Is your Erasmus exchange in the Netherlands? Well then, you won’t want to come back to Poland. Why? Because you’ll like weed too much. This is the reaction number 1. Sometimes there was also the reaction number 2, but it was occurring much less often than the reaction number 1.
It was in July 2009. A friend, very excited, was telling me about a band called Nightwish. For me, the only thing rattling around my head in regards to this name was a bunch of long-hair high school kids dressed in black leather jackets and armed with very rebellious looks on their faces.
When you’re scared of something, you don’t do it. Makes sense? Not for Yvonne. Armed only with a bike (too big for her) she started her biking trip around the United Kingdom. A quest with the aim of bringing awareness about things that matter.
It was supposed to be a regular, boring 4-hour bus trip from Warsaw to Wrocław. Squeezed somewhere between a window and doors, watching tall bold pine trees on the highway because the wifi wouldn’t work and I forgot to buy the latest National Geographic.
If somebody told that there is a band which plays a modern version of Czesław Niemen’s music, my eyes would start shining with rage. Any type of imitating the work or this genius artist is for me an unforgettable profanation. However, I decided to give Soundrise a chance.