by - Friday, November 08, 2013

... contemplation of the past; a survey of past time, events, etc...

This is what retrospect stands for, in the dictionary. For me, it stands for that and much more.

Let's start from the beginning; March 23rd, 2013. A very cold day, painted in white due to snow and with gray skies. Sounds very depressing, but that's exactly what that day wasn't!
Many people from around the world came to cold Eindhoven, in the Netherlands, to testify what it would be, in my opinion, the best show I have ever been to. And I've been to quite some by now...
A band celebrating its 10th anniversary, together with fans, in situ and online! 

I, like many other people, was very anxious for this show! I had no idea what to expect, only that one of my favorite bands, would be playing together with an orchestra and choir; a dream to me!! I've always loved classical music, and it makes me feel like no other music style does. 
3 hours passed like a blink of an eye; bruises on my legs, sore neck in the following days... All worth it!!! Retrospect was the BEST show ever (I wrote this already....)!!! Old songs, new songs, never played songs... All was there, for everyone's taste and preferences.
Acrobats, special guests... I could keep on describing the whole thing but that would take way too long! hahaha

In summary, I was so touched by the whole production, band performance, crowd reaction, that when the show was over it all came out in the form of tears. Happy tears! :)
Also, experienced this great event together with friends from all over the place, was a very unique situation. I finally had the opportunity to meet people face-to-face that I only talked online! This was very special to me!!!

It's a show/day that I will always keep in my memory, no matter what.
And to help with that, there's a DVD/Blu-Ray out!!! You can get it here: Buy Retrospect

After having been to the Cinema premiere, I cannot wait to have my own copy and watch it over and over again! I'm also very curious about the extras! :)

I, personally, easily buy a DVD/Blu-Ray before than a studio album just because it gives you a different view of what a band experiences and most of the time, it was during a very special event.



Retrospect was an Extraordinary evening that will always be remembered.
Thank you, Epica (band/crew), Orchestra and Choir!! 

P.S.: This is not an advertisement post. It's just my opinion as an Epica fan!

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  1. I'm expecting one copy of the DVD, to remember this incredible night, on my mailbox in the next few days:D Btw: another production problem? Bad luck...
    Hope my copy has no problems!