Archive for April, 2009

München, Germany (Kartoffellhoffeboffehalle)

April 30, 2009

Not so tired tonight and I went on stage with a smile on my face. A very listening crowd this night it seemed which made me happy. Tried some more robot-rubber moves and I think I pulled it off. Saw some waves out there tonight too and I thank you. Saw a couple staying just a little bit coser on the love song bringing my voice to a little warmer place called the heart or something whatever nothing maybe. Great sound in my in-ear as every night but it felt extra nice tonight in some way. Many cameras out there, you almost don´t need the stage lights =) or maybe you do. Anton Corbijn visited Per tonight but I don´t think he saw my performance.I have met him once before on the photo shoot of “En händig man”. A really nice man.

Backstage:

Backstage showers:

Helena ready to hit the stage

Helena ready to hit the stage

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The guide to the perfect stage makeup

April 29, 2009

Backstage at tonights show in München:

Airport yoga

April 29, 2009

On the way to München from Zürich we tried some airport yoga to loosen up a little in the neck and back. Try it, you´ll be amazed.

Zürich, Schweiz (Kaufleuten)

April 28, 2009

Metallica played here. The Red Hot Chili Peppers several times. A beautiful venue perfect for Sandy Mouche. Maybe next time. Miss you guys. Tired.

Soon...

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Pics from Warsaw and Prague

April 28, 2009

Thank you for these Blue girl (Warsaw):

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Thank you Kamila (Warsaw):

It was nice meeting you too Kamila

It was nice meeting you too Kamila

The gang

The gang

Thank you for these Elena (Prague):

Cologne, Germany (Gloria Theatre)

April 27, 2009

Just got back to the hotel and feeling not as tired as yesterday. It is good to have a day off. It makes you come closer to your real fatigue. Let say you take a nap for 2h during the day, when you wake up you feel like you´ve been hit by a train and you get sad. But what the 2h actually does is getting you closer to your real fatigue and eating up a bit of it even though it doesn´t feel like it at first. Without these naps you never get rid of it. You just find a working mode that works with it and you´re always tired even though you think Aha!! today i´m not so tired…but yes you are. Take naps.

On to tonights gig then. To me it was the funniest gig so far. I was really happy on stage and I suddenly decided to try my German language skills with the audience and it worked out quite well i hope?? And then for some reason I shouted -You guys rock at the end of the show, very unplanned and very funny and very true. It happens to me when I get a kick out of something. My mind can´t control my mouth or my body so I just spinn loose and hope to land on my feet. Thank you guys that were there for putting me in this mode. I really like it myself and I left the stage with a big smile on my face =)

Cause even though you may not think I see what you are doing down there, I see everything, every little hand-wave (yes I saw you) to every lip sync I see gives me a boost and makes me better and better and more funny I think. So thank you again for a funny evening in Cologne. You guys really ROCK!!

Backstage, dining area:

Backstage, band entering the stage:

The crowd:

Send pics and videos

April 26, 2009

Thank you for the pics and videos you are sending me. Keep doing that. I will post some of them.

Hamburg, Germany (Grunspan)

April 26, 2009

A little place with a rock vibe. Two levels for the audience that were really packed together which gave the whole concert a nice heat and presence. My performance went well and i´m starting to try new melodies in the singing on couple of songs. The crowd pomised me that they would have a great night when I shouted -Have a great night, promise me that!!! – Yeahh!!! And as i´ve heard from the band afterwards it was a great night indeed for them. It´s nice to be in Germany.

The perfect backstage for us since there was a little green spot outside on the back of the venue where we got nice grilled food and Mr X could sleep well out in the fresh air, nice.

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You can see his hand

Grill time, in a green spot, is summer here?

Grill time, in a green spot, is summer here?

Backstage and the band going on:

The heat is on!

The heat is on!

We managed to squeeze in a work out today to get the pulse up a bit and it felt good. Köln tomorrow, have to sleep sleep.

Hamburg, the town for perfectionists?

April 26, 2009

We were picked up from the airport by a new german minibus. Very clean.

Everything in this town seemes so clean and perfect and the people are smiling and the street musicians are wearing suits. So we got out from the hotel which is cleeean here in Hamburg and were greeted by this lady:

A Lambourghini Murciélago Roadster, not every day you get to see such a fine lady

A Lambourghini Murciélago Roadster, not every day you get to see such a fine lady

Then we went on a 2h boat trip in the kanals and saw all the gigantic villas next to the water.

-1:an till 2:an, 2:an e du där?

-1:an till 2:an, 2:an e du där?

A liddle sammer house by the wivver

A liddle sammer house by the wivver

Look what the cat dragged in..

Look what the cat dragged in..

This day a marathon was held in the city.

Look at all these indetical perfect water cups

Look at all these indetical perfect water cups

Prague, Česká republika (Luccerna Hall)

April 25, 2009

So i´m slowly beginning to mix the gigs in my head…bbuuöööhhhh….the days are passing fast and i´m just home from the Hamburg gig. I don´t have the time to write about each gig the night it happens I now understand. But I will write about the Prague gig now.

A very nice venue this one. Old hall with several floors and with an old snirklish touch to it. It was  joy being on that stage. And the Prague people did a good job in making me feel like the main act…well almost. Really kind you were to me young jedi masters. They/you gave me an “Ok” for my “Good evening” in your language which I had practiced a few times before entering the hall. Maybe 800-900 people in the audience gave me a really nice experience on stage. This night I was white on top as well, thanks for the tip Helena, I thought it looked good seeing some photos of it later on. So what to do now, shall I write about the Hamburg gig right now?? Or post a link that Neil gave me to some photos of the Prague gig?? Yes I´ll do that, post the link.

In the bottom you will find little me: (may not work with Firefox, didn´t for me)

http://petrklapper.com/Events/090423-PER-GESSLE/

Backstage Prague:

A little clip from the side of the stage when Per & Co are playing in Prague:

Tomorrow a nice review of the Hamburg gig will follow among other great stuff.
Nighty night for now……ZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzz