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My Husband, the Drunken Womanizer!

Category: Artic Living | Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 5:11 am

He cheats! He steals! He got a slave woman pregnant! He gets drunk every night! He's a bully! And one heck of a rower on a ship!

Did I mention Kolbjørn is in a play.

Yep my loveable Viking man is in a play being put on by the Viking Museum. He plays a viking just like I described in the opening here. Only he's a single man who is one of the Chieftans trusted men. Sheesh. He plays a character from the neighboring island called Gimsøya, still called that today, and just to the south of us here on Vestvågøy. That chieftans name was Tore. My husbands character name is Kåre. He's also the comic relief in this very dramatic play.

The play is about 2 chieftans, who are very Norse in their beliefs, and the marriage between their children to set up allies because of the oncomming onslaught of other religions being introduced to the islands. Its also the story of Olav Tvennumbrunni, the chieftan of Borg (Viking Museum) and his lead up to leaving for Iceland.

Kåre is a fun loving man who loves his mjød, beer, his battle axe, a wild beserker, who loves a good fight. He also can't keep his hands off the women. His problem starts when he gets a little frisky with 2 slave women, who finally find out about the other. The confrontation takes place with the 2 women fighting and arguing over who is going to marry Kåre. Kåre in the meantime is passed out from to much merry making of all kinds, and wakes up to hear them fighting in the main room about who is going to marry him first. Kåre scared into sobriety, for the first time in his life is helpless, and trembling. The thought of marriage just makes him want to curl up and cry. As he tries to sneak out of the long house to hide on the ship, both women grab him and try to make him choose. Kåre runs for his life. You see these women are desprate. Their slaves. Kåre is a free man and marrying him would make them free also. So now the fight is on who is going to win Kåre, but Kåre is no dummy when he's sober that is, and takes off for the ship and finds a very cold and wet hiding place. Very fitting I would say! Cools him off completly.

Here is my drunken, womanizing husband, posing for the camera. The costume is one of that time period, around 900 a.d.


He also likes to bully the chieftans son here on Vestvågøy, and this is his partner in crime.


This is a costume of one of the women who plays the chieftans wife.


And the Saga


The first of 4 plays takes place on the Summer Solstice. The last is in August. The play will be played 3 times a day for those 4 different weekends. They row in on the Lofotr. On the summer solstice they hold a Blot, or ceramony for the Norse gods in the traditional style of the year 900. Everything will be done with as much authenticity as is known of the time. The recreation will take a person back in time to when the life as the Viking knew it was slowly changing, evolving into a stronger more Nordic Norwegian. The Northmen of the modern world, who takes their cues from their ancestors, learns from them, and comes out stronger with each lesson.

So here on the magical, fairytale island of Vestvågøy I asked my darling, lovable, modern Viking man a question.

So honey when do you get the new wife, I could use some help on the farm, you know.

All I got was a look.


I almost had to walk home.




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Comments

 

toni wrote on Tue Jun 17, 2008 5:57 am:


I can not stop laughing.

You and KB have such a good relationship.




 

Droopy wrote on Tue Jun 17, 2008 6:55 am:


*lol* *lol* Kolbjørns character sounds like lots of fun. Wish I could see that play! He looks good in his costume.




 

eileen wrote on Tue Jun 17, 2008 11:28 am:


Flipping heck Biita I read that first sentence and thought - what's going on here as it certainly didn't sound like KB in the least!! Just as well I don't have a weak heart woman!!!

I'll bet KB 's part will be such fun to play. I would love to be there and watch the play unfold.

Your photographs are brilliant and the costumes certainly look good.

Tell KB from em to 'break a leg' and enjoy himself.




 

Biita wrote on Tue Jun 17, 2008 11:52 am:


lol,,Thanks all! Sorry to make you freak out, but I had to play a joke on the Stew just a little bit.

Ohhh don't worry all of you will be at the play, I'll be taking pics. I'll also be taking pics of the Blot, and will explain that further.

Thats just one of many costumes he has to wear now, because of tourist season. Today he had on a sky blue shirt with embroydery down to the knee, dark pants and the shoes that tie all the way to the knee and a cape just incase it gets colder.

We do have a good relationship, we joke alot, laugh and support each other in what ever we choose to do. Works for me!,,lol.




 

Sjoerd wrote on Tue Jun 17, 2008 12:16 pm:


ROARRRRRRRRRRR :-D
What a tale! It all sounds really good. What fun it would be to see the plays.

I loveD that little episode in the car...and that look.....PRICELESS.




 

glendann wrote on Tue Jun 17, 2008 4:09 pm:


That will some play, wish I could be there to watch it.I know it will be great fun for all .




 

gardengater wrote on Tue Jun 17, 2008 6:20 pm:


:You have a big Viking husband indeed and talented to boot! will be looking forward to the photos. Sounds hilarious!

Gardengater




 

CritterPainter wrote on Wed Jun 18, 2008 12:59 am:


LOL!! you certainly know how to get folks to look at your blog! "I can whistle all the airs from that infernal nonsense Pinafore" (or any other Gilbert &Sullivan play out there) but that's one I'll have to find out more about.
Great pictures! I just love the "look"!




 

Biita wrote on Wed Jun 18, 2008 6:21 am:


Thanks all,,He been rehearsing every day after work, because the play opens on Friday, Midsummer Eve for us, also our Solstice. So he has been to busy to even think about being his character in real life,,,lol. Not that he ever would be, its just not him. The full name of the play is ,,, Sagaspillet Lofotr Ved Urdarbrunn.





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