Nov 27, 2011

my little Skillet experience

During the festival I had a super awesome change to make an interview with a christian band from the USA called Skillet. To be honest I hadn't heard much about them before but after listening their songs I really started to like their music and because of that you can also find a couple of their songs from my blog's playlist. (Find out more about them from HERE)

Well ... first of all we had a press conference in the Turku hall with all of the journalists, mostly from Finland and after a short introduction we had a change to ask questions from the band.
I need to make one thing clear - I am no journalist, to be honest then this all ,me writing articles for two magazines is still really funny for me because I have no idea how did it all started. I have never ever in my life dreamed or even thought about becoming an journalist but somehow there I was - sitting together with all these people from different media channels, reprecenting the biggest christian youth magazine in Finland.
Because Skillet is a really famous band in the world then I had lots of questions to them and I was pretty sure that so do everyone else in the room but in the end I asked 4 questions from them and then there were two other questions from two different people. I mean ... how weird is that. You'r facing this once in a lifetime oppurtunity and you have nothing to ask from them?!?!
Well ... good for me I would say because after I went to make an interview with the main singer, John Cooper, he already recognized my and he even tried to pronounce my name correctly, which is a really difficult thing to do for the native English speakers.

The plan A was to get an interview with one of the Skillet members but somehow I managed to get two interviews - one with the main singer of the band - John Cooper and the other with the newest member of the band - Seth Morrison. And if u'll ask me how or why did I have 2 interviews then I would have to answer that I have absolutely no idea- it kind of just happened. At first the manager told us that someone else is already getting the interview with John and we could make one with the next quy sitting - Seth. The things was that I new that the band has a new quitar player but I had forgot to write down his name. So, there I was - my once in a lifetime opportunity and I had forgot to check out his name - this awkward monent.
Luckily some girl knew his name and I felt like on top of the world again.  While almoust starting the interview the manager came to us again and said sth like this to Seth "Sry, they still have the time to make the interview with John. Maybe you can give one next time ". Yeii for me for having the change to ask questions from John but I also wanted to do the interview with Seth and as I saw then he also wanted to answere my questions because as I later found out he kind of likes to be known and giving interviews is a part of being famous and known. He was really awesome and I had an awesome time doing the interview with him. After finishing the talking in front of the camera he kindly answered to all of my other questions like about being famous edc.
There was a small missunderstanding before John's interview with an other media team but it somehow got solved and I was ready to ask questions from the main singer. I'm not going to tell you what I asked from the guys or what did they answered right now because there's a video coming about all of this, but the main thing I want to bring out right now is that these 4 people were actually really famous, they have about 2,5 million followers at Facebook and lots and lots of people love their music, but at the same time they were really friendly and kind to a random girl who wanted to make an interview with them. They made lots of jokes and they also laughed at my jokes- which is really sweet I think:)And the nr 1 thing-u could really see that all four of them loved God more than anything and they are in this band because they want to share the message of God.

Ohh my, I'm so sorry about the text being so long but I just have to share this experience with u! NB! It ain't all jet ,)

Right before Skillet had to go on the stage the arena was so full of people that they didn't let anyone to go down from the tribune because there was just no room downstairs. After I had said this to the editor in chief of Pluss, he took a photographer pass from his pocket and gave it to me. I thought that this day couldn't go any better but with this pass I could go to the photographers area - and yes, I mean the space between all these first line people and the stage. It was just insane! Eleven thousand people on my right hand, the stage where Skillet was going to play any secong on my left hand and me, in the middle being the luckiest girl in the world in this very moment - in my mind I was just like: "Thank u God, Thank u God, u are just freacking amazing!!"
And then it started - Skillet came on stage and started performing, I took so many pictures and some of them came out looking even pretty ok.
There were really many photographers in front of the stage while three first songs(that's the time when we were allowed to be there)and the others tried hard to get the good position to make a photo of the artist because they were kind of running around on the stage but somehow they all just popped in front of me, almoust like coming to me and saying "Heiii, make a photo of me", so that's what I did :D

Ok, this story was so long but I hope u enjoyed it! I'm just super thankful to God for all these awesome things I have been able to do and superexcited about all the adventures He has planned for me in the future!

 It was really funny how every time I took a picture of the growd then they always posed for me- I think they thought that I'm a photographer of a famous media channel or sth

Maata näkyvissä festival

Heihei! Here's a small travel blog from the youth festival I visited last week:
The festival took place in Turku hall and it lasted for three days. It was really really awesome and I enjoyed every single minute of it. I am super thankful to God that I had this oppurtunity to go there with these people and to do exactly these things that I did!

Heiheii! Siin  on väike reisiblogi fastivalist, mida ma eelmine nädalavahetus külastain:
Festival toimus Soomes, Turu linnas ning see kestis kokku kolm päeva. Nende päevade jooksul külastas üritust kokku 25.000 inimest, mis vähemalt minu jaoks tundub meeletu arvuna eriti kui võtta arvesse fakti, et tegu oli kristliku noorte üritusega. Lisaks Turku hallile toimusid üritused ka seal samas kõrval olevas Messikeskuse hoones, nii et selle festivali mastaap oli ikka päris-päris suur. Enne kohale jõudmist polnud mul tegelikult õrna aimugi, kuhu me lähme. Ma lihtsalt teadsin, et on minek Soome koos Plussi tiimiga ja et sellel ajal me lööme kaasa ka mingisugusel festivalil - long story short - see 5 päeva, mis ma Soomes veetsin oli lihtsalt väga super ja ma olen Jumalale lõpmata tänulik, et mul oli võimalus sinna minna.
Esimesel päeval läksime halli varem kohale ning kleepisime põhimõtteliselt terve selle hoone oma Nuotta flaikusid täis (hiljem küll kahjuks suurem osa neist eemaldati, kuna me vist tõesti panime neid IGALE poole).
Panime ülesse ka Nuotta poksi, kus hiljem hakkasime inimestega suhtlema ning neile seda noorteajakirja tutvustama. Enne festivali olime ära jaganud igaühele kindlad intervjuud ja artiklid, mida keegi ürituse ajal tegema peaks. Mina sain omale 2 intervjuud : ürituse peakõneleja USA'st Dien Taylor ja samuti USA'st pärit peaesineja Skillet'i, need 2 intervjuud sattusid mulle kuidagi väga randomilt aga ma olen üliüli õnnelik, et mul avanes võimalus nende suurepäraste inimestega kohtuda ning neile esitada küsimusi, mis just mulle huvi pakkusid.

Here is a small photo over view about the festival

    God FM

    My supercute girls!