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01.03.2012 Kaizers Orchestra (Sentrum Scene, Oslo)

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

Seems I got through my birthday rather well! At least I was asked for my ID at the door this time… For a concert with an 18-year age limit. On my 33rd birthday… Well, I’ll just take that as a compliment!

This time, we were there just after the doors opened and managed to find a nice place in the front on the left side. The support Jenny Moe was… well, not that spectacular, I gotta say. But then, we only saw the back of her piano, actually.

And then the concert started! Unselfish as I am, I had sent in my birthday wish setlist beforehand, and it almost looked like Kaizers would actually play it – but “only” for the first couple of songs and a few other highlights, the remaining songs were different in the end. But the setlist was great! Except that I really really missed På ditt skift… =:-( Pretty pretty please, play that tonight, yes?!

The setlist: I ett med verden, Tusen dråper regn, Djevelens orkester, Señor Torpedo, Femtakt filosofie, Di grind, Støv og sand, Delikatessen, Psycho under min hatt, Philemon Arthur & the Dung, Gresk komedie, Bøn fra helvete, Apokalyps meg, Den andre er meg, Din kjole lukter bensin mor, En for orgelet, Diamant til kull, Svarte katter & flosshatter, Hjerteknuser. First encore Medisin & psykiatri, Drøm videre Violeta, Dieter Meyers Inst. Second encore Prosessen.

The atmosphere was great – not quite as enthusiastic as the first night, but then we were standing in front of the stage this time. And to save some time, here are the details as plain list instead of long text:

  • During Delikatessen, Omen was very busy passing time again. With his suitcase (which obviously contains lots of interesting things that need to be checked out) and with his gas mask (you can screw off the filter and stow it in the suitcase!).
  • The beginning of Psycho under min hatt was quite bad, because Omen started playing when poor Hellraizer wasn’t ready yet! That’s what happens when the organ player has never seen a guitar before and doesn’t know that it needs to be tuned once in a while. Actually, they wanted to fire Omen on the spot – but the audience voted for giving him another chance. And maybe a third, they might need it, the Jackal added.
  • Hellraizer took over the microphone a bit later. They didn’t want to do a duet, because – who of them should sing the girl’s part? This just leads to arguments. And also, they both have the same length of… ties!
  • They did do a duet lateron after all. But it almost didn’t happen, because the Jackal dropped the microphone just before they could start! Hellraizer wanted to pick it up, but then they remembered that this is the reason they take a crew along on tour. And the crew managed to fix the problem professionally. =;-)
  • Bøn fra helvete is a song from the times when Kaizers didn’t know how to play any instruments yet. Except for oil barrels, of course!
  • At some time during the concert, the Jackal decided that we were just too nice to them. He wanted some opposition. And booos! “Don’t just cheer everything!” … And right after, they played Apokalyps meg. They should have announced that before, THEN I would have booed as well. =;-)
  • Helge = THE man. All said. And this time, the Helge chants were actually audible, yeah! =:-)
  • Of course, we got the Russian introduction again for Hjerteknuser. Even though we were screaming and begging for the French one! And even though we would have seen someone open a bottle of champagne with a sword instead! But well, so we got the vodka again, and poor Helge had to wipe the glass afterwards.
  • Kaizers Orchestra played Drøm videre Violeta because their management had advised them to do so. And the manager is always right! He had also advised them that Hellraizer should get a red guitar, and Killmaster a new deodorant…
  • And last but not least, it was time to celebrate! Kaizers had just received a Platinum award for Vol. II. Congrats!

And for the rest of the report, I hand over to my friends, since I might be a tiny bit biased… =;-)

After a fantastic pre-show dinner with birthday cake and ice cream to celebrate Susi’s birthday, and after the fantastic concert, the evening climaxed when the Jackal entered the stage for the final encore holding two champagne glasses and a champagne bottle. This was, of course, to celebrate two things. First, Violeta Violeta vol. II has sold to platinum in Norway. Secondly, it’s someone special’s birthday! This very special fan, who turned 33 this evening, and has come all the way from Germany! And of course, this special fan had to come up on stage and answer a few questions. The 1700 fans in the audience cheered wildly as Susi was lifted up on stage! And the Jackal thought this would be a perfect time for a small interview…

– How did you become a fan? “Well, I saw a concert, and I just fell in love…”

(more wild cheers from the audience)

-WOW, you speak Norwegian fluently!!! Why is that? “To understand the lyrics, of course!”

