16 July 2014

Tree climbing and ropes course

16 July 2014

I found myself in this climbing park Flowpark in Turku after jumping around in Ruisrock. I was so tired but I figured out it would be worth to go climbing again since I enjoyed it in France! And I was right, climbing and sliding was the best way to spend an extra day. Especially all the long glides were you had to jump on nothing were the most fun when you get used to it. There were some nets and barrels on which I couldn't dare to go as they were shaking properly. I think I would've fallen down if I were on one of them. Haha! Much to the other climbers' delight, I then had to turn back and scamper to where I had begun. Ugh.. sorry guys and thanks for moving over. Besides that, I loved this place and its activities!

Next week it's time to head to Helsinki for three days. The weather has been great so I'm really looking forward to hanging outside in parks! Also shopping and visiting a few places like Linnanmäki amusement park and Suomenlinna fortress are on our to-do list. Oh, and those cheap busses which started operating in Finland in the beginning of July? We're going to test them. Paying one euro - that's right, one (1) euro - for a six hour journey is just ridiculous. I hope the bus is alright.

11 July 2014

Ruisrock festival day 2

11 July 2014
Our second day at the venue started many hours later than expected due to our late arrival last night morning. Oopsie! Just missed a few artists I would've wanted to see, but to be honest, I needed sleep more than any of the shows. Luckily all the best ones were to play later and we would have well enough time to see them. But the odds weren't in my favour either in the queue, as I spilled coffee all over my white lace crop top. Rosa moved on with a sticky top and a confused look on her face...

After us having a little picnic, I went to see the lovely Veronica Maggio. She's one of the few Swedish artists I like listening to and I've actually learned quite a lot of Swedish listening to her lyrics! And singing along in Swedish didn't cause any difficulties, which I was really happy about. Veronica had a really laid-back feel to her performing which made it enjoyable to watch her

I looked at the screen while waiting for Veronica to begin and noticed she would be signing autographs after the concert. I quickly queued and bought a poster and now have it signed by her hanging on my wall. Yayy!
Then I rushed near the stage to wait for Studio Killers. The tent was already packed, probably because this would be the first ever live concert for Studio Killers. Therefore a very historical day! Their show was something different... big video screens, rapid lights and two animal figures in the background. Pretty cool! I myself didn't see them for a long time, though, as I wanted to ensure a good place at another stage where Lily Allen would be performing, because it had to be her I had been waiting for the most. And I've got to admit, it paid off to leave Studio Killers earlier since I was one of the happy girls seeing Lily in the 5th row! Awesomeness.

Hope you all have had a nice summer! Go to festivals if you can, it's indeed one of the best things you can do now.

7 July 2014

Ruisrock festival day 1

7 July 2014
So it is. The long-awaited Ruisrock festival is now over. On both days, Friday and Sturday, the tickets were sold out which meant there were 35,000 festivalgoers running around each day. That's enough to lose your friends or queue for the toilets - and pretty much anywhere you wanted to go - for at least half an hour. Anyhow, these two days were enriching in both the good and the bad. More in the good, of course!

I quickly checked out a Finnish singer Erin and a Swedish band called Mando Diao, but the first band I really queued for and was eager to see was Bastille. They played and performed really well and because they started at 8.00 PM I even got a few good shots of them. Woo! Then I went to see Example but didn't stay for a long time despite my good place, because I found their show slightly boring. I would rather sit down and rest before the last gigs. I didn't even have to sit down for a long time and there were already some locals around me with whom I chatted for some time.

After meeting my parents I scurried as fast as I could to the stage where The Offspring would be playing. It was too little, too late as the front was already packed with plenty of fans. I met some girls even shorter than me, so we squeezed together just a bit closer to the stage. Well, that happened to be a VERY BAD CHOICE because we got to be the "walls" of a mosh pit. Could you imagine a worse place? I couldn't. I had to wiggle my way backwards in order to stay on my feet. That's why I didn't really get any photos of The Offspring. But what was sweet was that some guy offered piggyback rides so I could see much better from the back. Festival people can also be lovely, thank you so much!

Last but not least it was time for David Guetta! He really made the ground move with his music (The venue ground is all clay and the bass makes it bounce up and down) The lights, the confetti and bass was everything we needed for a perfect little party.

Just to ensure you guys festivals aren't glitzy and glamourous, I would like to tell you about our nice taxi queue which was three hours long. Approximately there went 2-6 taxis in one hour. You can only imagine all the angry people who were fed up with the waiting. We got to our hotel safely, but it was already 5 AM. I could just kiss goodbye to my good night's sleep. As if being awake for 22 hours weren't enough, it would be time for another long festival day the following day.
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