A hectic, but very nice, weekend
Published: Monday 2005-08-29.
It started out with Oslo philharmonic orchestra and Sissel Kyrkjebø performing the film music from the Lord of the Rings movies. I wasn’t that enthusiastic over the movies (but then again, I didn’t quite like the book either), but the music isn’t too bad. I have to admit that it did get slightly monotonous after a couple of hours, but that didn’t matter, with a good mood and nice company it was very nice.
Unfortunately it rained a bit in the afternoon, which transformed the nice lawn in front of the stage to a mud hole in time for the evening concerts. After a short café stop we returned to see the Norwegians Ravi og DJ Løv as a warm-up for the evening’s main attraction A-ha. Unfortunately we weren’t the only people who showed up, and Frogner park isn’t quite designed for the more than 100,000 visitors that sources say were there, which made it slightly cramped. Fortunately there were big screens available that you could watch the concert on if you didn’t want to crowd together right in front of the stage, so we went there instead.
A nice evening, even though I’m not quite happy with me getting slightly claustrophobic by being in the crowd. I felt the same way when I visited the free concert down at Aker brygge in conjunction with the celebration of the 100 years of independence earlier this summer. I didn’t think I would feel that way, so it was a bit spooky. But I had a nice evening nevertheless.
Yesterday it was Chaals’ turn to follow up on the
Anyway it was a very nice way to spend a Sunday afternoon, can it be much better than spending it with good friends and nice food?
This entry is referenced in:
The article is older than a fortnight and has been closed for new comments.
Disclaimer: The comments are copyrighted by their respective authors. The web site owner takes no responsibility for the contents of the comments. Improper comments will be deleted.