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Let's Organize a Trip to Sweden Rock 2009

The videos are flying in from Sweden Rock 2008. I swear, I must go to this fest next year. I'm pretty sure if I don't go my life will be drastically incomplete. The lineup for this year's Sweden Rock was killer: Whitesnake, Def Leppard, Judas Priest, Poison, Ratt, Airbourne...and that's just a few!

Here's Poison performing "I Want Action"

Here's Poison performing "Unskinny Bop"

Here's Def Leppard performing both "Pour Some Sugar on Me" and "Photograph." *The quality sort of sucks, but the pictures are good.

Ok, so you've watched the clips. I think we should organize a Bring Back Glam! excursion to Sweden Rock 2009 - and I'm being dead serious here. Sweden is not a cheap trip, especially for those of us coming from America. When I was pricing the trip a couple months or so ago, my calculations pretty much landed at five grand for a week for two people. Granted I don't camp -- the Glam mistress doesn't camp -- and my husband is a picky traveler, so maybe you could knock off a couple hundred bucks. Still, I'm dead serious about going next year and I think a Bring Back Glam! contingent would be oh-so-fabulous. Just think, you've got an entire year to save five thousand dollars: that's a little over $400 a month, or just over a hundred a week...Ok, so it's still a lot of money, but we're talking about the trip of a lifetime here. Maybe if there's enough of us, we can get a group rate?! Here's hoping...

Anyway, if you want to go, send me an email. I'll keep the messages in a separate folder, and maybe we can make plans a little bit closer to the event.

Reader Comments (15)

Count me in.
June 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChristian
Wow...that's actually a good idea. Trip of a lifetime, for sure.
June 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPlainJane
Seriously, only Christian wants to go? Wow. I'm stunned.

June 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAllyson
I would LOVE to go, but im guessing its not feasible,
June 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
I bet it would be an amazing time. Getting the funds and permission from my wife, might not be so easy though!! :)
June 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGeorge
People, I went for the first time this year,2008 and it was phenomenal.Great people,bands and weather.

Don't forget when planning your spending money that a beer, yes one beer, will cost about $10!!! (Water is free though!)

I'm still going back next year,despite the high cost of Swedish living!
June 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAdam
Id go
July 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChey
I live in Mjällby in Sölvesborg which is a walkingtrip away from Sweden Rock in Norje ;)
July 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRyo
I am organizing to go to this very thing. I live in NZ. I have a friend in Sweden and also another one over there who will be going. Stayed in Sweden for 5 weeks couple of years back. Loved it.
Where the hell are you traveling from?
September 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPaul
I'm going :)
but i live in Belgium ;)
September 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJan
I went last year and I am going again - from Scotland!
October 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterNeen

im English and i moved to sweden a few months back. ALL of you have to come over here...its fucking beautiful and your all gonna miss out big time if you dont come to sweden rock 2009!
October 20, 2008 | Unregistered Commentertwiggy
Hey guys! I'm a 20year old guy from sweden, who found this site by googling "sweden rock 2009"

I've been to SRF a couple of times, and i tell you, it's the best festival i know, you wont regret it if you go. You should have been there 2007. Aerosmith... what a show!

Anyway, if you go, be sure to live at either the "big field tent camp" (dont know what it's called) Or the Rockerdise camping. That's where all the action is, plus, it's as close to the festival area as you can get. And make a "bring back glam"-flag, so one can find you. I love speaking with foreigners, especially when i'm drunk ^^

Btw, if you check out, you'll se that the first bands for the 2009festival are released. For example Heaven and hell, Europe, foreigner, In flames - Those are great bands, and they are only the first bands released, there's much more to come!
November 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterStaffan
And as for the beer (noticed someone wrote about it being very expensive) If you buy it at the festival area, it costs about 7 $, but if you go to a liqour store a beer costs about 1-2 $. You cant bring your own beer to the festival area, but you can have it at the camp. And the camps's where you'll be most of the time if youre not going to see extreme lots of bands, since the camp is next to the festival-area.

I use to buy beer & liqour for about 800 SEK, which is about 100 $, and it usually lasts the whole week. And even if you run out of beer, swede's frequently give away beer to friendly people =)
November 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterStaffan
I wont cost u guys that much! Not at all! The flight is around 1000 USD but cheap and good hotels/hostals are plenty and they usually cost around 70USD per night and couple. 5 grand no way! More like 3 and thats putting the bar high! Good luck!
January 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHenrik

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