Fri 22 Jun – Graspop Metal Meeting 2007
Yeah, Graspop is like a few days ago now, but I'm still thinking of it a lot *HAPPY MEMORIES*. Now that I'm ready with most of my tests of school, I can finally write a review (or something that looks like that^^). Well, here are the top concerts of the festival:
Not that I've seen many concerts, but this one was the best EVER! I had never seen them live, so I was really excited. I was standing (jumping, but whatever) in the front and the whole crowd was going crazy! They played Cottages and Saunas, Korpiklaani, Let's Drink, Beer Beer, Wooden Pints, Pellonpekko and HAPPY LITTLE BOOZER. Although the setlist was great, it was too bad they didn't play my favourite song Midsummer Night. Anyway, this was the party of the year! KLAAAANI!
These guys looked so cool, just like real warriors! They played a few songs from the new album, To Holmgard and Beyond, Fields of Gold and Miklagard Overture at the end. And of course there was BATTLE METAL, and the drinking song One Moooore. "Deep inside, we all like DISCO!" and then they played some kind of really happy song. Does somebody know the name of that song? =) Well, I have a new favourite band here! Of course I liked them before Graspop, but now even more. ^^
Folk - folk - folk! I loooove folk. And Eluveitie were great as well! I think they are not very well-known, but there were enough fans. Your Gaulish War, Tegernako, Of Fire, Wind & Wisdom... Even a new song from next December's album. They would play 35 minutes, but I think it was a bit longer, fortunately! Only the instruments weren't loud enough (especially the folky ones), but it didn't annoy me. Go Eluveitie!
And it was time for some trollish music! FINNTROLL! They started with a very beautifull intro, and then I recognised some songs from the new album. Sang, Ormhaxan and of course they played TROLLHAMMAREN, the happiest song of all. ^^ Loved this concert as well!
5. Iron Maiden
Well, I like Maiden, nothing more. But this concert was truly amazing! Everywhere around me I saw Maiden fans singing along. Fear of the Dark was my favourite! They played a lot of new songs, but also the classics like The Number of the Beast, Run to the Hills, The Evil That Men Do and 2 Minutes to Midnight!
OTHER CONCERTS I ENJOYED:Blind Guardian
were the best of Friday, I like their epicness. Amorphis
were nice too, I recognised some songs of their latest album.
I saw Moonsorrow
for the last ten minutes, and I'm sure I'll download some more stuff of them.Epica
was the first band I saw at Graspop, it sounded good.Hammerfall
sounded cool, Let the Hammer Fall!
I enjoyed Pain of Salvation
with their song Disco Queen. LET'S DISCO!
I heard some Sirenia
when I was sitting outside, they played Sister Nightfall and that was the song I wanted to hear.Aerosmith
were so awesome! Heard some good old hits.Dimmu Borgir
weren't that bad to watch to for 20 minutes.Within Temptation
played a lot of their Dutch hits, and they sounded okay.
I was walking around, and Less Than Jake
and Me First and the Gimmie Gimmies
sounded very happy. =)
I also heard some Cannibal Corpse
OTHER CONCERTS:Children of Bodom
, I used to like that band a lot. They played some songs I enjoyed (Needle 24/7, Mask of Sanity, Hate Me!), but there was one thing I didn't like AT ALL. May that 'thing' be handsome or not, Alexi Laiho was just fucking annoying. No, you're not cool. :/
I don't think I have to say anything about Korn
. I was lying on the ground and some fan behind me was singing all the songs along, I feel so sorry for that girl.
I heard Slayer
when we went home again, and unfortunately I missed Amon Amarth
(because I had two tests the next day :/).
So this was my first time of Graspop! I hope there will be a second time too!