FFDP @ SRF

Carolina and I were supposed to see Five Finger Death Punch in November, but after everything that happened in Paris they ended up cancelling. Didn’t come as a chock at all, and we did get to see them twice over the summer so couldn’t really complain either. You’ve already seen my view of the Hellfest-gig (here :) ), here comes a slew of pics from when they played at Sweden Rock!

IMG_9765The sun was shining, we were on our way to see one of my favourite bands, and got a free art exhibition on the way (hehe). What more could one ask for??

IMG_9771IMG_9773IMG_9776Ivan seemed a LOT happier than during the gig at Hellfest.

IMG_9778Chris Kael. Cool dude. IMG_9780Loved that he was wearing a Judas Priest t-shirt! They’ve worked a lot together and Priest were playing later on that night. Was secretly hoping that Rob Halford would come up and join on Lift me up, but unfortunately he didn’t. Still a pretty f-ing great gig though!

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IMG_9798IMG_9803Zoltan Bathory – another very cool dude. Even just his name sounds like some kind of cool villain 😀

IMG_9811Jeremy Spencer! Who has the funniest, most inappropriate instagram around, hehe. Check it out here!
And watch this video too while you’re at it! “I really just want to break stuff.” You said it Jeremy.

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That’s all for now peeps!

A rockin’ summers day

Very happy to announce that I got most of my Christmas shopping done today!! The rest can be bought tomorrow, before an early flight to the homeland on Tuesday. Phew!
No I’m at home relaxing with my latest binge watch-show on youtube, An idiot abroad – hot tip if you’re looking for fun English humour! Anyway, pausing Karl Pilkington for a minute to share some summery pics from this years Sweden Rock – I CAN’T WAIT FOR NEXT JUNE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

IMG_9725Sophia sadly had to take off early this year ( :( ), Carro and I tried to keep our spirits up with beer & bbq. Me: “Carro, hold the sticks and look like you’re barbecuing!”. I’m a very pleasant friend sometimes. Ha.

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Ace Frehley – known mostly from KISS !

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IMG_9761A happy, fun gig – perfect for a summer afternoon in the sun!

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I’ve said it before, but the security dudes at SRF really are the best! These ones came up to our tent to discuss music, and just hang out a bit.

Once Christmas & New Years is over, can we just skip straight to June please???

Mötley Crue @ SRF

Taking a breather from my Christmas-party-prep-madness to put up some more pics from this summers Sweden Rock! This was one of the gigs I was looking most forward to, and definitely the most disappointing. I saw them a few years back, at the same place, and they played well, Tommy did his whole drum stunt-stuff and I was all in all very happy with the gig. This is supposed to be their last tour ever and they sounded TERRIBLE. Vince Neal only sang about half the time, he seemed tired and maybe even bored.
With this introduction I give to you – Mötley Crue! Haha..

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Randoms from SRF

Here comes a whole pile of pics from Sweden Rock, I think this may have been day 3? Either way, separate band pics to come bien-sur. Until then…

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Prague!!! <3 Feels like a lifetime ago that Sophia and I used to hang out there.

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Ghost: the pretentious band I still don’t really see the greatness of. When the dude dressed like a dead pope starts telling sex-jokes and the actual band aren’t even allowed to speak, well then I just don’t get it.

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Sophia represented Johan’s bar La Legende :)

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LANGOS <3

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We bopped past Michael Monroe at one point, looked like a very pink and very energetic gig :)

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I woke up not being able to move my neck at all, luckily this guy was giving out free massages! It helped an amazing amount, still grateful for this!! Oh and I normally can’t stand massages. Magic stuff.

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Found at one of the stands of cool merch, loosely translates to “no drunken bullshit, we’re hungover”. Love it.

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Sophia doing some stretches!

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And getting coffee :)

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The security guys at Sweden Rock are the best, these ones crashed a game of Twister 😀

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And last but certainly not least, my darlings!

More gig-pics to come :)

Def Leppard @ Sweden Rock

I’ve finally sorted through some more of the pics from this years Sweden Rock Festival, tonight it’s time for Def Leppard!

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We (of course) stood in the front, it was quite the wild gig! Not Marilyn Manson-wild (but what the hell is?!), but wilder than I had expected! These dudes know how to rock a crowd :)

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Not going to narrate this whole post (too tired to think of clever things to write), but I will say that it was great! They played all their old hits <3

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A great time – definitely hope to see them again!!

Slash ft Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators @ SRF

As I’ve already mentioned, I got to see Slash with Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators no less than three times this summer! First time at Grönalund in Stockholm (have a peek here), last time at Hellfest (here!) and in between those times, at Sweden Rock! This is how it looked from where I was standing:

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Love that they all push for other bands they like during there gigs, here Slash sporting an Airbourne t-shirt!

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Ooooooh! Tihi :)

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Sadly completely over exposed but I still like it so decided to post it anyway…

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This is when a guy in the audience decided to propose to his girlfriend, and Myles got involved which was very sweet I thought. “Marriage rocks”, according to Mr. Kennedy. <3

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A freakin’ great gig as usual, losing count of the times I’ve seen them now, but they never fail to deliver. Can’t wait for next time!

Sweden Rock, Day II

Rapidly moving on to a sunny day at Sweden Rock! Don’t know if you guys like the way I do this, separate posts for people pics and concert pics? Is it more interesting to mix it up all in one? Feel very free to send feedback. Until then: day two at SRF!

