Tonight Sonata Arctica is playing in Vancouver. I had planned on attending this gig: I had flights researched, I had organized with a friend to stay at his place, and in fact I was going to take this friend with me to the gig as I didn't want to go on my own, and I was generally looking forward to spending some time in Vancouver because often living in a tiny rural community at the ass end of nowhere can get stifling and a dose of the big city every now and then is never a bad thing. But, I had to move last month, long before I had planned to, and that was a bit costly for me, so I simply could not afford to make the trip for the gig tonight. I was pretty disappointed.
So, I will spend my day listening to some of my favourite Sonata Arctica songs and tonight I shall spend some time imagining myself at the show, thoroughly enjoying myself. With a tear or two, perhaps.
In celebration of SA appearing in my lovely home province, here are a few of my SA faves. To Tony & company & gig attendees: have a great night!
And my favourite Sonata Arctica song of all...