wondering if someone remembers any particular misfortunate performances, where something broke down and felt really weird and pitiful. maybe some technical failures or some fool in the crowd ruined the song, that kind of thing.
Yeah, there are a couple of blooper vids on Youtube, some of it is stuff the guys have mentioned in their interviews too.
1) Olli's guitar amp is for some reason off, and when he starts playing, no sound comes out at first. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLzflIs-TqQ
2) They had planned a special deviation for Carnival or Rust, which was supposed to have a total silence after first verse + stage lights off. Olli forgot, tho, and kept playing. After the first chorus Marko says in Finnish that Olli isn't going to get paid for that gig.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzELjxnFtKc
3) Then there's of course the legendary "I forgot the lyrics" version of Diamonds for Tears:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VLvR_f6jd8
Plus I recall reading here on forum (a long time ago) about some chick who was quite a bit drunk and climbed onto the stage for a while.
Edit. Also from some interview: during one gig (Tammerfest 2006?) they couldn't get Olli's gear to work until close to the end of the show, so Jaska had his job carved out for him there, but he had been really happy to get all the solos.
And during one of their recent gigs, I think in Hamburg, Marko's microphone lost all sound. He just walked to the side of the stage quickly, got a new mic and continued on. I don't think it ruined the song one bit tho.
I recall that Marko's fallen off stage once, but didn't stop singing and just climbed back up. Glad nothing serious happened there.
And I'm sure there are many more. All kinds of things can happen.