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October 20th, São Paulo - Thank you, Stratovarius

Post by fernandotcl » Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:25 am

Looking back, I remember how miserable I felt when Tolkki said Stratovarius had dismissed. Stratovarius has played (and continues to play) a central role in my life. I consider music a very important part of my life, and Stratovarius is at the very core of this.

I went to the 2005 concert in the S/T tour (my first metal concert ever, btw) but couldn't make it to the 2006 concert. I'd be crushed if I did not have a chance to see Stratovarius live again. I have been imagining how it would be to see Stratovarius live once more ever since.

So I'd just like to thank Stratovarius for all the years of life changing music. I'll be there tomorrow and I'll do my best to make that night as special to you as Stratovarius has always been to me.

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Post by JensJohansson » Tue Oct 20, 2009 5:35 am

fernandotcl wrote:Looking back, I remember how miserable I felt when Tolkki said Stratovarius had dismissed. Stratovarius has played (and continues to play) a central role in my life. I consider music a very important part of my life, and Stratovarius is at the very core of this.

I went to the 2005 concert in the S/T tour (my first metal concert ever, btw) but couldn't make it to the 2006 concert. I'd be crushed if I did not have a chance to see Stratovarius live again. I have been imagining how it would be to see Stratovarius live once more ever since.

So I'd just like to thank Stratovarius for all the years of life changing music. I'll be there tomorrow and I'll do my best to make that night as special to you as Stratovarius has always been to me.
Yes, Music is important stuff. We will do our best. Thank you for keeping faith..

Best regards from Porto Alegre .. now 6 hours of sleep and then airport... zzzzzzzzzzzzz

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Post by Leda Soares » Tue Oct 20, 2009 2:20 pm

I just can't wait for Strato gig tonight!
Now I am counting the hours...
I stand alone in the darkness.
The winter of my life came so fast.
Memories go back to my childhood
To days I still recall...

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Post by DawnIsHere » Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:49 am

Awesome gig! The venue was totally crowded and people never stopped singing, jumping and shouting!

Basically the same setlist of the whole tour plus a big surprise: PARADISE! :D

Here some pics I took :) :

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I know more will come later :roll:

Thank you, Stratovarius! :evil:
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Post by Intiaani » Wed Oct 21, 2009 3:36 pm

That's The Undertaker Jens once more in the right on the lowest pic. Someone should edit THE expression to the up most pic though. :D
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Post by shg » Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:48 pm

Great pictures DawnIsHere! Thank you for sharing them with us. :)

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Post by Gossimoto » Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:56 pm

Intiaani wrote:That's The Undertaker Jens once more in the right on the lowest pic. Someone should edit THE expression to the up most pic though. :D
I love this comparison. I didnt make the connection till you said it but you're right.

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Post by Ricardo1701 » Wed Oct 21, 2009 5:21 pm

Thank you for the answome show last night, with no doubts, the best show in my live, standing in the front, very close to Jens was perfect..

but, did I understande correcly, Kotipelto Grandmother died last night?

if was that, my condolences, even with that, was a perfect performance...

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Post by phoenix666 » Wed Oct 21, 2009 5:28 pm

That's what i understood too... if wasn't his grandmother, was his grandpa, dunno... but even with that, that concert was simply unbelievable, and I cried in the end of Forever! :roll:
Thanks, Stratovarius, for being such an important band in my life!

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Post by phoenix666 » Wed Oct 21, 2009 5:34 pm

P.S.: Jens, i was right next to you, in your left corner of the stage!!! :D

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Post by Polaris » Wed Oct 21, 2009 6:48 pm

The show was AWESOME! Thank you Stratovarius!
Everybody made a great performance! Matias is an fantastic guitar player!
The set list was great, I just missed We hold the key & S.O.S, I also would love to hear Galaxies, but probably they'll never play this song live anymore?
Unfortunate I don't had the chance to meet the band this time, but maybe next year!?
I also heard that Kotipelto grandfather or grandmother died last night!?
I could perceveid that he was more serious in this show than in the unusual, a little sad, my condolences to you Timo!
God bless you all

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Post by phoenix666 » Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:56 pm

Polaris wrote:The show was AWESOME! Thank you Stratovarius!
Everybody made a great performance! Matias is an fantastic guitar player!
The set list was great, I just missed We hold the key & S.O.S, I also would love to hear Galaxies, but probably they'll never play this song live anymore?
Unfortunate I don't had the chance to meet the band this time, but maybe next year!?
I also heard that Kotipelto grandfather or grandmother died last night!?
I could perceveid that he was more serious in this show than in the unusual, a little sad, my condolences to you Timo!
God bless you all

Strato Rules!!!
S.O.S would have been awesome, and Galaxies too! :wink:

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Post by fernandotcl » Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:56 pm

Oh well, what can I say, last night was one of the most memorable moments of my life! I'll remember that night forever!

