Venue: Virgin Oil, Helsinki(Finland)
By: Nina Mende
And again, but for the last time this month, I went to Virgin Oil. This time
because Neljä Ruusua played their last gig before they take a break.
Virgin Oil was full like never before since I have been there, it was probably
sold out. But I think every Neljä Ruusua show is quite full, because Neljä
Ruusua is a Finnish rock legend and everybody can sing along their songs in
Finnland. The band exists for more than 20 years now and have 12 albums released
Around midnight they entered the stage with such a light show and got so much
applause, you felt like you would be in a sold out stadium. The audience sang
along and acted along with Ilkka (the singer) during the whole show. In some
points he looked like Bono from U2.
The only time when it was not the feeling of a stadium but more of a little
cafe was as neljä Ruusua went to the left side of the stage, where usually
the soundboard was at, because there was an accousic set and there they played
for 5 songs.
What an amazing atmosphere during the whole performance, very peaceful and happy
but full of energie. Wow!!
As the crowd was singing along, Ilkka even handed them the microfone to sing
into it, especially at the song “olen niin pop”.
After an hour everything seemed over. But do you really think that the audience
would let them go just like that? NO! Neljä Ruusua had to come back two
more times for encore.
But then it was over. Quite sad because we don’t know when Neljä Ruusua
will be back, yet.
Here is what they played:
back on the main stage:
olen niin pop
Neljä Ruusua Myspace
Neljä Ruusua official