‘Play­ing af­ter Paris at­tacks was scary’

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Sa­marth Goyal sa­marth.goyal@hin­dus­tan­times.com

As hor­ri­ble an in­ci­dent that was one can’t be scared for ev­ery gig or con­cert you go to Paavo Sil­jamäki,

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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.

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