Guests at this year’s Aldrei Fór Ég Suður music festival were treated to an unexpected event, as they witnessed an on-stage marriage proposal.
Vísir reports that the question was popped during a performance by the band Reykjavík!, when they called Halldóra Gunnlaugsdóttir up onto the stage.
Halldóra is the girlfriend of band member Sverrir Örn Ingólfsson. Upon her arrival on the stage, Sverrir declared, “There is love at Aldrei Fór Ég Suður!” And then, turning to Halldóra, asked, “I have to do this now. Halldóra Gunnlaugsdóttir, will you marry me?”
Sverrir told reporters that he had been considering the move for a while. “And then it occurred to me,” he said. “What better place than at Aldrei Fór Ég Suður? That’s where love is.”
Halldóra, for her part, said that she at first did not understand what was going on. “When my name was called and I was invited up on stage, I thought another Halldóra was supposed to go up there,” she said. “Then I was just pushed up on stage.”
For those curious, she did accept the proposal.
“It was just amazing,” she said. “To see the crowd … it was incredible.”
“Yeah, the hardest rockers started weeping,” Sverrir said. Halldóra agreed, adding, “There wasn’t a dry eye in the house.”