Tuesday, May 13, 2014

End of Earth - Tunnel party photography

© Topi Vanhatalo
- Maailman Lopun Odottajat @ Vapaan Taiteen Tila, May 7th 2014 -

Me, Eero Pulkkinen (of Running) and Karri Lehtinen organized a concert in a bomb-shelter, a dark deep tunnel beneath a park in Helsinki. There was no entrance fee, no bar, no bouncers, no lights. Just a sound-system, four electronic artists and a DJ.

There was a lot more people than we expected, which was very awesome. Also awesome was that people were there to really listen to the music, like we wished they would - not to get fucked up and wish for something to dance. We wanted to create more an experience than a party/rave, and I'm glad people really felt that and sunk into the mind-state that we tried to generate.

It was a great risk not to have any security to watch over and to let people bring in their own booze. That could end up good or really bad. But I figure when people feel trusted and like they are given something, they behave more respectful and responsible than they would with limited liberties.

Despite being uncertain if it would work, the event turned out to be super rad and successful in terms of lineup, location and crowd. We are grateful!


Lineup:
GRMM$K
ABSNT
Running
RRKK plays Dim Den
DJ Erkko

A review of the event in lily.fi (in Finnish) with more photos

Photographs © Topi Vanhatalo / © Kristian Palmu









 










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