The Latvian group Brainstorm landed at the airport in Voronezh a few moments before the outbreak of a powerful thunderstorm. "We were lucky, everything will be fine," - said the leader of the group Renars Kaupers. In Voronezh this popular group intends to perform its famous hits and new songs. Musicians told the journalists that they came from the Soviet Union, so they understand and respect Russian culture – and even read books. Renars Kaupers said that the members of the group are not mature enough for Platonov, but they read Bulgakov with pleasure.
Young Norwegians from the group Kakkmaddafakka also not alien to Russian culture. Axel Vindenes even visited Russia in 2006, while taking part in concerts of classical orchestra. "There are no composers in the world equal to Russian" - said Axel. It turned out that the group looked through the press about the Platonov Festival in the Internet – and they found it very significant, like the Arts festival in Bergen, where the team is based. "We do not play hard rock and heavy metal, because we are good and not evil", - formulated their credo musicians. Sa for the rain, they think about it philosophically. In Bergen rain falls 200 days a year.
"There is a time for deep inner work," - said Paul Vindenes.
Groups have never heard of each other and had not performed at concerts together. The Platonov Arts Festival gave them such an opportunity.
And that evening at Admiralteyskaya Square a concert of both groups took place. And despite the rain, it kept in suspense about two tens of thousands of fans.