#Login Register

  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average

Where the stars go to chillax
06-26-2013, 02:39 AM #1
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:41,166 Threads:1,571 Joined:Feb 2011
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
Posts:10,508 Threads:236 Joined:Feb 2011
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
Posts:41,166 Threads:1,571 Joined:Feb 2011
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:30,202 Threads:1,487 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


06-26-2013, 03:38 AM #5
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:41,166 Threads:1,571 Joined:Feb 2011
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.
06-30-2013, 12:26 PM #6
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:41,166 Threads:1,571 Joined:Feb 2011
My son sent me this pic from the spectacular Rammstein show. beercheer.gif




DISCLAIMER / Terms of Service (TOS):
Kritterbox.com - Socialize anonymously, commentary, discussion, oddities, technology, music and more!  This website is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. kritterbox.com shall not be liable for any damages whatsoever, including, without limitation, those resulting from loss of use, data or profits, whether or not advised of the possibility of damage, and on any theory of liability, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of this site or other documents which are referenced by or linked to this site.
This website exists solely for the purposes of exchange of information, communication and general entertainment. Opinions from posters are in no way endorsed by kritterbox.com. All posts on this website are the opinion of the authors and are not to be taken as statements of fact on behalf of kritterbox.com. This site may contain coarse language or other material that kritterbox.com is in no way responsible for. Material deemed to be offensive or pornographic at the discretion of kritterbox.com shall be removed. kritterbox.com reserves the right to modify, or remove posts and user accounts on this website at our discretion. kritterbox.com disclaims all liability for damages incurred directly or indirectly as a result of any material on this website. Fictitious posts and any similarity to any person living or dead is coincidental.
All users shall limit the insertion of any and all copyrighted material to portions of the article that are relevant to the point being made, with no more than 50%, and preferably less of the original source material. A link shall be visible in text format, embedded directly to the original source material without exception.
No third party links, i.e. blogs or forums will be accepted under any circumstances, and will be edited by staff in order to reflect the original source of copyrighted material, or be removed at the sole discretion of kritterbox.com.
Fair Use Notice:
This site may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Users may make such material available in an effort to advance awareness and understanding of issues relating to economics, individual rights, international affairs, liberty, science, and technology. This constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C.Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for educational and/or research purposes.
This Disclaimer is subject to change at any time at our discretion.
Copyright © 2011 - 2017 kritterbox.com