Rock of Ages – Highs and Lows of South Park, Tampere

The high and lows of South Park Festival, 2015. A straight comparison with last year is probably not fair. Def Leppard to me on another level to Europe.

However the whole event, or at least the day we we attended can be compared.

Best of the rest @southparktre

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2 Steps Behind – The Best of the Rest at South Park, Tampere

Here are some more photo’s and highlights from the South Park Festival in Tampere from June 6, 2015.

Best of the rest @southparktre

The set up was quite different from last year. In 2015 there were good bands on the main stage thought the day. Today, with the exception of Helloween, they were all tosh. That’s being polite.

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Rock Rock (till you drop) – Def Leppard at South Park, Tampere

This was a greatest hits package. But who the fuck cares.

Never mind the fact that the wonderful sounds of Pyromania are from 1983 and before, Hysteria is 28 years old this year. With such familiarity is there anyway that this is going to be the greatest gig ever?

Def Leppard

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Don’t Run for Cover – Helloween Thrash South Park, Tampere

Helloween have never been one of my favourite bands. In fact if it wasn’t for a friend buying me a greatest hits album a few years back I would have had little or no exposure to them at all.

Helloween @ South Park

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Back to Paradise – Reckless Love Rock South Park, Tampere

South Park Festival time and I envisaged Reckless Love to be opening the main stage performances today. That wasn’t to be.

4th on the second stage, and still outranking their rival Finnish band Santa Cruz for now, they played their usual brand of good time rock ‘n’ roll ala Poison or a clean Mötley Crüe.

Reckless Love

So how have they progressed?

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