The only GUANO APES concert in Russia took open-air place at the Khodynka airfield on May 26, 2001. The popular band became the headliner of the big concert as music part the Moscow International Festival of Stuntmen “Prometheus”. This concert was organized by team JSA Promoter.
Before this, from the morning at the festival there were many good shows from stunt masters accompanied by car and moto jumping, flam, pyrotechnic and special effects. And also other surprises was for the guests of extreme festival!
Also in the concert were attended by russian popular musicants: Underwood, Nike Borzov, Vos’maya Marta (Eighth March), Da Boogie Crew, spesial show from Linda. The sensation of this concert was the performance of the punk-band – Leningrad. This was their first performance at such a big event in Moscow. Their songs include foul language and this caused a protest from the Police and the Director of the Department of Culture of Moscow and they wanted to stop the show. Alexander Strizhak was able to keep this and the group played a full set.
An hour and a half concert by Guano Apes was charged with the energy of the band’s music and voice of Sandra Nasić. Despite the cold weather (temperature of air was about +5 /+7 C), they were inspired by what was happening in front of the big stage! The “sea” of the public (on concert area were more than 30,000), the waves of fans’ hands – lit the musicians in response. The JSA barriers in front of the stage experienced the onset of an audience storm. During the show, a big rain cloud came in the sky. But the rain passed the site and after that a beautiful Rainbow appeared in the sky.
The price of tickets for the entire festival, including the concert, was very affordable – 100 rubles (about 4 euros). In total, more than 70,000 people attended the festival during the day.
The Festival and Concert was generally very successful despite the fact that there was one serious problem. Initially, the event was planned at the Tushino Airdrome, but a week before the start, the director of Tushino Airfield under unreasonable reasons refused to give rent of area. The JSA team, together with the Organizer of the Stunt Festival, were forced to urgently change their place and were able to negotiate with another airfield – Khodynka (closer to the city center).
But there was one pleasant moment in all this fuss – the visit of Guano Apes to Moscow coincided with the birthday of the band’s soloist – Sandra Nasić. It was May 25th on the eve of the show. After the morning press conference for Media – in the evening, the group and the JSA Promoter team noted this at a good party in one of the Moscow clubs.
Musical Newspaper: Guano Apes – Give The Heat!
News internet portal UTRO.RU / 05/18/2001: Guano Apes will “set fire” in Khodynka
News internet portal UTRO.RU / 05/29/2001: German “rock primates” caused a rainbow
Newspaper MK.RU / 05/30/2001: Women’s happiness / Guano Apes
Newspaper “Kommersant” №90 05/28/2002: Guano Apes on Khodynka
Rock Music News Portal – Dark City: The only concert of GUANO APES
Rock Music News Portal – Dark City: About GUANO APES
News music internet portal ZVUKI.RU:
GUANO APES Gifts from primates
GUANO APES From the life of primates
GUANO APES Sandra Nasic’s birthday is not a sad holiday for you
JSA Promoter team thanks to the Music News Portal ZVUKI.RU for organizing a ticket contest for and promo support for the GUANO APES concert. Below is a photo: Sandra Nasić with a birthday present from the editor of ZVUKI.RU
The staging and management of technical production for this event at the Moscow stunt festival was from JSA Stage company. Big Stage, Tribune / Grandstand (1000 seats), Towers, FOH, Tents, Backstage area, Barriers and Fens.
VERSION IN RUSSIAN LANGUAGE:
GUANO APES НА ХОДЫНСКОМ АЭРОДРОМЕ
МОСКОВСКИЙ ФЕСТИВАЛЬ КАСКАДЕРОВ 2001
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