Saturday, August 30, 2008

West Springfield, VA




28.8.08 West Springield, VA




Terveiset Ameriikan ihmemaasta! Edellispäivänä lennettiin Washingtoniin Dullesin lentokentälle, josta bussi noukki meidät. Ensi töiksemme kyytiin tietenkin shoppailemassa bussi täyteen ruokaa ja juomaa...Dollari on niin halpa, että täytyi vähän yrittää rajoittaa ostohimoja heti kärkeen. No mutta, ensimmäinen keikkamme oli West Springfieldissä Jaxx-nimisessä paikassa. Eipä siitä ole kuin vuosi, kun oltiin täällä edellisen kerran soittamassa. Olemme siis Nightwishin kanssa yhteiskiertueella, mutta me tehdään kuitenkin 6 omaa keikkaa väleissä. Eli eka keikka oli niinsanotusti headline show meille. Soundcheckin kanssa tuli vähän kiire, kun odoteltiin Suomesta rahdattuja soittokamojamme. Keikka sujui kuitenkin mukavasti ja oli meillä muutama ”uusi” biisikin setissä. Ekan keikan jälkeen oli huojentunut fiilis. Tästä se taas lähtee 5 viikon rundi Ameriiiikassa.




08/28/08 West Sprinfield, VA




Greeting from America! / Hello USA, What´s up? We had our first show of this tour in West Springfield in a place called Jaxx. The day before we flew to Washington and the bus picked us up from Dulles airport. The first thing we did was to buy some food/ beverages to the bus…The dollar is so cheap right now…But anyway, I remember we played in the same place last year. We are doing this tour with Nightwish but we also do 6 headline shows on this tour. So this first show was a headline show for us. Our gear from Finland didn´t arrive on time so we didn´t do any sound check. But the show went nicely though. We had a couple of “new” songs on the set list. After the first show we were relieved. It was a good start for this 5 week tour!

4 comments:

Ivy said...

Thanks for such an awesome show last night! So glad Sonata could play the first North American show here at Jaxx! Thanks Elias for taking some time to talk to my friend and I after the show too, it was really cool to see you. Hope to see you again sometime!

mirai_moon said...

Woooow!
It is very glad 8-> XD !
Tour of Nightwish and (with) SonataArctica :D ,
It was good in the good start 8-> !
It will make it big.
I wish (It is convinced) ;-) .

Thank you very much for happy photographs and blog!
(Tony,Marko, and Tommy's photographs are happy and cooool! )
Very Very Happy :D !
It always looks forward.
Kiitos :) !!!!

Hope u'll take good care!!!!!

Mihai said...

Hello ,my name is Mihai(Mike), I am from Romania. I wonder when you will come to sing here, in Romania. It's great because you give us information about the band.Good job! Good luck to the American Tour !
Sorry for the bad english ! MIKE

Tjarls said...

Whats the new setlist? :D very excited to see you when you head over to sweden ^^