Thursday 3.7.2014 Travel Day
Oh the glory of the finnish night-train ;-) So, we (Tony, Tommy & I ) had the option to take the morning train from Kemi to Turku and be at the Turku railway station around 5 minutes before our stage time….needless to say that wouldn’t work so we had to leave the previous night and of course get up at 0550 in Tampere to switch trains and then again at around 8 in Turku…go to the hotel….sleep another 4 hours and then get to the festival ;-) Well, even if it might not sound like that, this is a really easy ride with plenty of nap opportunites and I’m sure we’ll do a helluva show in Ruisrock this year. At the moment me & Tommy had a couple of nightcaps in the restaurant car and now it’s time to watch netfli…no I mean sleep :-) see ya tomorrow. Trailer Park Boys FYI.
Friday 4.7.2014-Ruisrock, Turku, Finland
We actually did wake up in Tampere and switched trains…and then…we got to Turku…and managed to get to the hotel just in time for breakfast ;-) A short nap and a shower later we were ready to leave for the festival. Our bus for this weekend picked us up just after noon. During the day the weather was really nice and we also had the chance to do a soundcheck which is really rare for festivals. We started to play just an hour after the gates were opened so in the beginning it wasn’t too crowded but toward the end of our set a decent amount of people had showed up. After the show we watched the France-Germany football game before we left for our busride up north. During the ride we checked out the Brazil-Colombia game as well…in the morning I was at home so this was rather quick and painless and on top of it all we had a blast playing in Turku.
Saturday 5.7.2014.-Parkfest, Tornio, Finland
This was probably one of the quickest festivals this summer counting travel time etc The show was about 20min from my house so ;-) Got there by car about one hour before the show and left pretty much straight after to get home in time to watch the Holland-Costa Rica football game. During the show the sun was blazing straight into our eyes so it was impossible to see anything….oh the horror and madness…we went on at 2100 so I thought that the sun would have set at least a little bit but since we’re up north that wasn’t the case. Anyways we still have 5 more festivals this summer and Sotkamon Syke will be my 700th show with SA but for now I’m out.