NOTP tour: Antwerp, October 24, concert #2

Posted on October 24:

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Photos:

Photos by Nienke

VRT (or:) LittleMarie.net

RoxSpain

Rolo_Pic (Photos and video at the same place)

Per Gessle’s comments:

No new vids at www.roxette.se from yesterday’s gig. Forgot my camera on the barstool. Might pop up something this evening though…

Official videos:

No videos.

Fans stories:


FIND YOURSELF ON THOSE PICTURES

KIRSTEN:

I was there – and when I came out I wish hadn’t gone. I can think about the Rox performance as long as I want – it doesn’t get better. Marie looked uncomfortable, nervous and actually as if someone FORCED her to come on stage. First verse of WICF got lost again, problems during LTYH, too, on which Per helped her (great guy!!) and most of the time she actually didn’t sing at all – her throat problem must be heavy!! I really hope she gets well soon.

ROXREPORTER (Source: TDR)

I was at the 2nd prom concert tonight, and I must say I’m quite sad. I read all the positive stuf about the first one but I dindn’t expect this.

P&M came on stage and the audience went crazy, they both looked very great. But when marie started the 1st verse of WICF, she completely lost her lines. Here voice was very shaky and she kept on singing the wrong words and finaly she started mumbling. I noticed a lot of people went like “oh no”, I think I even saw Per thinking somethings went wrong.

My hopes were still high for part 2 were they performed the other 4 songs, but Marie was still very unsure. Her voice dropped out a couple of times.

In LTYH, all the modulations in the end are left away, so the song stays low, and still she couldn’t sing it. Also during The Look and Joyride, here lines sounded very thin and scared. Lots of people in my block that came especially for Roxette were very astonished. Nobody expected her to jump around, neither did I, but I dindn’t see this coming.

I hope she gets stronger more asure during the rest of the concerts.

Per and the band were in a good shape. I really wanted to put a coowl review here, but as a super roxfan, I left antwerp with a sad feeling inside tonight. Anyone blowing me off for being honest, I also could have written, the performence was great, but it just wasn’t.

BYROX:

First of all I apologize for my bad English, does not speak much English. I went there on Saturday with friends – 2 from Spain and 2 from Argentina. I was very close to the stage and the magic moment, incredible, amazing. The surprise of my life was when the orchestra begins with WICF and Roxette emerged from below, I nearly died. Marie was excellent, both are super beautiful. I felt very sorry to see Marie weak and confused, but I have to thank God for giving me a second chance to see them again (first time in Buenos Aires 1999). I was very excited, the public rang with The Look, the version of Listen To Your Heart was the best, the orchestra has been incredible. Roxette is the soundtrack of my life has accompanied me in every moment of my life. I come from a land far away but very dear to them – Argentina. and for me, coming from a country so far and to see them live was a dream come true. I think Marie will become stronger with each show. we must be aware that their lives are complete, with his family and a fortune very important, no need to return to the world of music for something else, but to give the fans the pleasure to see them again. the end of the show went with a group of fans to the garage and Per, Clarence, Gabriel and Pelle came out, it was a gift from God. Per gave me his autograph and had her many photos, incredible.
This is a message for you all, we support Marie and give the support you need, I know that for many it hurts to see Marie in this way, but know one thing, are alive, they are happy and do what they want to be next of their fans. what other issues do not matter … life is one, to enjoy. C `omm join the joyride everybody !!!!!!

WELSHROXER:

Hello all I’m a little late writing my review for the concert on the 24th but I have had a problem with my pc. I attended the concert on the 24th and it was fantastic. I have been a roxette fan since I was 9 years old. I have never had the privilidge of seeing roxette live until this day so it was a dream come true for me. I have seen Per live a couple of times but never with Marie. When they came on stage in Antwerp I cried and I was so exiceted to see them I have uploaded my videos to Youtube. They are not so good quality because I was excited lol. Marie is an insiration to me she is fantastic and I am pround that she came out and gave a perfomance despite being ill. I was very ill a couple of days after I came home from the concert and I hardly got out of bed so I give marie a big thumbs up. Rox on!

