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”.
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.
I Love Heavy Metal, and I love Reckless Love. I really do. I don’t know what it is about them, but they hit all the right notes for me.
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.
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.
What a great gig that was.
From start to finish a great performance by all the band. They may be in their fifties now but they’ve still got it. Jim Kerr was full of energy. Very charismatic and sweaty.
I’m quite excited about this one. Simple Minds are another bucket list band for me. It is incredible that I have never seen them before but finally after 37 years I get to see them.
This year has been a cracker of year for live music for me. I’ve had one of the best festivals ever in Shout it Out Loud and my favourite performance of all time with the incredible Tesla… There was maybe the best “show” when P!nk came to town and Muse made amends for a lackluster performance in Malaysia a few year back.
It’s been over a month since the festival and it is still very clear in my mind. I said at the time that it was probably the best gig of my life. I still think so now. Tesla we just amazing.