Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Milan, Italy


11.7.08 Milano, Italia

Ouhjee, soitettiin tosiaankin Evoluutio Festareilla Italiassa. Ihan mahti meno oli, kelit suosivat jne. Saavuttiin päiväsellä ja ehdimme pyörähtää hotellilla ennen siirtymistä festarialueelle. Tehtiin muutamat haastattelut taka-alueella. Suomalainen kuvausryhmä oli kuvaamassa meitä erääseen dokumenttiin.


Festarit kärsivät lievähköstä yleisökadosta. Viereinen leirintä-alue oli päätetty sulkea, joten ihmiset eivät pystyneet yöpymään paikan päällä. Aika järkevää. No se nyt ei tahtia haitannut. Evergreyssä soittava bassotaiteilija Jari Kainulainen, hyvä ystäväni siis, päätti sitten Calebin soolossa tulla lavalle kaatamaan bissee mun suuhun. No, ihan niinkuin ennen keikkaa puhe oli..Hauskaa riitti.


Keikan jälkeen piti vielä tissutella taka-alueella ja sitten vielä hotellihuoneessa otettiin yhdet napanderit. Ihan vaan onnistuneelle keikalle. Mr. Kainulainenkin ymmärsi jättää ruotsalaiset ystävänsä ja liittyä iloiseen Sonata-joukkoomme. Voi voi, aamulla ei ollut ihan yhtä kivaa kuin illalla.


07/11/08 Milan, Italy


Ouh yeah! We played at Evolution Festivals in Italy. We had a wonderful time there, the sun was shining etc. We arrived there in the afternoon so we had time to check in to the hotel before we went to the festival area. There was also this Finnish film crew shooting us for some documentary type of thing.


There weren´t so much people in the festivals which was a bit sad. The camping area was closed for some weird reason, so people didn´t have the opportunity to put their tent anywhere. Well, we had fun anyway. Evergrey´s bass guru Mr. Jari Kainulainen, good friend of mine also, decided to come on stage during Caleb´s guitar solo to pour some beer in my mouth while I was playing. Just like we agreed before our show at the back stage. Had lot´s of fun.
After the show we had some beers, until it was time to go to the hotel. We had some Jäger shots and also Mr. Kainulainen was reasonable enough to leave his Swedish friends and join our magnificent Sonata family. Oh my, in the morning it wasn´t so funny anymore…

5 comments:

Takochan said...

You were just great!
Please, come back to Italy

Marìa Celeste said...

Great pics and comments as always :-)
And...some days ago I saw the video on YouTube where your friend gave you some beer in your mouth...nice to read on your blog the comment about it.
All the best,
Many hugs and greetings :-)

María

Silverwolf said...

Haa I saw the video when you'drinking during the show at Milan, very funny, and no false note!

You saw Apocalyptica many times this year^^ Czech republique, Hellfest with Marko^^

Eleonora said...

I was sad too for the lack of people =/ but the show was awesome! And nice there was Jari, i took a pic with him :D

Isis said...

Hi Elias!! Always nice to read your reports =)
Yeah, there weren't so many people at Evolution, which is a good thing for us who were there (not so much confusion, the possibility of reaching the first rows easily, etc...), but probably a little disappointing from your point of view =(
I enjoyed very much your show, it was my first Sonata concert and it was great!!! =)
Thank you so much for having performed Replica AND Tallulah (and all the others songs of course, but these two together, when everybody thought you would have performed the one OR the other... it was beautiful), thank you for everything!
Kiitos =)