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Sarah wrote on Sep 11, 2011:

Where: Sydney, Australia 

When: 28/07/2011

having already seen them and traveled around to their perth, adelaide and melbourne shows, i was in sydney for the last sideshow of the hives 2011 australian tour.

it was about two hours before doors, and three strangers and myself were lining up outside the enmore theatre, waiting to get awesome spots for the show. as we're chatting and getting to know eachother, i look up and see the hives staring at us out of a van thats driving past.

i had already met them in adelaide, and wasn't too fussed about meeting them again because i didn't want to come across as a stalker or anything. but the others were nervous/excited, so all four of us went around the back to see if we could get autographs.

at the back of the venue, we found all five of the guys waiting for us. we stopped and had a bit of a chat, and i got to thank them for four amazing shows, and for being the best live band in the world.

next thing i know they ask if we want to come in and watch soundcheck. impossible to say no, all of a sudden we're inside an empty enmore theatre watching the hives warm up.

they asked for requests, so we obliged with statecontrol, return the favor and automatic schmuck. The guys couldn't remember how to play statecontrol, so they had to borrow my ipod as a little refresher. and i am now the owner of a video of a terrible rendition of automatic schmuck, which i which pelle made me promise never to release to the world.

it was honestly the most surreal and amazing afternoon of my entire life, and the perfect way to end a week of epic gigs. can't think of a better way to spend my time and money. i can never thank the hives enough for coming down under and proving to all my friends that i am right in raving about them being the best band ever.

Ania Lucero

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Ania Lucero wrote on Jun 30, 2011:

Where: Madrid

When: DcodeFest 2011

June 25 day was amazing and unexpected. Thanks to a photo contest, dressed in the style THE HIVES, I knew you. When I heard he had won,I did not believe. meet you in person? that's crazy!
Then I took a bus ticket and from Vitoria (where I saw you perform at the Rock Festival Azkena) trip to Madrid to attend the Dcodefest and to meet you. It was totally an adventure.
Although we had to wait because your plane was delayed, it was worth.
It was exciting to see you, give your hand, take photos ...
I wanted to have talked more with you but did not give us time. Still I am very happy to have met and I hope you liked my little card, if you have time would make me very excited that I answered.

ps: Your show was incredible, wonderful, amazing ... you were definitely the best of the festival, which brought madness, haha that was what people wanted!

A greeting guys! and THANK YOU



fan wrote on Jun 24, 2011:

Where: Prague

When: 23.6

It was perfect yesterday :)thanks you

Edoardo (from Venezia, Italy)

Edoardo (from Venezia, Italy) Edoardo (from Venezia, Italy)

Edoardo (from Venezia, Italy) wrote on Jun 13, 2011:

Where: Budapest, Hungary

When: August 12, 2010

The day after their gig @ Szigetfestival in Budapest me and my friends were having a tour in the city.
While we were sitting on a monument in a square which I do not remember we saw this guy sitting at our side, having a beer and just relaxing.
My friend tells me: \\\"Hey, look at that guy, doesn\\\'t he look like the singer of The Hives?\\\"
\\\"Let me see... He totally does ZOMG!\\\"
\\\"I wonder if it\\\'s really him\\\"
\\\"Oh come on, it would be impossible.\\\"

So we keep guessing for 5 minutes staring at him. He also noticed us ahahah.
Eventually I decided to go and ask him.

He was really Howlin, and there was also Vigilante sitting nearby. xD

At the time we didn\\\'t know The Hives, apart from a couple of songs, but we were just enthusiastic for the gig of the day before.
Suddenly they became almost my favourite band.
Can\\\'t wait to see you again guys!

Megan thomas

Megan thomas wrote on Feb 15, 2011:

Where: Washington DC, USA, Earth, MilKy Way Galaxy

When: 2002

After the boys played a gig at the Black Cat club in DC, I got in my car to go home and saw them walking, did a U-turn, went the wrong way down a one way street and almost ran them over

Then I got out of the car and gave them bracelets I'd made for them. If they don't remember being almost run down by me, theyre crazy!

No pictures unfortunately.