European Plugged '98 Tour
Tori performed the Quart Festival in Kristiansand, Norway on July 1, 1998 during the European leg of her Plugged '98 tour. I still need info about this performance, so please email me if you were there!
Many thanks to Lisa from Norway for giving me the first draft of the set list, and to Daniel Bergquist (the tall Swedish guy) for telling me the proper song order.
She's Your Cocaine
From Daniel Bergquist (the tall Swedish guy)
July 6, 1998 - Here's the correct order of the songs that Tori performed at the Quart festival on July 1st (Yes, I actually managed to take some time to write it down during the concert):
She's Your Cocaine
Also, I took some pictures during the concert, and I've put them up on my homepage. The address is:
That's it (no review, sorry, but I think Lisa's review covers the show very well). See ya!
From Lisa From Norway
July 3, 1998 - I was there for Tori. To tell the whole story, I had bought the tickets to see *her* and to see Marilyn Manson, but since Marilyn got sick and had to cancel the European tour, it was Tori I dragged my best friend Therese down to Kristiansand to see..
And am I glad I have nice parents and a great best friend!! After driving 18 hours, seeing cool punky bands and eating junk food and whatnot a festival brings, the time had come for the girl to take to the stage.. There were people in front of us, people who I wished would leave so I could come up close, to the front and see - see for real. Oh, how we tried. We tried *everything*, from yelling out "Hey, they`re handing out free beer over there!!" to discussing Iggy Pop`s health condition and how important it was to catch him before the Grim Reaper did (Pop was playing the second stage at the time). As the soundcheck people tried out the Bosey, and the loops for "Cruel" were tested, I had butterflies the size of rhinos in my stomach. It suddenly occurred to me - I was going to see Tori. 4 Real!!!
And when she finally entered the stage my world went upside down.. I never thought I`d go that crazy.. "It`s really nice to be up here in the land of the vikings". I can remember she said that.. But mostly it`s all a blur... I managed to get in front, squashed into the iron railings, that tugged on my ribs.
She opened with the best version of "Prescious Things" I had ever heard. Best, probably, because it was live, because it was right *there and then*. When she came to the part about the demi-gods.. "with their nine inch nails and little fascist panties tucked inside the heart of every nice giiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiirrrrrrrl", I sang, sorry, screamed louder than I thought was humanly possible.. Even though I`m not a screamer.. When the band started playing "Crucify", I could feel the tears welling up in my eyes.. my favorite song.. Tori played the one song that meant more to be than any other piece of music in the whole wide world.. No wonder I wept. Just too bad that there was a cameraman right before me, opting a perfect oportunity to catch the image of a crazed "rock music fan" in action. The touching sight was caught by the locals on TV later.. Oh well.
The set was a dream. All the songs were perfect, they sounded bigger, better, more fantastic then ever before. The experience was like every bootleg I had ever heard, times a thousand. I was in a heaven-like state. Tori looked so playfull, and so real. She`s probably the most un-afraid woman I know of. She`s not afraid of *anything*, and definetely not of drooling on stage. What a wonderful lady.
"You guys are really amazing" she said, as the crowd went wild. We were. We were truly amazing, people sang, surfed (one of those crowdsurfers nearly knocked my head off), cheered, yelled, screamed out "I love you, Tori!!!".. it *was* truly amazing. During the encore of "She`s your cocaine", someone threw a beachball onto the stage, and Tori danced around with it before throwing it back. This was the woman I had dreamt of seeing for so many years .. this was no dream..
And then *snap*! .. it was all over. The dream was over, like when the alarm-clock wakes you up at 7AM. I had to go, like you have to get up and go to school, to work. The band had left the building, sorry, the bay. This may sound corny, but after this experience, Tori means more to me. She`s no longer a character, which I`ve pondered over time and again - she`s been a voice I`ve heard, a girl I`ve read about, an image I`ve seen on a screen. But now Tori is a human being. I know now.
My apologies to my fellow Norwegian EFW whom I chatted with before the concert. I apologize for my behavior. It`s just that I had the most amazing night of my life.
And I was still alive.
July 3, 1998 - I was at Tori's concert at the Quart festival in Norway, on July 1st, and it was beyond words ..!! It was the best music experience I've ever had; I've been a huge Tori Amos fan for years, and finally getting to see her perform in a live concert, and everything; was .. beyond words ... !
I don't recall exactly the set list; but I am quite sure it was pretty much the same as in Roskilde. I think Lisa (on your webpage) got all the songs. She opened with Precious things, and after that she played Cornflake Girl. ... I would believe it was the same order as in Roskilde; except at QUART she also played She's Your Cocain.
Neway, all in all it was awesome .. !! Just ... beyond words ..!
From Lisa From Norway
July 3, 1998 - (Lisa's full review is above. This was the first thing she sent me after the show.) I saw Tori play at the Quart festival in Kristiansand, Norway this Wednesday, and it was the most amazing thing I've ever experienced!!!! The songs she played were:
The set-list is not in correct order, as I was too busy crying, singing and taking pictures to take any notes.. (I was also squashed down at the front of the stage..) At the Bjork-concert the next day, two local girls informed me that the local TV station has aired the extremely touching image of me *ahem* crying my eyes out to the tones of "Crucify".. so I'm quite well-known over there now..
From Elisabeth Hansen
July 2, 1998 - Her concert in Kristiansand, Norway, got raving reviews in the local paper Fædrelandsvennen. Unfortunately, it's only available in Norwegian, but at least you know that it was a great concert.
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