The Tour Diary (Our version)

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The Tour Diary (Our version)

Post by HymnToLife » Mon Aug 29, 2005 7:31 pm

What about people reunite here their impressions/set-list/etc about the shows?
I will come to the the next Strato show here at Rio de Janeiro this wednesday with my friend Criss that will came from Sao Paulo. I hope soon to put a review here... :D

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Re: The Tour Diary (Our version)

Post by HymnToLife » Mon Aug 29, 2005 7:50 pm

19/08/05
Buenos Aires, Argentina

01 - Maniac Dance
02 - Speed Of Light
03 - The Kiss Of Judas
04 - Legions
05 - Twilight Symphony
06 - Will The Sun Rise?
07 - Bass Solo
08 - The Land Of Ice And Snow
09 - United
10 - Against The Wind
11 - Season Of Change
12 - Father Time
13 - Coming Home
14 - Detiny
15 - Hunting High And Low
16 - Forever
17 - Black Diamond


21/08/05
Santiago, Chile

1 - Maniac Dance
2 - Speed of light
3 - Kiss of judas
4 - Twilight Symphony
5 - Will the sun rise?
6 - The land of ice and slow
7 - United
8 - Father time
9 - Season of change
10 - Against the wind
11 - Legions
12 - Forever
13 - Hunting high and low
14 - Coming Home
15 - Destiny
16 - Black Diamond


27/08/05
Olympia, São Paulo, Brasil

01 - Maniac Dance
02 - Speed Of Light
03 - The Kiss Of Judas
04 - Legions
05 - Twilight Symphony
06 - Will The Sun Rise?
07 - Bass Solo
08 - The Land Of Ice And Snow
09 - United
10 - Against The Wind
11 - Season Of Change
12 - Father Time
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13 - Coming Home
14 - Detiny
15 - Hunting High And Low
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16 - Visions
17 - Forever
18 - Black Diamond

I want Strato to play the Sao Paulo set-list with Visions here :shock:

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Post by browneyedgirl » Mon Aug 29, 2005 9:21 pm

Great Idea, HTL! ;) That way it will be just one nice big topic to read instead of each single person having one seperate. :)

Yeah, you all please do that! I like that idea! :)
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Post by Cristiane » Mon Aug 29, 2005 9:30 pm

it was really surprising when they annouced they'd play visions... I got shocked and I screamed so much that my voice is gone :o

That was a killer show... belive me, the guys rocked, the orions rocked, everything was perfect, except that it was really hot inside. Also on the outside :yuk: around 28° C and we're in winter! :(

I couldn't get closer to the stage, because as I supposed the crowd was about to kill themselves there, only Strago managed to get closer to the stage and he carried the banner we did saying "Jens is God" and with mine, his and Uli's name on it.
He saw it from stage and pointed it... I've heard the other members got a bit jelous about that :lol: I hope they recorded it!
Now I'm preparing for going to BH... it'll be a calmer gig, it's their first time in BH and I'm not sure if there are a lot of metal fans in there.
But it'll rock anyway! I can't get enough from Stratovarius music :D

I'll leave to Rio in the next day and meet Felipe (HymntoLife)
Are you ready for party? :evil:
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Post by Beast_Pete » Tue Aug 30, 2005 1:05 am

Damn, this is a topic, I won't watch till 1st dec... :lol: (reason: setlist... damn, now I saw, that the opening will be Maniac Dance... what a surprise BTW :D )
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Post by browneyedgirl » Tue Aug 30, 2005 1:42 am

This is going to be a great thread! :D
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Post by Aresius » Tue Aug 30, 2005 2:53 am

I woke up at 1 o clock ( yes. i am lazy ), and about 3 o clock pm my friends came to my house.. we went to buy a small camara ( total waste of money ) and eat some stuff... there was no water in my house so i went to the bathroom in several oportunities just in case :lol:

At 5o clock i went to the place where they played... the traffic was hard so i arrived at 6:30... I skip some of the line to enter the show because i found a friend.

Me and my friends entered "obras" more or less at 8pm:

I was almost in the front waiting for the kapel maister gig wich started at 9 pm. They played from the album 3 songs: immortal kiss, never to far and final symphony.. they also played some new songs. The ppl like it, most of them didnt know them, i did.

