my arrival into helsinki last night coincided with the metalllica concert in the city. as such, my introduction to the inhabitants of this land as i looked through the windows of the airport bus as we passed the concert venue, were throngs of pale and pasty youth in bogan/emo attire.
but also realising that the 2006(?) winneres of the eurovision contest were death metal rockers in monster outfits, i figured that this metallica intro to finland was actually more accurate than i initially gave credit for.
basically, helsinki is overrun by bogans, which is quite an interesting juztaposition to the picturesque wide cobblestoned streets and stately architecture.