Post by janrichards on Sept 28, 2012 22:14:47 GMT 1
New tour and new tour. Well this is sort of a tour. I'm posting this on midnight 28-29 of September 2012 and in a few hrs I will catch a plane from Vasa to Helsinki. There I will meet up with Jokke, Juha and Toma, We will have a nice dinner. The we will proceed to a bar in central Helsinki called Virgin Oil. There we will possibly meet Doxa and a few other Finnish Stones Freaks and hang out. Then in the middle of all heated discussions on GRRRRR to be or not to be, there will be an announcement from the stage: Ladies and Gentlemen, Please welcome Ben Waters band featuring Mick Taylor on guitar YEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee And we will get the same set list as in 1998, but I guess we will enjoy it anyhove. Willl be back with a report in a day or two, need to find an airport and a flight to take me home first....
Concert: Ben Waters Band featuring Mick Taylor at Virgin Oil Helsinki on Saturday September 29th 2012
Yea, Taylor, Mick Taylor in Helsinki. I had the ticket bought about two weeks before the gig even though I did not know if I could attend the gig or not. About a week before the date I booked my hotel room even though I did not know if I could attend the gig or not. On Friday afternoon on the 28th when coming home form the office, that is the day before the gig, I did not know if I could attend the gig or not... Only then we got it confirmed that we had someone to look after the kid as my wife is a nurse and she had Saturday evening and Sunday morning work shifts. I do live about 450 km from Helsinki so it is not that easy to just pop in for an hr or two to see Taylor play you know! But now everything was rolling again. Open the computer and check the flights to Helsinki, yep, tickets available, done! Then I headed off to a local restaurant to have a night out with my friends form the office. Came home late, open the computer again and went to bed just too late..... you never learn do you! Well, off to the airport the next morning after too less of sleep which is not the best start on a trip like this.
In Helsinki I met up with Jokke and we had a fantastic dinner. Jokke had a 15 years old whiskey and I had a 18 years old Jamaican rom. Juha and wife Riikka joined in at the end of the dinner. At ten a clock we headed over to Virgin Oil. There we met up with Toma as well. On the way there we spoke with Juha (JK on iorr) that we should try to find at least Doxa form iorr and possible some other iorr guys. None of us had met Doxa in person before but I had seen a picture a few years back so I had some idea whom to look for. After only 10 min at VO we spotted a guy telling this and that and Juha and I looked at each other, that has to be Doxa! Hello, I’m Juha Kakkuri alias JK and I am Jan Richardsson alias Jan Richards, You must be Doxa. Yeaa, right. Happy to meet you guys. We connected directly and just kept on talking the rest of the night just as if we had know each other for the past 30 or so years. Really nice guy.