I saw Roxette play live in Hong Kong last week, something I thought would never happen, given Marie’s brain tumor, the band’s extended hiatus, and my location in the southern hemisphere. So it was a pleasure and privilege to see this childhood favourite band of mine in person, along with my eager wife.
It was a great show. We were treated to new renditions of their songs (like a rock version of Stars, Per singing Crash! Boom! Bang!) and some masterful guitar work (like the epic extended solos in 7Twenty7 and The Look). But what stood out the most to me was the unadulterated passion and energy they all expressed. It was truly inspiring; I hope to feel and act the same way after the next 25 years of doing what I do.