Toms` LanaStory:

How I discovered Lana Del Rey I had quite a different introduction to her music. It was summer 2014 and I decided one night to turn on the music videos channel and see what kind of garbage music was on - in my smug Generation X American 30-something straight guy way. I didn't listen to mainstream music and mostly listen to heavy metal and hard rock so I am super jaded. But then the video for West Coast came on I was like "Wow, that's actually some really good music and this video is like a David Lynch film!!". And I was onto something.

So Paradise came next and then Ultraviolence and that really got me hooked. I have always had a penchant for female rock singers (Bjork, Garbage, Lovage, Elysian Fields) so that could have something to do with it. Or the fact that Lana is insanely beautiful. I actually then went and got Born to Die and didn't like it at all. I thought OTTR was irritating at first. But it grew on me. When she did it live this spring at her show it was the last song of her set - it is really good.

Tom Rhoades/USA/2019. 


 

Bos' LanaStory

Back in the spring of the millennium I kind of missed a living (young) musician to adore. I'm a huge Elvis fan, but after 25 years I was missing to go to a real concert, with a living person. 2011 I think it was the first time I head about Lana, I saw her 'strange video' filmed in  the great Rome church, with the tigers on her sides. But there was something about her beautiful ballads who attracted me. In 2012 Lana visited Copenhagen, and my girlfriend and I, was from that day on completely sold.  We love her great ballads, they are just so beatiful. Her persona, the way she loves the fans - no one have done it that way since Elvis.  Later we also went to Norway to hear her, and this summer at a musicfestival, called Tinderbox. In Norway we managed to give her some roses.

Four years ago I started this fan page up. Two years ago Lanadelreyfan.com recognized my fan page. And adopted it as a official danish site :) I also have a Facebook Lanapage: Lana Del Rey The uofficial fan club of Denmark. Lana is a kind of hobby for me.   

Sometimes/often I think about Lana as 'my little girl'. 

I find it very interesting to investigate the connection between Elvis Presley and Lana. There are a lot of similarities. 

Bo Hansen/Denmark/2019.