Mikael for roxette.ro

The third interview from our series, "with fans, for fans". Read about Mikael, who maintains Roxette on TV! [ Previous episodes: Tevensso | Muriel ]
1. What's your name and profession? Where do you live? My name is Mikael and I work as an IT consultant in Stockholm. 2. How did you become a fan? I've been a fan since I was really really young. It started out with Listen To Your Heart and Sparvöga, which were both on the Swedish charts at that time. I was only 6 years old, but I remember taping them off the TV. In 1995 I started collecting. 3. Your collection consists in what? It's been years since I counted my records, but I would guess there are about 300-400 of them. I also enjoy collecting video recordings of their TV appearances. 4. How long and with what cost did you collect all that? 13 years and a gazillion Swedish crowns :) 5. Tell us how did you first meet Per and/or Marie and what did you feel? I met Marie briefly after a concert in 2000, which was a short but nice moment. Then before a concert in 2001, I had the opportunity to go backstage and meet Per and Marie together and have our picture taken. They were both really friendly and it's great being a fan of two such nice individuals. 6. Tell us some funny story about Per and/or Marie. (don't have any) 7. What is the most priceless item from your collection? Probably the Beating Heart 7" or the 12" singles from Pearls of Passion. 8. What are the sites that you manage? Roxette on TV (http://hem.bredband.net/b255755) The site attempts to list every TV appearance of Per and Marie. 9. What means taking care of a site? What exactly are you doing? It means trying to keep up to date with new appearances. Making screenshots and adding the appearance to my database. 10. How many concerts with them have you seen? I've seen 3 Marie concerts, 2 Roxette, 1 Per and 1 Gyllene Tider. 11. Which is most memorable and why? I would say the Roxette concert in Karlstad 2001 was the most memorable since that's when I got to meet them backstage. 12. What is the thing from your collection that you are most proud of? That would be my video collection. I've been trading with other fans for 10 years and it's a really nice way to get a bigger collection since you get in contact with so many nice people on the way. 13. What advice you have for future fans? None, just enjoy their music! 14. How does your family relate to you being a fan? They are so used to it, but it doesn't affect my life as much now that I'm 25 as it did when I was a teenager. 15. What do you want to change in your past and why? No point in thinking that way, the past is the past!
Thanks Mikael for the interview! Stay tooned for more interviews from this series!