– How many concerts have you seen? “I’m not sure, about 130-something…”

– 130 concerts!!! Now THAT’S a FAN!!!

(and the crowd goes wild…)

So, this is why he had TWO glasses – one for Kaizers Orchestra, and one for Susi, the number one fan! Hellraizer opened the champagne bottle, filled the glasses (and of course had to spray some champagne on the front rows) and the last song of the evening was of course dedicated to Susi! She sat on stage through Prosessen, and disappeared off stage with the band afterwards… We can’t write about everything that happened after that – but we CAN say that it was a great birthday party!!!

(Let’s do it again next year!)

And now that we’ve finished off this last part of the report in English, it’s time to translate it to German… Except, at this point there’s only one person left writing, and I really don’t know German… So bear with me – but I’ll have to ask Google translate for help. So if the German version is completely unintelligible, please try to read the English one instead… *gg*

And one last thing, that can’t be repeated enough:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUSI!!!!!

– written by Lena with a little help from Mox –

29.02.2012 Kaizers Orchestra (Sentrum Scene, Oslo)

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Three concerts in Oslo! Just perfect, and a chance for me to celebrate my birthday in Oslo. Something that hopefully won’t have too much negative impact on my reports, but well… let’s see. =;-)

The first night already had a couple of “firsts”. I mean, I’ve seen this band well over a hundred times by now, but still it was the first time that I:

  • was considerably late – hey, how can a band go on stage in Oslo at half past nine?! We were sure they wouldn’t start before ten, and so we had planned to be at Sentrum Scene around nine thirty. Which ended up being almost ten in the end, of course – and thus almost half an hour late… *cough*
  • stood in the very last row – since we arrived so late we had to go up to the gallery to have a chance to see anything at all. And there, high up and in the very back, we had a fantastic view! With a great overview over the whole audience, the complete stage was visible, we could really enjoy the light show for once, and in addition, there was so much space for dancing and having fun. Yay!
  • took out my earplugs a couple of songs before the end of the concert – not because it wasn’t loud (it was!), but because you don’t hear the audience very well with earplugs in. And the audience was singing so loudly and so impressively that I just HAD to listen and enjoy that!

And actually, that already says a lot about the concert. The atmosphere was just amazing, the band seemed really enthusiastic, and the audience was having a great time. OK, of course a bit less up on the gallery (since, according to the Jackal, all hardcore fans were down in front of the stage – ey! -, and people on the gallery are sitting and only standing up when requested) – except for the very last row, of course. In the end, Kaizers just kept coming back – very unusual for them, but they just HAD to this time! According to the set list, they had planned four songs as encore – and the last one of these was “Sonny” – yay! After that, they came back once more for Resistansen, which really got the audience singing and dancing. And then, after they went of again, the audience kept shouting for “Die Polizei”, so that they didn’t really have a choice – any yes, we got that final song! And we kept singing for at least ten minutes after the band went off. Sooooo nice! =:-)

As mentioned, we missed the first couple of songs and arrived during Støv og sand. But here’s the complete set list: I ett med verden, Tusen dråper regn, Knekker deg til sist, 9mm, Støv og sand, Kavalér, Blitzregn baby, Philemon Arthur & the Dung, Prosessen, Enden av november, Far til datter, De involverte, Jævel av en tango, Diamant til kull, Bøn fra helvete, Din kjole lukter bensin mor, En for orgelet en for meg, Svarte katter & flosshatter, Hjerteknuser. First encore KGB, Tokyo Ice til Clementine, Drøm videre Violeta, Sonny. Second encore Resistansen. Third encore Die Polizei.

