This concert by
Sparkler was performed three weeks prior to the release of the release
of Magnifying Glass. If you exclude the radio pre-concert at Midtfyns
Festival at Danish Radio P3, this was the only time that
Sparkler played an all semi-acoustic concert. They were the opening act
for former Spice Girl, Melanie Chisholm (Mel C) (see
pictures of her here)
and played merely three songs.
It was one of my best moments in company with Freya's band (together
with one of their last concerts at Copenhagen University in September 2003). Especially
the album title song was marvellously performed!
As I only knew the night
before that Freya would offer her only guest ticket for me, I hadn't
the time to get the usual permission to take photographs of the main artist,
Mel C, so I didn't bring my professinal camera. So the photos below
are taken with my tiny "spy-camera"! That's why they are only ordinary
audience shots, taken from my seat.
the way, I sat next to Monopol-singer, Nikolaj Rysager
and his manager, and had a talk with the two of them. Beside owning their single,
Fis Nu Af, I didn't knew much about Monopol, as they
didn't release their debut album until Spring 2004. But Nikolaj told me a lot
of facts of the band and their upcoming album.
Melanie C's nine song concert, I met a couple of celebrities in
the bar. (See www.eric-photo.dk > People
I Met). Among those were the Sparkler band members (exclusive
Jacob Gurevitsch, who backed Jon & EyeQ
at their closing concert in Holstebro that evening). The portraits I made at this
occasion, were probably the last pictures taken of Freya and Kåre
as a couple (view at the bottom of this side).
You Belong To Me
02. Magnifying Glass
by Eric Klitgaard © 2003