- by Catgirl -
story. A true one..
It all started with the chat - of course, it always
seems to do that - and two people meeting on the chat.
Espen (EspenOst) had been with us on the chat for some
time during 2002 and was one the new additions to the
chatmeeting'02 along with Lanze (the guy with the camera
man following him) and Zoid. Nina (Lokenina) had been
with us on the chat even longer, but she'd never been
to the chatmeeting, and she was nowhere near it in 2002
either. So....how did they meet you might ask?
Nina and Espen were chatting from time to time and Nina,
now single again, was a bit curious about Espen and
shared her curiousity with me. I had met Espen after
Roskilde a couple of times at SoWhat and concerts in
Oslo and could reveal to her that he was a good guy
with charm and humeor. I also arranged for all of us
to meet at SoWhat when he was coming to Oslo for a Soulfly
concert. This was back in January on a Monday. Stine
(Wicky) was also with us at the concert.
At SoWhat we grabbed a few beers and had a great time,
us three girls and Espen (poor lad). After some hours
Nina was getting a bit tired and Espen, the perfect
gentleman, offered to rub her shoulders to make it better.
And it seemed to make her feel a lot better, cuz it
became more and more obvious that the two of them liked
eachother very well. This was further proved when Espen
told Nina that if she wasn't careful, he would have
to take her with him on the nightbus home to Kongsberg
(that's a place pretty far from Oslo...by my standards
The party went on and later we all parted to go home
- there was work the next morning to consider. It was
hard to get up, but I was really given a wake-up call
when I heard from Nina. "Guess where I am?"
were her first words, and before I could even gather
my thoughts on last nights events she burst out "I'm
in Kongsberg!". She had taken the night bus with
Espen to Kongsberg. And it would take another five days
or something before she came home to Oslo. Her mom was
a bit worried I think.
When she finally came home to Oslo she was just one
big smile and since then the two of them have been a
couple. Nina spends a lot of time in Kongsberg and before
this year's festival they prepared a camper they were
gonna drive to Roskilde together with Espen's brother.
We would invite them to join us for parties, concerts
whatever...the reply would be: "I can't, we're
working on the car". And so it happened I barely
saw the two of them before the chatmeeting'03.
Finally...at the festival;
Dressed in Hawaiian flowers they arrived at the chatmeeting
quite late, hand in hand. And also with a little secret.
The secret was later revealed - they were going to be
engaged! At the festival! So on Friday the 27th of June
I could mark my Roskilde program with an engagement
party inbetween concerts.
Friday came, and along with Anya (the reporter from
roskilde festival web-team) and her photographer, I
found my way to the caravan camping after a very loooong
walk. We were welcomed to the party with champagne and
cold beers. It was held in their balloon decorated partytent
in front of the camper they had been working on all
spring. Friends, family, chatfriends and a hot and tired
reporter took part in the celebration. Espen passed
around champagne to everyone after serving his fiancè.
The happy newly engaged couple was interviewed, photographed
and afterwards we partied all night long both in the
camp and later at concerts. Champagne really gives you
So, there's your love story. This is the end of MY story,
and hopefully just the beginning of a long story for
Espen and Nina. Thanks for a great party, congratulations
once again and the very best wishes for the future.
See ya next year at Roskilde - at your 1 Year Engagement
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