Nice review from Farsund-avis.no: http://www.farsunds-avis.no/artikkel.asp?Artid=80013
Article found by Catalina Balan. Translated by Tessa La.
Rybak ruled the town square!
Rybak and Co. played music for all ages when they were on stage at the town square last night.
By Ådne Husby Sandnes
Emily Reinertsen was in love with Rybak, but that was earlier.
-It must be at least 3,000 here, that is fantastic, Knut Egil Andreassen said from the stage when he stood and peered over the crowd.
The town square in Farsund was filled with both young and old when the family Rybak and family Stanghelle presented everything from pop, folk songs, opera and classical music from stage at the town square in Farsund last night. The concert was weather dependent, and if it would rain, the concert would be moved to the church. It looked gloomy for a long time, but throughout the day it cleared up and everything was ready for Rybak to explode on stage.
Family Rybak and family Stanghelle the guests, have a 15 year long tradition with summer concerts at the South coast of Norway, but this is the first time they joining the “Kaper” program. They asked themselves if they could come to Farsund, and as previously reported in the newspaper, Torrey Skeibrok believed it was a joke, but it was not. But not only the actual concert is traditional, the music has both elements of the old hymns and songs, but of course songs from Alexander Rybak pop career. June Carson and Britt Seland both live in America, but visiting Farsund in the summer. They have followed the career of Rybak.
He’s very talented, and from what I understand he is also very friendly and kind, said June Carson, also pleased with the nice weather.
The town was packed with people, but the biggest fans was in front of the stage. In front of the stage,among others, stood little Emily Reinertsen. She had made a great poster that said: “We love Rybak.” She was a little in love with Rybak, but that was earlier.
-Rybak’s really good, I had a little crush on him earlier, but not anymore, she says, blushing slightly, while the grandmother says she is a little embarrassed and that she was really looking forward the concert.
At least 3,000
When Rybak and co. entered the stage, cheering breaks loose in the town square. He starts with a song he presents as “a song you may have heard before.” It’s “Fairytale”. The audience is delighted with the opening number, and the familiar stanzas were sung at full volume from the audience. The explosion that Rybak had promised was a fact.
-It is nice to come home to my roots, I have so many good memories from Farsund.We will play all kinds of music, and I hope that when you get home, you are more culturally enriched, Rybak said and laughs from the stage in the town square, and start with a night song that his mother used to sing for him.
The weather threatened the concert earlier in the day, but the sun peeked out, and the organizers were delighted with the number of audience.
-There must be at least 3,000 here, a sea of people! It is fantastic, says Knut Egil Andreassen.
PS: Today Rybak performing as street musician in Lyngdal.
by Venche Mellemstrand
Alexander Rybak, Thomas Stanghelle, “Dream”
Thomas Stanghelle, Alexander Rybak, “Angel of life”
Alexander Rybak, Maria Strøm Slyngstad, Classical-jazzy duet
Alexander, Natalia and Igor Rybak and Stanghelle, “Topolya”
Alexander Rybak, “Resan till dig“
Alexander and Igor Rybak, “Hungarian suite”
Alexander Rybak, Thomas Stanghelle, “Can’t take my eyes off of you”
Alexander Rybak “Funny little world”
Alexander Rybak, “Hurra for deg som fyller ditt år” (Happy birthday song for Tomas) and “Roll with the wind”
Alexander Rybak “Europe skies”
Alexander Rybak “Fairytale”