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shadowman

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Tourism on Bleeding4Metal - Pt.6: Sweden
« am: Dezember 12, 2004, 09:51:26 Vormittag »
From the warm south to the cold North, only a smalll step for Bleeding for Metal :)

So again, the meaning of these lines of topics is to know a bit more about the way of life in countries where the bleeding fans live.
So when I think of Sweden I think of :

Euh, very little I must admit... :oops:

ok there is my friend Karl Beckham from Infernal Vengeance,
I know a few cities, only by name though : Göteborg, Stockholm, Malmö
Quite some really nice metalbands of course : Hammerfall, Falconer, Dream Evil...
ABBA ! :D  Even remerber the names from my childhood days, Björn, Benny, Agnetha, Annafrid. The blonde from Abba was quite a hottie when I was twelve... :wink:

So what else ?
Ikea ! Saab ! Astrid Lindgren !

And I know it is quite a rough sea between Denmark and Sweden because my brother in law once visited Sweden and it was all he talked about of that trip !
Now the name ?? Skaggarak ? Something similar I think...

That is all for now, will remember other stuff (I hope) as others join in...

Virvatuli

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« Antwort #1 am: Dezember 12, 2004, 10:30:41 Vormittag »
... I don't know if I'm even supposed to answer this ;D
But, let's but some together:

Tons and tons of stupid Swed-jokes, as every finn.
Love the old town in Stockholm.
Hate the S-verbs.
Warmer weather than we because of the Gulf... *mrr*
And there is a rumor that you'd have cheaper (put any alcohol here) than we, and that's what makes finns angry with you  :lol:

K. Beckman

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« Antwort #2 am: Dezember 12, 2004, 12:08:53 Nachmittag »
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And there is a rumor that you'd have cheaper (put any alcohol here) than we, and that's what makes finns angry with you


Que??? I must have missed something here. As far as I know the booz is way more expensive over here. Anyway, we just have to meet and have a great party to figure that out. Right!?  :)  


Zitat
ok there is my friend Karl Beckham


Beckman if you don't mind ;)

Anyway, this is going to be really interesting. :)

Virvatuli

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« Antwort #3 am: Dezember 12, 2004, 12:23:57 Nachmittag »
Yeah!  :cheers:
(There are a lot of rumours here about sweds this and that, which almost everytime contain a stupid joke too ;) )

K. Beckman

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« Antwort #4 am: Dezember 12, 2004, 12:47:15 Nachmittag »
Zitat von: "Virvatuli"
Yeah!  :cheers:
(There are a lot of rumours here about sweds this and that, which almost everytime contain a stupid joke too ;) )


Heh... It's like Sweden and Norway I suppose.

Souleraser

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« Antwort #5 am: Dezember 12, 2004, 01:24:24 Nachmittag »
You're all one loving familiy up there in Scandinavia, aren't you? ;)

It's pretty much like with us and the Austrians and the people from Switzerland or with the people from Scotland, Ireland and England I suppose ;)


On topic: Well, I'm almost ashamed, but I don't have much  to add which hasn't been mentioned already.

Astrid Lindgren was one of my first thoughts also, like many others I grew up with her books and stories and the movies about her books.
For some reason I also think about chocolate, when thinking about Sweden. Is it "Mjölk chocolate" (milk chocolate) or something? :) Very tasty, though I only know it because I bought it at Ikea some time ;)

When talking about Sweden, metal has to be mentioned of course: "Sweden Death" as description for maybe the most perfect symbiosis of melody and aggression, bands like IN FLAMES, DARK TRANQUILLITY, CARCASS or ARCH ENEMY...

Hm, I suppose that's all I have so far.

K. Beckman

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« Antwort #6 am: Dezember 12, 2004, 01:39:55 Nachmittag »
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You're all one loving familiy up there in Scandinavia, aren't you? ;)


Yes we are.  :wink:

shadowman

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« Antwort #7 am: Dezember 12, 2004, 02:41:32 Nachmittag »
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Hm, I suppose that's all I have so far.


Yeah, difficult one right ?
Isn't it strange we know so little about a country yet so farely close to us ? :oops:

Souleraser

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« Antwort #8 am: Dezember 12, 2004, 02:47:24 Nachmittag »
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Zitat von: "AoP"

Hm, I suppose that's all I have so far.


Yeah, difficult one right ?
Isn't it strange we know so little about a country yet so farely close to us ? :oops:


In a way you're right, but on the other hand it's not bad either. In my opinion it rather tells us that Sweden is a country where everything is quite discreet. Sweden appears to be a country of understatement, which might be the reason why I always felt strongly attracted by it (no shit).
In fact, there's a lack of stereotypes because if there wasn't we would have more of them at hand, wouldn't we?

Well, and while writing this two further aspects came to my mind:
-> The murder at Ana Lindh
-> One of Europe's most violent right wing extremist scenes

This Dying Soul

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« Antwort #9 am: Dezember 12, 2004, 03:06:30 Nachmittag »
sweedish meat balls and hot chicks in short skirts and blonde braided pony tails. can it really be true!!!


really dont know anything about the country.. just thought to be funny...

K. Beckman

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« Antwort #10 am: Dezember 12, 2004, 03:09:05 Nachmittag »
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sweedish meat balls and hot chicks in short skirts and blonde braided pony tails. can it really be true!!!


Damn Ryan, you're so right!  :wink:  I really like to live here. :lol:

This Dying Soul

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« Antwort #11 am: Dezember 12, 2004, 03:13:37 Nachmittag »
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Zitat von: "This Dying Soul"
sweedish meat balls and hot chicks in short skirts and blonde braided pony tails. can it really be true!!!


Damn Ryan, you're so right!  :wink:  I really like to live here. :lol:


well damit then Karl I will trade you flats for a while and you can come here to the states and I will go there.. i want to sample some of those swedish dishes.. specially the blonde haired ones with pony tails and short skirts.. ow yeah dont forget the thigh high stockings YEAH!!!

K. Beckman

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« Antwort #12 am: Dezember 12, 2004, 05:42:33 Nachmittag »
Zitat von: "This Dying Soul"

well damit then Karl I will trade you flats for a while and you can come here to the states and I will go there.. i want to sample some of those swedish dishes.. specially the blonde haired ones with pony tails and short skirts.. ow yeah dont forget the thigh high stockings YEAH!!!


The trade sounds good to me. :)
What kind of Swedish movies do you look at? :wink:  :lol:

AngelOfMusic

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« Antwort #13 am: Dezember 12, 2004, 06:07:49 Nachmittag »
This is going to sound cheesy...

When I think of Sweden I think of my great, great grandparents, (and other ancestors).  My great-great-grandparents left Sweden for the US.  In fact, GGgrandmother followed GGgrandfather over here because she wanted to marry him.  I also think about the land that runs in my blood and how I HAVE TO SEE IT.  
/cheese


I also think of HammerFall, Falconer, and some of the most awesome metal the world has ever seen. ;)

shadowman

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Tourism on Bleeding4Metal - Pt.6: Sweden
« Antwort #14 am: Dezember 12, 2004, 06:59:54 Nachmittag »
Not cheesy at all ! The true stories are the best !
A woman following her man all across the globe ! Touching !

Hope you make it to Sweden one day to walk on your ancestor's land !

But if you ever do, write a song of that expericience and send it to Infernal Vengeance !
Sure Karl can do something with that theme !!

 :P