Avainsana-arkisto: Ivalo

Northern Tour Diary – Part Two

We had a couple of fantastic gigs once again up in Lapland this past weekend, complete with driving over 3400km in total to bring our specific flavor of southern rock to the Arctic Circle.

On Friday night in Saariselkä, we played the annual Jänkhällä Jytisee biker bash at Santa’s Hotel.  With about an estimated 500-plus folks on hand, filling out the hotel nightclub, we worked the bikers into a fevered frenzy.  People wore wide smiles, beamed with good vibes and danced the night away to Crossfyre’s originals and select cover songs.  Our hotel suite was indeed sweet, with three rooms and a living room, complete with sauna and kitchen quarters.  There’s something to be said also for northern hospitality, with several meals on the house for the band while we were there.

Dan Rönnbacka and StarBuck arrive in Rovaniemi by train for the tour
Dan Rönnbacka and StarBuck arrive in Rovaniemi by train for the tour
Photographer Juha Kauppinen captures a stunning stunt at Jänkhällä Jytisee
Photographer Juha Kauppinen captures a stunning stunt at Jänkhällä Jytisee
Crossfyre Saariselkä photo Juha Kauppinen
Photographer Juha Kauppinen captures the good vibes at Santa’s Hotel

Our second Lapland gig in Ivalo, just 30km north of Saariselkä, offered fantastic food and excellent accommodations, also.  Ravintola Kultahippu is Ivalo’s premiere pub and live music establishment and the folks up there really appreciate good, live entertainment.  We had this bar and pub rocking, drawing all manner of younger and older clientelle to the dance floor to shake their blues away to Crossfyre’s music.

Rämö is an old friend of the band from up North, as StarBuck clowns around
Rämö is an old friend of the band from up North, as StarBuck clowns around
The Crossfyre Crossmobile signals the arrival of the band in Ivalo
The Crossfyre Crossmobile signals the arrival of the band in Ivalo
StarBuck at Santa's Village
Stopping off at the world-famous Santa’s Village in Rovaniemi

Next up: the City of Porvoo’s Moonriver 2014 summer festival on Friday, August 29, with our set starting on stage at 22:00.  For this gig, our second founding member and second guitarist,Jay Jay Asikainen, will be coming in from Florida.  Be sure to come out and see this great spectacular!