Utan Byxor festival 2003

By Poltsi

UB is a longstanding independed festival taking place on the first weekend of June in the beautiful Kaivopuisto. This year special was the first appearance of the Heavy Metal Pavilion. The event drew a lot of attendees, both members of UB as well as outsiders.

Low-resolution and high-resolution video from the event.


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Assembling the roof.

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The weather was stable which was good, since the assembly took some time.

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Next the legs were attached. The assembly showed that it required at least 3 men to assemble and move the pavilion to its final location. The troubadour to the left was a member of a bachelor-party who joined in inspired by the UB-philosophy. later several other parties did likewise.

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Poltsi placed the leg-anchors.

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The tarpaulin was placed to see how well it fitted.

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Still missing were the eyelets which required some care since they were made out of plastic and were prone to crack easily.

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Oskari and Lemon added the eyelets to the roof tarpaulin.

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While Poltsi fitted the end-hooks to the rubber. The ends were doubled and knotted with wire.

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One UB-cuestom was to wave to the bypassers, especial attention was given to the police, regurarily passing tourist-bus as well as the occasional japanese tourist-group (who this year got nice photos of the human-pyramide performed by three active UB-members).

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Placing the tarpaulin on it's place with the rubber-cable attached.

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The bypassing tourist-bus.

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Fastening the tarpaulin with the hooks.

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It takes six (wo)men to add the second piece to the legs. A bit impractical.

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While UB recreated the historical event on Iwo-Jima

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First customers.

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Some may question whether the event was really suitable for the smallest in the family.

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The event drew curious bystanders.

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F*ck ManU, real men play soccer with their pants down.

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GOOOAAAAAA-L!!! We will also release the video from the game (and the event as soon as Lemon gets it transferred from the tape). Check these, low-resolution and high-resolution.

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Even the younger were interested in the game.

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We could throughout the event of live music.

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People mingled.

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While the game continued.

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Then it was time for alternative team-performance.

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Although having your pants at your ankles made some things too hard to achieve.

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Teleshot. As can be seen, quite a lot of people were gathered despise the disoptimal weather. We could with some satisfaction note that the tarpaulin performed optimally both during the rain as well as the occasional sunny moments.

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Further away we noted a band putting up their gear. Later they performed a wery nice gig playing Deep Purple coversongs. Extra kudos to the singer who did a superb work imitating Ian Gillan.

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Meanwhile the bachelor-party gathered to sing with gusto.

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Family-shot.

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Next up was the 'Lopunajan merkit'-group who sang and performed.

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Note the hairy cover of the pneumatic synthesizer :-)

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Ooops, the batteries died after this shot, missing is the Berliininmunkki (yech!) and much else funny. All in all a very good UB Festival.