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Roskilde Backstage

1997 - 2002

Roskilde Festival '99
The first chatmeeting
Chatparty Tønsberg '99
1st official chat party
(hosted by Catgirl)
Party Trelleborg '99
Fredde's party with
Dorte and Angel
Madrugada Weekend '99
Small party in Tønsberg.
Chatparty Klippan 2000
2nd official chatparty (hosted by Angel)
Easterparty 2000
3rd official chatparty.
6 days in a row
(hosted by DD and Cat)
Roskilde Festival 2000
Our 2nd year as the chatgang at RF
Easterparty 2001
A small Easterparty
in Oslo
Roskilde Festival 2001
FistCamp #02
FistCamp #03
Chatmeeting 2001
Fredde 30 party
Some of us went to Trelleborg to celebrate Fredde's 30th birthday
Madrugada Weekend '01
With a couple of sweet Swedes we went to see Madrugada again.
Whiteparty NYE 2001
Vorspiel at PJ's
Whiteparty at Erik & Lisa's on NYE 2001
Århus Weekend April'02
Cat visits Dorte & co.
17th of May Weekend
A long weekend with lots of exciting events and guests
Roskilde Festival 2002
Halloween Party 2002
Halloween Party #1
Halloween Party #2

SoWhat! 2002

Norwegian Wood 2002

Four days of music in one of Oslo's beautiful parks.

Arvika Festival 2002
OSF Camp
Oslo Synthfestival 2002
9. November at Betong
Tori Amos - Hamburg'03
A Sorta Fairytale
Norwegian Wood 2003
Saturday 14. June
Sunday 15. June
Roskilde Festival 2003

SoWhat! Camp

Arvika Festival 2003
Roskilde Festival 2004

Miscellaneous #1
Miscellaneous #2
Concerts Thurs/Fri
Concerts Sat/Sun

Roserock 2004


Norwegian Wood Festival, Oslo 14. June 03
After a few e-mails with one of the guys at Norwegian Wood Festival, I was granted not only tickets for two of the days, but also a photopass. And what a treat! This meant I could get all the way into the pit :)
I had first asked for Friday and Sunday, cuz Linkin Park were supposed to play Friday. When both they and The Sounds cancelled, I changed my wish to Saturday. There were 3 bands esp. that I wanted to see on Sat. And that was Jim Stärk, The Ricochets and Norwegian rock legends DumDumBoys. The weather was perfect for music, beers and photography.
I was a bit late to get any photos of Jim Stärk (you're only allowed to take photos during the 3 first songs), but I got to hear most of the concert at least. This is very, very beautiful music. Sometimes I even get a Pearl Jam-ish vibe from music. They have also had their share of Nick Drake comparisons.
Next band was the Ricochets.
I've heard lots about them, but never actually seen them live before. And it was a nice surprise when I first did.
Elegant, dark and energetic. Vocalist Trond Andreassen is rocking and shaking it.
Last year's Norwegian Wood included the bachelorparty for Erik, and this year was no exception either. I just sat down, and there I was - in the middle of a bacheloretteparty. And this was the bride to be. Very nice bunch of girls, and I do hope her wedding went well.
The crowd had been sitting relatively still through the first concerts, but when it was close to the grand entrance of DumDumBoys people began to stir.
DumDumBoys have been making great rock - in Norwegian - since the late 80's and they've been one of the #1 party music for my generation when we were youngsters.
And they were very well aware that they had lots of old (in more than one way) fans in the crowd. The first thing they said to all their fans was: "Ahh..look how big you've all grown"
Eventhough the band hasn't been playing live for several years there was nothing rusty about their performance. Singer Prepple Houmb is every bit as charming and heartily engaged in the music as they were back in the 90's. And the songs remain the same.
Hits like "Splitter Pine", "Slave", "Tusen etasjer høy" and "Metallic hvit" had the crowd go wild in one big sing-along-party. The singer and drumplayer changed places and additional guitarplayers entered the stage at the end of the concert. The concert was even allowed to go on past closing time.
One thing is for sure. Both the audience and the band left the festivalgrounds with big happy grins on their faces. A really good concert in all ways possible. Thanks for returning to your fans DumDumBoys. We've missed you!