Aftonbladet: Tanja has seen Roxette 43 times

Christoffer Röstlund Jonsson of Aftonbladet has had a pleasure to talk with Tanja Overrath a moment before the Gothenburg concert on 24th July. Tanja comes from Germany and has seen Marie and Per exciting number of 43 times – including gigs with Gyllene Tider and Per Gessle as a solo performer. She has met with the duo about 40 times, but when Aftonbladet meets Tanya and her friends in Gothenburg it is the first time she does it official. Previously, she waited outside hotels and airports.

Nothing compares to my relationship with Roxette. Their music makes me happy. I got goosebumps the first time I received a letter from Per. It was 1993 and he answered me with two personal sentences and two guitar picks. A newer favorite memory is when Marie went up on stage during his solo concert in Stockholm on 10th May 2009. A magical moment and I couldn’t stop the tears.

My parents did not appreciate that I played truant to go to gigs when I was younger. Today, my partner, who is also my boss, is very understanding – he wants Mr. Gessle to invest in his hotel!”

(c) Tanja Overrath
(c) Tanja Overrath

Source: Aftonbladet, Aftonbladet blog

We bet there are people who have seen M&P more times than Tanja, but still – we do love read this kind of articles about fans who do nothing (almost 😉 but going on the Rox gigs.