Sunday, 24 June 2018

Midsummer

Midsummer came and vanished and as usual I didn't have any particular plans for it. I just wanted to relax with some tasteful wine without a tight schedule. Of course the rainy weather limited the plans as well. There was arranged Tampere Underground, but  the windy and wet weather kept us indoors. A year ago we visited there and it was the nice event, but perhaps not so pleasant in the rain. 

I poured wine down and we watched Searching for Sugar Man on Friday evening while listening  the rain by the other ear. I haven't watched that documentary before, but I knew that crazy and unbelievable story. 

Yesterday when the city was dead silence I practiced driving a car. Yes. Once again. My skills are so rusty when I drive too seldom these days. We actually made a trip which was quite long around the lake. We drove to eat burgers to the summer restaurant which is located in Ruovesi and  we paid a visit to a summer cottage of  a friend of my beloved's. It was fun to drive after a long time and from now on I try to drive more regular. 

Outfit of a day. I made a hairdo and added flowers which are withering too soon. Now when my real hair is getting longer and I don't use extensions so often anymore it's easier to do different combings and I start liking it! I'm really bad at putting my hair and usually I don't have the patience to do hair art more than that, but today I had time to play with a curler and pins. And speaking of the hair I'm fighting with a thought should I cut a bang back or not.. :')  I love the fringe, but kind of it is nice to be without it as well and now I've managed to grow it pretty well. 
A lace dress is self made. I made it before WGT, but never worn it there. 

Saturday, 16 June 2018

The last day

This will be the last post of Wave Gotik Treffen and nearly a month has gone since the whole event. I've been slow like a snail, but sometimes duties win and during this week I've been quite exhausted after the work so blogging has not been the priority one. (I have spent my spare time mostly by watching cat videos and now I have a huge wish to have Ragdoll. I realized how lovely they can be by a nature. Their look is not perfectly to my taste, but their nature surely is. Black Ragdoll would be awesome..  Dreaming is good, it keeps me alive.)

Fourth day began in a legendary way. We headed to the park  to meet other Finns. This year there was a lot of people in Finnish meet-up and it was nice to change thoughts and hear what people have done this year. We spent there for a couple of hours until it was time to leave to the hotel and prepare for the evening. (We went to see God Module and Faderhead) 
I was dressed in self made lace dress and some accessories. I like that dress a lot. Lace is heavy and a shape of dress fits me well. 
This year I bought nothing except these two purses. Neither I did a year ago. Of course there would be everything to buy, but it requires money and I want to save my coins to other stuff. And one main reason is also that it feels stupid to buy clothes when I can sew them myself. Mostly I was looking for jewelries, but everything was over expensive so I didn't bother to do any trade. The first year was the year when I shopped more, after that shopping has felt not that important. 
And one outfit and I stop writing about WGT. This long PVC attire I wore during the third night. This is one of my favorite combination and I've worn it many times while visiting festivals. 

Sunday, 10 June 2018

Old St. Peter's Church

Day three which was Sunday we got an idea to visit a church which was situated quite close to our hotel and seemed goth enough to our taste. There was a bit similar sculptures on the roof which you can see also in Notre Dame cathedral and there was quite atypical paintings indoors which you  don't usually see inside the churches. The church was built in the  late 1800's, but it got damage during the world war II and was fixed later. There was arranged  "gothic christ"during WGT, but we wanted to visit there just taking pictures at leisure without any distractions. 
It felt slightly hilarious to step inside the holy building in fully goth look. Usually people get a lot of angry glances while going inside the church in goth look, but at this time no one really cared.
After Sunday church it was a good time to pay a visit to Sixtina which is a nice absinthe bar with some cool decor. I was dressed in the black dress, self made collar and pvc-boots. The weather was warm and nice so we decided to have drinks at the terrace. Some absinthe after the church, sounds good!
In the night we headed to Felsen Keller and after that to Agra to see Jesus and Mary Chain which was better than I assumed. It really filled my expectations and was worth seeing. 

