Rapture with a downside

  • The most difficult feeling I have ever experienced, partly absurd and confusing, writes pappa Klemet Anders Buljo

By Klemet Anders Buljo, May 18th from Tel Aviv, to altaposten.no
Translated by Linda Karina Brandt Rasmussen/KEiiNO Fangroup Official

Undertaste: Klemet Anders Buljo is in a rapture over the performance from his son Fred and the band KEiiNO. Threats and political pressure is the downside of the medal. Photo: Reiuld Grønnevik

The finale-day and just before the journey to Expo Tel Aviv, for my part. This is going to be the big partyday, and I have to admit that I have a clear-cut belief that KEiiNO takes first place.

Still, it hits me that I am here with three of my children, in a conflict-filled area, well and truly one of the world’s largest terror targets. What if it goes wrong? In case something happens, I am going to regret for the rest of my life that I didn’t stop this journey.

I get the feeling of happiness, my son is on the world’s largest music scene, with other great artists, such as Madonna. Its supposed to be a party, a peace-raising arrangment, which connects country and people together through music. Where the politic is put aside and everyone are brothers and sisters, and this is the impression I have.

So what is wrong? I have through this week become acquainted with Tom Hugo and Alexandra in KEiiNO’s parents. Had several talks with May Irene Tveito, mother to Tom Hugo. It is frightening for us parents with harassment and persecution on social media.

Every tiny movement from KEiiNO is being watched with sharp eyes. Accusations and threats are shown hefty towards the trio and now lately all those who support a band which has grown to be one of the biggest bands in Europe. Efforts are made to try to pressure them into taking a stand with something they don’t want to take part in, and I think they first and foremost show skills in diplomacy. What’s absurd is that some are trying to pressure them into a corner, to take a stand which suits the critics.

The good thing about Norway is that everyone has the right to have an oppinion, without being persecuted. Is it like that, or are we a country with know-it-betters and sofa-boycutters who seem to think: “Have your own oppinions as long as they are not wrong…”

Have a nice evening from Tel Aviv. Now we are crossing our fingers!