Then we wait for strato while we were seeing in some screens a video of strato in buenos aires in some places.. really cool

After a while the gig started, the setlist has been posteed above.

The energy it was just amazing!.. 4000 people screaming, jumping and killing each other toget to the front. i went out of the whole "pogo" thing to buy a "coca cola " and i found some friends.. then went back and enjoy the gig.

It was the best show i ever went to.. everthing was perfect, the sound, the smile in the face of the strato guys, even tolkki. I never got more "broken" in a show hehe but it was worth it!
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Re: The Tour Diary (Our version)

Post by HymnToLife » Tue Aug 30, 2005 3:07 am

Beast_Pete wrote:Damn, this is a topic, I won't watch till 1st dec... :lol: (reason: setlist... damn, now I saw, that the opening will be Maniac Dance... what a surprise BTW :D )
:lol: ok ok
But I think maybe Strato can change the setlist like Dream Theater use to do.
Who knows? :o

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Re: The Tour Diary (Our version)

Post by HymnToLife » Tue Aug 30, 2005 3:19 am

Cool post Aresius! Here we wont have an opening band.

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Post by Beast_Pete » Tue Aug 30, 2005 11:33 am

Well, that's right. They did it during the Elements Tour somtimes too... okay, not that often. :) But this topic is really awesome, and I know, that I will read a lotsa cool reports in december. ;)
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Post by stratoplayer » Tue Aug 30, 2005 9:28 pm

13 DAYS TO STRATO GIG IN MONTERREY :uzi: :D
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Post by HymnToLife » Fri Sep 02, 2005 2:34 am

Stratovarius returned from the ashes stronger than before! :P
I have seen Strato 3 times before, but I can say that this time was the better! :shock:
The crowd was loud, the band great. And I think Lauri is the right man for the bass, he have a lot of energy in the stage.
Ohh and I knew Cristiane and Dawn_is_here (Uli)!! They are sweet girls!
It was really an incredible day. :D

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Post by Paola » Fri Sep 02, 2005 3:12 am

ok, come everyone please, don't do that I cry, Strato don't come to my city. :cry: :cry:
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Post by TheBlackRose » Fri Sep 02, 2005 6:17 pm

here in chile it was my second time and they were more "powerful" :lol: than the other one, i don't know but i really enjoyed it! awesome!

thanks again for such a great show...and Lauri rulzz! :D
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Post by iron_thunder » Fri Sep 02, 2005 9:17 pm

Hey! What a great idea for a topic. i'm seeing them on sept 25th, so I'll write something, i guess :P

damnit! they're opening with "maniac dance"?! I hate that song... one of the few stratovarius songs i can't stand. well, when sonata arctica played "blinded" or whatever it's called live, i liked it, but i really didn't care for it on the album. hopefully "maniac dance" will sound better live, hey?
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Post by Ethereal » Fri Sep 02, 2005 11:45 pm

iron_thunder wrote: damnit! they're opening with "maniac dance"?! I hate that song... one of the few stratovarius songs i can't stand. well, when sonata arctica played "blinded" or whatever it's called live, i liked it, but i really didn't care for it on the album. hopefully "maniac dance" will sound better live, hey?
Blinded no more, you mean? It's the only song I never listen to of all the Reckoning Night CD :D
And as to Maniac Dance, I totally agree. It sucks. :sick:
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Post by IceBreaker » Sat Sep 03, 2005 1:03 am

I agree with iron_thunder that the Blinded No More (from SA) sounds good live but is something interesting on CD.

I wonder why they can´t open the gigs with United. Wish they´d change the places together with MD and United. :P
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Post by Cristiane » Tue Sep 06, 2005 7:54 pm

It took me and Uli a while till we could upload the pics, but they're here...
we've chosen the best ones, most of them got blurred and some are too far... but this is good anyway!
All I can say about the gigs is that they were perfect, each one in it's particular way.
The first gig I was in the 3rd row and it was really cool and all the others I was far from stage,
right next the sound table and I must say it was amazing watching the gigs from there.
I could listen all the instruments so well that the band never sounded that clear to me before, it was amazing!
The problem is that it made me deaf for 2 days! :lol:
Except for the SP gig, all the others went really calm, I mean, the guys looked relaxed and having fun...
recording a dvd ain't that easy I'm sure. And it was really fucking hot inside the venue in SP and I wouldn't dare to go
among the crowd, otherwise I'd be smashed :buh:
But Strago went there and survived!
Actually he took the banner we did to Jens and he saw it...
I heard the other guys in the band got pretty jealous about it ;)
Good job Strago!
Anyway, great gigs, great guys, great friends, everything went perfect...
and I could never get tired of seing this band alive. Long live Strato :-)

