Take a look at these photos of Floor’s brand-new tattoo!
Thanks to Nightwish Turkey for sharing.
Check out this “blast from the past”: a message from Tuomas to the French Nightwish fans!
Thanks to Sweetheart627 for sharing.
Please welcome our newest Tumblr follower, Javsdv!
Here are some gorgeous photos of Floor by our dear friend Darkana Kat!
Thanks to Darkana Kat Music Photography for sharing.
Here is the third Scrooge trailer!
Thanks to Mika Jussila for sharing.
To further elaborate on the story we posted earlier, here is an article from our friends at Dream Emporium, the Polish fan club, to tell more about the young boy Marcin (the name of the boy mentioned in the article) and his inspiring story.
The Dream Emporium staff also tells us that it was Marcin’s wish to meet the original line-up of Nightwish with Tarja, and while he was not able to do that, he will have the opportunity to meet her when Tarja tours in Poland this autumn!
We also want to take this opportunity to clarify a lapse of translation in the earlier article: the band did NOT fly to Poland to meet the boy; Marcin flew in from Poland to Joensuu, and our friends at Dream Emporium actively worked to help raise money for the cost of the trip. We apologize for this small error and any inconvenience it may have caused.
You can click on the photo above to view the original article in Polish, but here is a translated account of Marcin’s tale in English (again, this is via Google Translate, so we apologize in advance for any “lapses in translation”):
”(…) When we arrived at the designated place on the plane along with my sister, we were very excited although this was not apparently my face, maybe hidden but also very glad.
What I liked most about flying? Hmm … I think that in the “flights by aircraft during the whole trip” most liked the conversation with Ms. Patricia, thanks to such talks time does not exist! We got in our chairs, put our seatbelts on and before long were given the signal that we were about to land! :) Flight plane is something incredible, soars above the clouds, and falling on the landing, which made things a person that so massive iron machine rises into the air and soars above the clouds. The man even does not realize sometimes how small we are on Earth, with an airplane how it can easily break down, just like pressing the ants with your finger.
Upon arrival from Warsaw to Helsinki when boarding the bus, entered vocalist of the band, along with Troy. I was shocked to the max and froze, half voice this time! I said to Ms. Patricia that Floor, vocalist of the band and a strange situation but no zagadaliśmy to them, very happy, together or not seen for some time is also the entire trip talking with each other, in addition still had a place on the plane in front of them also believe it could not. I sat in the chair just before the singer!
Finally, we are in the target village - Joensuu. People here are very nice. Already in place, after leaving the airport we did not have to worry about numbers because the taxi saw some nice Lord came to us after what turned out to be a taxi driver. Very nice guy, dynamics and liquidity driving we journey to the hotel :) After registering at the front desk, we received a card room so that we could get into the room, turn on the light. Finland has prepared us a lot of surprises, and one of them at the start, when you enter the elevator, we had a glass wall opposite the elevator door so that going up the lift we could see how fast we’re going. It may be for other normal because in the larger cities Warsaw type, so what I did not see a way that the house does not have the lift did me very good impression!
After finding our room on the third floor, at last we could relax, put your luggage, wash and turn on Finnish television. So passed the first day - day trip.
The next day, without wasting a moment longer after breakfast we went out to explore the city. But wait, what’s going on and here we go what? It’s like a ghost town, the number of people on a Sunday is really minuscule. In total, what would they do in the city for the winter? … With luck we asked a passer-by near some restaurants, no problem we agreed to. After a while we found suitable for our restaurants and as the result of a conversation - very good restaurants with a Swedish table and a super bathroom with ultraviolet light, which caused a color change when he saw in the mirror looked totally like a zombie in August. In the life of such a strange bathroom not seen.
After eating lunch, we continued to explore such a rich town. From time to time the snowy streets had a chance to see cyclists .. :) During the tour we had a chance to see it, a heated sidewalk statue sitting on a bench, breathtaking graffiti on fences built, the great iron bike, theater, art, or even decaying bridge before ship :) Well the next day so just passed - sightseeing, then dinner at a restaurant with Koreans and strange uniformed customers. After a hearty dinner, we decided to go back to the hotel to rest for the big glorious new day - the day of the meeting.
