The Daily Roxette, in cooperation with Anders Sällström, sponsored a photo contest during Gyllene Tider's successful summer tour. The task was to capture the energy of the concert tour or some other aspect of being a fan. Many interesting photos arrived from everywhere and picking a winner was difficult. An exclusive photo taken by Anders at the secret GT gig at Penny Lane in Halmstad in 1995 will be awarded to Marta Artesero Coll from Spain. The jury, consisting of TDR's photographer team (Colin van der Bel, Kai-Uwe Heinze and Thomas Evensson) along with Anders serving as guest juror, made the selection.
One of Marta's interests is photography. She told TDR that she's been learning for the last two years and that she loves taking photos at concerts. Her winning photo was taken at the Ronneby concert.
"My story as a fan began when The World According to Gessle was released back in 1997. That's when everything started for me. I discovered Gyllene Tider when I started to buy things related to Roxette. And I always loved them. Their music is so great! And live? What can I say! Being there with two friends who are fans like me was really special," said Marta.
This was her second time traveling to Sweden and the first seeing Gyllene Tider live in concert. She enjoyed three concerts: Malmö, Ronneby and Linköping. She exclaimed she had the time of her life!
"It was such a wonderful experience. And meeting Per after one of those concerts made the trip even more special!"
One of the jurors had this to say about the winning photo: "In my opinion, this is an excellent picture. It clearly shows the pure fun Per and MP are having on stage performing, hinting at a similar atmosphere in the crowd. At the same time it shows old friends doing what, to them, must feel like one of the best things in the world and enjoying it immensely."
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