Filmed: Thursday 22 -Saturday 24 September 1983
Location: Palazzo dei Congressi, Riva del Garda, Italy
Broadcast: Thursday 22 -Saturday 24 September 1983, LIVE, RAIUNO, Italy
Release status: Unreleased
Duration: 2:16:00 for 1st evening
Shown in: Italy
Vela d'Oro = Golden Sail Festival
In fact this was the XIX Mostra internazionale di musica leggera which was renamed Vela d'Oro and replaced from Venice to Riva del Garda in 1982.
This edition was hosted by Claudio Lippi and Daniella Poggi. As always some international stars were guests on the programme, at this time:
During six songs of the first evening (see the list below) there was a heavy microphone problem, so the live broadcast went to air with damaged audio. Host Claudio Lippi must have apologised for this when the sound error was finally fixed. In addition, there was heavy picture and sound errors on the master-tape during Enzo Avitabile’s performance - and that is probaby why there's virtually no hope for an entire re-broadcast of the first evening's show on Thursday 22 September 1983).
Agnetha appeared on stage on the first evening (ie. Thursday 22 September 1983) with Wrap Your Arms Around Me (1st performance), when the audience spontaneously applauded half-way through the song. She then appeared on the final evening (Saturday 24 September 1983) with Can't Shake Loose and a second performance of Wrap Your Arms Around Me).
Running order of the 1st evening (aired from 21:50):
Performances of the other two evenings:
Click here a TV guide of the first evening in La Stampa - 22 September 1983, p.17
Click here a TV guide of the second evening La Stampa - 23 September 1983, p.21
Click here a TV guide of the third evening La Stampa - 24 September 1983, p.17
Click here for an article about the event in La Stampa - 16 September 1983, p.22
At the start of the first performance of Wrap Your Arms Around Me (long sleeved outfit), she clearly enjoys the applause - and at the end she looks relieved and happy to receive even more from this very appreciative audience.