I bought tickets to Fredrik Toreskog’s concert in Göteborg on February 8 on my birthday. (I dared all my friends to give to charity on their b-days.) I heard of the him and his dream on Twitter. He is an ordinary hard working dad with a dream -to write 5 songs about his family, record them and play them live on TV before January 10. All those goals he achieved and before Christmas he decided to book and sell 1274 seats to the Göteborg Concert Hall. All proceeds will be donated to charity, Drottning Silvias Barnsjukhus (children’s hospital). When someone asked him how he planned to market the concert he simply replied, “I will mention it on Twitter.”
Today, a week before he enters the stage, more than 800 seats are sold. I admire his courage and his passion to fulfill a dream. He writes in his blog today that he is nervous. Of course he is. I would be too. But I would also be happy and proud of myself for standing up for my beliefs and inspiring others to follow. The same kind of courage is broadcast live every minute in Egypt.
Next Tuesday, we will enjoy moments of joy and witness the starting point of a man’s big adventure. I hardly believe this is the last time we will hear of Fredrik Toreskog.