Friday, 13 April 2012


Yesterday (well I guess it's two days ago now) it was time for the long-awaited concert with Nightwish. Can't believe it's been almost 5 years since I last saw them live. This time was better, though. Think the band and Anette have gotten a bit more accoustumed to eachother by now.

Anyway, we got there and bought our t-shirts as per tradition :P Then we got into the concerthall. They had two supporting acts. The first one, Eklipse, was kind of cool. Four very pretty girls with classical instruments playing a bunch of songs that I recognised but annoyingly enough couldn't place :/

The second band, Battle Beast, was a huge disappointment. The music was average and some of the intros were pretty good. But the singer... Oh boy the singer... All she did was nasal vibratos. Everything was nasal vibratos. And some screaming. But mostly nasal vibratos. And she spent too much time trying to get the crowd going rather than doing something great on stage that would get the crowd going anyway.

Then Nightwish came on and it was great. It was a great mix of both old and new songs. Most of the songs came from the new album, but that's what a tour is for right? If I remember correctly these were the songs played, albumwise:
Slow, Love, Slow
Ghost River
I Want My Tears Back
Song of Myself
Last Ride of the Day

Dark Passion Play:


Century Child:

Over the Hills and Far Away:

My favourite moment was during The Islander. Before starting to play it Marco asked us to take out stuff with lights. Like lighters or phones. And hold them up into the air. Then they started playing and the entire crowd sang along. With all the lights up. It was awesome. 

The entire concert was as wonderful as concerts usually are. Sweaty and aching we left it. My ears ringing and my throat parched. A coke after a concert must be the best thing in the world. 

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