‘Playing after Paris attacks was scary’
As horrible an incident that was one can’t be scared for every gig or concert you go to Paavo Siljamäki,
Paavo Siljamäki, a member of the popular English progressive trance group, Above & Beyond, admits that he was scared when the group was performing a day after the recent Paris attacks. “We had a show in Birmingham a day after the attacks and I would be lying if I say that it didn’t cross my mind that something can happen here as well. There were quite a number of people present at the concert and just a day after the attacks there was a little bit of fear,” he says.
However, he is quick to add that things went well. “But after that it was alright. I mean the show went well and of course nothing happened. And after a while you do realise that as horrible an incident that was (referring to Paris attacks), one cannot be scared for every gig or concert you go to. Instead, one has to send a message that we are not afraid of anyone like that. There is good in this world and we have to trust that.”
Meanwhile, the 38-year-old along with members Jono Grant and Tony McGuinness is excited about their upcoming three-city tour in India. “We’ve been here few times and we have always had a blast here. We are excited to come back and perform for our fans,” he says.