September 6, 2017

Festival Summer 2017


Is there still magic in the midnight sun, or did you leave it back in '61?

Imagine seeing your favorite band from the front row in your home country. And hearing your #mce (= mancrusheveryday) speaking your mother language while being just a couple of meters away from you. If you're a true music fan (or let's face it: #fangirl4ever), you know that words cannot describe the feeling. This was the first time for The Killers to perform at a festival in Finland. The last time they were in Finland was in February 2013 which was my first Killers concert. Now I have seen them four times; three times within a year, twice during this summer (Provinssi and a week after that I went to Bilbao BBK Live festival in Spain).

The most amazing concert experience I have had in my 22 years of living, was Sam's Town Decennial Extravaganza, a 10-year anniversary concert of The Killers' sophomore album Sam's Town, at Sam's Town hotel in Las Vegas (The Killers' hometown), where they performed the whole album from start to finish, and of course Mr. Brightside and some of the biggest hits couldn't be left out. It was way more than just a concert. The hotel was playing nothing but The Killers, the drinks were named after their songs, the restaurant had a special menu for the occasion and even the movie theater in the hotel was playing movies chosen by the band members. I can't believe that it happened almost a year ago. I might do a little something when Sam's Town turns 11 years (which is very soon). Maybe some kind of blog post inspired by the album, since it is such an important album to me.

Now that we are talking about music, fangirling and concerts, I'm going to tell you a little secret. Next April I'm going to Parahoy! A 4-day cruise from Miami to Bahamas with Paramore. Quite surreal if you ask me. I am beyond excited!



Festivals and concerts I attended this summer:


 KROQ Weenie Roast in Los Angeles (Paramore, Lana Del Rey, Cage The Elephant, DREAMCAR..), Provinssi festival in Seinäjoki (The Killers, Haloo Helsinki), Guns N' Roses concert in Turku, Bilbao BBK Live in Spain (The Killers, Cage The Elephant, Spoon, The 1975, Depeche Mode..), Flow Festival in Helsinki (Lana Del Rey)


The Killers at Provinssi 29.6.2017:

Haloo Helsinki! at Provinssi:

Photos taken with Olympus PEN E-PL7