A couple of details: Almost everyone at the concert had seen Kaizers before. The other ten were welcomed to the family by the rest, of course. *g* According to a student study (uh… sounds weird in English *g*), Kaizers are the band that is played most at concert “vorspiels”. The poor Jærbladet journalist who had wondered before if people in Oslo can sing along at all during a Kaizers concert, since they don’t really understand, was easily convinced: Oh yes, people in Oslo sing along just as much as people in Stavanger! And Kaizers will never be serious, because that ruins a concert. Actually, they are all about “tull og tøys”, thus fun and nonsense. =;-) Hellraizer even won a silver medal at a kidding-competition in Germany! Once more, the “Russian opening” for Hjerteknuser won; even though the French opening is so great – with parachutes and so on… *lol*

And as always, the hero of the day was Helge! Under Far til datter, he stood there emotionless and not caring, hitting the oil barrel without squinching, and then as always under Svarte katter. Our “Helge” chants didn’t really have a chance to spread since we were on the gallery – but well, new day today… *g* Helge thanked the audience for the applause, through the Jackal – “He just asked me to say that. It’s… hmm, not telepathy, but it works through the beard!”

Yay, such a great opening concert! And tonight it’s time for my birthday concert. Maybe we’ll even make it in time tonight… *cough*

11.08.2011 Kaizers Orchestra (Øya Festival, Oslo)

Friday, August 12th, 2011
11.08.2011 – Photos Kaizers Orchestra (Øya-Festival)

Wohoo! Another trip to Norway that was soooo worth it! Concerts in Norway are just different – and this time, with the world premiere of Violeta Vol. II, even more so, of course.

Before the concert, I had been worrying a little if I would have anything at all to write about after the concert – usually, a new Kaizers song needs some spins for me before I can really enjoy it. And this time, I would get to hear each song only once, live, without lyrics to read along, and without even knowing the titles?! Well, nothing to worry about, as it turned out. It was just amazing! And my imaginary “list of things to report from the concert” grew longer and longer throughout the show.

Actually, it seems quite useless to report about a concert of which every fan has seen the stream, especially if the stream will probably be available for quite a while afterwards… But I’ll just ignore that for now. =;-) And _I_ haven’t seen the stream (yet), so it’s fully possible that I understood some things wrong that happened on stage.

Øya festival is REALLY huge (for Norway, at least) – however, it was no problem at all finding a nice space to see the show only twenty minutes before the concert started. And then it was time to mentally prepare for the new songs! And as expected, the beginning of the concert was a bit “weird”. I just feels strange to be at a concert of your favorite band and not know the songs. In addition, I was of course trying to somehow remember a bit of the songs and at least keep them apart… so I tried to give them some “working titles”. Kinda inconvenient if you hardly understand anything at all and you make up titles that are probably gibberish or at least really really bizarre… *g*

After the Russian Dance, they started out with the first song of Violeta Vol. II, I ett med verden. Or, according to my working title, “Du er meg”. It started out in rock style, and that’s how it was throughout the whole concert (except for the ballads of course). Or at least throughout the whole album, thus the first part of the concert. I noticed that the Jackal started getting the audience involved right away – making everyone clap along with a cowbell (the style of Vol. II: more cowbell!) or a tambourine or whatever. We always knew what we had to do, even though nobody knew the songs. Great!

The second song was Støv og sand (aka “Rett bak meg” or something like that). The two first songs were clear rock songs and were a lot of fun, but I’ll need to hear them more often to be able to say more about the songs.

For the third song, Kaizers welcomed the drummers of Bergen’s music corps on stage, who played a long and enhanced version of the intro of Tusen dråper regn. I hadn’t heard that song live before (they never play it in Europe…), but yes: It works great live! What I found very funny was how the audience screamed out in excitement (or relieve? *g*) when the song started. “Finally a song that we know!” =;-)

Kaizers thanked us for our patience – and explained that there was no need for us to worry or be nervous. They’ll guide us through the concert! Puuuh… how nice! *g*

Next up was the song that I decided was my favorite of the album right away. I had already heard it during the sound check in the morning (where I had been in line for tickets – NO, I wouldn’t get up early to listen to the sound check!), and I recognized it again right away: Drøm videre, Violeta (working title: Sommerfugl). A great ballad… And while they had already had guest drummers on stage before, it was now time for guest string players. Later on, there were also the “old” sax players joining in again, who had been supporting Kaizers at a few concerts a few years back.

