Tuska Open Air Metal Festival 12.-14.7 2002
Day 2

Well the second day is behind, being the most succesful Tuska day ever with 5000 visitors (being the maximum allowed). There has been talks of enlargening the festival nex year, which is good (of course the choice of bands influences a lot). Hopefully the festival will stay true to it's nature and not include anything but heavy (in all it's variations).

Poltsi, 14.07.2002.


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First band of the second day, Sunride, neverheard, but played a decent set, although I myself am not into their stuff.

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Bassist.

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First band on the main stage, Impaled Nazarene and Mika Luttinen.

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The angry again bassist.

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Impaled Nasarene played a no-nonsense up-your-nose-with-a-megaton-nuclear-device sparing neither the audience nor the whole universe in general with their aggressive music.

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I believe in firepower, I believe in death
I pray for nuclear war, the death of the inferior

Death, death, death to all!

No light in the end of the tunnel, the slaves must die
When will you whores understand that WE ARE GODS?

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And the bassist greets the audience.

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Verenpisara. Another Finnish band, plays somewhat like HIM, but without V. Valo (thank god). Their singer did a good work.

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Our friends from the province speculates whether Matti has a second accesspoint for rapid-alcohol-deployment in the navel.

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The Crown (SWE), played decent örr-örr-metal.

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The bassist.

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Mosh-mosh, all day long.

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Sara, a new band to me, played melodic metal, a bit harder than HIM. For some reason the lens caught a lot of dust particles making the pictures blurred.

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The tent was quite hot and crowded, so most people settled to sit outside and enjoy the afternoon sun.

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The Metal Club Mökä cornered a pair of beautiful girls and tried to impress them with their war faces.

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A lot of Sentenced pics. They played a decent set, although my favourite 'Keep my grave open' was not performed.

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Paddington smiles.

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Ajattara.

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Apparently the excellent performance of the band raised some hair in the audience.

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A *lot* of Nightwish pics, I just kept shooting since this was the last band for the day.

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A lot of people turned up for Nightwish...

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Although my personal estimate was that there were less than at the Sentenced gig.

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Henkka seemed to have some doubts about the existence of his surrounding, that's material physics for you.

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Oh yeah, greetings to the seven foot blond asshole wearing a worn black jacket with a ripped Morbid Angel emblem on the back throwing fireworks in the audience, Hopefully you will experience a slow and painful death real soon.

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As the evening turned to night, the flag still high...

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Nightwish ended the second day of the festival.

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And so we face the third day with a big smile.