Aarslev, Denmark - 29
70er Glam Rock Show
Venue: Glamrock tent
Admittance: 12.00 pm
Beginning: 12.15 pm
Bands: Hitfingers, T-Rex, Fi-Fi Dong, SAILOR, The Sweet,
Hot Chocolate, Slade
by: Karin Christiansen
The new Nickelodeon
Grant during "A Glass Of
Henry and Phil during "One Drink Too Many"
Peter during "One Drink Too Many"
Henry, Phil and Grant during "Blame It On The Soft
Henry and Grant during "Josephine Baker"
SAILOR during "Josephine Baker"
The audience during "The Old Nickelodeon Sound"
Henry and Phil during "Panama"
Peter during "The Secretary"
Henry and Peter during "La Cumbia"
The Full Monty...
Henry, Phil and Grant during "Girls Girls Girls"
Grant and Peter
SAILOR during the "A Glass Of Champagne" encore
The songs that
SAILOR played in Aarslev:
Glass Of Champagne
One Drink Too Many
Blame It On The Soft Spot
The Old Nickelodeon Sound
Mack The Knife
Vera From Veracruz
Open Up The Door
Give Me Shakespeare
Grant's Moment drum solo
The Full Monty
Girls Girls Girls
A Glass Of Champagne
concert review by Karin Christiansen:
What a wonderful day. Ive been to a
fantastic and marvelous concert with SAILOR. (Again!!!).
SAILOR played at the "70s Glam Rock Show""
in a small town called Aarslev south of Odense in Funen.
We were 2 couples from Soenderholm near Nibe in Northern
Jutland not far from Aalborg. Karin and Franck, and Lone
and Bent. Its my 8th concert with SAILOR (and my
husbands too), but the other couple had never seen
We started rather early in the morning, had a small break
at around 9 oclock, and at a quarter to 12 we were
at the big tent, where the event were to take place. It
was cold, and we couldnt wait to get inside. The
doors opened at 12 oclock, and before we could get
in, we spoke to a journalist from the local paper called
Fyns Stiftstidende. He just wanted to know where we came
from and which group(s) we were coming to hear. He was a
bit surprised that we would drive 268 km just to see
SAILOR. I told him that SAILOR fans are prepared to
travel far to listen to SAILOR.
We got in the tent, and now it was really cold. About 5
degrees. We were told that there had been some heavy hail
showers the day before, and all the hail were still on
the top of the tent. The show started at 12.15 and from
12.30 we could have our lunch (included in the price). We
had a cold but nice afternoon. I spoke to the journalist
again, and told him some more about SAILOR and my
experiences through the years. I told him that I was
hoping to say hello to the guys some times in the
afternoon or evening. He had to go back to the office
soon to start writing his article, but he would be back
later to hear more from me.
At about 16.30 I went up to the stage, because I could
see the Nickelodeon being put together. I could see the
guys next to the stage, and I asked a security-man if it
was possible for me to talk to SAILOR. I was allowed and
went in to say hello. All 4 of them were pleased to see
me again, but after the show we could talk some more.
Phil told me a little about the new portable Nickelodeon.
When SAILORs show started I was in the front row.
They started with "A Glass Of Champagne" and
everyone in the audience was excited. What an atmosphere!
No one I talked to had seen SAILOR live before, but most
of them knew the songs very well. Everyone was singing
and dancing all through the show. During "The Old
Nickelodeon Sound" we all moved our arms in the air,
and I could feel that SAILOR enjoyed it just as much as
the audience. The journalist came up to me in the middle
of the show, and asked me if I could spare a few moments
again. I agreed in a small talk, and I could tell him
that it was a fantastic show. He just wanted some more
details from me, and then I could go back to the show. I
got my place in the front again!
