to get back to this cartoon character he was for me. Cartoon Heroes never die!

And I am the Water Boy, the real game's not over here
But my heart is overflowin' anyway
I'm just a tired man, no words to say
But since she lost her daughter
It's her eyes that fill with water
And I am much happier this way.
(Lou Reed: "The Kids" from the album "Berlin" 1973) 

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