Bjørn-Erik Thorud

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Rock Mot Rus 2013

Published March 28th, 2013

Rock Mot Rus is a tradition on Andenes. It started up december 17th 1983 and has grown from a small gathering of a few band, to something big. It's a weekend of music in all genres. Hip-hop, rock, heavy metal... you name it. It gives amateurbands the possibilty to perform in front of a large crowd on a big stage with professional sound and lighting. At the end a jury picks a winner who's given the opportunity to realease a record.

All this happens late at night. They play from 12 in the evenening, out through the morning and keeps on until the afternoon. Several hundred volunteers work during the weekend ensuring that people get food, places to sleep and so on.

In addition to the amateur bands, professional bands are hired to play both friday and saturday. Artists like Morten Harket, a-ha, Go Go Gorilla, The September When, Dimmu Borgir and Satyricon have played on this stage.

Here are a few images from Rock Mot Rus 2013

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Whalewatching

Published February 5th, 2013

The last few years the herring have populated the ocean just outside Andøya from december to mid or late february. And with all the herring, the whales has also been comming. So finaly I got onboard on one of the RIB's from Andenes Seasafari and went out with them. I've been out whalewatching before, but in much larger boats. This time we got really close up to them. They actually surrounded us most of the time.

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