| I'm Birgit - but many call me
Beatchy as well - and I live in Hannover, Germany.
I was born 1972 and I'm
an a-ha fan since the beginning - that means 1986.
The first time I heard
the music of a-ha, because my older sister bought the first album Hunting
high and low (discography) of a-ha. If she
didn't have the album, who knows if I ever became an a-ha fan. So I have to say
really thanks to my sister.
Since this time I really loved a-ha and
the second album Scoundrel days I bought on my own. The swing of
things and the title song Scoundrel days are until today some of my
favourite a-ha songs. Like Hunting high and low as well.
tour (see a-ha on tour) of a-ha in 1986 I didn't
join, because I was too young.
The year 1988 was really special for me. Of
course I bought the third album Stay on these roads, but besides I saw
a-ha live in Hannover for the first time in my life. How great!
And again I
have to thank my older sister, because we went together to this concert. I was
at this time only 15 years old and my parents didn't want that I go on my
After the concert I was more fan than never before. I collected
everything about a-ha and listed to a-ha's songs every single day.
1991 wasn't less exciting for me. The fourth album East of the sun, west of
the moon came out and of course I had the chance to see a-ha live again in
Hannover and Essen. And after the concert I met Morten the first time in front
of the hotel. Probably you can imagine how excited I was to see him for the
first time not only on the stage and talk to him as well.
After these concerts the a-ha break
came for me. More important for me than a-ha were my boyfriend and my
education. I think that isn't unusual because I was 22 years old at this
|One of the tours I
liked most was the tour in 1993 - although the album Memorial beach
isn't my favourite a-ha album now, except Angel - I love the song so
much. In 1993 I visited three concerts (Hamburg, Hannover and Frankfurt). The
picture I have with Morten from Hamburg is the first picture I have with him. I
will really keep it in honour for the rest of my life.
Morten & myself in Hamburg,
The comeback of a-ha was really surprising for me. The promotion for
Summer moved on I missed, because I was in the USA at this time. When I
came back I heard that a-ha released a new single and the new album Minor
earth, major sky. And in the moment as I heard it for the first time, a-ha
were again a part of my life! All my memories with a-ha came back and I met my
former a-ha friends again. That was really great to see them all again after
Myself & Magne in Hamburg, 2000
|In november 2000 I
visited four concerts of a-ha (Hamburg, Berlin, Frankfurt and Braunschweig).
And the best whishes for my 28 birthday I became from Morten in Berlin at night
in the hotel, how wonderful! My older sister went to the concert in
Braunschweig, too. This was her first a-ha concert after 1988 and after the
concert she said to me: Now I know why do you like a-ha so much. She
also liked the concert very much.
In 2001 I was of course in Oslo, in Stuttgart, in
Skanderborg (Denmark)and visited the festival Rock im Park in
Nürnberg. Especially I was really happy to visit Oslo after 10 (!!!) years
again and to see a-ha in their home country. That was really special for me.
Not only because I met Morten at the after show party again, but also
because the audience was really special in Oslo.
2002 was a great a-ha
year as well. In june I travelled again to oslo to see a-ha at the Ullevaal
Stadium. Besides I visited the smallest a-ha concert ever - for me - in Aarhus
(Denmark). That was really a wonderful experience. In september were the german
tour dates and I saw a-ha in concert in Leipzig, Halle, Hannover, Bremen,
Berlin and Hamburg. In Leipzig I had the possibility to give a-ha some files
which including greetings of their fans. You can read a report about it here:
Greetings to a-ha. The coldest a-ha
event I ever visited was in december 2002 at the opening of the Volkswagen
Arena in Wolfsburg. You can read about the event here:
a-ha at the opening of the
Finally I only can say that this isn't the end of
my a-ha story and that I will still spend many wonderful moments with a-ha in
the future ...
Written & copyright by Birgit Meyer, 20th August