Mikkel and Wicki's review of Alvin Lee's concert
in Lillehammer, Norway - 10 May
Hi Brigitte & Dave !
We are just back from
Lillehammer after a great trip. A beautiful 130 km
drive up from Oslo with snow still on the mountains
even though it was 23 degrees in the valley.
I was lucky enough to
meet Alvin and Evy in the hotel bar the night
before the show, and he signed my 1965 ES 335 and a
picture of me holding his 1960 Strat ( see attach ).
Unfortunately he couldn´t remember having owned the ES
335 as I was told when I bought it, but as he
said " I´ve had so many guitars so who knows..............
" He played it for a while which was cool too.
Lots of people wanted a piece of him, so I didn´t get
to ask him if he knew who got the Isle of Wight 345,
and other questions, but it was of course fantastic
to meet him.
The next day he played on
the main stage, and Wicki and I was way up front. I´m
happy to say that it was one of the very best
concerts I have ever seen him play, if not
the best ! ( I have seen 7 before ). His playing
was superb and he was smiling and giving it all.As you
can see on one of the pictures he also played blues
harp and used it for slide on the solo. He played
a great selection of his greatest hits and a couple of
tunes from his new Sagitarius.
Alvin got a special
connection with Wicki ( who had her red dress on ) and
it was great to see him pointing directly at her when
he said " Baby I´ll play the blues for you
" and " comming to get you one more time
" in I´m Going Home. After the last tune he
threw his plecktrum directly down to her ( a great
memory ) !!!
It was the first time I
saw the drummer and the bass player, and I think
they did a great job backing Alvin. The bass player
used an old upright bass for some tunes. Amazing how
big the trio could sound, and in my ears much better
than the 3 guitarists and 2 drummers that Dickey Betts
used after Alvin ( It must have been a tough job to
go on stage after Alvin ! ).
As you can see my pictures
are a bit graney, as I´m not a skilled photografer, but
I think it is a pretty good effect on all us
folks over 50. Feel free to use what you want on your
I hope you are enjoying
spring in Germany and sends you all the best from
Denmark !!! Mikkel &
Thank you Wicki and Mikkel
for sharing your review and photos with all of us!
Nice view of Lillehammer, Norway