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We served up our breakfast under a towel in the SUN! Vodka & bacon-cheese, what else does a girl need?

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We had company :)

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After brekkie it was time for le beach! Love that it’s just a ten minute walk from the camping. 

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Had this resting beauty on one side.

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And this hottie on the other, lucky girl I am <3

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I miss this like craaaaaaaazy <3 <3 <3

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Life on a stick :)

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After an hour or two in the sand it was time for barbecued lunch!

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And more beer of course…. 

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Beer, bbq’ed sausage and Slash on the horizon, pretty damn good day if I may so myself. Carro agrees I think.

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These two were power napping, or as Carro say: tactic resting. Hehe.

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No rest for the wicked though, we were off to the festival area!

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Sophia gazing for exciting stuff. 

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Skipping straight on to this AMAZING dinner 😀

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Sophia had ostrich meat burger, here she is in the evening sun <3

Then we were off to one great gig after the next – but more about that next time!

Three bands, one night

Time to bop off back to Sweden Rock, and the first set of gigs!

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First band we saw was The Quireboys, I’ve listened to them a bit since they were announced, but never seen them live (before this that is).

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A great fun gig, except for when Carro got stuck behind a REALLY tall guy. Haha.

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Lots of fun and perfect happy afternoon dancy kind of gig. Hi Spike!

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Then we headed over to the a stage located in a tent where Jon English had flown in all the way from Australia :) dressed in his best pumpkin outfit for the occasion. Hehe.

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Then darkness fell and it was time for….

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The Danish rockers of D-A-D!

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Another really great gig, and a band I haven’t listened to that much in the past.The frontman kept shouting (in Danish, which is very close to Swedish) “do you understand what I’m saying?”, which got a bit annoying after a while… but other than that, great gig!

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The beast 😮

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Then this happened 😮 !

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Very cool way to end a drum solo if you ask my opinion!

And that was the very first batch of bands from Sweden Rock Festival 2015 – lots more to come!!!!

Sweden Rock, day I

The other day we looked at the road to Sweden Rock, so today we’re gonna hop straight on to the very first day of the festival! Concert pics to come in separate posts.

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We woke up after the storm (literally), to a bright and sunny day! Prepped breakfast for champs…

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Bloody Marys bien sur!

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And bacon-cheese <3 (insert heart eyed emoji here)

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Sophia was one of the happy, hungry campers :)

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And Carro!

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Our neighbour Runar joined in and chatted about horror films.

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While I gazed at the sky :) (while listening attentively and taking notes, of course)

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Not a bad view!

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I believe I’ve already posted this one, but I really like it <3

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Carro and Runar planned the upcoming schedule of gigs!

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And I continued on the bacon-cheese, hehe.

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We had these cool guys come visit, we played matchmakers in the grass. Not sure it worked. Hmm.

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Our camp Rockerdise, best campground at SRF!

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After breakfast we took a trip down to the beach, and the playground 😀

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This one checked out a new perspective. (Sophia organizing photoshoot in the background 😉 )

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And we regressed to childhood for a little while :)

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Then it was lunchtime 😀 I’ve mentioned this before, but the food at Sweden Rock is FANTASTIC! This is a place where you just go up and say “one meat, please” – and you literally get a whole pile of delicious meat. SO GREAT.

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The afternoon was spent with our neighbours, drinking beer and talking music, movies and other important things. Here: Runar and Magnus.

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And the librarian!

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We hung out in our tent no 2 (luggage tent/shelter, best idea ever).

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Rob Halford stopped by, hehe.

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Then suddenly it was time to eat again, haha! I dream of this pork tenderloin all year long…

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Two hungry girls in the evening sun <3

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Magnus stumbled past, then it was time for the gigs to start!! But more about that another time….

On the road to Sweden Rock

Since we’ve finished the batch from this years Hellfest I thought we’d go another few weeks back in time, to the first festival of this summer: Sweden Rock! Here comes a few pre-pics…

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The night before we prepped with wine and tacos <3

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This bella donna had flown in from the north! (note mumma bear looking depressed in the background, hehe)

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Jacob practiced weird torture methods on himself 😮

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And the next morning we were OFF!! WOHO! Funny story: Carolina and I had cleverly decided to take the bulk of the packing (two tents, blow up mattresses, ALL the alcohol, ALL the food etc etc etc) and stubborn as we are we walked and got the metro to the bus station instead of calling a taxi… this being around 7 AM we weren’t in the best state. It was a very quiet journey, haha. And of course, the first thing that happens when we get there slightly angry, DRENCHED in sweat and hungry : someone goes “Elin! Are you here too!!”. Last moment I want to run in to someone I know :/
Anyway: a few hours later the first beers were cracked and we were pumped!

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Carolina was put in charge of braiding this crazy Norwegian dudes hair.

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Tadaa! I can’t do pretty braids like these so I’m highly impressed.

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The guy who’s legs are next to the box of wine quickly passed out drunk down the stairs, hilariously funny (he wasn’t hurt). He managed to get back up again and proceeded to pass out drunk here instead.

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We passed the time drinking beer, listening to music and all round having a good time besties in between <3

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Hours of being on a stinky bus later we were there!!! It was rainy, quite cold and INSANELY windy but we were happy! Oh and a bird pooped straight on Carolina’s dinner, almost died laughing. Muohaha.

That’s all from the trip there, actual festival pics to come!