Sunday 23.3.2014 Travel Day + Montevideo, Uruguay
We were really happy that the flight from Buenos Aires to Montevideo was a short one since
everyone is starting to be quite tired and last night there wasn’t much time to sleep so it was straight to the hotel as usual for the band and we also skipped soundcheck so everyone including the crew could get some rest. In the evening we had a meet & greet before the show and another afterwards. I had a rented Triton Pro X as the piano for today and somehow most of the sounds were quite, should I say interesting so I had to do a little bit of programming to get any kind of ok piano sound out of it. Since I didn’t want to be a dick to whoever lended it and reset the whole thing, I thought this was the right way to go….this time. Anyways it sounded like shit in the in-ears but Mikko said that it did the job through the PA so I guess all is well. Once again a crowd that was into it and a hot gig ! We played here some years ago but this time we had more people and a better venue in my opinion so
this was great. Now we only have one travel day + one more show to play and then a hellish travel
to get back home. Anyways, my night ended with Netflix and tomorro I can sleep until 0900 which is a luxury on this tour.
Monday 24.3.2014 Travel Day
Of course I woke up at around 0600 in the morning but luckily I managed to sleep a few more hours. The day was spent flying, first to Buenos Aires and then to Neuqen. In the evening we had some dinner and me & Pekka decided to have the tourending party one day ahead. Things got a bit crazy when we remebered that Fernet Branca is from Argentina :-)
Tuesday 25.3.2014 Cipolletti, Argentina
Woke up by a knock on my door, our Tourmanager told me to pack my stuff and we changed to a better hotel. Finally a nice one, so of course I slept the whole day :-) We skipped soundcheck again and in the evening it was time to play the last show of the tour. Some of our crew guys walked through the stage with a ladder during Cloud Factory but other than that the show didn’t go too much out of hand. Sometimes on the last show of the tour things go really crazy but this one was different.
Oh, some girl managed to jump the stage and scare the shit out of Tony by more or less jumping on him from behind.Nice one. After the show we left pretty quickly to go to the hotel, pack our stuff and get some sleep before the long trip home.
26.3. & 27.3.2014 The long travel home…
So, down to the lobby at 0700 and then to the airport. A short couple of hour flight to Buenos Aires. Got all the gear in one van and the dudes in another and then it was time to change airports. At the next airport we again got to enjoy the hassle with the checkin before our nice 13 hour flight to Frankfurt. Of course there was a strike at the airport so for awhile we had the excitement of not being sure if we had a flight to Helsinki. Luckily we did but a shitload of other flights all over the world were cancelled. In Helsinki we got to wait for a couple of hours before our flight home to Kemi was due. So around 35 hours after we left the hotel I got back home.
15 shows, almost 50,000km , 24 flights in 25 days…
The best part is that we get 12 days at home before it’s time to start the Pariah’s Child World Tour
with 4 weeks in Europe. See ya all then !