" I would like to thank Blackbird for her possible co-operation, because she speaks English perfectly)." - I would be happy to do this work but I don't think it is necessary, because Thomas' book, as was promised, will be released in English. And I haven't enough time for doing it now...Thanks a lot, dear Tatiana, for you reply, but I created this thread for some fans, who still want to read it. To be honestly, I don't want to collect "thank you's", I suppose that we can delete it, when the official edition in English will be published. Sorry for my poor English, but I try to do it as I can. Good luck!
As opposed to the first disintegration of a band in 1987, when Thomas "remained in the shadow as a roe injured by a hunter", this time he was ready to fight.
He used many opportunities of mass media sources without exception. He explained that Dieter chose the wrong time for the disintegration and about a fact that a wish of all fans was not taken into consideration. He told that he was ready to finish the tour till the end in spite of their misunderstandings.
It shall be so!
As he heard the last news later, he has understood that Bohlen’s reaction was too tumultuous concerning his concerts in the USA and Dieter needed to consider it better. But he was fed up with it. Getz Kiso repeated the following words of Dieter: "How do I know, what I think, if I do not hear, what I say".
The recording company and event managers ordered that Dieter and Thomas should perform in Berlin on 23.06.2003 for the last time. Of course, Thomas agreed to it. At least, it was a better way to return something to their fans in part, what they lost.
On 23.06.2003 Thomas with Claudia and some friends came from Frankfurt to Berlin in the noon – there were 1000 ideas in his head. What should Thomas wait for? How will Dieter behave on stage? Shall it be OK or will he spread other rumors, give a perfect simile to camera men and let Thomas down?
On the way to Wuhlheide, where a show shall be held, Thomas was lost in his thought. Many of us know this feeling very well, you have it on the way to something unpleasant and и unknown. On the one hand you wish that a road shall be as long as possible, on the other hand you dream that the time shall pass by as soon as possible. Behind the curtain a peaceful atmosphere reigned.
Thomas’ friends and Dieter’s acquaintances – they tried to avoid each other. And when they met, they nodded courteously and run away. Chiefs of the record company prayed that a row should not blow out, because sales of the album „BEST OF" were planned on Monday after the latest concert. And a quarrel is always “the unskilled seller”.
And once again without the knowledge of Thomas "a product" of Dieter Bohlen – Yvonne Catterfeld appeared on stage. A pity, she had the same destiny as Alexander Klaws, performing in Rostock – the audience hissed Yvonne off.
Nerves of fans were stretched. Some of them were really sad. They asked only one question: “why?” Everyone knew the answer by intuition. Thomas remembers some moments of that show with difficulty. In that evening Dieter and he had strained smiles of "Modern Talking" on their faces and did draw attention to each other. But their talk with the audience was so perfect as before.
They tried to encourage all fans. But nobody wanted to laugh in that evening. Thomas felt what the audience experienced at that moment. 16000 fans, who sang all songs with them, triumphed furiously and hearing every song it came to the end.
In the course of all years they sang an encore as "You're my heart, you're my soul". Many of you like this song very much. It’s neither "Cheri Cheri Lady", nor "Brother Louie", nor "You are Not Alone" – the audience waited for a hit "You're my heart, you're my soul". And Dieter knew it. The latest concert was over. And we left the stage! Even in this situation Dieter did not try to find a better solution.
...The concert came to the end. Event managers had the idea that after "Cheri Cheri Lady" band members should leave the stage together but then thy should come back and sing "You're my heart, you're my soul".
Thomas does not know till now, if it is a Dieter’s variant or a break of Bohlen’s nervous system to do that action. Last notes of "Cheri Cheri Lady" were still sound no more, and Dieter announced "You're my heart, you're my soul". Thomas thought: “That’s so bad! How shall I save this situation? In addition, we shall sing an encore. It’s our latest concert and everything shall go to the end very well”.
The music was sounded... Thomas sang as he did it several times. You may wake him up at midnight and he sings this hit perfectly. While he sang, he tried to find a better solution from this situation, but he could not do it.
This is it, a melody sounds no more! The applause, the applause once again, a triumph, hands in the air, tears in the eyes of thousand of fans and ... a request to sing an encore. Thomas took a bow and thought, how to save a situation.
And where was Dieter? Thomas looked to the left, to the right and at musicians. He was not to find anywhere. Thomas glanced back hopelessly and saw running Dieter among technicians and stage workers. He was picked up by limousine and went away. My God! What a miserable flight! It was a real poor way for a music band that wrote a history in modern pop music!
That night was too long for Thomas that day. Claudia, his friends and a chief of recording company Mike Weller celebrate it in "Adlon" in Berlin. As a representative person Thomas was awarded with “a golden disc” for the album “Universe”. They celebrated it! But I mean not the end of "Modern Talking", but the great success of "Modern Talking" and the beginning of a new stage in life.
"Ladies and gentlemen, welcome on board of a plane “Ibiza - Berlin”, we wish you a pleasant flight!", - heard Thomas from the loudspeakers. Thomas flied to Ibiza with his family, they spent every summer there. One day after the latest show "Modern Talking" passed by...
Thomas needed a leave. He did not want to do anything! He wanted to live... That long night left its mark, he was very tired. Though his eyes were closed, he thought of events, happened within many months and years of his life. And before a plane started, he was asleep and began to dream...
To be continued...