The setlist was the usual setlist, but no Legions or Will My Soul Ever Rest In Peace? (Paradise was played instead).

So many things I'd like to highlight!

- Jens and Lauri playing Bach's Air on the G string
- Mathias Kupiainen playing Beethoven's Für Elise
- Lauri and Mathias playing "unholy solos" and Holy Light!
- "Que Porra!" - Lauri cracks me up, haha...
- Paradise!
- Destiny, Forever, Black Diamond

Moments before the concert, they were playing Carry On at the venue and I had goose bumps during the whole song. At that moment I realized I was about to have the time of my life!

And I'm a proud owner of one of Jörg's drum sticks! :D

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Thank you once again, Stratovarius! That night will last forever in my heart.
Ricardo1701 wrote:but, did I understande correcly, Kotipelto Grandmother died last night?
If I'm not mistaken, he said "I'll dedicate this next song to my grandfather who passed away today". It was really touching, I sang Forever with tears in my eyes. It's really sad when someone we love passes away. My most profound condolences to Kotipelto and his family.

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Post by GuiHunter » Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:24 pm

Stratovarius rules.... They don't need tolkki.... They got Matias now.......
Tolkki to Kotipelto:
- I talked with GOD and He said that I am the best in this band...
Kotipelto:
- I don't remember I said that...
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Post by Ricardo1701 » Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:35 pm

I noticed that Lauri played Bach's Toccata e Fugga during one of his solos to..

yes, must be his grandfather, realy sad, and Kotipelto was very strong to do this show, even with this burden!

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Post by Leda Soares » Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:36 pm

Kiitos Stratovarius!
The show was just great!

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Que porra!!!!!
I stand alone in the darkness.
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Post by Oceansoul324 » Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:49 pm

GuiHunter wrote:Stratovarius rules.... They don't need tolkki.... They got Matias now.......
I'm going to +1 this :D.

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Post by Irinia » Thu Oct 22, 2009 12:10 pm

Wow, that was a great video. Great crowd, could hardly hear Timo in there ;)
All my thoughts and condolances goes out to Timo and his family right now, sorry to hear about your grandfather :( *Hugs*

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Post by Polaris » Thu Oct 22, 2009 5:15 pm

GuiHunter wrote:Stratovarius rules.... They don't need tolkki.... They got Matias now.......
Yes, Matias Rules, very nice guy too :)
I don't missed TT at all, but of course he still is one of my fave composers ever!

Lauri & Jens was very funny at the concert too, I like the "Porra song": Que Porra! :lol:

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Post by phoenix666 » Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:23 pm

Polaris wrote:
GuiHunter wrote:Stratovarius rules.... They don't need tolkki.... They got Matias now.......
Yes, Matias Rules, very nice guy too :)
I don't missed TT at all, but of course he still is one of my fave composers ever!

Lauri & Jens was very funny at the concert too, I like the "Porra song": Que Porra! :lol:
this was the most highlighted moment of this concert!
Que Porra!!! :lol:

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Post by finnlandia » Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:42 am

Very nice pics Uli!

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Post by JensJohansson » Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:55 pm

Gossimoto wrote:
Intiaani wrote:That's The Undertaker Jens once more in the right on the lowest pic. Someone should edit THE expression to the up most pic though. :D
I love this comparison. I didnt make the connection till you said it but you're right.

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Post by Intiaani » Sat Oct 24, 2009 10:07 pm

Now, I guess we should start an Undertaker chant in Tampere if Jens ever gets his time in the spotlight. :D
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Post by finnlandia » Mon Oct 26, 2009 5:51 pm

Thanks Polaris!! Great videos!! :D

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Post by StratoFabio » Wed Oct 28, 2009 10:21 am

great pictures! What about the set-list?
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Post by Leda Soares » Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:29 pm

São Paulo setlist:

Destiny
Hunting High and Low
Speed of Light
The Kiss of Judas
Deep Unknown
A Million Light Years Away
Winter Skies
Phoenix
Forever is Today
Twilight Symphony
Higher We Go
Paradise
Eagleheart
Forever
Father Time
Black Diamond

A show not to forget!
I stand alone in the darkness.
The winter of my life came so fast.
Memories go back to my childhood
To days I still recall...

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Post by StratoFabio » Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:04 pm

thanks Leda
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Post by Intiaani » Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:19 am

Still Destiny! And as an opener! This is starting to look really, really good. ^_^
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