Stratovarius at Sauna Open Air Festival 2013 in Tampere, Finland
I sit and speak with Alexi from Children of Bodom. He was really pressed for time but was good enough to spend a few minutes to speak with me. We talked about Bodom’s new album Halo of Blood, working with Jeff Waters, the possibilities of a new Live Album/DVD and about the band being able to get fans even in the small towns of Tennessee.
Song: Heavier Than Metal by: Skullfist used with permission
Before I get into my review of Finland’s Sauna Open Air Festival held in Tampere, Finland and the performance of the bands, I first want to address the quality and friendliness of the staff at the Festival. I just want to say the organizers and staff of Sauna Open Air were some of the friendliest and most helpful people I have seen at an event. From the security to the organizers all were great people and very helpful. During the first day of the event which was very hot at various times, I noticed the security had water at the front of the stage for fans if they got too hot and was handing it out freely in plastic cups. I found this a nice gesture from the organizers and security as dehydration is always a threat in such times and coming from America I know full well how those festivals will try to take advantage of people during those times by charging $10 for a bottle of water.
So to you Sauna Open Air I give you thanks and praise for such thoughtfulness. Now one to the review! Continue reading Sauna Open Air 2013 Festival Review: Day 1