Thank you Marie, Thank you Per!
WOW, what a day and what a NIGHT! And HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARIE!
The day began with a cloudy morning, but we already knew that they are going to come by plane, the time, and the flight, so we went to the airport. We saw them, it was fantastic, what can i say!
But after a short while, I talked to Christoffer and we met at the hotel. While waiting for them to come downstairs, guess what! Marie and Per show up, and we took pictures, sign a little something and we said THANK YOU!
After that great moment we talked with the band, we took them for a walk, and chatted a little bit.
The moment came that we were there at the venue, pouring cats and dogs, I got wet to the bones. But we got lucky and the rain has stoped.
Our 2 fans with backstage tickets went inside and gave them the gifts, a panflute for Per and a traditional blouse for Marie! Also flowers, a card and a painting with them drawn by a fan.
The concert began, all our fans rise their sheets, singing Happy Birthday more then 4 times :)) and of course throwing baloons at Joyride. I hope they loved it, because i know we did.
After the show we went to their hotel just to sing them a song, and Marie was so nice, she gave us autographs again and sing with us Tro. What a night!
More info in the following days. Meanwhile download from here all my pictures, not many because i was talking and screaming too much. But hey, what can i say, i am a fan!
Here are some pieces of information that we think that will be very useful in the concert day: how to get to Zone Arena, security rules and the weather forecast.
How to get to Zone Arena
1. On foot – most advised
2. By Subway (Metro) – easy and quick, still some walking to do; a 2 trip ticket costs 3 lei
Be sure to check the Metro website: www.metrorex.ro
3. By ground public transportation - RATB; a 1 trip ticket costs 1.5 lei
RATB ticket offices – at Piata Romana, at the crossing of Stefan cel Mare avenue with Calea Dorobantilor (see map below)
We do not advise you to use this way of transportation – there are usually frequent traffic jams and a lot of delay. There is no fixed schedule and the waiting time varies a lot.
Access is forbidden in the concert area with the following items: bottles (including perfume bottles larger than 100 ml and deodorant bottles), plastic recipients, cans, fireworks, banners on sticks, sprays, chairs, weapons, drinks or food, blunt objects, pets, chains, professional or semi-professional (with detachable lens) photo cameras or audio-video recording devices.
Also, in case it rains, you won't be allowed with umbrellas in the concert area, the recommendation being to use raincoats.
The weather will be fine, with a maximum of 27 C and a minimum of 16 C. There are low chances of precipitation (around 5%). The temperatures between 18:00 and 22:00 will vary between 25 C and 21 C.
For updated information, be sure to check http://www.foreca.com/Romania/Bucharest?details=20110530
According to a credible source, the concert is sold out. But you can stiil find here or there a ticket or two, but it is very hard to find standing tickets. Antena 1 showed news that says that Emagic will fill the tent where Marie and Per will stay with flowers and candles for Marie's birthday.
There are over 25 000 people expected to attend this concert. Here you will find a map with directions to Zone Arena. Also, the website egirl.ro wrote about our plans for that evening. We will try to anounce more in the media to make sure that every person knows about our plans to make this Marie's special night.
We went to Zone Arena were we took some pictures for the upcoming concert. The scene part is build but there are lots to be done there. Anyway we will have 4 fan moments during the concert. Presuming that this is the setlist here it goes:
01. Dressed for Success
02. Sleeping In My Car
03. The Big L.
04. Wish I Could Fly
05.Only When I Dream
06. She’s Got Nothing On (But the Radio)
07. Perfect Day**************************************
08. Things Will Never Be the Same
09. It Must Have Been Love
10. Opportunity Nox
12. Fading Like a Flower (Every Time You Leave)
13. Silver Blue/Stars *******************************
14. How Do You Do!
15. Dangerous Band presentation
16. Joyride *****************************************
17. Watercolours in the Rain
18. Spending my Time
19. The Look
20. Way Out
21. Listen to Your Heart ****************************
22. Church of Your Heart
MOMENTE PUBLIC :
2.Perfect Day - right after we will sing Happy Birthday to Marie and we rise the sheets with the hearts that we indicated to print from here: Download imagini.
3.Silver Blue sau Stars - we rise the sheets with the blue stars.
