26, 2003 - (Orlandina Club - acoustic mini-set)
It was a very unusual concert.
Just five days before it our favorite drummer Kirill
rushed to hospital with a diagnosis of acute appendicitis.
Upon learning of these sad circumstances we was going
to immediately cancel the concert, but Volodya suggested
not to overlook the opportunities and to play acoustic
set. However Vladimir himself didn't come to the rehearsal
due to his problems with health and even I just before
the gig managed to tear out a small piece of meat
from my finger on the right hand.
Then another problem happened - the next day after
rehearsal, only a few hours before the gig I changed
the strings on my guitar, and when he came to the
club, it was completely detuned. I will not go into
technical details, but believe me, this is not so
easy to adjust guitar with a Floyd Rose too quickly.
So these are the nuances.
However, the concert was very good! We played first
and "opened" a concert by our half-acoustic
song "Triangular Dream", "Come out
of the Shadows", "Enchanted". My new
strings sounded perfectly. The sound was excellent,
though, as it seemed to me from the video, the second
guitar was too quiet, and bass sounded loudly.
After us followed "Legioner" band and punks
started to do headbanging. They played well, but it
could be better (though it is true for us as well).
Then came headliners - old metal band "Koma".
They did everything quickly, loudly, clearly. Hearing
a piece of powerful thrash metal punks in the hall
just exploded. Then came the second headliners - a
group named "Nomans Land". They played viking
folk melodies with thrashy riffs and growling vocals.
Though I didn't pay much attention and went to the
2nd floor to "chill out room".