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06-26-2013, 02:39 AM #1
Octo Mother Superior
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LOL, I didn't know this. chuckle.gif I guess they like it because nobody else knows it either. Or give many shits.

Quote:Some of the world’s biggest music stars have been holidaying in Finland. The likes of Madonna, Pink and Rammstein have taken breaks here amid hectic tour schedules.

Madonna, who has played Finland twice, has taken time off with her family at a Finnish millionaire’s summer cabin and at the Linnanmäki amusement park.

American heavy rock pioneers Kiss also spent a few days in Finland with their families when they came to play Helsinki at the start of June.

At the time, Kiss guitarist Tommy Thayer was gushing about Helsinki: “It’s a lovely city. We’re going to be here for a couple of more days... two days off. And we’re going to enjoy restaurants and food, and the culture and everything that’s great about this great city.”

Finland used to be the starting or ending point of international concert tours. These days it often figures around midway through tours. While the artists wait for the heavy concert equipment to be moved either East or West, they are left with free time in Finland.

Scott Lavender, promoter with live entertainment company Live Nation Finland, says that an increasing number of artists are using this window of opportunity to take a break.

“We get lots of feedback from artists and management that it’s a beautiful country and it’s really easy to be here, so they are taking more opportunities to do that”, Lavender reveals.

German band Rammstein is one the guests to have enjoyed the Finnish summer.

Lavender continues: “For example Rammstein, when they played their last festival they spent quite a few days on holiday here, outside of their busy schedule. They went to the sauna and they went fishing and, you know, in the lake.”

Kristiina Hietasaari from the Finnish Tourist Board is not surprised that the stars are drawn to Finland.

Finns are hospitable, and tend to leave celebrities alone.

“One of our strong points in international tourism is that Finnish people are generally liked. We have genuine hospitality, and also treat these big stars as human beings”

read it all at: http://yle.fi/uutiset/finland_in_vogue_w...rs/6702770

Damn, Rammstein plays in Helsinki on Saturday. I only learned this tonight when my son asked if we wanted to tag along, he and his gf are driving down there for the beach festival. It would have been pretty awesome, but holy crap, at our age we need more time to prepare for such adventures.

06-26-2013, 03:13 AM #2
Cynicalabsurdance Member
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quote Octo

""""" at our age we need more time to prepare for such adventures. ""


WHAT ?!!!!!

PREPARE ?????!!!!!!

Prepare what ?

the batteries in your hearing aid ?

Count the Geriotol Tabs ?

air up the tires on your walker and wheelchair ?

get the depends packed ?


geese , older ya get , the more ya gotta pack huh ? lmao.gif
06-26-2013, 03:26 AM #3
Octo Mother Superior
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chuckle.gif No we travel light. We'd need to find the tent for one. gaah.gif We don't have tickets to the festival, and they're 80 euros A PIECE! Plus gas money for the 500 km trip (and with gas around €1.60 per liter you can imagine what that would add) Plus food and not to mention beer money!!! panic.gif I'm not even sure there are even tickets available anymore.
06-26-2013, 03:33 AM #4
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
Posts:31,572 Threads:1,443 Joined:Feb 2011
We can drink home brew and listen to their music at home for about 12 Euros. One hundred and Sixty Euros for tickets + 50 for gas + 25 euros for store bought beer + 50 for food = 285 Euros.
That would buy a lot of green. doobie.gif Just sayin'- or a buy boat we could live on in Portland. chuckle.gif

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06-26-2013, 03:38 AM #5
Octo Mother Superior
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500 km one way I should have said. damned.gif FFS, we can get out to a number of beaches on our bikes and camp out without the hassle of all that.
06-26-2013, 08:48 AM #6
White Ribbon call me
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festivals are always a let down anyway.. its fine for the first show, then it can become tedious.. camping with all those stoned 20 yearolds? = ğkking annoying..

i only go to concerts that are not in big venues too.. Sigur Ros from Iceland (my fav band) played here at a 2000 seater and it was bliss.. better than their cds.. most performers cant sing live, so whats the point? buy the cd and drop a tab of acid..
06-30-2013, 12:26 PM #7
Octo Mother Superior
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My son sent me this pic from the spectacular Rammstein show. beercheer.gif

İmage
07-01-2013, 12:57 AM #8
Below Average Genius Member
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(06-26-2013, 03:13 AM)Cynicalabsurdance Wrote:  quote Octo

""""" at our age we need more time to prepare for such adventures. ""


WHAT ?!!!!!

PREPARE ?????!!!!!!

Prepare what ?

the batteries in your hearing aid ?

Count the Geriotol Tabs ?

air up the tires on your walker and wheelchair ?

get the depends packed ?


geese , older ya get , the more ya gotta pack huh ? lmao.gif


Naw, my nurse takes care of all that.

Pray for me. hug.gif



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