International gathering of diners – Danish, British, Norwegian and Finnish – at the excellent Restaurant Töölönranta. The waiter with the camera seems to have captured a rather solemn moment; but the occasion was very merry, specially when Webmaster Jens was holding forth about the reasons why he always travels in black, and about the tender age at which he took the decision to burn his skis.
Many thanks to Pirjo Aalto for making arrangements for our Procol fans' gathering in the Finnish capital. Please be aware that you will need to send us your name in advance if you want to join this multilingual pre-gig meal: firstname.lastname@example.org
Töölönranta is within walking distance from the House of Culture where the Procol gig takes place. Pirjo reckons that, following a three-course meal, it will take twenty lazy minutes to walk. including a four-minute rest; or it's one stop on the tram. We don't all have to order food at the same time; so have a look at the menu (here) in advance, and you'll be able to place your order promptly and there will be more time to eat and chat before the show (doors open 7 pm).
After the meal, our photographer Juice Huhtala captured this solemn snap in which the BtP webpersons ruminate on arrangements for presenting the bouquet of flowers (pictured, organised by Pirjo) on stage at the imminent gig, on behalf of fans worldwide as an acknowledgment of BJ Wilson's death 23 years before.
Procol dates in 2013 | Setlist |