Photos in the gallery by Anete Zatirka Photography posted with kind permission from Bobe.Me, full gallery at Best of Baltic Entertainment official Facebook, click here. Interview for BOBE with LP coming soon!
Those past couple of days were very busy for LP and hew crew. On each and every day they arrived to different country. From Belarus they went straight to Latvia where yesterday in the evening they’ve played at the stage of Sigulda castle-ruins – Siguldas pilsdrupu estrāde. Sigulda Medieval Castle ruins are located on the edge of the Gauja valley in Latvia. The original castle was built in 1207 as a castellum type fortress, later rebuilt into a convent type building.
Few facts about the venue, due to its importance as a tourist attraction, the old castle walls have been fortified many times in the 20th century. The castle reopened its walls to visitors in 2012 and now encourages everyone to step back in time and enjoy the surroundings that bore witness to many historical events. It is possible to climb up the North Tower, the Main Gate Tower and enjoy the medieval aura.
Not sure what did the trick, wheter the amazing surroundings, support of the crowd or simply both combined together, but the band had a blast and you could see that. And, on top of everything, it all started with some major problem, it turned out that the whole gear was still on the plane somewhere in Kiev and it didn’t arrive on time, so they had to play on borrowed instruments. And some instruments had been bought just before the gig. How crazy is that!
But as @iamlp_fan_ru reports me, they just embraced what happened and made fun out of this whole situation. Like for example during “Muddy Waters”, LP somehow was without her tambourine, so Elias threw to her one of his drumsticks and she just went along with it. There was also really great moment during ‘Strange’ – LP played on harmonica, did the throw, but after the song ended, the band started playing chorus one more time.
So LP did another throw, harmonica landed on the ground, she tossed it into the crowd, (congrats to Anna who caught it!), and they all waved their hands in the air, ‘like they just don’t care’! 🙂 LP later joked on Instagram that it was a ‘Strange’ goodbye, but I think those are the moments that later are the most memorable… There was another surprise, LP did come to the crowd for yet another encore, and she played ‘Switchblade’, I think first time this happened on current tour.
Thanks God, LP always carries her ukulele with her, so at least that small but so very crucial instrument wasn’t lost! If you’d love to see some of those moments I recommend Instagram accounts of @iamlp_fan_ru & @mishkayork. They’ve posted some cool videos & pics. Also, there were at least two interviews, one by @annapauksa for Best of Baltic Entertainment (@bobe_me) & another by @ieva_varna for LNT – it’s some TV in Latvia.
This time I also have found few quotes for you! Sa N Dris (@kvottie): “Hugs, great conversations and what a amazing show! 🔥 LP.” Martins (@rudzaso): “Thank you all for the amazing show and a huge thanks to @ltipsagency for having us! Hope you enjoyed @iamlpofficial , we sure as hell did! She is an amazing artist and a great person, full of heart, as well as her crew, great guys!”
Katrīna (@burviigi): “Thank you, Laura! That was amazing 🌞.” Mikus (@mikus_r): Completely blown away by #LP, amazing!!!” Andrew (@andrew_my): “That curly ball of energy with captivating voice is LP ☀.” Līva (@zalzubite): “She was amazing.😍 I enjoyed every single moment from her concert.” @inaralejniece: “Thank you for such an amazing concert!” @fuksitiss: “Astonishing voice!” Lauma (@laumazulge): “#lp that was something! Thank you so much! 🤩.”
I am ending my post with beautiful words from @iamlp_fan_ru who kindly wrote to me about the gig:
“LP rocked the stage in Sigulda. Dispite of all hindrances & literally disasters (the equipment hadn’t arrived by the time of the concert), she clearly showed that professionalism, charisma and healthy sense of humour always wins. She could burn a hole in that place with her energy and talent, and she definitely burned our hearts. The stage was on fire for all 1,5 hours. What a treat it was when she generously sang one more song (my and LP’s (lol) favourite) – Switchblade. People were mad during the gig, and even more mad when she came down to the crowd (!) and with a happy and humbled smile gave everyone her autograph and allowed to make a selfie. I’m sure that each of 5,000 people presented on the gig had become her wild new fan, if they haven’t been so far.”
For gallery of pictures from yesterday, click here. Today LP is playing in yet another country, this time it’s Sunset Festival Lithuania at Botanical Garden of Vilnius University. See you all tomorrow with another portion of updates!