Schlager Queens

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

I recently went to Göteburg in Sweden for a weekend. It seemed to be a quiet town - on the Sunday night, especially, very little was open. I had expected there to be a party atmosphere as Melodifestivalen was in town. Melodifestivalen is the Swedish competition to select their Eurovision entry. It takes place over 5 weeks and is big news in Sweden. Carola, the biggest name in the competition and eventual winner, was plastered all over tabloids and tv news.

The Swedes have (unfairly) been labelled sombre, sensible people - not so, they love their schlager music. I found the party I was looking for in a club called Greta's - named after the great Garbo. I photographed these people there - all having the best of fun, dancing to schlager hits.


Swinging girls Hands in the air

Schlager Queens

Schlager Queens

Schlager Queens

Schlager Queens

Schlager Queens

7 comments:

Grant F said...

loving this blog adrian...eurovision themed campfoolery...fabulous!! keep it up!

you visited all these countrys? i'm so jealous... i've been to sweden 2 times with my handball club... only comment:two many blond people =)

Adrian said...

You know, I didn't find many blondes in Sweden! There were lots of dark-haired people. All gorgeous though!

maybe i should go again if dark-haired cute people appeard... =)

Carola said...

All hail the schlager!

Adrian said...

Thank you Carola!

tobias said...

Well, if you truly love your eurovision, for sure you will pay Helsinki a visit in May next year, right...? :)