THERION: Latin America, May 26-31

May 26-27, 2014

Bogota, Colombia

This day we had proper sleep ! Really Great.
The rest of the day was easy; Soundcheck & dinner, just taking it easy.

The gig was really great !! Fantastic Audience ! We were overwhelmed !
About 1000 people in the audience. I filmed them with my Iphone from the stage.
(Click the link below to see)

http://youtu.be/G_IKdc1fx70

May 27, 2014

We played in Bogota this day too, but at a rockklubb called OZZY BAR and we did an acoustic set.
It worked out very good. In fact better than I expected…….
Very good respons from the audience and we really had fun !

unplugged_1

May 28

Flight to Bucaramanga, Colombia.
Had a supportband called KRAKEN which sounds very funny for a swede ! In swedish it means “Poor Fellow” “Poor Bastard” or something like that ! 😀
This was in fact the first time Bucaramanga had a visit from an international band !!
The gig was fun ! A smaller audience but we were well appreciated.

May 29

Long travel-day to Guadalajara, Mexico. It took us 3 flights and about 16 hours all together !
First to Bogota, then to Mexico City and from there to Guadalajara.
Fans had figured out about the time we were gonna land i Mexico City for the connectflight, so they were already waiting for us there ! When I stepped outside just for a few seconds – a pigeon shit right on my head !! 😀
I was lucky enough to have my cap on !
We finally reached the hotel in Guadalajara at about midnight !

 

May 30

This morning we could really have some good sleep ! I didn´t wake up until 12 o´clock !
And we didn´t have to be at soundcheck until late.
We played at the same theatre as last time we were here. A really great place !
The gig was fantastic ! Mexico have always had the biggest and loudest audience of Latin America !

(See film-clip at link below)

http://youtu.be/FqU9i6-UjiE

May 31

Early flight from Guadalajara to Mexico City.

A great welcoming awaited us at the airport. A lot of fans stood there cheering.
Some of our mexican friends were also there to welcome us.

Went to the hotel. There we met the filmteam that was gonna make a documentary about
us for a part of a forthcoming dvd, mostly because of Loris departure from the band.
This night was Loris last live performance with Therion.

The crew had major problems with the PA and monitor system so the soundcheck was pretty bad..
Circo Volador, the venue where we played was sold out. Nearly 3000 people.

The gig was just fantastic ! The crew had now fixed the technical problems so The sound was now really good.
We started and went on with the set as usual, but in the middle of the
show Thomas interrupted us to call in a Mexican Mariachi Orchestra who played traditional songs
for Lori while she sat in a chair on the stage !

(See film-clip: click link below)

http://youtu.be/C3V8jeQ5yKs

After the gig everybody was very emotional. Lori cried and Linnéa was crying her eyes out !
To me it was some kind of sadness but at the same time it was also this celebration of a very
successful tour.

Afterwards we had a “meet & greet” with some fans and then we went to the hotel again.
Fans were waiting outside so we stayed there for a while with them signing, having photos taken
and so on.
We also did our individual interviews for the filmteam about Therion and Loris departure.

It´s very sad that Lori now is leaving us, but she will continue to work with us for the rock-opera….

Therion have had many changes in the line-up during the years so dispute the sadness I think all of us in the band are also looking forward with excitement in many ways.

You can never be sure what will happen next in the saga of Therion.
– And I think that´s one of the reasons the band has kept going on for now 27 years !

Yes – It´s really exciting ! 🙂

Thanks to all of You that watched and followed us on this tour !
And Thanks to YOU for reading my blogg !

Nalle
🙂

nalle_karikatyr

 

 

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