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.

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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.

Amorphis to give them some credit sound alright. I’ll see them later this year so will be better judged then, but the others….

Ranger opened the main stage. Ranger are everything I hate in “metal” music. I didn’t mind that they looked as if they’d starred in 70s porno movies: their sound / style  of music just doesn’t do it for me. Shouty, thrashy …. naw!!!!!

Viitake. Playing Motörhead? I recognized one song.  They played in a typical Finnish tango style, whether they were Motörhead songs or not – someone else would have to answer that. Killed by death was the only song I got.

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With Santa Cruz & Reckless Love gracing the second stage the other acts there really had no chance. Loudguns were a pub band and Free Spirit – worst singer ever. Not sure if he got stage fright, but sounded really bad from where we were standing.

The second stage headliners were “Eclipse”. From Sweden. Can I say “poor mans H.E.A.T”? Competent but uninspiring.

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Were you there? What was your highlight from the others?