Therion in Russia October 3-5, 2014


October 3

Breakfast and then said goodbye to Jesse and our great managing team in China.
They did a great job for us !

Then to the airport and off to Hong Kong for connect-flight to Russia.
There, at the airport in Hong Kong, we got into deep shit:

We have so much and heavy equipment with us, and usually it goes all the way to our destination without any problems. But this time they demanded payment for overweight even for the connectflight ! It took a hell of a time to sort things out but then, after all was clear – Christofers credit-card wasn´t accepted, so we had to pay it in cash ! Pretty much money ! But we fixed it and then we had to run like idiots to the next terminal ! They delayed the flight for us, so in the end – we made it !

We arrived to Vladivostok, Russia after about 4 hours flight.

Woke up pretty late and went for a walk with Thomas and Christian. Lovely city and nice weather.
There are very much chinese people here. I guess many people come here for tourism. Very nice areas and views near the sea.

Me, Thomas & Christian by the sea in Vladivostok


October 4

The soundcheck was delayed and made some stress but the crew sorted things out as always.
We had a long signingsession. The fans are very nice and polite.

The gig was really good. Some of us had problems with the in-ears (headphones) but for me it was good.
Very enthuastic audience here as well ! Felt really great !
Masha from Arkona sang ”Typhon” with us for the first time ! Really Good ! She´s Great !
The gig ended after midnight and we didn´t get away from the venue until about 02:00 am. We were supposed to meet in the lobby at 05:00 to go to the airport, so I didn´t even think about to go to sleep, and I didn´t…….

We went to the hotel, I took a shower, re-packed my clothes and stuff……
……then we went to the airport leaving for Khabarovsk !
I´ve always had a hard time to sleep on airplanes, so of course I didn´t this time either….mostly because of my ”restless legs syndrome”….

October 5

Arrived to the hotel and went to bed directly. Then woke up about an hour before soundcheck. Straight to the venue and tried everything out. It worked well. Then away to a sushi reastaurant for dinner – I had hamburger !!!

Back to the venue for signing-session.
The audience here was also really entusiastic and made this evening rememberable ! Really great !
Masha came up and sang ”Typhon” with us !
Khabarovsk is the hometown of Sergei from Arkona and he came in afterwards to tell us he was happy that we did such a great gig here. We were all very glad to hear that of course ! 🙂

Linnéa, Me & Sandra in Khabarovsk. PLUS Christofer as ”Background-Bob” 😀


Back to the hotel.

I think some of the others got together in the lobby for a drink, but ”boring me”, as always – went to bed ! 😀
I love to take it easy after the gigs and just be by myself…….mostly……


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