The following morning, after consuming breakfast, we headed towards the hotel where we meet with this team. We arrived a little early since we met Tuomas along with Troy and Floor already parked at the hotel, apparently not sitting here in this hotel only just rode specially as it later turns out the talks were only here bore. Therefore waited for them to say hello and together they enter the hotel, the entrance we realized that the other band members welcomed after a long break and did not really see each other a long time and obviously we had to wait a minute. Immediately after he greeted us, Tuo invited us to a seat next to them because we met in a restaurant there in the hotel, let them order for me to get a better Coke I talked and throat went dry but with all the experience and the shock caused paralysis and simply I was full of admiration.
I had the opportunity to do an interview with the editor team as a volunteer, have faced the open questions! After an interview and an interview with Nightwish and masses of questions which flooded in, where Tuo take such inspirations for writing lyrics, and sometimes they forget the lyrics on the stage, how long it takes less more lyrics to memory, and much more!
We went to a part of autographs and photos and posters which gave us associate this zepsołu. This funny moment when wolonatriuszka, frankly not interested in a topic or team also had reason look to the future of news, and so we get these posters (from the new album from Tuomas, “The life and times of scrooge”) and Ms. Patricia, at Tuomasie so looking at the poster and then the surprise. “what is it?” and Tuo such a funny face .. “emm, this is my new album” hahahah! Troy still at the end showed us a trick with a coin - indeed amazing that I can not reveal because I express prohibition: “No youtube, its just for you, Private,” This time with them very quickly flew at once can somehow disappeared from the face of joy though in the heart but was very glad I did not give a misery.
Before parting with them anymore Emppu, guitar player gave me his guitar pick .. It’s a wonderful gift-really. For me, this is something big. He [playfully] punched me in the arm, he smiled and hugged me, I just do not would find themselves in that moment, just to the right of the singer guitarist gives me a gift, here Tuomas for me, pulp! :) I had this moment to stand alongside great people! Maybe - the fact these are ordinary people, just do a heap or eat or have a need for sleep as we do!
I knew about it, but the more it occurred to me as I parted with them and I feel sorry for myself that I did not use the full potential of these moments. But I am overwhelmed (or rather was) :) I did not care that he can will shower me some things, plates, posters - you just do not care. I just wanted to share with them, so privately, to see them from the side of those normal people and not mascots’ come out of the scene, giving autographs and photos, and so much .. We spent an hour with them, apparently swam in excess of time. We return to the hotel poodkładać emotions aside, along with posters and autographs. We relax watching the meantime Finnish Olympic team at Sochi, a few hours later, we go to eat something you know, something good …
All good things come to an end. I am delighted that I was able to see Nightwish was unbelievably great, no words to describe the emotions. I am grateful for the commitment of everyone in this event, including sponsors! I greet all the people of this place and worth to dream and strive for that. Some may say that, however, “but then as soon as the foundation is to help you” no, yes, but at any rate it is the dream, and with the other it is always easier. I would not have done it without you. :)”
Thanks to Adrian and Dream Emporium for sharing this amazing story with us!!!
Nightwish is a band who gives back to their fans, and one Polish fan in particular had his dying wish come true when he was flown out to Joensuu to meet the band in person.
Here is a part of the translation of the article, with a quote from Tuomas:
"The boy is seriously ill, and no hope. His last wish was to meet all the members of Nightwish. We had a band meeting just at the same time, so we got organized all of the scene[…]The boy pursued joy of life, even though the time was not much left anymore. Upon such encounters, certain own troubles seem really trivial."
Click on the photo above to access the rest of the article (in Finnish).
Thanks to Michèle for the link and the translation.
We’re having our monthly chat in the OSA chat room this upcoming Friday! Whether you are a regular visitor or plan to join us for the first time, all Nightwish fans from around the world are welcome; just click the link above to get there.
The event will be hosted by our “chat room guru” Hyperspace, who will be in the chat room to greet everyone promptly at 8 p.m. Eastern time (5 p.m. Pacific). However, our chats are known to carry on throughout the evening, so don’t worry if you arrive “fashionably late”.
Our chats are held on the first Friday of each month (unless otherwise noted), so we look forward to catching up with all of you since our last online gathering. See you then!