Stockholm Pride: Schlager night was amazing

I’ve been in Stockholm for Stockholm Pride now for a week. And without doubt the highlight (apart from staying with my BSF Gustav) has been Schlager Night at Pride Park. If I’d done or seen nothing else, this one night made up for it.

And, unlike last year, the crowds were relatively well behaved – no doubt hosed down by the constant rain falling and the increasing mud beneath our feet!

So many favourites were there. Lena from Germany closed the whole thing with Satellite. If I didn’t absolutely love this song before, I certainly do now!

Seeing Nanne live doing her big hits including Avundsjuk and Den Vilde was absolute bliss.

Nanne in action - Stockholm Pride 2010

The incomparable, legendary Nanne!

Quite a few of my favourites from this year’s Melodifestivalen appeared. Here is the line up for Part 1:

Shirley Clamp (MF 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009 + backing for Antique 2001):
– “Med Hjärtat Fyllt Av Ljus” and “Att älska dig”
– “Min kärlek”
Claes-Göran Hedenström (MF 1968)
Jan Johansen (ESC 1995): “Se på mig”
Christer Sjögren (MF 2008): “I Love Europe”
Nanne Grönvall (MF 1998, 2003, 2005, 2007)
Nanne Grönvall together with Angelique Widengren (MF 1986, 1987)
Göran Fristorp (ESC 1973 with the group Nova): “Sommaren som aldrig säger nej”
Svenne och Lotta (MF 1975): “Bang A Boomerang”
Blond (ESC 1997)
Jill Johnson (ESC 1998, MF 2003)
– “Crazy in love”
– “Kärleken är”
Björn Skifs (MF 1975, ESC 1978, 1981)
– Fångad i en dröm
– Michelangelo

On stage at the end for Schlager Night - the artists receive ovations from the crowd

Part 2 was also fab with some international artists. Even the largew lady from Malta who I hated in Eurovision a few years ago was totally brilliant on stage…

Elin Lanto (MF 2007, 2010)
Sofia (MF 2007, 2009)
Chiara (ESC 1998, 2005, 2009):
– What if we
– Angel
Sibel (MF 2008, 2010)
Jenny Silver (MF 2010)
Neo (MF 2010)
Hanna Lindblad (MF 2010)
Linda Pritchard (MF 2010)
Didrik Solli-Tangen (ESC 2010): “My Heart Is Yours”
Anna Bergendahl (ESC 2010): “This Is My Life”
Safura (ESC 2010): “Drip, Drop”
Hera Björk (ESC 2010): “Je Ne Sais Quoi”
Lena (ESC 2010): “Satellite”

There’s much more to tell about the night and the trip so far but who has time to sit down and write a blog when you’re in Stockholm. Try as I may, I just never get around to it.

Except today – laundry day!

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  1. […] friend, TheBestJudge went to Stockholm Pride last year and had a similar experience, particularly at schlagerkväll, the annual pop music night which features a variety of acts from […]


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