Last night, I finally got to prove the existence of a god. Oli Sykes and his bandmates (most certainly not any less godly) were here in Finland, and as can be expected from them, they were amazing! Before they entered the stage, we were entertained and warmed up by Basement, a strong newcomer from the UK, as well as While She Sleeps from Bristol, UK, who I had seen for the first time last year when they were opening up for Bullet For My Valentine, my baby ♥
We waited outside the Ice Hall for at least an hour, which should be illegal in Nordic countries in the winter time. My fingers and toes went numb and I kept shivering and freezing throughout the first band, since I had a sitting place at the edge. The Basement, however, was a pleasant surprise. Their singer was very good in singing as well as screaming, and I loved the Oli Sykes vibe on his voice. Occasionally I actually thought it was him and I needed to double-checked they hadn’t switched places.
WSS came on pretty quickly after Basement, but after them, we waited for an hour for BMTH, but of course, it was totally worth the wait. While She Sleeps seems always to be the heaviest band in the shows, but they are really good. I definitely need to really get to know their songs and them more, since I have already seen them live 2 times, which is more than any of my “real” favorites. But they are definitely there now, too 😉 They have such a good energy and I can’t wait to see them again.
These lights look like lazer beams. The lights were good throughout everyone’s show, so kudos for that to the lighting guys 😉 I kind of got interested about what it takes to build a light show for a concert. It would be cool to get to see that someday.
The last picture became my computer’s lock screen. It’s from BMTH. It was lit up even better than when I got a picture, so it looks a little pathetic here, but still amazing. I’ll try and upload the BMTH songs on YouTube as well, since I managed to get every song on video, except for one when my camera shut off because it was heating up too much. It was good to learn more about my camera as well. But yes, it was definitely worth dragging myself all the way there and I would gladly go again any day. All I can say is that Bring Me The Horizon gets better every time I hear them ♥
Thank you for coming to Finland! ♥
x Lilly Pierce