Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Wacken, Germany

1.8.08 Wacken, Saksa





Tuli kesän viimeisten festareiden aika. Suuntasimme kohti Wacken Open Air festivaalia Saksaan. Virallisten tietojen mukaan paikalla oli 65000 ihmistä. Epävirallisesti laskettuna luku nousi sataantuhanteen. Kyseessä oli näin ollen suurin konsertti tähän saakka, ainaskin miulle..Laitoin Sonatan Nokia-blogiin muutaman video- clipinkin. Paikalla oli paljon bändejä, paljon tuttuja ja yleensä ottaen paljon ihmisiä :-) Tällä kertaa meillä oli mukana myös pyrotekniikka, harvemmin ollaan pystytty ulkomailla käyttämään. Keikka sujui mallikkaasti, porukka sai kicksit, ja niin mekin. Meidän jälkeen soitti Children Of Bodom, käytiin pällistelemässä heidän keikkaa. Suuntasimme hotellille ja osa porukasta taisi vielä lähteä baarikierrokselle, itse en jaksanut, oli niin takki tyhjä.





Seuraavana päivänä lennettiin takaisin Helsinkiin. Monitorimiksaajamme Ville kutsui meidät pienimuotoisiin grillibailuihin. Saunottiin vähän ja silleen. Seuraavana päivänä eli sunnuntaina meillä oli luvassa viimeinen keikka tälle kesälle Vantaan Ankka Rockissa. Sielläkin oli mukavasti porukkaa. Taisi olla 13000 kävijää sunnuntaina. Tony vieraili Apocalyptican showssa laulaen pari tsipaletta. Oli oikein onnistunut finaali tälle kesälle. Kiitos siitä kaikille osallistuneille.





Seuraavan kerran kirjoittelen sitten Ameriikasta Nightwish-kiertueelta. Siihen asti moi, ja eläkää ihmisiksi, muistakaa vaihtaa sukat joka päivä ja jääkaapissa on jugurttia. Pusi pusi. Ai niin, musta otettiin uusi ”promo”-kuva jossain lentokentällä, en muista missä. Eiks oo hieno?





08/01/08 Wacken, Germany





It was time for the last summer festivals. We headed for Wacken Open Air Festival to Germany. Officially there were 65000 metal heads, but unofficially there might have been hundred thousand people. It was the biggest show for me to this date. I really looked forward to play there. I uploaded some video clips to our Nokia blog as well. There were lots of bands at Wacken, lots of friends and fans. This time we had also pyros with us which was special. We´ve only had pyros in Finland so far. The show was brilliant I think. Fans got kicks and so did we. After us played Children Of Bodom and of course we went to see the show. After that we got to the hotel. Some of us went to bars to have a drink. I felt so tired that I went to bed.





On the following day we flew back to Helsinki. Our monitor guy Ville, aka Bill, invited us to have a little grill party. We had a sauna and everything. It was nice. Next day we played at Ankka Rock in Vantaa. I think there were maybe around 13000 visitors on Sunday, which was cool. Tony sung also a couple of songs with Apocalyptica. I think it was a nice finale to our summer.





I´ll be writing next time from our US tour with Nightwish. Until then bye, behave and remember to change your socks every day and there´s yoghurt in the fridge. Kisses. Oh btw, I´ve got a new “promo”-pic of me taken in some airport. I can´t remember where. Nice, isn´t it?

7 comments:

Marynarctica said...

Oh yeah I've seen all videos of Sonata on Wacken and you all ROCKED!!!! If only I was there !!! =(
You're all the bests for ever

Kisses from France,
Maryn
(PS : The yoghurt was great, thx :) )

Marìa Celeste said...

Great, I am happy you spent a very nice day in Wacken! :)
Wacken is a great Party!!!
And Yes, the "Promo-Pic" is really nice!
Greetings, Hugs & kisses..

Camilla said...

Haha! The "promo"-pic is good. I Think it is in Brussel airport, looks like it. I sat there waiting for my plane after Graspop, so i remember it ;)

Looking fwd to see you again in Oslo november 1st!

Have a great tour with Nightwish.

Greetings from Norway.

mirai_moon said...

Woooow!
Tony and Apocalyptica :D ! cooool :) !
It might surely have been awesome!
Elias's photogaph is cooool and kindly smile :) !

Thank you very much for happy photographs and blog!
Kiitos :) !!!!

It looks forward very much the tour blog in the next Nightwish and(with) the SonataArctica XD !
Hope u'll take good care!!!!!

Moikka! Bye :-) :-)) !

Isis said...

Nice, very nice pic! =D
Have fun in the US, and take care of yourselves!!

Greetings from Italy =)

Edenecho said...

I saw you at Wacken Open Air and I had a blast your show was awesome!! Truly one of my personal highlights @ Wacken! Thanks for the great show.. Can't wait to see you in November @ Z-7 again! Thanks for the music and keep up the good work and good pics:-P
Greez from Switzerland, Jess

Shiesu said...

I wish some year I could go to the Wacken festival, and hope you guys were there too!

A tour with Nightwish! It's a shame that this tour is in the US, not in Spain, in fact you don't come to Spain very often, you should come more!! Here there are a lot of fans of Sonata!

Ok, I'll change my socks everyday, but only because you have told it haha!

Kisses!!
And have a great time in the States! And make the rest of the band notice the affection from me and the other fans that write here :)