A to Z Challenge – 2020 – Zoo

We come to our final letter of the alphabet today!  “Z” is for “Zoo” sung by the Scorpions.  We saw the Scorps for the first time in 1982 at Day on the Green.  When we started going to concerts more regularly I had a goal to see all of those bands again.  With the exception of Iron Maiden we have!  I don’t really care about Iron Maiden anyway — a little too heavy metal for me.

The next time we saw the Scorpions was in 2012.  I’ve had this set of papers from Creative Memories for a long time.  I think it’s really pretty.  
I have a stack of pictures an inch thick again so I didn’t have time to scrapbook them all for today’s post. 

This was kind of a spur of the moment concert.  I think we got our tickets four days before the show and I was excited to get them so close.  We were in the third-ish row!  A little off to the right of stage but still great.  They called the tour the Final Sting tour which might make you think they were not going to tour again.  Fortunately that wasn’t true.  The opening act was Tesla, a band I was not familiar with but I did like some of their songs.  This page is not finished but I think you get the idea.  The card on top was something they were handing out at the door.  I keep ALL memorabilia – LOL.

They did in fact sing “The Zoo.”  They are a very energetic band and it seemed like they were so close we could touch them. 

Here’s the setlist from that show.  

These are a few of the other pictures I have to add.  
I think he’s looking at me, right?

Their drummer at the time was James Kottak and during his drum solo, the stage lifted so he was high in the air.  


At the end, he took his shirt off and stood on his seat. 
Then turned around to show his back tattoo – and possibly his butt-crack?!     

A lot of the time the guys were right in front of us.  

I think they are asking for their picture to be taken don’t you?

Rudolf Schenker is a character for sure.
Klaus Meine, Matthias Jabs, Rudolf Schenker and Pawel Maciwoda.

And here is “The Zoo” from the last time we saw Scorpions in 2017.

I made it!  Do I wish I had been able to completely scrapbook each event?  Absolutely.  But I am also truly grateful that I had some transcription work come in.  Could I have spent less time embellishing each set that I did scrapbook?  Sure but then I wouldn’t be satisfied with the results.  Am I thankful that I had some letters already finished a while ago or a few with less pictures?  You bet!  I enjoyed reliving these concert experiences as I was cutting and pasting.  With the current state of affairs, who knows when we’ll be able to get up close and personal experiences like this again. 

I hope you have enjoyed this series.  I am very appreciative of all the kind comments and visits I’ve had from everyone.   Side note, I think I could do this one more time. There are at least 26 more entertainers we have seen that I have not showcased either in 2017 or this year.  Tesla, the opening act for Scorpions in this show is one.  Melissa Etheridge we’ve seen a couple times too and I haven’t used her in either of the challenges.  Maybe if I start now… 

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41 Responses to A to Z Challenge – 2020 – Zoo

  1. Pingback: A to Z Challenge – 2020 – Reflections | Janet's Smiles

  2. WooHoo, you made it another year of A-Z!! Congratulations. Those are great photos – lots of up-close ones and I chuckled at ‘maybe a butt-crack too’! LOL. Glad to hear you got some transcription work to do too. I hope May treats you well and that you’re safe and keeping busy doing things you love to do.

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  3. Narayana Rao Kvss says:

    Good collection. Not easy to keep and in safe place to get it back when you think of it. The Zoo it is there in the menu of the event. Appreciate it.

    Congratulations for successful A to Z Blogging.

    A to Z 2020 Blogging Series: What is Industrial Engineering? What is its Practice in Top Global Manufacturing Companies?
    https://nraoiekc.blogspot.com/2020/03/industrial-engineering-in-top-global.html

    What industrial engineers do? They continuously strive to reduce the cost of items that people love to use and thus increase its affordability to more and more people.

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  4. Janet,

    Well, my dear we made it another year through the A2Z madness. Congrats on finishing up!! I don’t know about you but I’m ready for a break in things. I’m pooped! Thanks for joining me in my pinup girl art sketch series. Keep on rockin’ and sharing your love of mewsic with us all!

