hey gunnar, were you there? those pics bring back some great memories. we had played 3 other gigs that day, it was a whirlwind. the next day at the pori folk festival outside stage, we followed finland's most popular rock and roll act? what the heck? i think it was a noise ordinance thing.....the loud rock and roll act had to be off the stage by 10pm. better to send the acoustic cajun music kids out to satisfy the rock and roll masses...
as we got ready to go on, after 100s of people are dancing in the aisles and singing along.....i turned to the sound guy and said, "we are going to do a magic trick.....watch, when we get on stage, we will make all the people disappear"
and that's just what happened.....
Hi Roger !
No I wasn't there at the Pori festival, though I've been in Turku on cruises several times. I live in Sweden at the opposite shore of the Baltic. I browsed the Crawfish King's photos a few days ago, and thought it ought to be some from your jam session.
I sounds as the Finnish festival managers did a bad job in making the festival program. An acoustic Cajun Band after a Rock n'Roll band !
I play accordion and guitar in the swedish Boiling Bayou Cajun Band. (http://boilingbayou.tripod.com).
Please drop me an email if you ever come to this part of the world again.