Monday, October 3, 2011

An awesome weekend with Opeth and Katatonia

First of all, I want to say that this blog entry is totally non-technical.

I just wanted to share with my friends the great experience I had this weekend.
A few months ago, I learned that my two favorite bands Opeth and Katatonia were on tour and coming to FL, they were scheduled to play at the House of Blues in Orlando on October 1rst.
I was lucky enough to grab one of the VIP tickets to meet and greet Opeth.

The experience was great. It was awesome to be able to spend a time and to talk and with the members of Opeth. All the guys are incredibly nice, kind and friendly; they talked to all the fans there, signed autographs, we took pictures with them and had an awesome time together.

The concert was great. Both bands played awesome sets. Katatonia played a mix of new and old material including some favs such as Teargas, My Twin and July.
Opeth had a great set, playing basically a set from their latest album Heritage and a few tracks from Watershed plus a track from Damnation.
I have to admit that I was curious to hear the tracks from Heritage live. They sound awesome! Actually listening to these tracks live, helped me to like the album even more now that I've realized how complex and varied those tracks are.

I want to share some of the pictures I took.

VIP Package

Pre-Concert Stage

Ready for the "Meet and Greet"

Got to talk with the great Mikael Ã…kerfeldt

Martin Mendez: Totally cool guy!

One of the best drummers out there: Martin Axenrot

Mikael signing a few cymbals for fans

Lead Guitar Fredrik Akesson




Stage Ready for Opeth

Opeth Intro




Great Gig!

Thank you!

Katatonia - Nephilim (2 Min. Segment)

Opeth - I Feel the Dark (1:30 Segment)

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