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Helsinki, Finland
author: Nichelle
date posted: Wednesday, September 19, 2001

The show in Moscow went very well, though the press was not as smooth as I would have liked. The guys enjoyed it a great deal because we had a couple of days off in Budapest to rest, so it felt good for them to get back into their routine.

After the show, we went to this club called "Most" which was very cool. They had a private room for us upstairs which was nice, and there was even a fashion show going on downstairs that we all watched. It was rather interesting clothes, and the designer walked out at the end in a see-through gown. We all swore that she flashed a bit of herself at Martin as she swayed passed us.

We all stayed a bit too long at this party, but all in all, it was a fun night out. After that, we went back to the hotel to listen to the entertainment of Martin and Andrew Phillpott singing away at the piano - woo hoo!

The next day on our day off, a few of us went on a tour around the Kremlin, then later met up and went to this club about 30 minutes from our hotel. It was some sort of Depeche Mode night, and one of our support bands was playing, so we all attended. There were only 2 bands the entire night, but it was an interesting crowd. When Technique played, at the end of their set, Peter joined them to sing "Home" which ended up sounding really good though they did not have much practice.

After the club, we got back to the hotel and made our way down to the casino - you can always find Mr. Fletcher down there winning away! After about an hour, we all decided the night was over, and we carried our winnings away to bed with us.

Then we went onto St. Petersburg - very beautiful place. The show went well and we left the next day, so not too much time to do anything, but we did make it out before our flight left to see the amazing sights.

All in all, Russia was very interesting, yet I think we were all very happy to leave. A couple things I can say that we all agree on is that the food is not the best, and the drivers of our vans have got to be the scariest drivers in this world. We had so many close calls I cannot even tell you!

We are off to Helsinki today which should be nice.

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