Comment from Per Gessle
Merci Ottawa for a great evening! A slight jet lag maybe?? No no no, band in top shape + wonderful crowd. Thanx for singing along. We love that positive vibe!!!! Cheers, P&M&Co
01. Dressed For Success
02. Sleeping In My Car
03. The Big L.
04. Spending My Time
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. Opportunity Nox
12. Fading Like a Flower
13. Crash Boom Bang
14. How Do You Do!
16. Joyride (introduced with “The Hockey Song”)
17. Listen To Your Heart
18. The Look
19. Church Of Your Heart
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7 thoughts on “World Tour 2012: Ottawa, Canada – August 29 #130”
Dunno if it’s positive or negative feedback….. I mean OTTAWA SUN “The bottom line is even though their music is mostly commercial crap, they somehow found a way to make it feel real.” Hey!! Journo’s are nasty at the best of time wow!
I’m always amazed at how differently Roxette is received in various countries across the globe.
I still don’t get what they understand for “commercial”. Everything is commercial these days: movies, music, books, etc. If you put all your effort and time doing something, it’s asolutely normal to get some money money in return. No one writes a book or shot a film (investing loads of money and time on it) and then gives it away for free. That’s how they pay the rent after all. Using the term ‘commercial’ as something derogative is stupid.
Honestly? It is nothing that really suprised me. There are journalists that were risen in the 90’s and love that era due to childhood memories and classy tunes and there are those who see Roxette only as “cheesy” artists, with no quality and a pure pop song as the worst sin in the world. After all pop music for many is just synonim of ‘crap’.
In my opinion there is almost no bad word regarding to what Roxette did yesterday. They comment very small audience of 3k, the comment Per’s moves on the stage, but in the end it seems “they made feel real”.
Sorry, I prefer real instead of plastic.
Agree. It feels real because it is their selfmade music after all, in contrast to plastic pop acts who sell bought in music.
Ottawas Sun’s review is clearly biased. It seems the guy never liked Roxette, not even in their hey-day. And that’s what we get, a bitter review. But take a look at the comments section too, it’s plenty of bitter (and cruel) opinions. Ottawa Citizen’s article is better balanced.
This review is very typical of Canadian music critics. Even back in 1992…one of the reviews for the Toronto concert spent more time mocking Marie’s physical appearance than reviewing the actual show.
Roxette have never, ever been considered “cool” by critics here and there is always a tone of: “I wasn’t expecting much but I guess I have to admit that they did a decent job”
Also the horrible comments on the SUN page are most likely people who weren’t even at the concert and have just stopped to check out the review and photos. North-Americans, in general, are obsessed with personal appearance. Admittedly, the SUN pics are not the most flattering but some of the Citizen pics are adoreable!
Anyhow, looking forward to seeing the show tonight in Toronto. I’ll post my (VERY BIASED) review later on 🙂
I don’t give an eff about the reviews, good or bad. I was there (my first Roxette show!) and it was fantastic. Per’s great at engaging the audience, and the small crowd made the show feel more intimate than arena shows usually do.
Also, the song Christoffer played before Joyride was called “The Hockey Song,” by Stompin’ Tom Connors, an old-school Canadian country singer. Fitting, considering the show was in the arena where Ottawa’s NHL team plays. Apparently, the band hung out with a couple of the team’s Swedish players, including the captain, Daniel Alfredsson, who is a sports god in this city.
I’ll be at the show in Montreal too. Looking forward to seeing them again! Sadly, my seats aren’t as close for that show.
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