Tuesday 17 July 2007

"Helsinki, we love you!"

If anyone thought that rock was dead, move to Helsinki.

The place is rock.

Every bar / pub that we went to had rock / heavy metal playing through their sound systems.

50% of men had rock beards and hair, all about 6ft+ and massive, with tattoos covering both arms. I’m sure even some of the women had beards.

I’m not sure I’d like the winter much as it would be far too cold and only get daylight for a couple of hours each day but the summer was great. Although it rained a little it was pretty much sunny for 20 hours each day. I think I’ve even got a bit of a tan.

Although not as big or as impressive as Wembley, Helsinki’s Olympic stadium still held about 40,000 fans and everyone seemed to be having a good time. Even after the 4th encore!

I think that may be the way forward for my travelling in the near future. Find a band I like and travel somewhere where I haven’t been before to see them. Why not…?

In other band news, I’m off to see The Black Rebel Motorcycle club tomorrow night.

P.S. The funniest thing I saw whilst there was a t-shirt stand in one of the markets selling “I like Finland t-shirts Ha, ha, ha!

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