The banner on stage claimed WASP was celebrating 32 years. It’s a wonder they have lasted that long. OK, I guess WASP really is only Blackie Lawless.
Whatever their history, I found them pretty boring. They probably played OK, and it may be because I only really knew the band’s first couple of albums, but I lost interest pretty quickly and went on the hunt for more beer.
My words can barely explain the rush of H.E.A.T as they commanded the main stage at the South Park Festival. We saw them last year at the Shout it out Loud Festival and thought they would be worth paying a bit more attention to.
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.
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.
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).