I’ve somehow remained on the mailing list for concert organising company Bergen Live, almost two years since we popped over to Norway to watch a-ha there. They (Bergen Live, not a-ha) have been in touch again to tell me about an upcoming concert, conveniently arranged for our wedding anniversary (although Natt Till 1.Mai, as well).
That’s quite the line up (completed in no small part by the MC: Howard). From headliners Hanson (Mmmbop, obvs), through German techno experts Scooter (The Logical Song, Nessaja), with a touch of Dutch Eurodance in The Venga Boys (We’re Going To Ibiza, Boom Boom Boom Boom, We Like To Party) and some Spanish Latin Pop and Dance with Los del Rio (Macarena)*.
And we haven’t even begun on the third, fourth, fifth and sixth lines of the bill.
(Although we did jump ahead and mention Howard already.)
(Just too exciting to resist, see?)
Lob in some American House from Robin S (Show Me Love), a bit of the infamous Italian Eurocheese outfit Capella (U And Me, Move On Baby, U Got 2 Let The Music – you know, this one):
…mix it up with some Trinidadian/German legend Haddaway (What is Love?, Life, I Miss You) and add a pinch of the Swedish/Nigerian hip-hop/reggae sounds of Dr Alban (It’s My Life, Hello Afrika) and you’ve already got way more than half your 1993 Dance MegaMix Double CD covered.
And some Hanson. Sticking out like an aging, long-haired hippie trio.
Tickets for this amazing gig are an absolute snip at anywhere between 794 NOK (R1,202) and 1,209 NOK (R1,831).
And given the ages (Dr Alban is sixty years old. Eish.) and energy of the performers, you’d surely be foolish not to go top end for what must likely be one of their last ever performances.
To be honest, I can’t afford the time or money to go to Bergen again next month. But if I could, I would.
The concert (and Howard) would just be an added bonus.
Bara pappa pappa pap baam.
* And you thought some of the others were one hit wonders!