Friday, February 19, 2010

Finnish suicide ballads in Berlin

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This was HIM on a free gig in Berlin, arranged by Myspace Secret Shows. A free gig by HIM in Berlin sounded like an idea born dead, since I know the emo- and goth-kids of this city love their Finnish love metal bands. This is like the only place in the world where Finnish music breaks through (apart from Bam Margera's iPod). So I didn't expect us to actually get in, since they only let in 500 (and I'm the least VIP ever, I'm VUIP, if you know what I mean. I sometimes don't get in when I'm on the list - or maybe it was the blacklist...). But luckily the "secret" show was still secret enough I guess, and we weren't too many. The secret concept MIGHT not work very long though. (Hush hush.)

Anyways, I hadn't seen these homeboys in a long time. Actually I started reminiscing, and realized the first ever time I saw HIM live was warming up for a Prodigy gig 1998, and we were all like, "who the hell are these healthy skinny boys talking about death?" And since Finland is rediculously small, we finally my girls and I all had our little stories of how we're all somehow slightly almost related to Ville Valo.

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They still give a hell of a show, and make damn pretty pictures!

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This is a clip of Join me, probably their most known (and disturbingly creepy) hit.

It always warms my heart when 500 teenagers sing "This life ain't worth living".


aliisa said...

yleisön pyynnöstä!kivoja kuvia. ketä noi kaks ahdistunutta saksalaislasta on;)

love, poison girl -95

TiiaL said...

Tuomas hokas just, että se on ollu samalla keikalla sun kanssa. ;) :D
Eli Prodigyn keikalla 1998.

avara maiju said...

Allu: yleisön pyynnöstä (huolimatta). :)

Tiia: no shit?? se oli mahtava keikka!

Meri said...

Yritin etsiä sulle netistä Suomen suurlähetystössä joskus vuonna yks ja kaks taltioitua haastattelua, jossa Ville Valolta kysytään, eikö hänen mielestään heidän sanoituksensa ole edesvastuuttomia...
En valitettavasti löytänyt sitä... Villen vastaus oli hurmaava.

avara maiju said...

onhan noi kyllä varsin hämmentävän epäesimerkillisiä lasten korviin