Monday, June 29, 2009

Every Shirt XCI: Ensiferum - Paganfest

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shirt: Ensiferum - Paganfest '08
size: XL (US)
vintage: 2008
provenance: festival

I got this shirt at the 2008 NEMHF, which hopefully is the last time this tour series -- which deserves to continue -- gets routed through a festival that restricts average set times below 30 minutes. Nevertheless, the band was as awesome as might be expected, and whoever's promoting this shit decided, over the course of the tour, that the idea of bringing a bunch of killer but underexposed-in-North-America Euro bands over before festival season starts was a good idea commercially as well as artistically, and we got full sets from a debatably better slate this year.

Not seen on the shirt due to the fold is the real point of the art; the heathen patriarch-spirit is blessing the crossing of viking boats from east to west across the Atlantic.

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