My creative daughter and tickets to Jersey Boys, the musical

My daughter has started practicing at a flower shop in Sweden. What a nice decoration she made by her own after just 5 days in the shop! It is her first one! I am very proud of her. Seems like she has talent in the flower area too. Now I want her to come overseas and make me a looot of nice flower decorations all over the apartment, maybe make something nice on the balcony too… and…and … OK, ok.. I know, she has just started and it is her first flower decoration…calm down! ;-)

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My oldest son and his girlfriend will come to L.A. in October and visit for a couple of weeks. I have already started to plan THEIR trip, as a mom you are allowed to do that ;-) When my daughter was here at Christmas last year, we went to Hollywood one day, did the Walk of Fame and a visit at Pantages Theater to watch The Lion King, the musical. Now I want my son and his girlfriend to watch a real Broadway-musical too, like his sister did. Yesterday I bought four tickets on presale to the musical Jersey Boys (about Frankie Valli and four seasons). The show is playing in L.A. during 1 – 19 October. I just hope I did the right thing now, my son is a “Heavy Metal-guy”.. well, he needs to learn there is more in the music world, not only metal stuff :-D

Jersey Boys, The trailer:

Def Leppard & Kiss in concert!

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Def Leppard at Forum, Inglewood, 8 July 2014

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Kiss at Forum, Inglewood 8 July 2014

Yesterday it was time again for a concert at Forum. This time it was Def leppard and later Kiss. (I still like the concept: buy one concert and get one for free :-D ). It was  great evening! Def Leppard is still a good band and Kiss looked like they had fun during the concert. Well done by both of them. The special guest Kobra and the Lotus from Canada wasn’t bad either. They started up the evening and the tempo was high from the beginning. They sounded like Iron Maiden in a way, except that this band has a woman (Kobra Paige) as the singer. I liked her cover of Hearts old song, Barracuda. I heard a “new” song with Kiss too that I didn’t recognize and I liked it, I found out when I was back home that the song was from 1989, So hear it comes, Kiss with the song Hide your heart! …and after a song with Def Leppard, that my husband picked: Love Bites :-)

4th July at Redondo Beach

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To celebrate 4th of July, we were invited by a friend to a block party with live music and tacos. The party was just above the beach. The weather was perfect (as usual) and a loooot of people were on the beach. People arrived early, as you can see on the first pic, to get a nice spot. Here are some pics from the beach and from the party and the firework. We watched the firework from the friend’s balcony who lives at the front row to the beach! It was a great celebration. :-D

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Midsummer party in Los Angeles

On Saturday it was time for the big Midsummer party at Gilmore Adobe park by the Grove, Farmers market at 3rd Street and Fairfax. It came more than 500 people! The Swedes are supposed to leave the cities at Midsummer NOT the country! :-D

Well, the people back home in my old country will probably ask the question if there were any famous people there too and I can answer yes, it was and leave the rest to speculations. I know…I can be mean sometimes ;-)

Some nice pics from Saturday and Swedish midsummer in LA :

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Swedish Midsummer

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 Mariefred, Sweden 20 June 2014, Photo: S. Redebo

Today, always on a Friday at this time of the year, the people in Sweden celebrates Midsummer. Its the second biggest holiday in Sweden and “all” people are leaving the cities to be on the countryside or by the sea and the archipelago. Everywhere (well, almost) you can see Midsummer poles and people dancing around singing “Små grodorna” (Little frogs) and other silly songs. You also eat a lot of pickled herring and drink some strong  “Nubbe” snaps, its like a shots. Well, you don’t have to drink a snaps, but if you do, you need to sing a “nubbevisa” (a snaps song) every time before you sweep it all (the Swedes will call you weak or something else funny, if you cut it before its empty). As you can understand, after a few nubbe you probably feel like you own the world and are the best singer too..or frog! so be careful! :-D

Here In Los Angeles some Swedish associations together have arranged a midsummer party for tomorrow, Saturday, in the afternoon. We, me and my husband, will visit and see how many people are jumping around the pole singing kvack, kvack (quack quack). I do wish my husband will try, but I doubt he will do that :-)

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Midsummer in L.A….can you see Downtown? The pic is borrowed from Swedcakes, you can order typical Swedish cakes and other nice goodies for midsummer or other days. Just click on the link :-)

To make it easier for you to understand the weird holidays in Sweden, I will show you the short movie  “Swedish Midsummer for dummies” . I hope it wont scare you away, because the Swedish midsummer is after all a very nice time together with family and friends…and the midnight sun the whole night of course. :-)

 

Hermosa beach again

Last Saturday it was time again to visit Hermosa Beach Playhouse and watch our friend acting in Jump Start Comedy Improv. I think it was the third time that we watched the show now. It was very fun again (of course) and this time my husband went up in a scene to “help”. They usual play once every month (so far) and if you have a chance, visit them and have fun. The tickets are very cheap too, only ten dollar each. You find more information on their website, and about classes too,  just click the link :-)

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