A collection of the ‘” Tønsbookies”reports by Marianne Saietz
Marion Delafoy-Martin, Laila Solum-Hansen, Hildebjørg Haugan and Sara Anja Ruske
On July 31st. 2010, Alexander Rybak was giving a concert, with Elisabeth Andreassen and their mutual musicians in the norwegian town Tønsberg, a bit south of Oslo. More than 70 fans of Alexander, who met eachother on his official facebook-fanpage, had decided to meet eachother in Tønsberg and go to the concert together on july 31st. They planned the travel and the meeting for a long time. Early, they realized, that this was going to be the largest gathering of Rybaks Facebookies, ever!
They were people from 20 countries, as far away as Ukraine, Russia, Greece, Turkey, Canada, Slovakia, Italy, Germany, Poland, Czech rep. Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, France, Switzerland, UK, Lithuania, Latvia and of course – Norway. Many of them arrived several days before the concert, to have a good time together. Some of them had been to concerts of Alexander before and some of them, had met eachother before. But for some, it was their first concert and their first Facebookies-meeting. Alexander and his management were told about the big Facebookie-meeting, that was being planned and they felt excited about it and offered to arrange a special event, a ” meet and greet ” for the facebookies, with all the artists of the concert. It was planned to take place in the evening, after the concert, but due to some change of plans, the ” meet and greet” was moved to the afternoon, before the concert. Continue reading Facebookies reporting from Tønsberg. July 31st. 2010. Part 1