SAILOR played so well this afternoon. We got a bit
different version of "Karma Chameleon" because
Phil didnt have his mandolin. A smaller Henry
(compared to Bedford in December) was all over the stage
dancing and jumping. Peter just in front of me was as
always very smiling, and Grant enjoyed his drums. My
favourite songs were "Open Up The Door",
"The Old Nickelodeon Sound", "Vera From
Veracruz", "The Secretary" and "La
Cumbia". When Grant started playing his drum solo I
knew what was next. When SAILOR started The Full Monty
the tent nearly lifted. Everyone were excited. What a
show! There was a small break in the music too early, but
no one could hear that (except the guys and me).
And then the show was finished. Im always both
excited and sad just after a SAILOR show. Now I just had
to wait to talk to the guys again and have their
autographs on "Buried Treasure". I think I
waited about half an hour. Then I saw Grant and Henry
standing next to the stage listening to The Sweet. I got
their autographs and then Grant was so kind to follow me
to the house where Phil and Peter were eating. I got
their autographs too and a very special photograph too.
Very special for me, because I have not talked to Henry
since 1997 (in Nibe, Denmark), and because Ive
never had a photograph taken with all 4 of them together.
I also had a very nice talk to everyone of them. Thank
you very much SAILOR.
This was a fantastic afternoon/evening for me. Just 5
minutes ago I bought 2 tickets for their next show in
Denmark in August.
P.S. This morning I could read my interview in the Funen
newspaper (the internet version). Ha ha, this was great
too. Ive never been interviewed to a newspaper
Karin Christiansen, April the 30th 2006
Karin together with Henry, Grant, Phil and Peter
the newspaper article... in Danish... but I'm sure some of you
will be able to read it... ;-)
har ingen alder
NOSTALGI: Gensyn med glamrockens store navne i Årslev.
Enkelte havde taget turen helt fra Nordjylland
ÅRSLEV: - I ni år har jeg ventet på, at de skulle komme til
Danmark igen, og nu er de her. Det er helt fantastisk.
43-årige Karin Christiansen har egentlig ikke tid til at blive
forstyrret. Hun har stillet sig helt op til scenekanten og står
med armene i vejret, mens det digitale kamera dingler om halsen.
Klokken er 17.30 lørdag aften, og det engelske band SAILOR er
lige gået på scenen ved den store glamrockfest i Årslev. Cirka
1300 mennesker har fundet vej til det store telt foran Årslev
Hallen, og selv om det ikke er helt så mange, som arrangørerne
havde håbet, er stemningen god.
Ikke mindst for inkarnerede SAILOR-fans som Karin Christiansen,
der har taget turen hele vejen fra Sønderholm ved Nibe. Men det
er ikke noget i forhold til de mange ture til England, som hun
har taget sammen med sin mand, Franck Christiansen, for at se
gruppen, der slog igennem med hits som "Girls, Girls,
Girls" og "One Drink Too Many".
Har købt alt musikken
Faktisk er det ottende gang, hun skal til koncert med SAILOR,
fortæller Karin Christiansen, da hun cirka seks timer forinden
befinder sig på parkeringspladsen ved Årslev Hallen og venter
på at blive lukket ind.
Rundt omkring står folk og fryser, mens de drikker den sidste
dåsebajer. Med tiden har hun lært musikerne at kende og har
oven i købet fået til opgave at skrive om koncerten i Årslev
på bandets hjemmeside.
- Jeg har købt alt deres musik. Først på bånd, da jeg fik min
egen båndoptager i 1976, og siden på LP og cd. Jeg synes
stadig, de er gode. Så længe de bliver ved, så kommer jeg
også og hører dem, siger hun.
Den yngste er 50 år
Og medlemmerne af SAILOR har ingen planer om at stoppe, selv om
de efterhånden har nået pensionsalderen, fortæller forsanger
Peter Lincoln. Med sine 50 år er han den yngste i bandet og
også den eneste af de fire medlemmer, der ikke var en del af det
- Man kan aldrig blive for gammel til det her. Rockmusik har
ingen alder, bare spørg Mick Jagger. Når vi stopper, er jeg en
død mand, ler han, mens bandet gør klar til at gå på scenen
efterfulgt af andre store navne fra den tid så som Sweet, Slade
og Hot Chocolate.
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