Brainstorm, the group that represented Latvia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2000 with the song My star and finished third, is on tour in Latvia. Esctoday.com was there, during last week's concert in Jelgeva, the home town of the group. And not even the rain could make thousands of Brainstorm fans to change their minds…
Brainstorm opened the show with the songs from their last album Četri krasti (Four Shores), which has reached Gold status in Latvia. The show had three acts. The conclusion of the first act was a dedication to Muminsh (Gundars Mausevics), who died in a car accident in summer 2004. It was the emotional peak of the show.
Kaspars Roga has two drum sets for the tour. During the second act, the other drumset was set out on the catwalk where Brainstorm performed several songs from the CD Veronika. The third act was a mixture of the best of Brainstorm's songs like Maybe, Plaukstas lieluma pavasaris and songs from Četri krasti.
The stage design plays a significant role in this tour. Kaspars Roga, the drummer, is the stage designer and the director of the show. 80 meters of iron constructions, 140 metres of plywood, 350 metres of fabrics, 4 tons of light equipment, 150 square metres of glass has been used to create the decorations of the stage of 350 square metres. As an additional element of the stage design was a video wall of 25 square metres broadcasting the images taken by 5 cameras during the concert.
Three more to go
Brainstorm is in the middle of the Latvian tour, which means that they still have three concerts to go. People who were present at their show in Jelgava had no doubt that it has been the most impressive musical event Brainstorm's hometown has ever experienced.