Magical weekend

17 Jun

One of the most expected weekends just passed and we had two great shows!! First one was Friday at Provinssirock, one of the most legendary music festivals in Finland. We got there around afternoon with our sound magician, Kalle Keski-Orvola and drummer Eeti Nieminen. Mood was happy and festival-a-like. Weather was like in November but didn´t seem to stop the crowd! While walking on the festival area, a man dressed as a Batman stopped Eva and wanted to save her from this world! I mean, BATMAN! She was honored, but continued walking.
Our stage was Rumba stage. Among us there was glam rock, punk as acoustic music. Nice variety of more known and new coming bands! We did a super funny interview with radio YleX before our show, and that interview finally got us to the exciting festival mood! Eva was part of Summeri TV show on YLE, where she was hanging around with Julianna, a 17 years old host of the summer TV-show. They went to talk to different people, talked what is important to have on you during a weekend-festival and also went to explore the dangerous and challenging “bajamajas”, aka “brought to the spot”- toilets. Yaiks. We also got soaking wet!!
So, our show was real nice. Towards the end we started to hear the kicking beat of Blur, and joined the crowd to see their show after ours 🙂 THANK YOU PROVINSSI!

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The next day we hit the road towards east, Kuopio. There was a small festival LUMO, which they call “the festival of good mood”. It certainly was! We played at the old harbour, Ravintola Wanha Satama. The venue was beautiful wood building that looked like one from old pirate movies! Super nice crew and our first touch to Kuopio. We started at 9pm and were more than happy to play to a full house! Our bassist and good friend Ville Kyttälä joined the stage for this show. THANK YOU KUOPIO! 🙂 After our show we stayed at the venue to see the next band, Helsinki-Cotonou Ensemble feat. Axl Smith. Its a rather new finnish/african collaboration that gives much joy and happiness! Two percussionists from Benin brought the extra flavour that finally made even the stiff finnish audience party and dance.

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Next day we headed back to the south very early, came back home tired but extremely satisfied and happy. Next stop is Tampere Valtteri-festival where we play THU 20th and FRI 21st. WILL BE GREAT!

Thanks for following and lets get the big sun back here!! 🙂

E&M

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