27, 2002 - (Facultet" Club - Comrade Albert Fest
Difficult to say wether this concert was successful
or not. That's the case. The club itself is quite
good with an interesting design. There are many scientific
books of many volumes and you can get one, sit at
the table and read out for the entire evening. Beer
is very cheap, costs 35 rubles. Security is nice,
not too rude and bully, but checking everything, even
We have a discussion on the club's sound and decided
that the sound is just "average". It is
a bit better than in Friday Club, but worse than in
Orlandina. On the stage it is better than in "Friday"
and about the same as in Orlandina. The stage is very
small - again the same as in "Orlandina".
But quite good for us. Other words: we were satisfied
with technical aspects.
The concert itself was sickening. I think no one
will forget the deception of the organizer. We did
a small advertising campaign and said that the concert
starts at 19:00 and that the entrance fee is 70 rub.
(And so it was promised by him). The concert started
at 20.00 and the ticket price was 120 rubles! Sorry
man, but we do not yet have such prices yet on such
gigs in Petersburg!
So that's why many people who came just turned around
and went away, whereas those who were too lazy to
go back slowly and sadly idled about in the hall.
All attempts to talk to organizer and club administration
failed. Just no effect. Organizer sent to the administration,
the administration sent us to the organizer. Perhaps
both of them spoiled the thing.
I can say that the bands played just for themselves.
Several sober club visitors (due to the 120-ruble
entrance fee) sat at a table and occupied themselves
with something and some other musicians stood near
the stage looking on each other stupidly.
We played about 80% of our set-list. When we came
on the stage there appeared a small crowd of those
who was in the hall and in the make-up room nearby.
After tuning the sound we played three our songs and
this small crown dissolved. However, it gathered again
when we announced that we will play "Zdes Juyut
Metal" by Aria and Metallica. People began to
do headbanging when I jumped off the stage into the
hall and slammed with them playing metallica riffs.
People seeing that joined in and attempted to shake
everything they had with them. Once we've done our
perfomance, we quickly ran into the bar to drink beer
and listen to another band. The only thing I remember
is that there was a funny band playing much faster
version of "The Star named Sun" of Victor
Tsoy, though I'm sure they didn't know that by themselves.
Special thanks to my wife and our faithful fan Nadia
for coming to this concert