✖ what did I learn from being a backstage host for two evenings?

There are times when I know the right blog name has been chosen. It used to be all about those little things, with Little Things With Jassy but overdosed on caffeine; that's one of the best names I've come up with.

The best part is, that I've might have actually overdosed on caffeine. Thanks for being patient with me when I haven't had time to write anything new for you this weekend. Okay, to be fair, this blog is still rather new so I don't believe anyone even noticed my absence. However, I learned a bunch of things this weekend and I don't think I love anything more than turning all kinds of experiences into learning experiences, so here we go again.

I'm currently sat in my best friends apartment floor, while she's sleeping her fever & flu away, I should really be packing my stuff up and hop on a train back home but here I am, writing as per usual. It's been so difficult to be without writing anything these past four days. Haha, perhaps I've found some inspiration from my journey.

I recently wrote about the Ruishelmi Winter Festival, or how it was still uncertain if I was going or not because it meant that I would have gone to work there if I was about to go. Ruishelmi Winter Festival was held for the very first time this year, as Ruisrock Festival is having it's 50th birthday this year. This was sort of a pre-festival, with some of Finland's top artists playing out there. My job included working at the backstage, checking up on artists and if they have everything they need and cleaning after them. But what did I learn, especially as a first-timer in an actual event?

✖ I'm perfect for the job, especially with Finnish artists because I have no effin' clue who they are
I haven't been following the Finnish music scene with such intensity that I'd know what the artists look like. I know names, songs and stuff but I do not know what they look like. As it turns out, I'm very good at handling them with a "normal person"-level because their artist status has zero effect on me. Okay, there are three exceptions: Samu Haber, Ville Valo & Lauri Ylönen but none of them were there so, basically no problem there then.

✖ I could do that shit for a living
It was a rather small festival, but it was so flipping fun! I'm sort of hoping to be able to go working at the Ruisrock Festival next summer and do the same thing. It's going to be a hell more hectic there, but it was so much fun. I've completely forgotten how amazing it's actually do something like a job and actually enjoy it. Like purely, completely enjoy it.

Overall, I learned so many new things. However, I'm not sure whether I can share them here on my public blog or not. Throughout, it was an amazing and valuable experience. I managed to connect with some new people, I had the most welcoming team ever and everything was just perfect. I honestly can't remember when was the last time I actually went to work smiling, and I've been smiling like a complete idiot during the whole flipping weekend.

I hope every single one of you has had a great weekend, and keep your eyes peeled this way for tomorrow's music recommendations for the week! I promise, there is more than one artist ;).


  1. This sounds like such a fun job to do! I've always wondered what the backstage world was like.

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    1. It was so much fun! And so refreshing as well!

  2. It sounds so cool being a backstage host! Connecting with new people & having fun = sounds perfect! Although I’m not sure I would have the confidence to pull it off personally! Ha.


    1. It took a while to adjust into a mood but it was so so fun!


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