Post by michaeljessen on Jun 12, 2016 15:52:32 GMT 2
War of Kings Hole in My Pocket Rock the Night Wasted Time Last Look at Eden Carrie The Second Day Firebox Sign of the Times [preceded by short piano/keyboard solo] Ready or Not Nothin' to Ya Superstitious Cherokee (with the new intro) Days of Rock 'n' Roll ----- The Final Countdown
Great show, they were on fire, a lot of Europe supporters there, and a big F*** up by Joey -when Ian was doing the intro drumming/Getting the crowd going before Rock The Night, Joey said "Here's a song from the final countdown album, Let the good times rock" And you could tell that especially Norum was kinda lost about what was going on. So Ian/Mic/Leven started Rock The Night, Norum was lost, and it was a big mess until the verse started. After the show Norum told he could hardly hear Joey's vocals during the first couple of tracks as there was no soundcheck at this festival.
The stage was too high, and it was hard from the first row to see anything but Joey and occasionally the 2x Johns.
Joey came down to the first row 3-4 times during the show, to sing "Rock now rock the night" (before the solo), during the solo of The Final Countdown and 1-2 other times.
They really seemed to enjoy themselves.
Unfortunately it was a short set, and we missed Vasastan/Girl From Lebanon, but we got Cherokee! That was very pleasing to the crowd. Just ask Michaela Italy when she joins this thread
These past weeks I have always been travelling and only now I can sit down and post something here in the forum...
This one has been a very special occasion, the Rock Under Broen Festival in Middelfart where I attended with my eldest daughter. The stage where Europe played was very very high and deep, a bit too much actually and from the first row you couldn't see Mic at all and barely Ian. But for sure Joey has filled in every space and I won't forget his performance with some moments dedicated to my daughter!!! She still can't believe it, and the Danish young guy on her other side too was totally amazed by all the attention she got! Joey came down twice to meet the entire first row shaking hands with everybody there! During Rock The Night he stepped up at the barrier fence right where my daughter was (I have had to behave and be a good girl not to touch him, but what a temptation, LOL!!! ) and later on he came down again and gave her a guitar pick directly in her hand!!!
Here it is, when Joey descends the stage the first time during Rock The Night, thanks soooooo much Michael, to have recorded this!!!
You know, I must confess, I was almost becoming jealous...hahahaha!!! When finally during the announcement of Nothin' To Ya that unmistakable intense and "dirty" glance of his hit me at the "Do you like it HEAVY?!!" OOOOOOOK man, now I got you and that's right!!! Yes, I like it HEAVY!!! Oh, of course the music... what are you thinking about now?
A special mention is deserved for Mic too, because he had seen us at the Sweden Rock Festival during the concert of the All Stars band, where both Mic and Ian played and sang loud!!! Mic knew from last week when I met him at the airport that I would have attended the SRF first and then the Rock Under Broen festival with my daughter and he greeted us in the end before leaving the stage!!! EUROPE, you are such a unique and amazing band!!!
And the after-show featured a John Norum playing the original guitar from The Final Countdown that Michael Jessen bought some time ago from him and now he had brought him back for John to sign... John got so excited at the sight of it! And he immediately started to play that guitar in such an intense way that we feared Michael wouldn't have had it back anymore!!!
I have only a short video with a part of Carrie... here it is! Enjo(e)y!!!
You may know this one: "...and I've been waitin' for the angels to knock on my door"