In my opinion these guys could be called ambassadors of good mood.
Leningrad Cowboys, a Finnish showband, performing together with the Red Army Air Force Choir at Helsinki International Airshow.
Happy Together, a The Turtles cover, has always been part of their repertoire. To get the idea what they sound and look like, here's a Youtube clip from their gig at the Senat Square of Helsinki, 1993.
(No points, please.)
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carper (96) 2010-01-20 0:27
very nice one Kari,
a very good shot here a fine atmosphere a good mood shot, I like it.
InasiaJones (31566) 2010-01-20 0:31
It works for me... Improbable mix of mohawk hairdos and the army singers...
Who's the clowns?... Very funny!
CLODO (35950) 2010-01-20 0:38
It's Village people, a singing group, coming back?
ellelloo (6572) 2010-01-20 0:54
Works for me too! A good mood shot indeed. TFS!
jjcordier (79297) 2010-01-20 1:19
Très drôle ce mélange des genres.
Bonne journée de la bonne humeur!
phwall (6785) 2010-01-20 2:38
And if you aren't in a good mood, the man with the trumpet and his mate with the accordion will put you in a good mood whether you are in a good mood or not..
Great shot, great mood.
A fine image to celebrate Good Mood Day.
Disabled_A (0) 2010-01-20 3:24
this is an interesting scene and a very good composition, as it is :)
Good shot, VERY GOOD mood!! :)
Silke (3027) 2010-01-20 3:44
As soon as I saw the thumbnail, I knew who this group is! Great shot under difficult conditions with surprisingly good details
Clementi (52514) 2010-01-20 4:02
hai ragione una band davvero particolare
Have a great Good Mood Day.
Nicou (152062) 2010-01-20 4:41
Il manque que le sont à ta belle iamge, une belle dame, superbe.
merci et amitié
xuaxo (6854) 2010-01-20 4:52
Hi Kari, good day!
Very good addition to the Good Mood Day.
Even the name of the band is funny. At first it's not easy to tell which are the band and which are the AF Choir.
feather (51130) 2010-01-20 7:18
Thanks for this Kari. I had a double whammy of laughs watching the video as well as looking at the photo. The weird hairdos coupled with the military uniforms is so incongruous.
You should go into the hair lacquer business! ;D
Longroute (19396) 2010-01-20 9:32
Well, if you wanted to show us something funny you succeeded!!!
The question is: were they aware to be funny?
Lovely shot anyway, you presented a smile to us,
faubry (35447) 2010-01-20 10:17
a new group? Aba? beatles? diffrent clothes! too funny;
good mood day
baba_flies (8829) 2010-01-20 10:45
Hello Kari! They are so much fun and if you are not in the mood right now, the little clip will help you instantly to come into the right swing. I sang along :))) but I guess you do not want to hear this. LOL. Great shot, really cool! Have a good night, I guess tonight we all sleep well and deep with a smile on our faces. Barbara.
Waylim (25436) 2010-01-20 12:51
Very good, I love it, what a mix group that don't seem to fit in with each other yet they are here togather that create such an amusing image. Thanks for the laugh.
plimrn (21344) 2010-01-20 16:52
They really are funny and even better in the YouTube clip.
Since messages seem to be down since the latest upgrade, I'll wish you a great Caribbean trip. There's a big disparity between the income of the tourist and the residents; which I find uncomfortable.
rlrad (1845) 2010-01-20 20:30
And I thought I had some funny musical shots - this one takes the prize! The guys with the hair (I'm guessing they aren't part of the Red Army band) are tremendous. Nice addition to the theme!
Happy good mood day!
saxo042 (37968) 2010-01-21 7:04
To play music always bring you in a good mood, and these musicians must feel very good, even the serious trumpet player!
jlbrthnn (76039) 2010-01-21 11:17
Good evening Kari,
These soldiers who exchanged their weapons against musical instruments work indeed for good mood. Good contribution.
Have a good evening
iainsp (3298) 2010-08-06 12:07
This is fabulous.
I can remember seeing Leningrad Cowboys Go America years ago and this captures the spirit of Kaurismaki's movie (or perhaps the director perfectly captured the spirit of the band).
There is a mix of surreal, but good-mood presentation, with what seems to an outsider as a very Finnish seriousness.
I like it,
- Copyright: Kari Tanskanen (ktanska) (29469)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-08-15
- Categories: Event
- Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Good mood day on TE by MarianneS - part 1 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-01-20 0:25
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