Friday 24.10.-Radio Rock acoustic show
Well rested (not really) from the North-American tour it was time to get going again, 4 days after we got home. The 0445 wake up call was not really a problem, since I was more or less on US time anyway…Flew to Helsinki where we got picked up and then it was time to go and get a SV-1 for me and a boombox for Tommy. More or less straight from that we went to Radio Rock. At around 12 we were on air and did some chatting and played a few songs ( The Wolves die young, Tallulah and Cloud Factory), during the wolves die young my sustain pedal broke so I had to take it apart and fix it on the fly…grrr. After that we had the rest of the day off so we had some drinks, chilled at the hotel and checked out our new book (just got our own copys) and in the evening we went to dinner with our publisher.
Saturday 25.10.-Book fair
After breakfast and checking out of the hotel we went to the Helsinki book fair to do some promo. At 14:00 we had a signing session at the Paasilinna-booth (our publisher).
…and at 15:00 we played our acoustic set and did an short interview/chat with the author of the book Mape, on stage. We played Cloud Factory, The wolves die young, Tallulah, Love and Fullmoon. I don’t thing there have been any sing alongs before at any book fair but this time it happened…after a quick bite to eat we had one more intie/chat session at the Suomalainen Kirjakauppa booth and then we were done. A nice day and a bit different from our usual work day. We went straight to the train from the fair and headed home.
I’ll be back with more stories from our next adventure which will be in Russia, starting next Saturday.
Here are some pics from the trip:
A different looking backstage pass this time...
The Helsinki book fair.
My breakfast view on Saturday morning...
...more of the same...
..and a last one.
Tried to take a nap on Friday afternoon but there was some protest
march-thing whatever going on.
Try to play with this one, as said it broke down in the middle of a song, I did
however develop a new tecnique where you keep the pedal in place with one foot
and operate it with the other....