Fanclub

Fan meeting in December

Hello to all Roxette fans in Romania!

We are planning a meeting on the 11th of December, in Bucharest. And we want as many participants as possible, like in the old times! So, if you want to spend a Saturday afternoon together, confirm here!

ROxette.ro - a year's review

The new year is knocking at the door and everyone is looking at last year's fulfillments and acomplishments.
We, at ROxette.ro, tried to keep the pace with the events from the Rox-world, and give you new and interesting materials. And we hope we managed to do it. If we were to talk in numbers, here's what 2008 meant:

  • 168 articles - which means an article every 2 days! So there is activity in the Rox-world after all! :)
  • 140 forum topics;
  • 1392 comments;
  • 298 registered users.

We hope you enjoyed the news, the interviews, the pictures. Thank you to all collaborators, who helped us publish them.

Per and Marie, we wish you a Happy New Year and many suprises in 2009! :)

Happy New Year!

November fanclub meeting

Here we are, meeting again in November: me (Elena), Maria and Alex (Marie Fredriksson #1 fan).rie Fredriksson.
Our Maria went in a wonderful trip in Sweden, where she met our idols. We asked her a lot of questions and she told us a beautiful story about what she saw. But the whole story will be told to you by her, soon! It it important to tell you that right now, Romania is more present than ever on Roxette fan's map. I'll let you enjoy the pics from the meeting. There you can see a lot of materials, including the two books from Marie's exhibitions, both signed. We're waiting for you in December!

September meeting

Today, several Roxette fans from Bucharest joined again (the September meeting) for a chat about their favorites, but not only. Relly, Daniel, Mihaela and Alexandru chose the Derby pub near Eroilor this time. Later on, Andreea and Alexandru joined them. It was cloudy and kinda cold but the people were joyful mostly because of Mihaela’s stories. We also talked about Romanian and international music, albums sales, Daily Roxette news and about the fans’ reactions regarding our site. We’re expecting you on Roxette.ro with new surprises and, why not, to our next meeting! Rox on!
Most of the CDs belong to Alexandru – Mihaela wanted to see them, and the book – “The Look for Roxette” – was brought by Mihaela.

Interviews with fans, for fans - end of 1st series

[ Tevensso | Muriel | Mikael | Jorge | Blanka ]

So, this concludes our first series with interviews with fans, for fans. Five great fans, five great stories! Be sure not to miss any interview. You can find them following the links above. But that's not all! We are preparing a whole new series, with more fans! And stay tuned, a very special (non-fan) interview will appear here shortly!

Blanka for roxette.ro

Here is the 5th interview with fans, for fans! Read about Blanka, from LittleMarie. [ Previous episodes: Tevensso | Muriel | Mikael | Jorge ]
1. What's your name and profession? Where do you live? My name is Blanca. I’m an illustrator and graphic designer. I live in Spain. 2. How did you become a fan? Well, I had always been a fan of Madonna. But that year, in 1989, Roxette climbed to number 1 with "The Look", opposite to Madonna's "Like to prayer". Something changed. I liked Marie Fredriksson's rock look and Per Gessle's powerful guitars. A friend from the college recorded me the tape "Look Sharp!". Her brother bought it in London, while he was on Erasmus. The rest is history. 3. What does your collection consist of? I just have materials of Roxette and Marie Fredriksson. Since 1990, I have been buying video recordings (VHS), first, and DVDs, later. I have lots of bootlegs CDs (bought in music fairs), displays, sheets, pins, photos, posters... but any fan has very much more material than I have. Also, I just have a fixation for Marie Fredriksson. I try to collect absolutely everything about her! 4. How long and with what cost did you collect all that? In the first years, when I was young, I didn't have enough money to buy all that I wanted about Roxette. I saved my money to buy by mail, thanks to friends, penpals, and music magazines. I have been collecting all my materials since 1990. 5. Tell us how did you first meet Per and/or Marie and what you did fell?

Jorge for roxette.ro

Enjoy our 4th fan interview! This time, featuring Jorge, from Runtoroxette [Previous episodes: Tevensso | Muriel | Mikael ]
1. What’s your name and profession? Where do you live? My name is Jorge Diaz, I am an accountant but I work as a webmaster. I live in Buenos Aires, Argentina. 2. How did you become a fan? It was in 1995, but I like their music since I was in primary school, when one of my English teachers teached us with Roxette songs. 3. What does your collection consist of? I prefer to collect CDs, but I also have got vinyls, videos, DVDs, poster... including a glass and a bottle that they used in their last visit to Buenos Aires :P 4. How long and with what cost did you collect all that? I started buying all kind of stuff since 1995 but I have no idea how much it did cost me... and I wouldn’t really like to know. 5. Tell us how did you first meet Per and/or Marie and what you did fell? It was in 1999 during the HAND promo tour. I got a room at their hotel and I was so lucky that I met Gessle twice at the elevator. And thanks to Marie Dimber I could get a picture with Per and Marie. 6. Tell us some funny story about Per and/or Marie. It was so funny the first time that I met Per at the elevator. For an instant, I got shocked looking at him and he putted a scary face, I think that he thought: "oh, this crazy fan will jump over me". 7. What is the most priceless item from your collection? I love each item of my collection but I think that one of my favorite ones is the Anyone Maxi CD signed by Per Gessle and Pelle Alsing. 8. What are the sites that you manage?

