Airbourne in Finland

As I’ve been publishing mostly music posts over the past couple of months, I’ve decided to dig a bit deeper into the photo archives and share some Airbourne with you.

Airbourne are a no nonsense, balls-to-the-wall, AC/DC-esk hard rock band who I’ve been lucky enough to see twice so far in Finland. And I will go and see them again if they come back to this country.

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Europe Rock The Night … At South Park, Tampere

What a talented bunch of musicians there guys are. Reminiscent of the Scorpions in professionalism, they certainly did Rock The Night … though you couldn’t help thinking everyone was just waiting for “The Final Countdown”.

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We Are So Prosaic … At South Park, Tampere

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.

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Feel the H.E.A.T … At South Park, Tampere

F**king WOW!!!

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.

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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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