Alexander finally visited beautiful Istanbul to play a full concert there! On September 17th he and the dancers from Lithuanian dance group “Time to show” performed at the night club “Jolly Joker”. Earlier that day Alexander met his fans at the open “Meet and Greet”.
Here are pictures from these events gathered in the photo-gallery.
They waited for him for more than 3 years and finally, Alexander visited Moldova for the very first time, invited by the city of Chisinau. The occasion was the anniversary of the city of Chisinau (Kishinev). He gave a press-conference and was interviewed by several newspapers, performed at a mutual concert with Paula Seling, was a guest in several TV-shows and performed at an open-air-concert late at night. In Chisinau he gave the first live-performance of his new song “Leave me alone”.
He arrived in Chisinau 12/10 and stayed until 15/10. Sunday 14/10, between two TV-shows, he made time for a Meet & Greet with his fans in Moldova in the cozy cafe “Tucano Coffee” in Chisinau.
The video is recorded by TV-Pro and provided with subtitles in English by Laura Ser and Sonya Luzina, Russian by Sonya Luzina, Polish by JoannaAnacka and German by Ulli Cologne.
The photos are all borrowed from the FB-page of Tucano Coffee.
What a day!
Well, I’ve been thinking all the time, how lucky we are! Alex so often comes to Ukraine and we have an opportunity to meet him again!
I knew from FB that Alex came to Kiev on shooting. So when I went to work on saturday morning I brought my old camera. Thanks to Yana and Julia, the meeting was held in a small, cozy cafe near the hotel “Riviera” where Alex usually stays.
It’s tradition to come to meeting with gifts. When we were discussing gifts, I offered to give him a picture from all of us. I worked to 8, and then I decided to take a taxi, pick up the picture from home and then fly to the cafe.
Short report from yesterday’s meeting in Kiev:) I was celebrating my Bday with relatives when I got sms from Yana. I think it was something around 16.00, she told she reserved time for M&G at 20.00. I had to gather fans. That was a disaster, because I was far away, and my phone was dying and I knew how many complaints we’ll get from Ukrainians who don’t live in Kiev. That was tough even for Kiev citizens, but fortunately I have a great team of Ukrainian Facebookies who helped me to arrange everything. Also many thanks to Marianne Mata Hari Saietz for fast reacting and making an event post at the main wall immediately after I asked her.
We gathered around 20-25 people there. Girls from Ukrainian Team Facebookies went to that street and found the place, but that was not so easy to make them put tables together, many restaurants refused to do it, so this is why we couldn’t tell people the exact place in advance. I was happy to see many familiar faces and also some very new. All new ones came thanks to the wall posting:)
As you know this year the Eurovision Song Contest will be in our native Baku city. Can you imagine yourself our delight when we have heard that our lovely singer Alexander Rybak will be one of the special guests on this great show?! The only thing we knew for sure that we had to meet our idol. With the great help of Alev Janbulat and other members of Rybak’s team the meet&greet was organized. Honestly, if you take me I couldn’t believe that such a big European star, a man who broke the record of the ESC, such a busy man who has no time even to have a lunch could accept our offer to make a meet&greet.
Meet & Greet with Alexander Rybak in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Group picture by K. M. Z.
It does not happen often that Alexander visits Asia. But on Friday 14.10. 2011 he arrived in Malaysia after a long journey from Norway, to give a concert at the annual Norwegian seafood-dinner of the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia.
Many of Alexanders fans in Malaysia got the chance to meet him the day after in the lobby of the hotel Mandarin Oriental where he stayed.
Here you can read some of the comments from the fans who met him and see some of their photos!
The video of the very first fan press conference in Prague on February 25th, 2010 where the fiddler is interviewed by his very own and beloved fans! As you may recall, the FaceBookies secretly had organized a competition on Alexander’s official facebook page where the contestants could win a Meet & Greet before the concert in Prague. The task was to send in the most original, rude and/or interesting question. A team of 4 FaceBookies were selected to be the jury in the competion. By being in the jury, they automatically were excluded from the competition and could not participate in the Meet & Greet. The jury chose from all the questions (after Simone and I, the organizors of the competition, had removed the names of the contestants to guarantee a fair competition) 10 winners. Lets see what these questions were and what answers our fiddler gave to the lucky winners!