Thursday 01.08. - Show day- Kemi
Hometown gigs are always difficult, if not for anything else, trying to relax around the house while waiting for the show doesn't work for me. Anyways, we did a soundcheck in the afternoon and then went home for some hours before getting together about 2 hours before the show. You'll find some nice pics of the show here: https://www.facebook.com/satamaopenair
Being that we had to be at the airport just after 0700 the next morning, I left the partying up to some of the other dudes and jumpend in the car with Tony, pretty much straight after the show.
Friday 02.08. - Travel Day
Got to the airport just about the same time as the rest of our guys. Basically the whole day was pretty much uneventful. Flew down to Helsinki for about 8 hours of sitting on our asses drinking beer, then another 2 hour flight to Hamburg, were we stayed at the Radisson next to the airport. Still managed to hang out a bit on the patio before it was time to get some sleep. Tomorrow was gonna be a long day.
Saturday 03.08- Show Day, Wacken.
It's always nice to play at the world's biggest metal festival...and naturally you meet all your friends that you never see elsewhere. Bands, Drivers, Techs etc etc... We headed out from the hotel just after a late breakfast, and 1,5 hours later we were at the site. Just got settled in the dressingroom before it was time to do a signing session. Heard that Sabaton had signed stuff for 5 hours last night...crazy dudes. Also found out that Mötörhead had to cut their show short. Bummer, hope Lemmy is fine.
I got a bunch of pics, but it'll have to wait for the next post...to lazy right now. Meanwhile you'll find our show here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0Ia7aZBQWI
..haven't had the time to check it out myself yet. Anyways, after the show we did some press, beers and a lot of talking to a lot of people before it was time to check out Nightwish. Actually me & Tony went and saw a couple of songs of Alice Cooper...somehow I think it would have been better if we'd have a darker sky. Done with NW, which we of course enjoyed it was shuttle-time and back to the hotel for a few last beers. Goodnight.
Sunday 04.08 - Travel Day
Time to go home. An afternoon flight to Helsinki and then a couple of hours at the airport before we got up north. Most of us were tired and mellow so it was easy....until next week.