Helldone concert No.4 NEW YEARS EVE!
Trip Start Dec 23, 2012
56Trip End Jan 23, 2013
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Tonight I made the effort to arrive around 9.30pm so I could experience everything. Unfortunately I couldn't stand on the balcony tonight because it had been reserved for family, friends and VIPs. I think fans who have travelled the furthest should also be considered VIPs.
So instead I had to fight my way on the floor. And I mean fight. It was the most crazy crowd ever. A friend from London actually started lining up at 7am to get front row position. That is dedication because it was a cold day of course. Anyhow, she got front row, but at some point in the night some pyscho Russian fans (again) not only started pushing and shoving, but punching and kicking
Just before midnight we all did the customary countdown and were then showered with champagne. Personally I would have preferred to drink it. Then HIM came on stage and the place went crazy! Within the first song there was a lot of movement on the floor with the customary last minute rude people pushing to get to the front. With the help of the guys next to me we managed to keep quite a few back. Not that it stopped them, they just went another way, but not in front of me and that's all that was important. It was like the whole crowd was a massive tidal wave, moving together, sometimes in a positive way and sometimes negative. By the third song we were unfortunately joined by our own nutter Russian fan who was drunk and probably stoned and totally f****d in the head. She kept pushing, jumping on people, throwing her arms around, spilling drink on everyone, screaming ridiculous comments
Despite the 'survival of the fittest' antics in the crowd it was an amazing night and the show was clearly the best of all of them. They all performed to their very best standard. There was jamming galore. Ville's voice was absolutely pitch perfect and again he gave us many glutteral screams. It was fantastic!
After the show it was the usual push and shove to the door, so much so that I had many of the VIPs squeeze past me which was quite a fun experience. Eventually I gave up trying to leave the venue and went and had a drink in another section of the club. A DJ was just getting started. He's a drummer from a well known Helsinki Heavy metal band, who I actually didn't know but others knew. He leads a group called the Helsinki Vampire Club. Don't worry I'm not turning into a vampire head. Basically he plays Metal and Goth music instead of the usual dance crap that other DJs play. I'm very happy to say that I was not subjected to 'Gangnam style' song once all night.
I eventually left the club around 4ish and collapsed into bed, bruised and battered, but extremely happy. HAPPY NEW YEAR!