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Isabelle Isacsson

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Isabelle Isacsson wrote on Jul 28, 2008:

Where: Peace and Love festivael Borlänge, Sweden

When: 26 Juni 2008

Jag var på P&L i Borlänge och där spelade ju The Hives! Första gången jag fick se dom spela live! :D Helt underbart var det, överträffade alla förväntningar. Innan spelningen så mötte jag Vigiliante på stan där han gick med sin son så då fick jag en autograf av han :D Senare så var det dags för rockfoto o då blev jag fotad tillsammans med alla i Hives, helt overkligt var det så det är nog därför jag ser ut som jag gör på bilden. Haha jag var ju jätte nervös när jag stod där framför alla i Hives! Fick även lite bilder på dom då när de kom till rockstudion :) Detta är något av det underbaraste jag varit med om!


camille camille

camille wrote on Jul 22, 2008:

Where: france, vieilles charrues

When: july 20th 2008

well, i don't know where to start with the storie of the best day of my life!

okay its not the best day of my life, its one of the best days of my life. The other were ALL the days i saw the hives in concert!
but this one was special..

as always, i was getting the first row with my twin and my two friends.
we've been waiting for the hives all day.

i made a poster for this last tourdate in france..
"jag älskar the hives. ni rockar min värld"
i hope there was no mistakes on it because.. i don't talk swedish but i could learn it for the hives!!!

so the hives get on stage and it was as perfect as the other show i saw before.
at the end of the show, a guy came at me and gave me a setlist and a mediator and told me "i put aside this for you cause i saw you were a great fan of the hives".

the concert was finished and i was just telling myself Okay you tried to see them as much as you can during this tour and its already the end of it for france so YOU HAVE TO MEET THEM!
i went to the artist entrance. for 30min' i tried to enter without any pass but the security didnt let me. i finally saw a guy with a pass i asked him for his pass just time for me to meet the hives! i was okay.
my dream became true!
i was face to face with lovely Pelle. It was humiliation for me coz i wanted to talk but i was too shock for it!
then i talked a bit i wish i could have told him more things coz i have so much things to say to the best band of the world, to my reason of living! then we took a photo and he asked me if he could get my poster.
then i met chris.
we took a photo and he gave me some pics!
then i met vigilante who seemed to be very busy like all of them..
i hope i didn't annoy them.
then i gave the pass to my sister then to my friends!

i can't believe that tour in france is already finished.
now i'll have to go to see you in other countries coz i won't be able to wait for next tour!

i'll never forget this meeting and this concert and the other concerts and THE HIVES!

they rule my world!
I've been hivesenated for life!!!

i love you.



beryl beryl

beryl wrote on Jul 22, 2008:

Where: Bretagne, France

When: 20/07/08

The show was INCREDIBLE as always! The Hives really are the best live band ever!
I waited for 12 hours, and i have no regrets.

after the show i had the chance to go backstage, and meet Howlin'Pelle Almqvist, Nicholaus Arson and Vigilante Carlstroem. you guys were so nice.
thanks for all. it was just Amazing.
i also got Vigilante Carlstroem's pick, and the setlist!

i hope you enjoyed playing in France.
I can't wait to see you guys again in France or maybe Sweden.
Come back soon!

Cause you guys Rule the World.

i'll never forget this Black and White tour.




elie wrote on Jul 22, 2008:

Where: Vieilles charrues - Carhaix - France

When: 20 juillet

during the vieille charrues!!!

I <3 you xD


solly solly

solly wrote on Jul 21, 2008:

Where: Angouleme-garden nef party / Carhaix-Vieilles Charrues

When: 19th and 20th july 2008

So here we go again for another concert of the hives, travelling 600 km by car just to see them.

We waited to be at the first row since the beginning of the fest, having to listen to bands we didn't like that much, but well the show was worth the wait ^^.
So, the concert of The Hives finally started, and at the beginning of it, Howlin came offstage to take our banner where it was written "Long Live The Hives" and took it onstage to show it to the audience. My friend and I couldn't believe our eyes, He didn't only showed it once, but a couple of times !

So the concert was amazing (as usual) though the atmosphere was different, not enough hives fan to my liking.

Anyway, the show ended, and i was completely stucked between people and the barriere and could't stand this anymore. Moreover my camera had "died" during the show, so i was really upset.
So i jumped over the barriere to take back my bag, and when leaving, i saw a piece of curtain moving thanks to the wind. I looked behind it and what did i saw ? it was the VIP part of the festival !!!
I didn't went in (i don't know how i manage to do that, crazy fans) and there, who did i saw standing ? Vigilante and Howlin.

When i arrived where they were standing, Vigilante has left, but howlin was still there. So i asked for a picture with him, and of course, my camera didn't work... after many attempts to take a pic, a woman managed to take us with my phone. I couldn't believe how nice howlin was to wait for the picture to be taken, he was really calm and meeting him made this day PERFECT !

Then, the next day, we were off to Britanny to see The Hives for the fourth and last time of the tour.
Again a great show, loved it more than the one the day before.
After the show, my friends and I were soo sad when thinking it was going to be the last concert that we decided we'd do everything to meet the band.

So here we were begging every people with a pass and the security guards.
After many and many attempts, one guy saw us and told us we could borrow his pass.
We thanked him again and again and thanked his friends, they were the heroes of the day !!
Each of us went backstage, one after the other, and then came my turn.
When i arrived, nearly everybody had left, Nicholaus was leaving but he was really really nice and accepted to wait so i could take a pic.
Then i went in, and so a sign where "the hives" was written. I looked into the "room" and saw Howlin sitting, his computer on his knees. Once again, he was really a nice man and accepted to sign my setlist.
He also told me he had seen our new banner.
Then I went back to my friend and then back home, the head full of what had happened these last two days, not being able to believe it had really happen.

I'm soooo looking forward to see you again ! I don't think I'll be able to wait for too long for another Hives' concert ^^
Think next time, we'll have to follow you all across Sweden haha

i've been hivesenates again


ps:sorry for the mistakes