Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Friday 13

Amaranthe at Rytmikorjaamo, Seinajoki, Finland

Friday 13, 2015

Before leaving towards Rytmikorjaamo, I took my sweet time preparing and getting ready. As I arrived to concert place it was already past 20:30. Doors were opened at 20:00. At first, I didn't go the place where I ended up being in the Amaranthe's live right away, just roamed around and checked merch table. It was still good 20 minutes before first band.

At the time lights went out people turned their eyes towards the main stage. Cypher 16 were starting. I did wanted to see Cypher 16 as well because what I had seen from youtube, they had sounded pretty ok band.  As their live went longer people started slowly moving towards the stage. Something I really like about Rytmikorjaamo, there aren't many lives where crowd just goes right away to front row, you can just chill around the place and go toilet in peace knowing you will get nice place in the end if you want. At the Cypher 16 live, I was around 4th to 10th row places, if you imagine  the rows which werent even there...only 2 first rows, tell the truth. Other people were scattered around the place.
Cypher 16 vocalist tried us to shout but it turned out to be pretty bad. It just gave me good laughs.  They tried again with bit better success but it was still bad....then vocalist said, that he will try again later which he certainly did. At the time it was ok enough but you could see from the vocalist face that he wasn't pleased. In the end vocalist still took photo of  the crowd. It's in his instagram.

After Cypher 16 ended crowd started to get closer to main stage more, which it had done throught the Cypher 16 live. Next was Liquid Society but they were playing backroom stage....umm, well, it was right and back if you look at it from the stage. Didn't really heard anything from them, at times some noise but didn't paid any attention.

Both lives were short and Amaranthe started at 22:30. Their intro was funny if you started to listen what it said. It was something about some big bang machine which had some proper other name...and some people were to send from the future to sabotage the machine....and so on. Pretty sure it will be found from youtube.

I haven't found proper setlist yet but I know and remember few of the songs they played. And weird stuff they did. ... well, mainly only  their black haired male, the bassist. He was so hammered. (drunk for those who doesn't know what hammered means.) At some point when one of their vocalists was talking, guy with short hair...well, bald...He was talking something about how we weren't drunk enough and then their bassist comes to him and acts like he wants to say something. I have no idea what he babled and whole crowd kept silent as well.  I guess no one really understood him. Even the vocalist looked like 'wait what?!' as he didn't understood either. Bassist walked away and vocalsti turned back to the crowd stating "Even he is more drunk than you are!"

When encore was starting, hammered bassist walked to the stage and made his stomach big. At the middle of the stage he placed finnish beer bottle front of his stomach and noise 'bob' type.  Turning towards crowd. "Listen to this." Kneeling down and placing beer bottle on the ground and helding mic next to it...yes, he seriously made us listen the sound of Karhu (bear) beer bottle being opened. Fancy.... Then he mumbled again something while people were giving him questionable gazes...Suddenly he started talking more clearly and made us shout for more when he moved his finger and then how long we could shout. 

We got to sing Amaranthine and it felt and sounded amazing. Even the band seemed really pleased of our singing. Added my video of that. 

Kuva, jonka Urtsi (@urtsihell) julkaisi

From Amaranthe's FB/Twitter:

Thank you Seinäjoki for our sold out show! 10/10!

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