W.O.W – the bands, the bonds

What can I say?

Way Out West was amazing!

So many of my favourite bands and friends in one place!

We were nine people in Nicolas and Stinas apartment, which was only a ten minutes walk from the festival area, and I ran into so many friends from my home town Hudiksvall, school years in Båstad, work years in Stockholm and even a friend I made in Cape Town.

Together we watched some of the bands I’ve listened most to over the last couple of years: The Black Keys, Florence and the Machine, Feist, Bon Iver, Blur, Ben Howard, Miike Snow, Hot Chip, Deportees, De La Soul, Common, Ane Brun, Laleh, Kraftwerk, Nneka and Lykke Li’s new project Ingrid.

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I couldn’t have wished for more.

I was dead tired as I took the bus back to Oslo on Sunday morning and went straight to work.

Monday I woke up with a major flu which took about a week to recover from, but either way, it was worth it.