There was a brief moment earlier today when the bloke standing next to me and I looked at each other in momentary disbelief. A second later, and we didn’t need to exchange any words, because we both knew we both just seen a man go past us on roller skates wearing nothing but a rainbow […]Read More Stockholm Pride Parade
The first time I saw Måns Zelmerlöw perform live was at Stockholm Pride in 2008. At the time, I think he really only had one hit song, “Cara Mia”. Eight years later, he was back at Stockholm Pride, and performed that song again. Last night he also sang another previous hit, (and Eurovision/Melodifestivalen entry) “Hope […]Read More Måns Zelmerlöw at Stockholm Pride
Sadly, my “Swedish” is not sophisticated enough to understand the complexities of some of the discussions you might encounter at an event like Stockholm Pride. While it won’t be too much of an issue at events like the Schlagerkväll (the pop music night), I’m still very interested in going to talks and events, especially since […]Read More Stockholm Pride – Chinese Queer Film
The last few weeks have been “crazy busy” which is why I haven’t posted here much lately. However, it’s Thursday night, I’m sitting at home with a glass or two of wine, listening to the radio, and I’m determined to achieve some catch-up posts. When I say “crazy busy”, it’s mostly been work-related. There’s been […]Read More Catch Up
Today I would like to introduce you to my favourite Swedish pop star at the moment, Ola Svensson. I first discovered his work when he was an entrant in Melodifestivalen, the Swedish finals leading to the Eurovision Song Contest back in 2008. I thought the song, Love in Stereo was “okay”. A few months later […]Read More Ola är jättebra!
If you want to see me on the dance floor, there’s one song that’s guaranteed to do it every time – “Crying At The Discotheque” by Alcazar. It’s one of my all-time favourite songs. It brings a smile to my face every time I hear it, and it’s guaranteed to get me on the dance […]Read More Alcazar’s Last Show @ Stockholm Pride
“It’s a lot more political, lacks a bit of the humour, but also seems more inclusive” was how I described the differences and similarities between Stockholm Pride and Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras to an Australian living in Stockholm, but who has now been living abroad for 12 years. “That’s not to say Sydney […]Read More Stockholm Pride Parade
I never really “rated” Sanna Nielsen all that much until I saw her perform this year at the Schlagerkväll at Stockholm Pride. I always thought her performances were a little “wooden”, a little “mediocre” when compared with other schlager greats like Shirley Clamp and Pernilla Wahlgren. But her performances blew me away and she came […]Read More Schlagerkväll @ Stockholm Pride