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Sun 31 Jan 2010 | Views: 10135 | Comments: 12
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Hello Folks.

Welcome back to the tour diary.

You join us in Helsinki, where we flew in this afternoon for a show in Nosturi, which has excitingly sold out. The venue is beneath a massive crane, on the seafront. Its rather amazing, considering the whole city is under 3 feet of snow. The most snow in 60 years apparently, but I think everyone says that, whenever it snows anywhere.
In any case, the view from my hotel room is amazing. The harbour is completely frozen over.

Its about 40 minutes to showtime just now...

The setlist over this tour has been a little bit varied. Whorses is now in the set, some of you will be excited to know...

Its been quite a wall-to-wall day... Our flight was delayed from leaving Copenhagen this morning, so we sat on the plane for an hour or so before anything happened. A good chance to close our eyes though, since we were up hideously early to catch said flight.
There's about 10 of us travelling on this tour (intros shortly) so once through security, everyone tends to scatter... As often tends to be the case, the band and I leave it til the last minute to actually get on board the plane. Today, the crew were all onboard, and convinced that Simon and I hadn't made the plane. They went as far as making contingency plans for the show, presuming we'd arrive late.
We were in fact safely onboard in row 4, so I'm not quite sure how they missed us. Their expressions were priceless in the baggage claim hall.
The delay meant that we arrived late, so the crew had their work cut out for them, to get the show set up in about 3 hours, compared to the usual 8... They pulled it off with aplomb.

A quick exit is planned after the show tonight. Everyone is quite tired, and we don't really know anyone in Helsinki, so it seems like a good idea to get back to the hotel, and take advantage of the Radisson's free movies.

More updates soon. We've been videoing a lot on this tour, so you might see some of that soon.

hope everyone is well. Is it snowing at home? Who won Celebrity Big Brother? Why wasn't there a new episode of The Office this week?
all good questions, demanding answers.

tour manager neil. x

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  1. 04.Feb.2010 @ 11:59 - Gary Up wrote:

    it was a really good gig, maybe the best I have ever seen. Little bit too short show but you can make it up by coming soon back. Thanks for jaggy snake and other older material you played.

  2. 03.Feb.2010 @ 20:21 - Mon_The_Biffy_Jafro wrote:

    Alright Neil, just want to say, absolutely buzzing for the Perth gig. Anyways' its been snowing quite a bit up here in Ayrshire, today.

  3. 01.Feb.2010 @ 17:05 - kadri wrote:

    Thank you so much guys it was just amazing gig! This definitely comensate the cancelled Copenhagens show... hope to see you soon!! - the girl with the cast-

  4. 01.Feb.2010 @ 13:57 - JimmyJazz wrote:

    I'd have loved to be in Helsinki last night. But as i live in Northern Finland and it takes about 9 hours to get there by train, it'd have been quite impossible to be back at work the next morning.. Now I can't help but miss living in England and being able to see you live more often. :) Hope u guys had a great time here in cold and snowy Finland and will come back soon. x

  5. 01.Feb.2010 @ 13:55 - **bridie** wrote:

    Neil, please, please say you dont watch Big Brother.....seriously, please. There was even a smattering of the white stuff in Surrey last night, but naturally the lords and ladies in their BMW 4x4s still managed to jam up the roads. oh joy.... saw Ronnie Wood in his Bentley though.

  6. 01.Feb.2010 @ 13:04 - karpalo wrote:

    Thanks so much for a great gig. I'm glad you enjoyed the venue, it really is quite impressive. Hopefully the little black bag finally found its way to you - I know it had quite an adventure on the way.

  7. 01.Feb.2010 @ 10:19 - lende123 wrote:

    wuuuu!! it was great show! I dont have voice anymore.. that was dream come true that biffy played here in finland!! Thanks for the band so much and for the crew also! you fucking rock!!!

  8. 01.Feb.2010 @ 08:11 - Starlight wrote:

    As you may (or may not) know already, it seems you won't get rid of the snow these next few days, as Norway's pretty much covered in the stuff as well. It's pretty though, you have to admit! Looking forward to tonight's show and tomorrow's TV-recording!

  9. 31.Jan.2010 @ 22:45 - Louise McNast' wrote:

    "Whorses is now in the set, some of you will be excited to know..." I was about to come when I realised I have no plan to attend any of the future shows. I also apologise for the filthy nature of this comment.

  10. 31.Jan.2010 @ 22:20 - bodiesinflight57 wrote:

    Neil, please tell me you're not a BB watcher!

  11. 31.Jan.2010 @ 22:16 - aaron wrote:

    pleanty of snow up here. But then, I'm in Arosa, Switzerland. Not at home. See you in Bern! (I've been wondering about the office too. I figured it might have something to do with the olympics but they don't start for another week or so do they?)

  12. 31.Jan.2010 @ 21:25 - CharliCookie wrote:

    No snow at home, very cold though and Alex won Celebrity Big Brother No idea why there wasn't a new episode of The Office this week :)

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