29, 2002 - ("Manhattan" club)
This was our first, we can say, solo concert (because
this time we were only band playing). It was held
in Manhattan club that is at the corner of Gorokhovaya
and the Fontanka street. Quite large (in comparison
with other clubs) hall, not so good equipment and
a drum kit.
The sound in the hall was, as they say, "not
really", but on stage" as now I say - even
worse. Monitoring system was absent, so we played
just recalling the tempo individually. Because of
awkward drum kit Kirill often strayed in his parties,
like everyone else. So there was no groove at all.
As a special number of our program there was the
acoustic song "Enchanted", which wasn't
actually ready enough to be presented for the audience,
but we played in well. Plus we played a new instrumental
The concert was "sudden". They planned
a "metal day" on this date, but the organizer
failed to recruit local bands and disappered somewhere,
so some guy from the Club offered us to play instead.
And we accepted the invitation.
We were asked to collect another group, but it did
not work, and so we played alone for 15-20 of our
friends and some strangers. No other words: no special
support for us at the very beginning, but then people
joined in and even didn't want us to leave at the
very end. (and that is why we played a crude "Enchanted"
song + once more "Vengeance" and "Zdes