The Gathering

After skipping Delain’s first visit to Finland I finally got to see one of my “Bucket list” bands and I’ve got to say – they were magnificent.

For various reasons I missed Delain’s debut at Tuska earlier this year but I really wanted to see them live and this was second only to Nightwish in terms of living up to expectations.

Band shots

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Arch Enemy & Others at Himos Park

Arch Enemy were the main support to Nightwish but for me Delain stole their thunder (quite easily). The other bands tried hard but held little interest to me since I was there for Delain and the main event.

As you will have noticed from my previous post I was not too enamored with the other bands that played at Himos other than the headliners and Delain but the crowd seemed to enjoy them.

Seemed appropriate on the evening before the big event that we crack this bad boy open.  #Kippis #nightwish #imaginaerum  #riberadelduero #2010

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Another Rocking Day Out at Himos

Following on from the success of Linkin Park last year, Himos hosted Nightwish and supports in what turned out to be an even greater show on Earth.

This post covers the whole day, the venue, the bands, the food, transportation and the vibes surrounding the event.

I'm made up – @delainofficial #awesome #himospark #sneekpeek

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Sounded Good – Local Band Sold Out Nosturi

What can I say? This was quite a strange concert. To my surprise, & the friends that I was going to the gig with, the Local Band were set to be onstage at 19:30.

Wow, that is early. After questioning the girl on the door the consensus was that it was because people had to go to work the next day – thus the early start.

local band

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