YouTube Clips:

The Look | It Must Have Been Love | Joyride | Listen To Your Heart | Wish I could fly

Roxette’s performance Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

Listen to your heart (from Flickr)

Thanks Dominick, Leolo and Nienke for posting the links

From Nienke:
The Look | Joyride | Listen to your heart | It must have been love

From RoxSpain

From Welshroxer: It Must Have Been Love

NumB_’s YT channel

Media reports/reviews:

De Standaard Online

Update, October 25: More videos and photos by Nienke

57 thoughts on “NOTP tour: Antwerp, October 24, concert #2

  1. I uploaded my videos from last night, but I notice they are already mentioned here!

    I got a wonderful look of recognition during the Look: showing at 1.28 min.
    The Look: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9HxGT7lKp8

    And a Per moment at 2.09 min. during Joyride when I gave him a thumbs-up.
    Joyride http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuCtgNWtlUY

    Listen to your heart: at 1.58 you see how Per tries to help Marie with her text by doing some backing vocals. At 3.00 her wonderful smile at our group…
    Listen to your heart http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHfWfV2JiCA

    It must have been love: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXJRLV39ADk

    Some more photo’s on my website: http://nienke.borsatoweblog.nl/log.php?id=124184

    It was wonderful to see them together on stage again. I think it’s very brave. I hope they enjoy it so much that they will do it again after NOTP.

    More shows to come, I’ll visit the ones in Rotterdam as well.

    Love Nienke

  2. @flo my husband filmed WICF, but it’s only 2 seconds… He didn’t know he pushed the button twice… 🙁 But I know Crashroxer gave his camera to someone behind us to film, so it should pop up somewhere!

    @sascha, you’re welcome! Hope you like it!

  3. Thanks Nienke!
    Poor Marie, she had to sing with that throat! Must have been awful for her, I guess she couldn’t wait to leave the stage and hit the bed.
    @Nienke: have fun in Rotterdam!!! Great she saw you, I’m sure it made her happy 🙂

  4. Thanks for RoxetteBlog to keep us update with every concert. Can’t wait to share my own experience, but I’ll have to wait until November.

    Also, want to thank Kirsten (and others) for being honest about what happen, but STILL manage to say it in very respectful way. Not like some people, who seemed obvious to me that it’s about time for them to follow different band to follow. There are many SO many out there.

    I don’t always think Roxette is perfect and I disagree that as fans we should only praise them no matter what they do. But there are more positive and constructive ways to say our opinions or critics then just bashing them harshly. Especially we know now that the reason behind Marie’s performance was because she has sore throat. Who knew, It could also cause by the effects of her treatment in the past. So, what’s the point of saying those awful things? it’s not like she was drunk on a stage.

    There were times I wished that Marie is love to be online, and even has Twitter account like Per. Now, I AM so glad that she has decided to stay away from it.

  5. I love this woman. I’d never bash her: 🙂 But when it was bad I have to be allowed to say it was bad. But the rude comments definitely went too far. It’s normal that we’re worried about her when we don’t know what’s going on. I had no idea her sore throat was THAT bad. I saw some videos from yesterday’s show and I have to say that they calm me down a lot. A lot better than saturday! Go, Marie!

  6. I am glad too 😉 so, meaning it’s only because of her sore throat, so nothing to worry, really. I am glad that she got two days off, she really needs that 😉

  7. I was in the second show, it was amazing show, Roxette is a great band and Argentina and whole world of fans are with you Marie. I was very ill 5 years ago and i can understand her…. Remember Marie, you will have always the support of your fans….

    an special salute to ngriffioen, i was with you in the family photo after the show with Per…. i´m Daniel from Argentina and I hope to see you in Rotterdam, i`ll be on November 21 with others guys…

    Viva Roxette!!!!!!!!

  8. @Sascha – didn’t know that! Thanks

    @byrox – would you like to write something more about this gig?

    I’ve added new photos from October 24 – enjoy!

