(Translation to English and photos by Tessa La)
Stole a kiss from the hero!
Alexander Rybak hugged his Facebook fans for two hours yesterday. However, only Victoria A. stole a kiss from the hero. Victoria A. was one of about 100 women and a man from 20 countries, who via the Facebook site of Rybak fans had gathered in the city to watch the hero play last night.
Victoria had travelled the longest of them all, from Canada. And when Rybak entirely surprising invited all participants of “Rybak Facebook-tour” to a Meet & Greet at the Klubben Hotel before the concert, Victoria knew what she wanted. A kiss from the hero. With a fan to keep her head clear, she leaned forward and gave Alexander a kiss on the tip of his nose when it was her turn in the two hour-long hugging queue.
“Oh, my God. Forgive me”, Victoria said, after the kissing stunt. But Alexander only smiled and said that everything was fine. “Thank, you, thank you, Victoria said”, and had to sit down on the floor after having another hug from Rybak. “Now I’m completely knocked out”, she told VG. Rybak’s a genuine artist. I am here only to listen to him. This was great.
In the queue of Facebook fans, there were women from Turkey, Italy, Russia, Greece, France and virtually the rest of Europe. “What is that special about Alexander?”, we asked some of the women. Marianne Saietz from Denmark just shakes her head. “It’s one of the most stupid questions I’ve heard. Alexander spread the joy, he mix cultures in his music. He is special”, she says. Susanne Hashagen from Berlin has followed Alexander in many concerts, two in Germany, Prague, Stockholm and now several in Norway. In Tønsberg, she has been joined by her 12-year-old son too.
“His music is special. I am very excited to meet him personally”, said Susanne.
What is it like to hug girls for two hours, Alexander?
“There is so much love in this. These girls spend a lot of time on me. I have to give something back. They give me love advice, many bring small gifts, and I ask them for advice too. But of course I get a bit tired”, Alexander Rybak says, and tells that via his Facebook page he has provided one of his mates a girlfriend. His home page has about 100,000 fans, but he has about a million fans all over the world totally. About 100 of them got to meet him in person last night.