2003-06-13 Norwegian Wood Festival, Oslo, Norway
Here is the diary entry from DaveGahan.com:
Shmorgas...again? All I can say is that you have to go to Norway at least once in your life. It's a freak of nature and that's all I can say. Oslo is a beautiful city. After a morning of being a tourist with Vince and Simon (tour manager), the band set off to the festival site. Fatigue is now slowly setting in. The truth from here on in is questionable. By the way, now is a good time to mention what great form the band is in. With the thunderous rhythm section of Martyn and Victor, wonderfully augmented by Vince on keyboards and vocals, we've been laying a fantastic sonic bed for Dave to romp in. David has been in top form, on and off the stage...and it just gets better. After we won a few new fans over, the band hung around to watch one of Norway's own, "The Kaizer Orchestra". These guys are amazing. We sat by the stage with our jaws on the floor. Not sure of the lyric content (must be about the Norwegian women) but what a show...again, freaks of nature. Friday the 13th is not the most assuring date to hop on a Fokker 50 but needless to say, we explored the Scandinavian skies once more. This was a much longer flight and our poor crew was on the edge of broken. Having to remove the first several rows of seats, the crew then has to carry all the weighted down flight cases over the back rows. They are not happy, but you wouldn't know that by their professionalism. Italy here we come.