Monday, November 17, 2008

Piacenza, Italy


12.11.08 Piacenza, Italia

Oli tosi syksyinen ilma Italiassakin. No ei nyt varmasti yhtä kylmä kuin Suomessa. Lähdettiin hotellilta kymmenen aikaan aamulla. Siinä ehti bussissa nukkua sitten muutaman tunnin. Heräiltiin sound checkiin. Venuella oli niin pieni takahuone, ettei siellä voinut kaikki yhtä aikaa oikein hengailla, menin takaisin makaamaan punkkaan. Taitaa olla kiertue/ syysväsymys, kun ei oikein väsytäkään, mutta ei jaksa olla hereilläkään. Makasin muutaman tunnin punkassa (katakombissa) zombiena (elävänä kuolleena), siis olin hereillä, mutta en jaksanut noustakaan :-) Meille oli varattu ruokailu läheisestä ravintolasta. Saimme jälleen traditionaalisen Italialaisen illallisen pitkän kaavan mukaan. (spagettia, pastaa ja pihviä ym.) Tosi jees. Kyllä sitä aina piristyy kun pääsee soittamaan yleisölle. Taisi olla joku 1500 ihmistä katsomassa ja oli kyllä tosi mukava ilta. Keikan jälkeen meille oli varattuna hotellista suihkuhuone, jonne meitä sitten kuskattiin kolmea henkeä kerralla pikku Fordilla. Tosi fiksut suihkut ja pelit oli kyllä! Bussilla odotti lauma faneja varmaan parikin tuntia keikan jälkeen. Jaomme nimmareita ja otettiin kimppakuvia. Hieno meininkii! P.s. Yöllä pelasimme bussissa hieman Grand Turismoa…..

11/12/08 Piacenza, Italy

It was autumn in Italy as well, maybe not so cold than in Finland, though. We left from the hotel around ten in the morning. There was still enough time to continue sleeing in the bus. I woke up to the sound check. The back stage was so tiny that there wasn´t enough room for all of us, so I got back to the bus laying to my bunk. I didn´t feel so tired but I couldn´t be awake, I think it´s tour apathy or something..So I layed in my bunk a couple couple of hours, couldn´t sleep but didn´t have the stregth to get up. I felt basically like a zombie :-) We had a dinner in a local restaurant, traditional Italian good once again. (spaghetti, pasta, beef etc.) Awesome! Wen it was time to g on stage I seem to always find some new strength. Adrenaline starts to flow you know. I believe there was around 1500 people there to see us. I was really nice evening. After the show we had a shower room in a hotel and the guy drove us there with a little Ford three people at a time. The showers were really nice! When we got back there was a big bunch of fans waiting for us at the bus. We ha some time to hung with them so it was cool! Rock! P.s. We played a little bit of Grand Turismo at night on the bus…..

4 comments:

Alex said...

First I wanna thank you for been in Piacenza , my home town (you know that the symbol of the city is a wolf?!).
I really enjoy your shows and I think that you were strabilliant.
The only spot, in the evening, was that I haven't got enough time to way you near the bus and have a chance to talk with you and take your segnature...
Ok thanks for the solo's that you played! bye Alex.

P.s. Next time you been in Italy I'll bring you some VODKA, because I'll heard that you need it!!! (me too) eheh

Alex said...

First I wanna thank you for been in Piacenza , my home town (you know that the symbol of the city is a wolf?!).
I really enjoy your shows and I think that you were strabilliant.
The only spot, in the evening, was that I haven't got enough time to way you near the bus and have a chance to talk with you and take your segnature...
Ok thanks for the solo's that you played! bye Alex.

P.s. Next time you been in Italy I'll bring you some VODKA, because I'll heard that you need it!!! (me too) eheh

Dareon said...

Hey Elias!!! It was a beautiful show.. I love you guys! Unique emotions that only you can give.. :) Thanks, really.
Italy loves Elias, Italy loves Sonata Arctica!

Laura said...

Waaah, thank you for the concert! It was A-W-E-S-O-M-E and I'm so happy I was able to come :) I hope you all come back to Italy soon (maybe in Modena, my hometown ;D) - keep up the wonderful music and good luck with your tour!

PS -I got really excited when you played "Fullmoon" - I ADORE that song. Maybe next time you could play "Shamandalie" and "The Boy Who Wanted To Be A Real Puppet"? Please?