    Cathy’ Pinup Girl Art Sketch Series ‘Z’

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    • scr4pl80 says:

      Thanks Cathy! It has been a fun one but yes, I am ready to slow down just a tad. I do want to finish those projects I didn’t but I don’t have deadlines and everything is organized so it should go smoothly. Looking forward to seeing your colored pinups.

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      • Janet,

        I’m definitely ready to slow down. I have some catch up to do which shouldn’t take too long and then I’ll keep up with the 4Mers for the rest of the time I am getting some R&R. I may stay in chillax mode throughout the the summer months. Internet traffic generally crawls this time of year making it a great time for an easy going blogging pace. Enjoy your day, dearie and thanks for dropping by to vote in my BoTB!

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  5. So I’m not the only on wondering what to do next time! I have enjoyed your posts.

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  6. I don’t much about this song or group, Janet, but congratulations on a great A-Z Challenge! It’s been a wonderful month of great groups and your awesome photos and scrapbooks! I’ve enjoyed the journey. Kudos!

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  7. Hi, Janet – I’ve greatly enjoyed this series. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.
    You definitely have my vote to do this again — and to share 26 more concerts – that way we can enjoy them vicariously!

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    • scr4pl80 says:

      Thanks Donna! I am hoping that we will be able to go to some live events again but in the meantime it was fun reliving them this way. Thanks for coming along!

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  8. Dena Pawling says:

    An excellent ending to this year’s challenge! And you had great seats too! [Or a really good zoom lens LOL]

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  9. Congrats on finishing the A to Z. It was fun to see all your scrapbooking pages. Weekends In Maine

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  10. Scarlett79 says:

    Good for you Mz. Janet on making it too the finish line…I didn’t, I just have been totally distracted with this shut down and having the husband under foot. No schedule, blah, blah, blah, and blah ❤ I'm going to get back though starting in May. Wish the weather would warm up and the world would start working again ❤ Hope all is well with you and blessing as always my blogger friend ❤

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    • scr4pl80 says:

      I know, Patti, it is hard to concentrate with the guys around all the time and things being so unsettled. I just barely made it myself but I think it’s because I have my studio to get away to! Stay healthy.

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  11. ghostmmnc says:

    Awesome ending for the A/Z! The Scorpions have some great songs, and I like a lot of songs from Tesla, too.
    I’ve sure enjoyed seeing how your scrapbook pages come together with your photos. I think I like that you and your Mr. and your daughters took a picture at each concert the best. Congratulations ! 🙂

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    • scr4pl80 says:

      Thanks Barbara. It has been fun to go back through the concerts in this way, especially since some of them were pretty long ago. Interesting to see how we have changed over the years too. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  12. Congratulations on completing the A-Z challenge!!
    I’m glad I found your blog. Your scrapbooking skills made my jaw drop several time 🙂

    Stay safe!!

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  13. Ah yes the Scorpions… “Rock you like a Hurricane” My School Anthem 🙂 Great ending and congratulations, another years challenge under our belts 🙂

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  14. Ally Bean says:

    I like the paper on which you put your photos. A nice contrast to the energy in the photos. I don’t know of the Scorpions, but thank goodness they sang a song that gave you a perfect ending to this challenge.

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  15. John Holton says:

    Congratulations on completing the A to Z Challenge! And hey… money coming in is a good thing, especially today. Don’t kick yourself that everything wasn’t done and dusted before you started. It was interesting to see some of these things in their unfinished state!

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  16. https://tamarakulish.com/ says:

    Loved all your beautiful pages you created! Truly a work of love! Congrats for completing the series!

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  17. Frédérique says:

    Yes for another challenge 😉 Beautiful albums, thank you for sharing your pretty work!
    Z is for Zakka

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  18. Happy end to the challenge! You did such a great job! I know I wasn’t able to be super active but I read each of your posts – loved them!

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  19. Fun ending to your series Janet – and yay for making it through! You’re making me laugh at your thoughts for the next challenge already. I think a little recovery time is a necessity for me.

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    • scr4pl80 says:

      Oh, yes, Deborah! I have to finish all these ones I only partially scrapped before I can think about a new series! Thanks for checking in on me during the challenge.

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