Questions of Happiness – Alphaville interviewed by fans; #001
Elena Amosova: Ever since I first saw a video for SLAM I was curious about it, but whenever I had a chance to ask you a question personally I kept forgetting that curiosity of mine. So it’s now or never! I’m not curious about that golden microphone, neither am I curious about those two-faced dancers. They’re all fine. What I’d like to know is WHY on Earth was the video filmed on ice??? Contrary to the common belief that there are roller dancers there, I can see ice lines and skating blades… So why was it the ice rink? Why was such unusual location chosen? Wasn’t it too cold there? And why didn’t you guys wear ice skates too? This would have made quite an interesting image I do believe.
Marian Gold: Dear Elena, it was the idea of the video director to choose an ice rink for the shooting location. Maybe it was in order to add a kind of weightless feeling to the motions of the dancers. It was damn cold during the shoot and we were wearing nothing but our thin stage clothes. The outfit for our first single, the Norwegian pullovers we were so happy to get rid of, would have suited much better this time. There was a bottle of vodka instead which answers not only your question about the skates but also the vivid make up on my face; I have to say we all felt pretty weightless during the shoot, even without the skates.
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