Comment from Per Gessle
Thank you Amsterdam for a wonderful night! Oh it’s such a pleasure playing for you guys and dolls!!! We had a blast in spite of a few hiccups (can someone teach me the chords to It’s Possible?). A beautiful evening! Cheers, P&Co
01. Dressed For Success
02. Sleeping In My Car
03. The Big L.
04. Silver Blue
06. She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio)
07. Perfect Day
08. Things Will Never Be The Same
09. It Must Have Been Love
10. It’s possible
12. Fading Like A Flower
14. How Do You Do!
16. Joyride (introduced with “Sylvia”)
17. Spending My Time
18. The Look
19. Listen To Your Heart
20. Church Of Your Heart
The audience got warmed up by Canadian rock band “Jonas & The Massive Attraction“. The show was sold out with 9-10,000 visitors.
10 thoughts on “World Tour 2012: Amsterdam, Netherlands – June 29 #114”
Joyride was introduced by a song called “Hocus Pocus” from a Dutch 70’s band called “Focus”. Very few people in the audience (only the older part) recognised it so there was hardly any reaction from the audience on it. The band members had a great laugh about it and made a bit of fun of Christoffer.
He tried the tune again during the solo in Joyride but once more it did not work. Speaking to Pelle after the show, he confirmed that it has happened a few times before on the tour that Chris’ local tune wasn’t recognised by the audience.
Thanks for letting us know. Will add it now!
I had the same impression, the audience didn’t really react. Strange. 🙂 But it was the same yesterday – he played the hymn of the local football team (since we were in their stadium) but I felt that hardly anyone recognized the song. I think it’s because not many people came from Kaiserslautern AND were football fans. 🙂
I did recognize the hymn and was veeeery happy 😀 😉
Yeah, the song was a hit in the 70’s so the band members and older audience know it, but the front row doesn’t as it it simply too old.
On the day after the semifinals it would have been great to play a local football tune, but we all know why that wasn’t such a good plan anymore… 😉
I regonice the tune, on that moment I couldn’t say which song it was and when i was home I know it was Focus. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OoihTVlcUY
It was a great evening, I am so happy I was there, it’s nice to see how much fun the guys on the stage have which each other.
I have also made some pictures: Here is the link to the download location.
I did not recognize the song either. I listened to hocus pocus on my iTunes, and I recognized the jodeling part. Anyway, I had a wonderful evening. Jonas was a good supporting act. And than, finally, a real full Roxette concert again! Wow, they really amazed me. They played super good. I really enjoyed the show until the end.
Oops, I just got “told off” by Per on Facebook that the Focus song was called “Sylvia”… Ouch! But I guess he knows best… 😀
proabably to many Germans present. Like always.
Great gallery: Cozycot
I had a great time! Maybe I’m just a bit to young to recognize the ‘Hocus pocus’ from Focus though 😉
Actually, I wrote a blog about the gig and the whole age-thing. Escpecially because I was so facinated by Per’s energy!
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