Mikael for roxette.ro

The third interview from our series, "with fans, for fans". Read about Mikael, who maintains Roxette on TV! [ Previous episodes: Tevensso | Muriel ]
1. What's your name and profession? Where do you live? My name is Mikael and I work as an IT consultant in Stockholm. 2. How did you become a fan? I've been a fan since I was really really young. It started out with Listen To Your Heart and Sparvöga, which were both on the Swedish charts at that time. I was only 6 years old, but I remember taping them off the TV. In 1995 I started collecting. 3. Your collection consists in what? It's been years since I counted my records, but I would guess there are about 300-400 of them. I also enjoy collecting video recordings of their TV appearances. 4. How long and with what cost did you collect all that? 13 years and a gazillion Swedish crowns :) 5. Tell us how did you first meet Per and/or Marie and what did you feel? I met Marie briefly after a concert in 2000, which was a short but nice moment. Then before a concert in 2001, I had the opportunity to go backstage and meet Per and Marie together and have our picture taken. They were both really friendly and it's great being a fan of two such nice individuals. 6. Tell us some funny story about Per and/or Marie. (don't have any) 7. What is the most priceless item from your collection? Probably the Beating Heart 7" or the 12" singles from Pearls of Passion. 8. What are the sites that you manage? Roxette on TV (http://hem.bredband.net/b255755) The site attempts to list every TV appearance of Per and Marie.

Muriel for roxette.ro

Here's the second episode from our series of interviews, with fans, for fans! This time, it's about Muriel. You know her from www.roxette.fr. Enjoy!
1. 1. What’s your name and profession? Where do you live? My name’s Muriel, I’m an engineer in water and waste products. I live in France, near the German border. 2. How did you become a fan? The first time I saw The Look video on TV, I thought these two (n.r. Marie and Per) had (and still have) something special. 3. Your collection consists of what? Cds, singles, vinyls, videos (all of it is on my site, www.roxette.fr) 4. How long and with what cost did you collect all that? I started collecting stuff back in 1992 and it did cost lots and lots of money, but I don’t regret it. What can I say, I’m addicted, some people smoke, I collect everything about Rox, Marie, Per, Gyllene Tider... But I don’t think my collection is ever gonna be complete, there’s so much more stuff out there. It wouldn’t be fun to have everything; I’m still getting excited when there’s a record fair not so far away... 5. Tell us how did you first meet Per and Marie and what did you feel? I met them in Paris in 1999, they recorded a TV show with Wish I could fly. I was really nervous but in the mean time so excited to see them. I was there with another French fan and we’ve been able to talk for a few minutes with Marie and Per. 6. What is the most priceless item from your collection? Don’t really know, I guess all the records signed by Marie and Per. 7. What are the sites that you manage? www.roxette.fr www.salzbach.com (my aunt’s restaurant) sondernach.pagesperso-orange.fr (my hometown where I grew up)

Figs, tea and ... Roxette!

We met a 4 o'clock, at Eroilor, where we usually meet. Well ... 4 past some minutes, because some of us (especially the one who is writing this article) were a little late. Maria drove us to the tea-house (which is in Armeneasca district, on Popa Rusu Street), we circled around the streets, but we finally found it! One little detail: it was closed and it started to rain :D So we ran back to Maria's car, where Mihaela showed us some old fan pics, and her invitations for Marie's exhibition in September (envy her, we did the same ;) ). We also saw a Romanian fan list, from 2001. There were around 50 people. It would be very nice if we were that much again...
Rain stopped just when the tea-house opened (and Maria finished smoking :P) so out of the car we got. Entering the gate ... suprise, we were in a garden full of fig-trees, with tea tables between then and a delicious tea smell in the air. And for us to feel even better, the tea-house staff let us play a Roxette CD (Mihaela brought "Demos and Spices").
We started drinking (in fact enjoying) tea, tasting "mazarins" and listening to Roxette. Aren't you sorry for not coming? :D First, we talked about legalizing the fanclub (we won't give up) and about promo materials. We won't tell you what that means, because we hope it will be a surprize! Then Mihaela told us what will she be up to in Sweden. We can't wait for pictures and stories from Goteburg and Halmstad!
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