November 20th 2021
Thursday, November 18th, early in the morning, my oldest daughter, Katrine, and I set off from the very South of Denmark, Sonderborg, by train, heading for Copenhagen to catch a flight to Norway, to attend KEiiNOs much-anticipated party concert at Vulkan Arena in Oslo on Saturday the 20th.
We were going to be in Norway for four days, staying at a friend’s house in Sarpsborg, Susan Stoltenberg, who we brought with us as a guest to the concert too as a thank you for having us.
Living in Sarpsborg we had one and a half-hour of travel by train to Oslo for the concert, and during that trip, we realised we would not be able to stay for the DJ sets and party after the concert, otherwise, we wouldn’t be able to get a train back until next day.
It was a huge disappointment for me as I had really looked forward to this for a long time and it made me very sad, I would really have loved to experience that too, but the most important was the concert.
Being the owner and daily manager of KEiiNO NEWS and one of the three administrators of the “KEiiNO Fan Group Official” on https://www.facebook.com/groups/KEiiNOFANS I attended the concert with entire three hats on. Fan, newsite reporter and fangroup administrator and before leaving Denmark I had made arrangements with Tom about them signing some photos for future competitions in the fangroup. Suddenly this was hanging in a thin thread as signings and photos etc. usually takes place after the concerts. Luckily for us and for the future winners of the photos, we were brought backstage before the concert which was a big and a really great surprise, so there was indeed time for signing photos. Håvard, their very energetic drummer, came to bring us backstage and what a sight that met us. Look for yourself in the video below, filmed by Katrine.
As you can see, the joy of reunion was strong from both sides. It was difficult to stay professional at that moment and not fall into emotion right there and then. Katrine didn’t know how to react when Fred put his arm around her, she hadn’t expected that and was already quite star-struck alone by the thought of going backstage.
Then came Alexandra descending, like a goddess floating in the sky, down the stairs from the first floor, radiating happiness and excitement, looking like a queen in black and hot pink. Wow. She was absolutely stunning.
I received a big strong warm hug from her too, every bit as overwhelming as the one from Fred.
Tom was last in line and was radiating every bit as much as Alexandra, in fact, they all looked SO happy and excited for the concert, finally being able to play for so many people, standing close together, again without Corona-restrictions.
We chatted a bit about this and that, the long trip we had behind us, us being upgraded to first-class on the plane, and of course, we couldn’t forget the signing of the photos for the fangroup competitions. So a stack of photos spread out on a table and here I think I will let the pictures speak for themselves for a while.