4.Joyride -we wistle at the chorus and we rise the baloons- preferably when they sing: "in a wonderful ballon"
5.Listen to your heart - lights from the phones, flashes etc and we throu flowers after the song.
Important : the song Perfect day has a small pause before the end so be carrefuly when we start so sing Happy Birthday.
Banerele costa 270 Ron amandoua si vine omul sa le instaleze pe gard. Florile costa in jur de 550 Ron - cosul ca aranjament. Legat de cadou inca nu stiu ce sa luam. Oricum in total trebuie sa strangem in jur de 1500 de ron ca sa fie. Ce ramane vom cumpara poate vreun cd sa il dam la concursuri. Nu e rau nu? Acum sariti cu donatiile :)) -cititi pe forum cum!
Am sa va rog sa printati in cat mai multe exemplare aceste imagini pentru a putea fi ridicate in momentul in care vom canta "La multi ani!" Cand ne auziti pe cei din primele randuri atunci sper ca toata lumea sa ne insoteasca. Cred ca dupa Perfect Day e cel mai bine. Daca le puteti printa pe foi mai groase ca sa nu se lase in jos, sau sa le lipiti pe cartoane si sa le dati si vecinilor de scaun cate una ar fi perfect. Daca macar in primele randuri vom avea aceste inimi tot ar fi ceva.
Nu uitati sa va cumparati baloane in forma de inima, cat mai multe sa dati si la vecini, si fluiere pt Joyride! Sper ca pana saptamana viitoare sa avem planul complet.
Deci deocamdata aceste inimi de printat in cat mai multe exemplare pe carton sau foi mai groase sa faceti un pic de lucru manual. Pe o parte inima, pe alta steluta ca sa va fie mai usor de fluturat. Fluiere pentru Joyride, Stelute pt Stars!
Cosul de flori, cadourile se vor inmana ori personal or prin cei de la Emagic, dar noi speram personal ca sa va aratam reactia lor.
Despre bannere maine aflu detalii si va comunic. Niste confetti sunt bune, pentru ca le poti arunca cu mana. Ideea este sa nu aveti artificii, si alte bazaconii gen petarde, rachete si asa mai departe.
Pana atunci cititi forumul si vizitati site-ul des ca sa stiti ce aveti de facut. Haideti sa aratam intregii lumi ca si romanii stiu sa faca spectacol cand trebuie si sa le dam clasa tuturor!
VH2 and Magnolia will open the concert that Roxette will give in Romania. The concert is part of Roxette's 10th tour and is organized by Emagic and sponsored by Avon and Ciuc Premium.
VH2 is composed of some of the most appreciated Romanian musicians of the moment. Gabriel Cotabiţă's band quickly conquered the music charts from the first single “Trece vremea”, which was one of the most listened tracks in 2002. There followed “Dacă n-ai iubi“, “Fiecare zi fără tine” or “Nu-mi mai pasa“, songs loved by every member of the public. In June 2010, VH2 performed as the opening act for the concert sustained by Elton John in Bucharest.
Magnolia is a pretty new project on the Romanian music market. Raluca Leahu, the initiator of the project was only a DJ and TV and radio host one year ago. Together with her colleagues, Dan Leahu (guitar and synth), Radu Anghel (bass) and Bogdan Moroşanu (drums), Raluca brings a new breath in the Romanian music. With a new and unique style, Magnolia conquered the public short after its debut, which was on the same stage with I Blame Coco.
In order to keep your excitement alive, here are two Roxette wallpapers in which you can see the tickets for the Bucharest concert. The wallpapers are in wide format and were made by Ovidiu Ardelean.
And if you didn't buy your tickets yet, you can do so on myticket.ro.
ProTV (one of the major TV channels in Romania) featured a short news flash about the upcoming concert:
At last, the dream of all Roxette fans from Romania has come true! A new date has been added to the tour:
The concert will take place on the 30th of May, 2011, in Bucharest, at Zone Arena. The really great thing is that the 30th of May is also Marie's birthday!
The tickets will be available on myticket.ro, starting the 16th of November, 2010 and later, in Diverta shops, Muzica shop and Mihai Eminescu bookshop.
More details about the Roxette tour on their official website, www.roxette.se.
UPDATE: THE TICKETS ARE ALREADY SELLING