I am shocked, sad, provoked, frustrated and angry. First a bomb exploded in Oslo and struck our government
buildings and windows all through the center of Oslo was blown out and 7 people are confirmed dead from the
blast. While we are in shock, shortly after the blast, another terrible incident is taking place at the long-established and
yearly political youth camp at Utøya - an island about an hour outside Oslo. Well over 600 great, healthy and committed
youth were gathered to have fun, discuss politics and have the time of their lives. Unfortunately many lost their life.
A norwegian 32 year old man, dressed like a police officer started shooting and we know that at least 85 youth is
confirmed dead. It's hard to understand this really happened. When I woke up this morning it was like it was all a
terrible nightmare, but my iPhone informed me with a push notification that at least 84 was confirmed dead at Utøya.
My thoughts, my love and my condolences goes to all the victims and their families, friends and beloved ones.
As Jens Stoltenberg (Prime minister of Norway) said yesterday;
"We will retaliate with more democracy".
I am proud to be norwegian when I see how much love and support it is among us. We have to stay
strong and be here for each other. Thanks for all of your concern and support in this difficult time.
If anyone need a friend, a good listener, a place to be or a shoulder to cry on - our house is open for anyone who needs it.
We have to stay strong, take care of our friends and family and send all the love and thoughts to the victims and their friends and family. I am proud to be norwegian, especially when I see all the love being shared around in Norway now. I am happy to see how much people care and how many who wants to help. Our prime minister, the king and queen, other ministers and the leader of AUF; Eskil Pedersen, handles the situation better than anyone could have expected. They are strong, calm and of course very moved - but they prove to the rest of the world that they are the right people to govern this country by handling this difficult and terribly sad situation astonishingly great.
They can't bomb us to silence. We will keep fighting and believing in what we stand for. You can't break this great, committed and loving nation.
I miss the festival life so much. I came home from Hove with a full memory card, without my voice and
with my heart full of great memories. I'm having a hard time understanding all of this actually happened.
I've seen so many amazing artists perform and sang along with many of my favorite bands. I worked for
NRK P3, and my job was actually to make the campers happy. We had so much fun, and I was lucky enough
to take Katinka with me! She seemed to love it as well, and it was her first festival experience.
I stood all in front, in the middle at the Brandon Flowers concert - and he smiled to me (!),
Tinie Tempah blew me a kiss from stage, Robyn smiled for my picture and I met a whole
lot of great people! I've managed to pick about 60 photos out of 2000.
I wanted to take one of these back home with me.
Outside the festival area.
The NRK P3 Stage.
Me and Katinka @ work. (Photo by Jonas)
Lovely Nathalie and gorgeous Rachel.
Two really hilarious guys.
The Hove Stage.
Tor Øyvind and Jonas.
My P3 tattoo.
Tor Øyvind's tattoo.
Me and Katinka right before the 30 Seconds to Mars concert! (Photo by Tor Øyvind)
Me and Katinka @ work again! (Photo by Rachel)
A severe part of the festival life.
@ the P3 stage.
Another two hilarious guys hanging around the P3 tent.