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

WGT outfit: day II

It really seems that I have lost my track of time, but here comes the next Wave Gotik Treffen post which at this time is short. 

Like I already mentioned I didn't think of my outfits much in advance and this next outfit was created quickly in the morning when I explored the contents of suitcase and I had a feeling that  I want to wear something comfy. A stretch dress and self made lace collar pleased my eyes and in addition I added a self made hair band, fluffy bag (which I found in the flea market and I fell in love with it during the journey) and Pennangalan boots. All in all quite simple, but enough splashy to my taste and I prospered in this look really well. If I think this look this is something that I wore already fifteen years ago. I had the similar fluffy bag back then, I loved buckle boots and I wore rivet accessories. Some things never change. Even the hair looks same. 
On the second day we ended up watching Zeromancer, Oomph! and Front Line Assembly. All were great, but Front Line Assembly was the best. They visited my hometown some years ago, but I missed the gig due to the economic reason, but now I had a chance to see them and it was worth it. With all my heart I could see them again. 

Monday, 28 May 2018

Kirchenruine Wachau

It's been too pretty weather for blogging, that's why I've pushed this post towards the future and spent my time rather on the beach than with the laptop (very ungoth, I know). However perhaps it's time to open you my journey shortly and tell you how everything happened this year. And yes I do had  a lot of blast. 

Again it was time to travel to Leipzig into that city which is situated in Eastern Germany and starts to be quite familiar to me. After waiting for many months it was a high time to participate in dance of the death. We chose to travel again via Berlin because I think it's the most comfortable way to get to Leipzig from Finland. Although the train tickets are bloody expensive there we decided to take a train from Berlin to Leipzig. But when coming back we chose the bus instead which was much cheaper, but the journey took longer and there was a street maintenance going on and due to that the bus was late over thirty minutes.  The bus was okay too and it went straight to the airport, but perhaps the train is more reliable in Germany when you never know if there is a traffic or accident on the autobahn and now there was both and we had to get to the airport in time. Fortunately we did. 

We arrived on Thursday as always and this time we opted a different hotel and it was fairly interesting experience! I knew the area where the hotel was supposed to be located (Augustusplatz) and we walked there from the main station and what was waiting for there? A building state! My heart nearly stopped beating and all horror sceneries appeared to the mind. Wait what where is that hotel, there is only a big building state and no hotel at all. We strayed there for a few minutes until a friendly goth couple came to tell us that yes you are in the right place, the hotel reception is in the van! Okay everything cleared and the hotel staff was very friendly. They told as that the hotel was pure new and they still have frontage undone and some rooms also and some corridors. And yes the fresh paint smelled when the guy brought us to the our room which was very neat! I have never bunked in the room like that. Really pretty and stylish with a kitchen and  a nice view. And we got 50% discount because of the renovation. Actually we had a quite good luck! I already thought that I was hoaxed and the hotel does not exist at all. I've read stories about the situations when someone  books a room and when she arrives there is nothing. And I knew that all hotels are booked during the WGT so it would have been quite difficult to find another room. 

Thursday went and Friday came. This year we definitely wanted to visit Kirchenruine Wachau. I have admired the pictures from there and I wanted to see that place through my own eyes and it was magnificent that I can't find the words to describe it! Why we can't have anything like this in Finland? The pictures speak themselves: 
An old ruined church, but I wondered that there was quite fresh graves though. 
 Outfit of the first day. A self made lace dress and my favorite boots. I didn't plan my costumes this year much. I just chose something which I found in the wardrobe.
I took too many pictures in this place if a man can take too many pictures in the place like this. After photo sessions we rushed to Victorian picnic where we randomly bumped into the other Finns, but this year I didn't captured the pictures from there.  

Ash Code was the band of Friday and they played at Stadbad which was a new location to us. We have tried to visit and see the new venues and places every year when there is so many to see that you can't see everything at once. There was a long queue, but we were lucky to get in.