Tuska Open Air Metal Festival 12.-14.7 2002
Day 3

The third and last day began in semiclouded weather, but soon it turned out to another megawatt-class sunny day. Just like the second day, the third day also sold out, and left a lot of people standing on the outside (hello Mask :-).

Poltsi, 14.07.2002.


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First band of the day, Demigod, good death metal. The performance was outstanding and left a very hungry mind for more.

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Guess who.

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First band on the main stage, Sonata Arctica. The quality was less than expected, partly because of the lousy mixing and partly what seemed like exhaustion of the band. The linup was excellent though, and made up for the aforementioned imperfections.

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Diablo, Finnish band that plays Pantera-like aggressive metal.

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Beside the music you could also enjoy a good spanking at the festival.

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Day three and the same people at the same table.

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Timo Rautiainen and Trio Niskalaukaus. The sonic vibration from their 4 guitars sent shocks down the spine while the (Finnish) lyrics told tales of despair, shame, melancholy and love (in a twisted way).

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Meanwhile more Mökä-people gathered at the table.

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Maj Karman Kauniit Kuvat. Shitty pics due to the combination of flashlight and dust in the air.

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While the standard color was black, some thought of differing themselves, in quite a nice way.

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Last band of the festival, Bruce Dickinson Band (UK). Following is a *lot* of pics.

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Just an incredible show, Bruce jumped and ran around the stage like a battery rabbit, the show was more energetic than all the other ones put together, and this by an old geezer :-)

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The drummer was totally in sync with Bruce and sang all through the gig while beating away at the drums like the Animal from Muppet Show.

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Some poor sods tried to mosh throughout the gig, but had to stop after the sixth piece (Spiidi ja Saku?-).

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Some took it easier.

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...while Bruce kept on going, and going, and going...

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As the last piece, the band performed Delilah, not your first choice as metal band. Perhaps some off-stage bet was behind this.