We have cut up the stage floor into 5107 pieces

On-Stage
The stage floor, on which the great rock giants have stomped, has done its job.
An era is going to the grave.
The stage floor, on which the great rock giants have stomped, has done its job.
The list of artists and performances is endless.
We have cut up the stage floor into 5107 pieces. They say the floor remembers it all!
On-Stage For Sale
Every piece of stage floor is as unique as a fingerprint. Screen printed and mounted by hand. 
Size: 23 x 23 centimetres. Price: 1350 SEK + freight. 
A certificate of authenticity comes along with every piece and a corresponding number.
The Story
They say the vibrations in a wooden floor never disappear. The stomping of beats remains there for ever. The riff is hiding in the floorboards. The bass solo is engrained over several square metres. 
Depeche Mode at Hovet, Stockholm in 1986; the whole concert is still in the stage floor. Metallica in Solnahallen in 1986, you can still hear Ecstacy of Gold if you put your ear to the floor. U2 at the Globe, Stockholm in 1992; Love is Blindness, Mysterious Ways, With or without you.
The floor remembers it all; Guns´N Roses, Tina Turner, Bob Dylan, Luciano Pavarotti, Sting, Frank Zappa, Sex Pistols, Eric Clapton, Aerosmith, Frank Sinatra, Nirvana, Elton John, Alice Cooper, Anastacia, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Duran Duran, Iron Maiden, Annie Lennox, Blur, Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, Prince, Metallica, Crosby Stills & Nash, Depeche Mode, Eminem, Joe Cocker, John Fogerty, Marilyn Manson, Mark Knopfler, Oasis, Paul McCartney, Phil Collins, Rod Stewart, Santana, Sex Pistols, Status Quo, U2. Just to mention a few.
On the same stage Pope John Paul II led a midnight mass in 1989, one year later Nelson Mandela gave his first public speech after his release. The stage was also the platform for The Dalai Lama when he took part in a huge anti-violence manifestation in 1996.
An era is going to the grave. The stage floor, on which the great rock giants have stomped, has done its job. The list of artists and performances is endless. We have cut up the stage floor into 5107 pieces. They say the floor remembers it all!
Every piece of the stage floor, as unique as a fingerprint, numbered and mounted by hand with a protective cover of transparent plexi-glass, costs the same as a concert ticket. For 20 years of concerts.  Hang it up on the wall or lock it up in a safe place.
The Producers
Dave and ”the Russian” met on the island of Ibiza in 1973. In a rock bar, where else? The Russian on holiday and Dave was a resident. That was the beginning of a friendship that was to build the Swedish rock music scene, literally. 
Ivars ”the Russian” Leimanis is Latvian and not in the least Russian. Born in the Stockholm South General Hospital when ”Hovet” was still mainly a skating rink. Dave Edwards from England who on the wings of love, ended up in Sweden in 1981 and stayed, especially because of his friend from the bar in Ibiza. They were to work together for 27 years and still counting.
At that time the ”Russian” was working for EMA Telstar and soon Dave joined him. Dave remembers one of the first gigs he worked on , ZZ Top at Göta Lejon in 1981. He met a guy backstage and told him enthusiastically about his new job – dragging loudspeakers on to the stage. ”And what do you do?”, he asked the guy. ”I play guitar”, Billy Gibbons answered – the Reverend Willie G – a legend in ZZ Top.
The breakthrough came in 1982, when the guys working for EMA, successfully steered the whole event of the Rolling Stones playing at Ullevi in Gothenburg – the production, security, catering, lock, stock and barrel. One thing led to another (Rod Stewart, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and others) and in 1986, Event Service came to be with the five musketeers: the Russian, Dave, Tommy Ahlén, Tor Nielsen and Ingemar Larsson in partnership with EMA Telstar. The rest is Swedish rock concert history. Famous artists from the entire world have stamped the stage floor for 20 years. Rocktåget, Rock runt riket, most of Roxette’s concerts in Sweden and so on.
History also tells us how 17 centimetres can be the difference between a success and a fiasco: Elton John was to play at the Globe. His Production Manager inspected the height of the stage with his tape measure. According to the contract, the stage height  was to be 150 centimetres in height. It was 133 centimetres. ”I’ll be back in a couple of hours”, he said, turned and left the arena. There was nothing else to do but to tear it down and re-build it.
The last stage was built at the  Globe in 2006 for Red Hot Chilipepper. There’s a dent in the floor in piece nr 953, where they say the guitarist John Frusciantes knocked over his mike stand. Dave’s and the Russian’s stage floor has many such indentations.