This is the fourth year of the OverOslo festival in Norway Ė one of the most beautiful open air festivals we have played. Set in the woods overlooking the city of Oslo helps create the magic atmosphere that we all feel. It rained off and on all day (which is why itís so lush and green here), but the sun came out when Roger took the stage. Itís so bizarre to be almost 11 pm at night and have it still be light out.
The festival is run literally by 4000 volunteers from every walk of life. Yet for the four days during the festival, they show up to do whatever is needed from driving to cooking to setting up the stage. To me itís the people behind the festival that make the festival.
One of the founders, Lars, has been wanting Roger to play at his festival since the beginning. His history with Supertramp is something to be shared... He was a fan growing up. When he was seven years old his parents did not have enough money for piano lessons for him, so he sat at his piano with his headphones on and learned to play listening to Rogerís songs. Having Roger performing on his stage is a dream come true for him.
So a big thanks to Lars and his partner Thorkild for the invite and warm hospitality from the minute we landed. Roger commented "I love the spirit of the people in Norway."
We have a short detour to London for a private show and then will continue our tour in Paris. I know weíll see many of you there.