It was quite a nice to experience festival-feeling after a long time - finally there was a chance to go to Ruisrock and in addition to spend an eventful weekend in Turku city as well.
Anyway, the main reason for Ruisrock was the gig of British pop-rock band Suede. The band has performed in Finland really rarely though, so this was a great chance to see them performing here in north.
Suede is formed in 1989 in London and so far they have released six albums. The musical influence from David Bowie can be heard easily, but the band has got an unique and recognizable sound, especially due to the vocals of the frontman Brett Anderson.
I have got the third album Coming Up (which I love to the bits) and I like also several other songs, so it was interesting to see which kind of live band they would be. I expected energy and serious rock star-essence from the vocalist Brett... and I was right. Lively Brett was not only jumping around the stage and swinging his microphone cord, but also sang with a great passion and sounded the same as on record.
For me the highlights of set were Trash, Beautiful Ones (yet the entire audience seemed to think these hit songs as highlights, especially during to the latter-mentioned song the atmosphere was certainly zealous), She's In Fashion (which was beautifully arranged to a semi-acoustic version) and Killing of a Flash Boy. Briefly, it was exciting to see this kind well-known band from the abroad and the show was just like I expected them to perform.