Now some pics of the gigs, I hope this %&# works because it gave me lots of trouble and took me my lunch time :x :D

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And some personal stuff

Strago, banner and some finnish guys

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TT, Uli, Livia and me

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Uli, Strago, Koti and me

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Post by The Enigma » Tue Sep 06, 2005 8:17 pm

8) pics. Thanks a million, Christiane!
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Post by browneyedgirl » Tue Sep 06, 2005 9:01 pm

Great Pics! :rvd: Greater than my Wildest expectations! You all did a great job at taking those&I admit, they are the greatest! 8)

You all are very pretty girls&it looks like you all had a blast! I'm glad you all's dream came true&I hope you all got on the DVD! That would be so much fun! :headbang:

I have been looking forward so much to seeing those pics&they made my day! :music:
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Post by Warrior of Hell » Tue Sep 06, 2005 9:04 pm

i like the pics!!

They are really nice.. not everyband spends time with their fans!

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Post by Livia Dencker » Tue Sep 06, 2005 9:37 pm

Nice pics, great nite!!! :D

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Post by Neorave » Tue Sep 06, 2005 10:31 pm

Paola wrote:ok, come everyone please, don't do that I cry, Strato don't come to my city. :cry: :cry:
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Post by IceBreaker » Tue Sep 06, 2005 10:39 pm

It really seems the pics are taken on different gigs. Excellent work and the band looks mostly happy doing the gigs. 8)

But I have to say that you girls are very cute. :oops: :luv4:
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Post by Cristiane » Tue Sep 06, 2005 11:23 pm

IceBreaker wrote:It really seems the pics are taken on different gigs. Excellent work and the band looks mostly happy doing the gigs. 8)

But I have to say that you girls are very cute. :oops: :luv4:
And you are really kind, thanks! :kiss1:

The pics are basically from Porto Alegre, Rio and BH. In SP we were kinda far from stage and the pics aren't very nice...
Thanks to Uli for the job in BH and Rio! While she was killing herself to take those pics I was far enjoying the gig :oops:
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Post by Dawn_is_Here » Tue Sep 06, 2005 11:25 pm

Hey Criss!

Thanks for uploading our pics! The advantages of free internet... 8)

Finally I got to this cyber after fighting this weird weather of sun/rain/sun/storm/sun of here! :x I had to buy an umbrella in the street or I would be soaking wet right now :D .

The shows were absolutely awesome! The Strato guys gave everything on the stage, they are getting along really good and are always polite and nice with everybody. They all are real gentlemen and cool guys :)

Defenitely the best week of my life :)

Rock On!

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Post by Cristiane » Tue Sep 06, 2005 11:28 pm

Dawn_is_Here wrote:Hey Criss!

Thanks for uploading our pics! The advantages of free internet... 8)

Finally I got to this cyber after fighting this weird weather of sun/rain/sun/storm/sun of here! :x I had to buy an umbrella in the street or I would be soaking wet right now :D .

The shows were absolutely awesome! The Strato guys gave everything on the stage, they are getting along really good and are always polite and nice with everybody. They all are real gentlemen and cool guys :)

Defenitely the best week of my life :)

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Poor Uli... :lol: 40°C in Rio and now 12°C in SP with rain. This is our fucking weather!
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Post by Beast_Pete » Tue Sep 06, 2005 11:37 pm

Livia Dencker wrote:Nice pics, great nite!!! :D
Yeah, and you can be seen too. :) Or am I wrong?
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Post by Patricia » Tue Sep 06, 2005 11:40 pm

Hey girls, thanks for sharing! Great pics! :wink:
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Re: The Tour Diary (Our version)

Post by fifthtea_sausage » Wed Sep 07, 2005 12:51 am

Hey GREAT PICTURES!
Made my day.
And now that I think about it, I'm probably going to go ahead and buy the T-Shirt Jens is wearing when I go in early October...
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