Rock Science Finland finally came out of hibernation a few weeks ago and kicked the summer into gear! The first stop of the festival tour was the Sauna Open Air Metal Festival, in beautiful Tampere, Finland. Our mission? Spread the word, drink the beer, meet the bands. Oh, and host some sweet, sweet Rock Science quizzes along the way.
Tucked away by the Ratina stadium was the Poppamies Stage, which was our home for the weekend. The Rock Science team hosted three days worth of thrilling pub-style rock quizzes, with themes ranging from Motörhead to Nightwish to Volbeat. The atmosphere was electric all weekend-long, as scientists won prizes like signed Rock Science games, headphones, festival tickets, rock memoirs, food, and beer.
Rock The Song (With Your Dong)
The last quiz each day was headlined by a Finnish rocker, who would play riffs for the audience to recognize. This task was not easy after a day of headbanging and beer-guzzling, but the Sauna crowd definitely rose to the occasion! Especially memorably, Sunday’s RTS guest featured more manhood than most participants were expecting – even for a Rock Science quiz.
Meet The Bands
Sauna’s always been a great festival, and this year’s line-up was again world-class. Rock Science Finland met up with Nightwish, Stratovarius’ Timo Kotipelto, and Volbeat, among others. True rockers, and great people.
Thanks to all the people involved, and see you soon on the crowd!