Jamie Mallender, "The Kremlin experience left me feeling really down in the mouth. I had visited one of the single most facinating places in the world, thinking I was going to be playing a gig, and was left sitting in the wings with a glass of red and a medal I don't understand. Ok, we were being treated very very well, but I didn't go to Russia to stuff myself with free food, drink wine and kill time. I'd rather be at home with my family and my local pub if I can't get onstage. Thankfully, at The Ice Hall in St Petersburg the whole band went onstage. They only let us (and all the other acts) do 1 song (cut down from 4), but the crowd reaction was immense + for me - those 5 minutes onstage were like gold. We proved a point. Of course, by that point I was so wound-up that I wasn't sure what the point was anymore - but whatever it was - we proved it.
I was very proud to be part of the band that night. Russia loves this band, and we love Russia."