Bonafide Heroes – Santa Cruz are My Remedy at South Park, Tampere

I saw Santa Cruz the previous night and said they played literally just stepping off a plane. Today they were the first “big” band on the second stage at Tampere South Park festival and they sounded tired.

Santa Cruz @South Park

There are differences between the venues of course and they weren’t so much in control of their set up. Archie Cruz’s voice seems to have almost given up today. Maybe too much JD from the night before?

Santa Cruz @South Park

They thrashed through their setlist with same aplomb as the previous night, still jumping around in the crowd. They obviously are building quite a fanatical fan base.

Santa Cruz @South Park

As well as the vocal performance (which wasn’t bad, just noticeably worse than the night before) you couldn’t quite hear the layers of guitar that were majestic at Nosturi.

Santa Cruz @South Park

Overall a very competent performance, nothing compares to you the last night, but very solid and of course: “Aiming High”…

Santa Cruz @South Park

Still didn’t play “Can you feel the rain?” – what’s your favorite song?