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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


Nicky Nicky

Nicky wrote on Jul 21, 2008:

Where: Garden NEF party, Angoulème in France XD

When: 19/07/08

Yeah, okay we didn't meet you :( but we planed to xD.
Me and my friend Sophia wrote as a joke on a piece of paper if we could have your autographs and go backstage for piccis. We weren't actually gonna give it to you even though we could of coz i touched your arm xD.
Then we saw someone gave you the "longlive the hives" sign and we were like bummer we could have gave it to you! Oh well. Hopefully next time :).
You guys totally rocked the festival I even prefered your show to Iggy's lol.
The first time we heard of the Hives was while playing Singstar on the ps2. We thought you were gr8 and brought your 1st album.
WHne we found out you guys were playing only a 2 hour drive away we had to come!!
I was so impatient that the bands before you weren't that great to me. One you were on stage I went hysterical!! Hope you come back down to this area. Mybe closer nest time? Bordeaux is good for concerts 'hint hint'.
You guys are amazing!!!!
Love yaaaaa!!!
Nicky :DD
P.S: The photos arent great i took them on my phone. lol

Majda Osmić

Majda Osmić Majda Osmić

Majda Osmić wrote on Jul 16, 2008:

Where: Exit Festival, Serbia

When: July 13th, 2008

Well, to be honest, I was never fan of the Hives, but I stood in the front line that evening only to see Sex Pistols! I wasn´t really expecting too much of the Hives. But, my God, they blew my mind out there! They were so full of energy, they comunicated with their fans, and you could actually tell they enjoyed the GIG! When Pelle came of the stage and sang right there in front of me, I couldn´t believe. It was like Iin some kind of trans. And the music is soooo great! I was jumping all the time and I can honestly tell that that was the best concert I have ever seen! After the Hives, Sex Pistols came as a dissapointment; I was expecting much more of them!
Well Hives, you got your self new fan!!!!



cg wrote on Jul 14, 2008:

Where: riviera, chicago

When: feb. 29, 2008

We were waiting for the doors to open so we were walking around and went by back stage door. Vigilante came out and carried some amps inside. Chris sat on curb smoking. Pelle and some other guy started walking by us, i didn't recognize him at first cause i'm not good at that, but i saw he was wearing white shoes and the same coat and shoes as Chris and Vigilante so i knew it had to be him. As he walked by we jokingly asked him if The Donnas were doing there sound check. cant remember his answer cause the accent was so cool! didn't take a picture but he did sign my sisters converse! is that part of why the Chicago show would be very very hard to forget? OH and we had originally come for the donnas. To bad your not playing with them here anytime soon. But we'll see them at the galt festival, why can't you guys play a festival near us!



Jager wrote on Jul 14, 2008:

Where: Exit Festival Novi Sad - SER

When: Yesteday! :) - 13th July 2008

I`m still impressed with your gig at Novi Sad!!
To be honest, I never saw such a good live performance, regardless of my age (I`m almost 40 - in a couple of months).
Perfect sound, brilliant performance... in short: A+++++++++ !!!!!!
Sorry for no own pics attached, but the fuck`n cops TAKE MY CAMERA at the entrance!!!! I was able to collect it after the festival but heeeeey ....SHIT! Who needs it AFTER?! :( ... I couldn`t ever to take pics with mobile.. i have nokia e60 that has no camera at all... SHIT!. Nevermind, there is one official pic, showing the crowd. Just to show the visitors what a nice number of visitors you guys had in Serbia :)

At the end, all the best to the HIVES! Keep up the good sound and COME AGAIN TO SERBIA!!!!! Please :)