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PostPost #1  Posted: Thu May 12, 2011 9:27 am    Post subject: Norway - Bergen 2011-11-15! Reply with quote Back to top

http://www.billettservice.no/event/THE-SISTERS-OF-MERCY-UK-billetter/BUS1511 We are not worthy!
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PostPost #2  Posted: Thu May 12, 2011 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

happy for you but wtf? Surprised where's continental tour? only islands, scandinavia etc... one and only gig so far will be cancell tomorrow. looks like thay don't wanna go down on mainland this time Surprised
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PostPost #3  Posted: Thu May 12, 2011 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

lachert wrote:
happy for you but wtf? Surprised where's continental tour? only islands, scandinavia etc... one and only gig so far will be cancell tomorrow. looks like thay don't wanna go down on mainland this time Surprised


Go down on? Mr. Green

Don't worry yet, remember how they toured in march 2009 Wink
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PostPost #4  Posted: Thu May 12, 2011 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

euphoria wrote:
lachert wrote:
happy for you but wtf? Surprised where's continental tour? only islands, scandinavia etc... one and only gig so far will be cancell tomorrow. looks like thay don't wanna go down on mainland this time Surprised


Go down on? Mr. Green

Don't worry yet, remember how they toured in march 2009 Wink

must be new kind of english, sorry Confused
i don't wanna such big tour as in 2009, it always means a lot of mid-quality gigs and tired band, but 2 - 3 decent gigs near me will be nice Twisted Evil
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PostPost #5  Posted: Thu May 12, 2011 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

oh, given they start from Dublin to London then Bergen

it does rather look like the beginning of quite some further shows ... Laughing Mr. Green Wink ...
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PostPost #6  Posted: Thu May 12, 2011 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Looks like I'm going to have to find some extra source of income.
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PostPost #7  Posted: Thu May 12, 2011 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

anyone wanna sponsor a native Norwegian speaker to take along for those tricky beer ordering conversations?

i'm hjappy to cover all your translating and interpreting needs for a small fee: accomodation, travel costs, and a daily food allowance! thanks!

on the other hand, norway is not in the EU so cigarettes and booze at the airport on entry! \o/
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PostPost #8  Posted: Thu May 12, 2011 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

_emma_ wrote:
Looks like I'm going to have to find some extra source of income.


You should be happy, there is a cheap direct flight from Gdansk to Bergen with Wizzair Laughing
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PostPost #9  Posted: Thu May 12, 2011 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Bergen of all places! Cool

Bring on the swedish dates. Smile
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PostPost #10  Posted: Thu May 12, 2011 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

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Bergen of all places! Cool

Bring on the swedish dates. Smile
I´ve heard whispers... Wink
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TheGoodSon wrote:
I´ve heard whispers... Wink


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PostPost #12  Posted: Thu May 12, 2011 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

sukhoi wrote:
_emma_ wrote:
Looks like I'm going to have to find some extra source of income.


You should be happy, there is a cheap direct flight from Gdansk to Bergen with Wizzair Laughing

But I need a canoe from London. Laughing
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PostPost #13  Posted: Thu May 12, 2011 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

_emma_ wrote:
sukhoi wrote:
_emma_ wrote:
Looks like I'm going to have to find some extra source of income.


You should be happy, there is a cheap direct flight from Gdansk to Bergen with Wizzair Laughing

But I need a canoe from London. Laughing


London-Bergen is only 36 hours by express train, should be no problem for someone contemplating the Transsib - at least if someone has a big fat wallet It wasn't me...
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PostPost #14  Posted: Fri May 13, 2011 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

sob sniff wail, I was hoping they played Norway around the Helsinki gig Crying or Very sad
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PostPost #15  Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

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London-Bergen is only 36 hours by express train,

I've just been googling and googling and nope, it's not doable by train, even if the journey takes "only" 36 hours it's still too long to make it in time. Confused
Does anybody know if there exist a fast ferry from England to Norway? Either I'm too dumb to find it on google, or it doesn't exist. Sad
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PostPost #16  Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Just get on a bloody plane! Razz
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_emma_ wrote:
euphoria wrote:
London-Bergen is only 36 hours by express train,

I've just been googling and googling and nope, it's not doable by train, even if the journey takes "only" 36 hours it's still too long to make it in time. Confused
Does anybody know if there exist a fast ferry from England to Norway? Either I'm too dumb to find it on google, or it doesn't exist. Sad


No, they removed all ferry services UK-Norway a couple of years ago, only Scandinavian connection today is Harwich-Esbjerg(DK), which doesn't make much sense för Bergen.

And yes you're right, I had underestimated how poor the connections were between the two biggest cities in Norway... Oslo could be reached already before noon, but then the fun ends.
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PostPost #18  Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Dr Poo wrote:
Just get on a bloody plane! Razz

well if you booked one already, can you PM me the details of the flight We are not worthy! (which obviously doesn't mean I will be able to say yes, but at least you'll know that I tried). Smile Confused
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PostPost #19  Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

_emma_ wrote:
Dr Poo wrote:
Just get on a bloody plane! Razz

well if you booked one already, can you PM me the details of the flight We are not worthy! (which obviously doesn't mean I will be able to say yes, but at least you'll know that I tried). Smile Confused


I'm sure there'll be room in his TURDIS

perhaps you could hire a 'rib' or travel by deep sea trawler Confused
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PostPost #20  Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Laughing Laughing Laughing Rolling Eyes
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PostPost #21  Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Came back from Bergen yesterday, I have seen quite a few cities, but I've never seen anything like that town before Surprised "amazing" would be understatement.

Some travel tips for you guys:

If you have an extra day, take the train Oslo-Bergen. It is allegedly one of the most beautiful train trips in the world, and I can testify that it's true Surprised
Takes 6, 7 hours, it's quite an experience and not boring at all. You'll even get through a highland area where they filmed one of the first Star Wars movies Very Happy

If you book the train ticket online (Norwegian railways official website http://www.nsb.no/?lang=en_US) in advance, you can snatch a "Minipris" starting at 199.- NOK (around 20 Euro) for all the way. It gets more expensive with time and there is a limited contingency of these, so it's better to buy it timely.

Train is roomy and comfy, and they have decent coffee (for a train).
There is an extra playground wagon for families with children, so in the other wagons, you can enjoy the quiet Wink

And in Bergen, avoid the scenic spots like Bryggen during day when it's overcrowded with tourists, just go there late afternoon when the tourist buses have left.
Shops for clothes and stuff close around 5 pm in summer, but food shops are open until midnight. You can't buy alcohol in supermarkets and 7/11s after 6pm (week) or 8pm (weekends), only in pubs, where it's more expensive of course.
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PostPost #22  Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Sita, I know, I checked this route on the internet and this is exactly what I wanted to do, but sadly the trip by train from London to Bergen is not doable in time to make it to the Bergen gig (and I'll definitely be in London). So - not this time for me, I hope that one day in my life I'll take the Oslo-Bergen train anyway.
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PostPost #23  Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 6:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Are any of you familiar with the venue, USF Verftet? How's the sound for a rock and roll gig?
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PostPost #24  Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Enjoy!
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PostPost #25  Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Have a great night, everyone! And for all you Bergeners, greetings to that beautiful city.
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