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Thursday, June 19, 2014


Backstage Pass from Oslo, Norway ~ June 19, 2014 

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.

 Cheers, Linda

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[ Posted by maria, June 19, 2014 16:12 ]
     Oh, I wish I was in London now ! ... at least be where you are...
But we can be together otherwise. And I know that we are.
Also through these sharing
Lars learned from Roger's songs play piano, myself I have learned from his songs speak at least a little English.
So many other things I learned from Roger's songs, and Iīm still learning. It is an inexhaustible source.

By the way, thanks for the new montage of songs. It is refreshing.
Big hug to you all

[ Posted by Trond, June 19, 2014 16:42 ]
     I was there, and loved it:) i missed Hide in your Shell and Rosie...the latter which I started to like after attending at Royal Albert Hall in May last year. Hope to see you back in Norway soon Roger;-)

[ Posted by Totto, June 20, 2014 2:57 ]

I was there and it was a fantastic show:-)
One of the best ever:-)


[ Posted by Bernie Goulet, June 21, 2014 22:17 ]
     Hi, Linda I met you and Roger at Ravinia outside of Chicago a couple years ago. You will be in Naperville on July 5th for Ribfest, anyway if you dont have other plans, if you like you and Roger and the band/crew are welcome to hang out at my house between the sound check and the show. My house and yard is 1 mile from the concert site and I can host about 40. I was the guy in the Cubs hat! It would be nice and relaxing just chilling under the trees in a mellow place. Much better than a sterile Hotel! Let me show you some midwest hospitality! : )

All the best, Bernie 630-355-7913

[ Posted by Istvan MIKO, July 03, 2014 23:43 ]
     Roger mentioned and thanked for people coming from far away.. ex England.... we came from Transylvania/Romania. :)
Music selects audience/people. I have never seen such a select and friendly people as in Oslo at the concert.
I've tried to hand over my daughter`s diary, from the first line, for a signature but Roger refused ....
I lived with this music, it was wonderful to see/hear it live.

I hope life is long enough to listen/see it one more time.


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