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Sunday was a whole lot better at Flow than Friday. Everything worked better and the music was lovely. Kudos to the organizers for seeing the problems and acting to correct them.

Highlights:

  • Risto is the king of the world.
  • Tuomo played just the kind of music you'd love to hear on a sunny Sunday afternoon.
  • Korpi Ensemble was easygoing and fun.

On the not quite as good front, it was the first time I had heard of Jenny Wilson and wasn't really very impressed. Nice enough, but didn't really generate any strong feelings. Bebel Gilberto was better, but she arrived late on the stage and I don't think she really captured the audience. We left in the middle of her set.

Monday evening we went to see Regina and Husky Rescue at the Helsinki Festival Huvila Tent. Both were excellent, even though Regina would have clearly worked even better in an envinronment where people wouldn't have been sitting down — the tent doesn't really encourage you to move your ass.

All in all, you get the feeling that Finnish music is doing pretty well.