Where the Bands Are (Way Out West 2019- Day 2)

Way Out West, 9 August, 2019 Day 2The lineup for the second day of WOW19 had some gems for me and it started with a visit to the cinema for a Nordic premiere. Blinded by the Light is a British comedy-drama film inspired by the life of journalist Sarfraz Manzoor's acclaimed memoir Greetings from Bury … Continue reading Where the Bands Are (Way Out West 2019- Day 2)

57 Channels (and nothin’ on): Blinded by the Light

In the highly unlikely event that anyone may have missed what the film Blinded by the Light is about: Blinded by the Light is a British comedy-drama film inspired by the life of journalist Sarfraz Manzoor's acclaimed memoir Greetings from Bury Park: Race, Religion and Rock N' Roll. Set in the town of Luton in … Continue reading 57 Channels (and nothin’ on): Blinded by the Light

Where the Bands Are (Way Out West 2019- Day 1)

Way Out West, 8 August, 2019For the third year in a row I'm going to experience the Way Out festival West (#wowgbg) located in Gothenburg. It's a three day adventure packed with music, films and food/drinks. This year's festival is the thirteenth consecutive. The main festival area is in the park Slottsskogen with five stages … Continue reading Where the Bands Are (Way Out West 2019- Day 1)

Where the Bands Are (Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, 21 June, 2003)

On this date, 21 June 2003, eighteen years after the cult-declared "Stadium Breaker"-shows in 1985, where Bruce Springsteen and a crowd of 64 312 spectators made the entire venue (built on clay) sway, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band returned to Ullevi, Gothenburg, this time with the Rising Tour. It's Midsummer Day and most … Continue reading Where the Bands Are (Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, 21 June, 2003)

Where the Bands Are (Mumford and Sons, 18 May, 2019)

Mumford & Sons’ Delta World Tour rolled into Gothenburg Saturday night to Scandinavium Arena and from the minute they walked on the stage the band wasted no time at all. They opened with well known up-tempo songs; Guiding Light, Little Lion Man and Holland Road and the crowd was clapping and singing along from the … Continue reading Where the Bands Are (Mumford and Sons, 18 May, 2019)

Where the Bands Are (Lukas Graham, 10 May, 2019)

Friday night (May 10.) I attended the Lukas Graham' concert, in Gothenburg Film Studios. First, the venue: Gothenburg Film Studios is situated somewhat remote from downtown Gothenburg, located in an area where you primarily find office buildings and some newly built residential houses. My friend and I had to use google maps to find our … Continue reading Where the Bands Are (Lukas Graham, 10 May, 2019)

Someday we’ll look back on this and it will all seem funny

Five weeks has passed since the operation on my shoulder and I'm happy to report that, the last couple of days, there's been a dramatic improvement. The biggest change is that I'm now able to sleep in my bed for more than three hours in a row. It's indeed a relief to "move out" of … Continue reading Someday we’ll look back on this and it will all seem funny