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I am! And, matter of fact, I bought meself a ticket to a ManOwaR show in KOLN (Germany)! Gonna go there by all myself. It's also gonna be some sort of social experiment. Wanna see if this brothers of metal thing works in some kind of way. Will the guy beside me give me a beer? (quote from "DIE FOR METAL", though it sounds rather gay)

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2 minutes ago, Skull_Kollektor said:

I am! And, matter of fact, I bought meself a ticket to a ManOwaR show in KOLN (Germany)! Gonna go there by all myself. It's also gonna be some sort of social experiment. Wanna see if this brothers of metal thing works in some kind of way. Will the guy beside me give me a beer? (quote from "DIE FOR METAL", though it sounds rather gay)

Skull nice to see you :) I go to gigs by myself sometimes, quite enjoy it actually.

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Yeah actually I do that all the time, but the thing is that this time I'm flying to Germany by myself to go to a concert by myself, it's kinda the next step for me ahah 

I'm very committed, I can't stand the thought of never being able to see ManOwaR. What if they never come to Italy? 

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4 minutes ago, Skull_Kollektor said:

Yeah actually I do that all the time, but the thing is that this time I'm flying to Germany by myself to go to a concert by myself, it's kinda the next step for me ahah 

I'm very committed, I can't stand the thought of never being able to see ManOwaR. What if they never come to Italy? 

Yeah..I have often though that too, travelled miles and miles to see bands. Never regretted it once!  You'll be buzzing when you are home and have your memories! Have a great time and happy travelling :) 

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On 10/10/2017 at 6:52 AM, Skull_Kollektor said:

Yeah actually I do that all the time, but the thing is that this time I'm flying to Germany by myself to go to a concert by myself, it's kinda the next step for me ahah 

I'm very committed, I can't stand the thought of never being able to see ManOwaR. What if they never come to Italy? 

When I was living in London I flew to France to attend two nights worth of Hellfest by myself. It was amazing. I didn't have to have the, "Where do you want to go now?" conversations. 

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