Therion – Russia October 12 & 13

Photo by: Alyona Plaksina

October 12

The fans that were hanging in the lobby yesterday are here again wanting to have posters, cd:s and stuff signed.
This has also happened at some other hotels along this tour. Really hardcore ones !

Breakfast, and at 1 pm we went to the trainstation for the next long trip
– 21 hours to
Nizhniy Novgorod.

The last long trip by train we did was really comfortable. I hoped this one was gonna be the same…..but the heat in the cabins was getting horrible after a while !!! I´m so sensitive to warmth and heat and this was really hard for me to stand. It was ok during the early evening. I was reading my book in the cabin while the others were sitting in the cabin next to mine having a little ”session” talking and drinking. But when it was bedtime – it was impossible for me to fall asleep. I went out to the corridor which was much cooler. I noticed that the temperature out there was 22 degrees celcius ! – In our cabin it must have been at least 30-35 degrees !! And Christofer, Christian and Sandra were sleeping in there !!?? I can´t f*ckin´understand it !? For me it was like some kind of torture ! In the end I was so exhausted that I fell asleep anyway….but maybe just an hour or so….

I was totally f*cked up when we reached the hotel and I just went up straight to my room and fell asleep and slept for about 2-3 hours.

October 13 – Nizhniy Novgorod

Off to the venue for soundcheck and then the usual wait…..
The presales were good and so was the hotel and venue.
Some very lovely fans met us when we arrived.

We put on a really good show and everything was just great with cheering audience !
Afterwards the promotor was into deep discussions with TomTom (Our Tourmanager) to complain about us that we had been entering the stage too late and things like that……. !?? It seemed to go on forever and in the end TomTom asked what the problem was ?…..and the promotor didn´t really explain. He just wanted to complain !?? Someone from the local staff told us he´s always like that ! He had a good show with good pre-sales and money. Everybody were really happy about this evening – but he wasn´t !? I guess he just had his ”period” or something !!! 😀

We went back to the hotel and just stayed there only for a bit more than an hour, then we had to leave for the next trip by train to Moscow. The temperarture in the cabin was ok this time and I managed to get some sleep !
We arrived at about 09.30 am


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