How to celebrate Tsoi's birthday in Russia
As you know, Viktor Tsoi was very fond of celebrating his birthdays. On this day, friends always gathered in his modest apartment on the outskirts of St. Petersburg. A guitar was set in a circle, and songs poured until the night. The most popular drinks in those years were strong tea and port wine. And how today, after more than 20 years from the day of the death of the famous singer, is Tsoi's birthday celebrated?
Viktor Tsoi - songwriter, guitarist, actor and singer of the famous Russian rock band "Kino". Maestro was born in the city of Leningrad on June 21, 1962. Having achieved tremendous popularity by the age of 28, he unexpectedly dies under the wheels of a regular bus. It happened on holiday in Latvia, a few kilometers from Riga. According to the official version, the singer fell asleep at the wheel. The whole country experienced the death of a pet. Since then, Tsoi’s birthday has been celebrated annually throughout the country by a series of rock concerts in which famous musicians take part. The anniversary of the birth of the singer was specially celebrated. In 2012, the soloist "Cinema" would have turned exactly 50 years old.
The birthday of Viktor Tsoi in the capital of our country was celebrated on a grand scale. In one of the most popular Moscow clubs "B2" held a festival "Kinomaniya." Famous rock bands such as “Acoustic Forest”, “Coming Out”, performed the songs of the cinema gurppa. Thousands of fans could enjoy the live sound and commemorate the musician.
Tsoi's birthday was also actively celebrated in Yekaterinburg. Perhaps the greatest festival was held here - “Choi is alive!”. Famous songs of the famous musician were performed by legendary rock bands: “Alice”, “The King and the Fool”, “U-Peter”, “Picnic” and others. Unfortunately, the leader of the group “Tea”, who at the same time celebrated his own birthday in St. Petersburg, was unable to attend the concert.
In the city where the famous musician was born, of course, they also did not forget to celebrate Tsoi's birthday. The concert dedicated to the memory of the leader "Cinema", was held in the concert hall "October". Here his songs were performed by a real symphonic orchestra. The biggest festival was held in the rock club "Kamchatka", located in the former boiler room, where the singer used to work as a fireman. Now there are often organized concerts of beginners and famous musicians. Tsoi fans also visited the exhibition of his portraits and laid flowers at the grave in which the singer was buried. The anniversary birthday of Tsoi in 2012 was marked by an important event for fans of the actor and performer. This year was released 10-disc edition with live recordings of the musician. The discs contain rare materials, including from real rehearsals of the Kino group.
Tsoi's birthday is an important date for all fans of the leader of the Kino group, as well as for many modern musicians who were brought up and grew up on his songs. Despite the fact that Victor died, being very young, his work had a huge impact on a whole generation, and his simple and heartfelt compositions and sensual voice will forever remain in our hearts.