It was 18 years ago...
when Marie was 34 & Per 33! Me? A baby of 14!!!
Finally! I have the honour to present one of the best Roxette Concerts according to Gessle, Åsa and Clarence Öfwerman! (They mentioned it in 2007 & 2009 during En Händig Man Tour & Party Crasher European Tour).
What: Roxette Live in Porto Alegre, Brazil
Tour: Join the Joyride World Tour 1991/1992.
Where: Gigantinho Arena.
Date: May 6th of 1992.
Arena capacity: 16.000.
Audiance: 18.000 (!!!)
The Roxette crew staff had to remove the backgound of the stage before the concert because there were people behind the stage! Believe!!! Nowadays it's a tendence to put the stage in the middle of the audiance... but what nobody knows is that Roxette started with this tendence, and in 1992!!!! Marie started the concert singing to all directions... Roxette and the band confessed they were impressed with so many people!
Per mentioned it in all interviews around Brazil. Take a look on his smile when he talked about Porto Alegre concert in an interview from 1999, during Have a Nice Day Promo Tour in Brasil.
He also mentioned it when I gave him the bootleg of the concert during EHM Tour in 2007. And also when I gave him the DVD of the concert and more in 2009 during PC European Tour.
Photos from the airport arriving, press-conference & concert:
* (Marie & Micke at the airport. Per & Åsa arrive some days earlier).
Bootleg CD: Roxette Live in Porto Alegre Brasil.
Origin: The Radio Atlantida FM broadcasted the concert. Some years later, around 1994, there were a big fight inside the radio and one of the producers left the team. And he decided to take with him 5 concerts broadcasted by the Radio as "payment"! One of these concerts was Roxette one. To make money he decided to sell those precious recordings (I also remember there was Ramones Concert in the package!). So, a close person of mine, from EMI office that also worked as DJ, told me about this selling. I bought Porto Alegre Concert!!!
What I know from that period about copy numbers: only 1 copy was sold before I had bought the tape. Now I promise to change this number and put the CD for donwload here very soon!
DVD: Roxette Live in Porto Alegre and more.
Origin: My personal archieves & Ivana's archieves.
It contains: Porto Alegre concert, Rio de Janeiro concert, interviews and a teaser of Porto Alegre city.
Now, the big question: Do you believe in coincidence???
Roxette comeback day: May 6th of 2009 during Per Gessle Party Crasher European Tour!
Roxette concert in Porto Alegre: May 6th of 1992 during Join the Joyride World Tour!
Check the concert on youtube:
HQ video available for download here very soon on. Meanwhile, enjoy the youtube versions on my youtube profile: http://www.youtube.com/mrsgesslebrazil
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Thanx to: RBS TV, Atlantida FM, Zero Hora newspaper, Ivana & Dany Etchart Archieves, Grasi & Cecatto's Family for helping to decoding VHS, Danilo (youtube video from 1999).