  9. first of all apologize for my bad English, does not speak much English. trip on Saturday with 3 friends 2 of Spain and 2 from Argentina. I was very close to the stage and the magic moment, incredible, amazing, the surprise of my life was when the orchestra begins with WICF and Roxette emerged from below, I nearly died. Marie was excellent, both are super beautiful. I felt very sorry to see Marie weak and confused, but I have to thank God for giving me a second chance to see them again (first time in Buenos Aires 1999). I was very excited, the public rang with The Look, the version of Listen To Your Heart was the best, the orchestra has been incredible. Roxette is the soundtrack of my life has accompanied me in every moment of my life. I come from a land far away but very dear to them – Argentina. and for me, coming from a country so far and to see them live was a dream come true. I think Marie will become stronger with each show. we must be aware that their lives are complete, with his family and a fortune very important, no need to return to the world of music for something else, but to give the fans the pleasure to see them again. the end of the show went with a group of fans to the garage and Per, Clarence, Gabriel and Pelle came out, it was a gift from God. Per gave me his autograph and had her many photos, incredible.
    This is a message for you all, we support Marie and give the support you need, I know that for many it hurts to see Marie in this way, but know one thing, are alive, they are happy and do what they want to be next of their fans. what other issues do not matter … life is one, to enjoy. C `omm join the joyride everybody !!!!!!

  10. Updated… Wish I Could Fly recorded by myself on the second show…
    be careful with my reaction and screams…
    enjoy it!!!

  11. I want to say CONGRATULATIONS to “byrox”!!!
    I’m really proud to hear these words coming from another argentinean like me 🙂
    That’s the kind of fans & support that Roxette needs!
    Well said friend!
    VIVA ROXETTE!!!
    leolo
    PD: Daniel me emocione maaaaalll con tu video!!! gritaste tanto como yo lo hubiera hecho!! No te conozco pero cuando vi el video en youtube,dije: Este es argentino!!!!
    escribime si keres! abrazo

  12. Thank you Leolo, please, you can write to me anytime to danielvillalba@yahoo.com

    Hi Judith, i understand the rules, he just said to me that he is really happy to found here another argentinian crazy and lover roxette fan and his opinion about my screams in WICF (recorded by myself) . don´t worry about it, we are still writing in english… cheers from sunny Madrid

  13. The link isn’t working but the videos are videos from the 25th anyway..I think..at least the ones I downloaded..

  14. Type your comment here

    byrox :

    Thank you Leolo, please, you can write to me anytime to danielvillalba@yahoo.com

    Hi Judith, i understand the rules, he just said to me that he is really happy to found here another argentinian crazy and lover roxette fan and his opinion about my screams in WICF (recorded by myself) . don´t worry about it, we are still writing in english… cheers from sunny Madrid

    I know, I am Spanish myself 😉 But so that the others also understand, “official” language is English 🙂

  15. Hello all I’m a little late writing my review for the concert on the 24th but I have had a problem with my pc, I attended the concert on the 24th and it was fantastic I have been a roxette fan since I was 9 years old I have never had the privilidge of seeing roxette live until this day so it was a dream come true for me I have seen Per live a couple of times but never with Marie, when they came on stage in Antwerp I cried and I was so exiceted to see them I have uploaded my videos to you tube they are not so good quality because I was excited lol Marie is an insiration to me she is fantastic and I am pround that she came out and gave a perfomance despite being ill, I was very ill a couple of days after I came home from the concert and I hardly got out of bed so I give marie a big thumbs up rox on 🙂 link to my vids

  16. Updated. 🙂 Thanks for your report, it’s never too late! Included it (and added some points) 😉

  17. Here are my video’s from 24/10 http://www.youtube.com/user/numBification

    I’m a rox fan since i was 9 years old also 😉 Seen them live for the Room Service tour in Brussel (were i was in the front row and Marie sang to ME!!! =) )

    The proms were fantastic!! when Roxette came on stage everybody jumped up!! It was so cool,it seemed everyone was there for Roxette. =)

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