WhiteSnake in Nicosia, Cyprus

The other day I went together with a few friends to the WhiteSnake rock band concert in Nicosia.  It was the same venue and more or less the same setup as for the concert of the legendary Deep Purple back in 2005.  Except that:

  • the sound was really crap this time
  • WhiteSnake is not Deep Purple by any means – much more commercial, less passionate
  • both video and photo cameras were not allowed, so no pictures
  • there was much more advertising for the event, and the place was crowded
  • there was a warm-up band, which actually performed better than WhiteSnake at certain times

A few things that I was thinking about during the concert:

  • we need more beers
  • “F*ck this” and “F*ck that” in between the songs doesn’t suit the romantic mood of many songs.  Like, “Is this love?”
  • we need more beers
  • like we have SEO – Search Engine Optimization on the web, some over-commercialized bands probably have CCO – Concert Crowd Optimization.  Pointing fingers to random people in the crowd, waving, shouting “Let’s make some f*cking noise!”, and other attempst to engage the audience strongly suggest that.  Plus a few other things.
  • we need more beers
  • “Ozzy!  Bring back Ozzy!  Ozzy rocks!”
  • “Smoooooke on the water!  Fire in the sky!”
  • we need more beers

Overall, I did have a good time with all the noise, beers, and fooling around.  But I won’t be going to the next WhiteSnake event.  One is just enough.

P.S.: If you want to see pictures, Flickr can help you out – thanks to small size of modern cameras and huge disregard to rules by rockers all over the world.

Vestnik Kipra is 10 years old

Vestnik Kipra posterVestnik Kipra” is one of the few Russian newspapers in Cyprus, produced by Cyprus Advertiser Ltd. This year, “Vestnik Kipra” celebrates its 10th birthday. There will be a party at Limassol Municipal Garden on coming Sunday, 31 July 2005.

The program of the even includes musical concert, lucky lottery, disco, and the bazaar. Entrance is free. Event will start at 16:00 and will continue until 22:00.

If you have nothing better to do, pass by and check it out.

Deep Purple : The Concert

This is just a quick note to let all of you know that Deep Purple really rocked today! The concert was superb and I think everyone loved it there. Many thanks to all involved. It was worth every penny and more.

I made around 250 pictures today so it will take me some time to sort them out and select the good ones. I did a quick overview and it seem there were a lot of nice shots. I will post all the pictures most probably by the end of the tomorrow. Stay tuned.

On the personal losses: my voice is gone. Again. I hope it will return in a couple of days. And all my muscles hurt. That’s from too much jumping. Especially with Slava’s 12 year old son on my shoulders. :)

Awesome. The whole thing was awesome!

Deep Purple update: Tickets.

Tickets for Deep Purple are available in Limassol. They are sold in the DVD club called Musical Paradise which is on Griva Digeni street, opposite Petrolina petrol station and Sigma bakery. Tickets are 25 CYP a piece. There is no seat, row or any other position marker on the ticket and all tickets are at the same price. The concert starts at 21:00 on Friday, July 15th 2005. Yes, this coming Friday!

I’ve got mine already. Next question is: How do I find that place in Nicosia (Eleftheria Stadium) where they will be performing? Is it that stadium at the entrance to the city?

Deep Purple is coming to Cyprus

Yes, yes, yes. All those rumors from the last six month were actually true. The fathers of rock music – Deep Purple – are coming to Cyprus. They will be performing at Makarious Stadium in Nicosia on 15th July 2005.

Does anyone have any ideas about the tickets? Where can I buy one and how much will it cost? 80+ CYP seems like a standard entry-level charge, but I need someone to confirm.

Anyway, if you have any additional information about the event, please let me know via comments.

Via Lev.

Rock festival in Nicosia

Once again Andrey Shvachko informs all rock and rock-n-roll fans that there is an event coming soon.

Date: June 17, 2005 (Friday)
Time: 20:00 – 00:00
Place: Amphetheatre of Intercollege campus, Nicosia

There will be several bands performing. Andrey will participate in two of them.

No information about tickets and no map so far. But finding Intercollege is very easy. Here are the instructions: when entering Nicosia from Limassol-Nicosia motorway, go left to the roundabout, than go left again to enter the main road which goes around Nicosia. Drive straight. You’ll pass Orphanides supermarket on the left, Metro supermarket on the left, Jumbo supermarket on the right. Keep going straight until you reach the T-junction. There will be a huge church on your right. Turn right and drive straight until you see Intercollege buildings on your right (about 5 kilometers later).

There is a discussion at the RussianCyprus Forum, as usual. Stay tuned for more information.