Two shows, both good. Tonight was Parikkala, which was quite a question mark before the show as it's a small town where we have never been before, but it rocked pretty damn hard. Sometimes this is a nice profession. Sometimes.
Yesterday was Jyväskylä, which has always been good for us, and it was this time as well. Only thing that bugged me and actually pissed me off happened before the show. A friend of mine called me as he was in Jyväskylä as well, singing with one other band. I hadn't seen him in years, I think in five years at least, and Timo, who also knows the guy, hadn't seen him in few years either. This friend, the mighty Taage Laiho who sang the "Divinity" album by Altaria when I was still in the band as well, came then to meet us at the bar adjoined to the hotel. We got to sit down and talk and catch up for the whole of five minutes or so before some drunken guys decided they should join us. They were fans and shit, but really, when we say that we haven't seen in years it should give you a clue to maybe give us some space and just let us sit together for a while and catch up. No such luck... It was still great seeing him, if only for a while before it all went to hell.
I just wish that people had the courtesy to give some space and time when it's clear that the moment is special. I know this sounds like I'm again whining about being recognised and shit, but it's not. I've made my peace with that, it's just that we really would've liked to have some more time without drunken dudes interrupting us every ten seconds.
Anywho, good times. It's good to be me these days. I'll enjoy some chardonnay now and leave you guys to it. Stay sexy :)