Ruokangas 20th Anniversary + Mr. Fastfinger 10th Anniversary Party

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Ruokangas Guitars and the 10th anniversary of Mr. Fastfinger, Juha Ruokangas and Mika Tyyskä (the creative brain behind Mr. Fastfinger) threw an invite-only party in Helsinki’s Cinema Andorra/Dubrovnik Bar complex.

Ruokangas 20th – Juha + Emma

Juha Ruokangas (centre) and his wife Emma were on hand to greet their guests (yes, this is Finnish Prog Rock legend Jukka Tolonen on the right)…

Ruokangas 20th – Mika in conversation

…as was guitar virtuoso (and animator) Mika Tyyskä.

Ruokangas 20th – Dubrovnik 3

Ruokangas 20th – Koski + Torvinen

The Dubrovnik quickly filled with illustrious guests, such as Mad Professor’s main man Harri Koski (left) and – legendary Finnish band – Eppu Normaali’s guitarist Juha Torvinen (centre).

Ruokangas 20th – Puppe

Here’s Finnish bass ace Jan-Olof Strandberg (centre) joining the party.

Ruokangas 20th – opening Juha + Mika 3

Ruokangas 20th – opening Juha + Mika 4

Ruokangas 20th – opening audience

Juha and Mika officially opened the evening by taking to the stage and sharing a drink with their guests.

The centrepiece of the evening was the world premiere of Ruokangas Guitars’ and Mr. Fastfinger’s joint movie ”The Spirit of the Guitar Hunt”, which will be released in segments on You Tube. The invited guests were shown the full movie.

Ruokangas 20th – anticipation 3

Ruokangas 20th – movie intro

A few words from the hosts, and then it was time for the world premiere:

Ruokangas 20th – standing ovations

The film received standing ovations.

Ruokangas 20th – the creative team

The creative team behind the ”Guitar Hunt”…

Ruokangas 20th – buffet 2

Ruokangas 20th – Ze Stage

The premiere was followed by delicious food, as well as great live music from Antti Paranko and his band, and Mr. Fastfinger.

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