The evening was pretty heavy, there were protesters and police at the venue, which made for an unpleasant atmosphere. The stupid racist minister for equality was a massive tool, and everyone boo'd her when she stood up to talk. I'm glad they did but it also made it all the more intimidating for me, when it was my turn. I decided on a light comedy set in the end and it am so glad that I did. I was the final person to take the stage and by the time I got up there everyone was very bored, fidgety, and a little bit depressed. It was a total win for me that many of the protesters seated in the audience with large banners, were also friends I have made on my previous trips to Oslo. I didn't have to work very hard at all to win them over and we were soon doing silly dance moves and singing along together, and all the unpleasantness of the horrid minister was, if not forgotten, at least put down for a few minutes, so we could all be together and celebrate being together for the first day of Pride.
I'm really proud of what I achieved, I went on stage and performed, I made it very clear that I didn't agree with the current government's racist policies, but I also had a good time and I hope, enabled people to have a good time as well. It was super nice to get back on stage after a few months off, especially to what turned out to be a very appreciative audience! I even got the biggest bouquet of flowers ever!