Enter the Metal World … Of South Park, Tampere

Battle Beast kicked off the main stage events at the second day of the South Park Festival in Tampere for 2014 … in the pissing rain.

We’d just arrived as the rain started and it continued right through their set. Unfortunately for them, they were really the only main stage band affected.

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Second Stage Acts at South Park Festival

The second stage or “tent” at South Park had quite a reasonable line up. Since it was where the beer was we did see quite a few of the bands.

The music was quite dark and very heavy. Most of it was a bit too “shouty” for my liking, and quite the opposite of the main stage artists –  but it was a good atmosphere.

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Went down to South Park .. Had myself an amazing time

After the weeks of build up, the day I had been waiting for finally arrived. From the previous weekend and further back, counting the number of sleeps to the event, the excitement finally came to a head on Saturday with the South Park Festival in Tampere.

In upcoming posts I’ll share more pictures and thoughts about the performances. Today, however, I will share more general feelings about the event, the organization, the weather and how things pieced together.

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Qualmpeddler – Even better second time around

So Bill Bailey brought his Qualmpeddler show back to Finland in May 2014, six months after last appearing in Helsinki. I had few reservations about going to see the same show so soon but I was not disappointed.

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Going down to South Park …. Gonna have myself a time (in Tampere)

This year has been looking a bit bleak for gigs or festivals so far. Simple Minds were terrific and Within Temptation … Well, I’m still feeling slightly disappointed with the whole thing: not that I wouldn’t go and see them again though.

Things took a turn over the past few days though. I was checking out Tiketti.fi to see if there were still tickets for Reckless Love on Friday as I planned to go and see them (first time this year).

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