Had a fantastic day in Oslo. The weather couldn't have been any better. The high afternoon sunshine created brilliant night/day high contrast shadows all over the city. The sun seemed to stand still for most of the afternoon hours. It seemed to be always in my eyes. It was a welcomed brightness.
Spent a few hours walking around and exploring the city. Walked up to the top of the beautifully designed Oslo Opera House. Walked a footpath through a really quaint residential area for a stop at Tim Wendelboe the supposed best coffee in Oslo. It definitely did not disappoint. By far my favorite cup of coffee that I've had on the whole tour. The shop was tiny and very welcoming. The 3 baristas were so nice and helpful.
We played a show at Rockefeller, which was really nice and centrally located in the city center. The show ended up being one of my favorites of the tour.
Afterward I met an old friend I hadn't seen in many many years. He booked Norma Jean to play his Festival in Norway, which was our first ever show outside of North America, way back in 2001. We walked about 20 steps from the venue to Bar Robinet to catch up over a few drinks. The bar was exactly what I want in a bar. Small, dark, simple tasty drinks, and good music. It was the perfect end to the night. The company and conversation were inimitable.
Already can't wait to get back to Oslo this June.