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  1. gabby

    Decades World Tour 2018

    100% sure it will be dropped. This Tour is called "Decades" and not "The Early Years" so it is supposed to repsesent their whole career so far. And like Tuomas has previously said he has put so much effort in this one song so that also might play a big part why he wants to play that song one more time, and not just during the EFMB tour. I'm certain that song will disappear from the setlist after this tour. If/when they make a Farewell Tour sometime in the future, then they might once again play it one more time.
  2. gabby

    Decades World Tour 2018

    I really like the way Nightwish's show at this years Wacken Open Air was filmed, with the unusual camera angles. That is something I'd love to see in the next official DVD, too. Diagonal camera movements, overhead shots, closeups of Kai's feet when he plays those really fast parts of some of the songs, video blending.....all kinds of cool stuff they could add if they just used some imagination.
  3. gabby

    Decades World Tour 2018

    I highly doubt they would film ANOTHER live DVD in Hartwall Arena. The Mexico City gig would be a tempting guess..but will it be sold out? Obviously they won't film it if there's a lot of empty seats. Or how about Ziggo Dome at Amsterdam - Floor's 'home field' ? Could very well be..
  4. gabby

    Decades World Tour 2018

    Very true. And unfortunately it's the same with Kinslayer. He tends to sing these kind of half-heartedly, often almost jokingly. It doesn't work.
  5. gabby

    Decades World Tour 2018

    Floor's outfit was OK but I still prefer the very-feminine dress she wore at Lahti. Hopefully in the new DVD she wears that one. Feminine dress (with tattoos hidden) tops the 'Xena outfit', without a shadow of a doubt. But hey, that's just me.. That's my taste of women's looks
  6. gabby

    Decades World Tour 2018

    I have to say I agree. I can't understand the logic of playing Elan, Come Cover Me to a festival crowd...especially as they play a shorter set. How is Sacrament of Wilderness, Kinslayer or Elvenpath NOT in the festival setlist...beggars belief. What I did like was the edit of the video srtream. Some very nice camera angles. I hope Nighwish takes notice. They could do something similar when it comes to the new DVD. To do some surprising, unusual angles.
  7. gabby

    Decades World Tour 2018

    Yes, awesome translation Top notch! What he says is something like... - life in Nightwish is basically family-like, with everyone supporting each other and working towards the same goal - he also jokingly considers himself and Emppu being the children in the band. ...but I'm sure that is exactly how you managed to interpret it, too
  8. gabby

    Decades World Tour 2018

    So, according to Kai, the Lahti show will offer something a little extra, something special. Tapio? https://www.iltalehti.fi/viihdeuutiset/201807012201047245_vd.shtml
  9. gabby

    Decades World Tour 2018

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  10. gabby

    Decades World Tour 2018

    Screens are not a problem per se. It's the fact that they've (Tuomas?) decided to make screens and animations almost the focal point of the show. Yes, we know that Tuomas sees Nightwish's songs almost as film music and he probably is more than happy if the audience is spending much of the show focusing on what happens on the screens while listening the songs almost as soundtracks. I on the other hand think it is a grave mistake (considering that the band management dreams (according to the new book!) of Nightwish becoming the king of metal scene after Maiden retire). The music and the show, with the band playing and interacting with each other, should always come first. It MUST come first. All the other things - animations and pyros - must be of secondary importance. But can anyone seriously argue that they are of secondary importance at the moment? No, they've totally gone with the "the more special effects, the better the show" approach. To me the show has gotten very 'plastic' on this tour, with the exception of few songs. Just look at the 10th Man Down clip below, with the 'floating' keyboards and drums. It's ridiculous. That is NOT how a METAL concert should look like. I don't want to see a fricking Muse show while watching my beloved Nightwish. I Want My 90's Back
  11. gabby

    Decades World Tour 2018

    I would dearly like to know whose idea that was, to insert even more led screens, to distract the audience even more away from the band playing. Not a fan. Way, way too 'polished' and Eurovision-like for my liking. Confetti and all....yikes. And yes, other rock and metal acts do similar setups and I'm not a fan of those, either. So this ain't just a Nightwish thing, this complain of mine. Seems to be a new trend. A worrying trend. Luckily, there's always Iron Maiden Those guys would rather die than to insert any kind of led background screens into their shows You can't help but to appreciate that attitude. For them, it's always MUSIC FIRST. They want their audience to have their eyes glued AT THE BAND 100% of the time for maximum interaction and a feeling of togetherness. But, let's end on a positive note. The band SOUNDS great, once again.
  12. gabby

    Decades World Tour 2018

    Not only cold but usually rainy and damp, windy and with very little daylight. So overall probably THE most depressing month of the year here in the very North. May, on the other hand is usually the first summer(y) month, with the last pieces of snow melting and nature beginning to blossom with greenness once again, making people visibly more energetic, optimistic and smiling again. So, the way I obviously interpret "November dressed in May on your face" is that he/she is trying her best to show a happy face while in reality suffering heavily inside.
  13. gabby

    Decades World Tour 2018

    Fully agree. Nightwish have very few bland songs in their cataloque but unfortunately Come Cover Me is one. It's like carbon monoxide - colorless,tasteless and odorless. Ok, you won't lose your consciousness, or your life, if you're exposed to that song but it doesn't do you any good, either
  14. gabby

    Decades World Tour 2018

    There are pros and cons with both players. With Jukka some songs would most likely sound much worse (best example probably being The Devil) while songs like While Your Lips Are Still Red sound better to me with Jukka playing. Kai struggles to switch his playing style from 'super technical precision player' to more of a 'feel player with soft touch' when playing songs like WYLASR or Sleeping Sun. He keeps hammering the cymbals stiff-wristed and with plenty of force even in those songs.
  15. gabby

    Decades World Tour 2018

    I have many times praised Kai but now it's time to criticize a bit. Holy moly he looks like a complete humppa drummer in this particular song. No movement whatsoever. There are songs where he does show some energy but the clips that I've seen him playing this particular song have been quite disappointing to watch. It's the first song of the night for gods sake and a high-energy one. It's not an Elan There's no excuse being that lethargic. Having said that, neither do Marco or Emppu show much passion during this song. Ewo should play them an Iron Maiden live DVD on the tour bus That band really know how to open A SHOW with a bang.