13 September 2010

A trip down memory lane

Last night we went to A-ha's farewell concert. After 25 years as a band it was time to call it a quit.

Their most famous song "Take On Me" ended up as no. 1 on the Billboard chart in the US in 1985. In 1987 they had their first concert in Norway - here in Kristiansand. I guess it must have been a bit strange for the audience that saw them 23 years ago to see them again after all these years.

Magne, Morten and Pål during the concert in Kristiansand. Photo: Kristin Ellefsen

It was a rainy night and most of the audience were dressed in rain coats and wellies, drinking beer and dancing to stay warm in the wet night. It was an outdoor concert at the football stadium in town and approx. 15.000 people had met up to see the band for the last time.

We had been promised a great concert and a spectacular stage. The concert was great and the stage might have been even more spectacular if it wasn't for the rain. I think the band wanted to stay under the roof as much as possible to avoid the "liquid sun".

Morten's voice is just as good as ever, Magne is the one who keeps in touch with the audience and Pål is the quiet guy in the corner, but still the guitar expert. Old songs were played, one after another, and I think we all had a trip down memory lane...and what a trip!

Great music and a great concert. What will be the next challenge for these guys?

Here is their story so far.

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