Fan Reports from Alexander Rybak’s Meet and Greet in Athens, Greece 19.08.2017
This summer Alexander took a few days vacation in Greece, during his visit he made time to meet up with some of his Greek fans.
“I am sick and coughing all the time. So if you’re crazy enough to meet me tomorrow, bring some vitamin C with you, so you don’t get sick as well.” – Alexander Rybak
Athina and Marthina attended the Meet and Greet, and were among the first to excitedly post their photos on Instagram. They are very happy to share their experiences of meeting up with Alexander, keep reading to hear their stories.
Fan reports from Alexander Rybak’s Meet & Greet in Istanbul, Turkey.
“I’ve decided to meet y’all and say hello and give you a hug” – Alexander Rybak
On 10th August 2017, Alexander delighted his European fans by the sudden announcement he would be arranging three meet and greets in the next week since he was having business meetings and studio sessions in Europe.
The first one was in Turkey on 13th August where he made the bold promise:
“I will be hugging each and every one who comes tomorrow to the beautiful roof of Mr.Cas Hotel on Istiklal Street, Istanbul at 8pm”. – Alexander Rybak
The event was well attended and judging by the reactions and photos posted on Instagram I think he actually managed to keep that promise.
Now we’d like to share with you some of those stories and photos from a few of the fans who were present…
Report by a Brittish Facebookie about her journey to Norway for the Tønsberg Summershow, July 7th 2012
Text and photos: Emily Boycott
Thursday 5th July
Mum and dad drove me to Birmingham late at night, I was so excited, I actually exploded (At least, that’s what dad blamed the nosebleed on!) Lillian picked me up from there, and I said goodbye to my parents before we embarked on an all night long trip to John Lennon airport where to my amusement there was actually a yellow Submarine… We had a cup of tea and a doze before meeting Anni and Dave at about 5am. Currently lacking sleep and over excited – funny combination!
I can see Norway!!!
Friday 6th July
We got to Torp at about half Nine, I decided that Norway looks like someone put a country in a blender with all the islands and what not, but so pretty and awesome! After a short train vs. taxi dispute, we chose the latter.
Photo: “It will be like a little vacation to return to this circus, especially now when I have travelled so much in Europe”, says Alexander Rybak
Rybak took a break from exams in Baku
BAKU (Aftenposten.no): Alexander Rybak is in the middle of the final heat of exams at Barrat Due, but never the less, he took himself time for a not so little comeback in the Eurovision-circus.
Thursday, Alexander Rybak performs in the interval act at the second semifinal during Eurovision Song Contest, where also Tooji will be in action for Norway. For the Eurovisionwinner from 2009, the trip to Baku is a nice break from the exams-preparations.
– ” It will be like a small vacation to return to this circus, especially now, when I have travelled so much around Europe. At the same time, I have practiced a lot, both on preparations for the summer-show with Bettan and Didrik Solli-Tangen and then I also have this violin-exam. Because of that, I practice several hours every day towards that, so I can finally get a paper, saying I am a violinist,” he says.
Written by Ramazan Ramazanov. Photos by Artur Samirov
Translation by Sonya Luzina. English revision by Anni Jowett
The hero of Moscow’s Eurovision has devoted the whole of Tuesday, May 22, to his Azerbajani fans. Fans from many parts of the country arrived in Baku to see their idol.
The entire staff of the hotel, where this informal meeting was held, were amazed by simplicity and sincerity of the Belarusian-Norwegian artist. Rybak was very attentive to every fan , took photos with them and graciously signed autographs. And he even sang his triumphal song with the fans and played piano .