A-ha fans gathered at the Nordic Bar in London’s West End on Saturday 14th May to say a final farewell to the Norwegian pop trio.
Superdeluxeediton went along to the exclusive event with around 200 other fans for a special screening of the band’s new DVD Ending on a High Note – The Final Concert. To keep everyone in the party mood, a-ha themed cocktails were on offer including a ‘Manhattan Skyline’ and a ‘Mortini’.
Expectations were high, since Morton Harket had made an appearance at a similar event in Germany, and the chatter amongst the a-ha faithful was ‘will-he won’t-he’ do the same in London.
In the end none of the band turned up, but that didn’t seem to dampen the spirits of this hardcore following, as they danced, screamed and cheered during the screening. Many had made the journey to the gig in Oslo and had fun spotting themselves in the crowd shots on the DVD.
As Saturday turned into Sunday the DJ entertained the fans with an a-ha-only set, and Nordic canapés kept everyone going.
The end of the evening also marked the end of an era for most at this gathering. After 25 years a-ha have called time on their career but the music will endure. As someone said to me “it’s sad, but I’ll always have the records”.
A-ha / Ending on a High Note: The Final Concert is out now on CD, CD/DVD Deluxe Edition and Bluray.