Now it was time for a little change at the microphone. The Jackal took over the guitar, and Hellraizer put his hands on the microphone. Yes, his hands! He was actually dancing around on stage with the mike in his hand. Now that’s something new… And he announced the song Gresk komedie (so no working title for that one *g*). I liked that one a lot as well; danceable, groovy, and playful. I think. If I don’t mix it up with another one… =;-)

The next song was “Psycho under min hatt” – or rather Psycho in the Vol. II version, of course! Very fast, very punk-like, very incomprehensible. And really great! To me, the lyrics sounded like “Farten i bakken”, but the setlist had “Faen i båten”. Ooops.. almost the same… *cough* But I’m pretty sure this will be one of my favorites as well.

I’m not so sure about the following song, however. The Jackal took hold of a banjo (“I can play so many instruments… this time I’ll take the banjo!”), and the song started out almost in country-style. It changed into a clear rock song later. An important part of the lyrics was “Kom til papa” (I think), but the song is called Far til datter. And if I don’t mix it up with another one, it reminded me a bit of Auksjon and Toxic blod. Which are two songs I adore, but still, that one wasn’t really my favorite. At least not yet. Who knows what I’ll say after listening to it a few times. What was awesome about the song was Omen at the oil barrel. Absolutely motionless when he wasn’t hitting the barrel, and no expression at all when he was. Fantastic! (And not only then, but also during one of the first songs, when he was hitting something with two hammers; I couldn’t really see him then because he was hidden behind the barrel, the keyboard, and the drums; but I did see him swinging some hammers all around. *g*)

Next up was a pop song: Silver (or, according to my notes, Du skinner). Yep, it was much more pop than the other songs. I liked it, but I need to listen to it more often to really make up my mind.

And once more it was Hellraizer’s turn to sing; this time with his guitar, because the Jackal had to work out on the barrel. The song was called Domino – however, according to what the song sounded like, I was wondering a few times if he maybe wasn’t singing about the game, but instead about the male form of a dominatrix. *lol* He didn’t, of course, but that was what it sounded like. Yes, I am kinda influenced by the lyrics of a German band here, I must admit. *g*

And that was almost the end of Vol. II already! As last song, we got Den romantiske tragedien. Turned out this was the song that impressed me the least during this concert; let’s wait and see if it grows on me. Did the Jackal really read the lyrics? Or was he swaying so strangely on purpose? I did like the idea at the end, of having the middle part of Svarte katter at the end of this song (and album) again.

And that was it with Vol. II! And… uh, wait, I wanted to keep it short today, because I don’t have any time to write a report. Ooops. =;-) Anyway, for the next hour, we got a great “normal” concert – with a very enthusiastic audience. It seemed like everybody was really “relieved” now, and enjoying that they could finally sing along. At the beginning of Philemon Arthur, there was a scream of excitement again, and of course everybody sang along every single word. Next up were Diamant til kull, En for orgelet en for meg (including the concert drum of course), Svarte katter & flosshater, and Hjerteknuser (starting with the Jackal throwing the working glove). Some time in between, the Jackal introduced the band – or at least Omen, Hellraizer, and Killmaster… “we usually call the rest ‘accompaniment'”. Hey…! *lol*

And then they went even further back in time and played first Ompa til du dør, then Evig pint, and finally Maestro. And I have to admit – they caught me off guard with Evig pint! I really don’t know the lyrics for that one… *cough* Guess I should listen to that album again; by now I should even be able to UNDERSTAND it! =;-) But awesome that they dug out that song again! =:-D

And that was the end of the concert and Kaizers went off stage – just to come back once more, of course. And since the string players were there, we got “Die Polizei” as final song – and even though the Jackal asked us in the beginning to show that we can also be quiet, everyone was singing along loudly. At the end, the Jackal sat down at the edge of the stage with his bottle of wine, listening to the audience singing. He seemed to enjoy it even though the audience and the strings didn’t quite fit together… *g* And then Kaizers went off stage for good – and the audience kept on singing, until long after the music came on. Awesome, amazing, fantastic, impressive, wonderful – you name it. =:-D

So a fantastic concert, all in all – the only drawback about it is that I now have a very well-known thought in my head again: “Argh, I just HAVE to go to Stavanger and Rått & Råde!” Gnaah… they are just SO addictive. And they hook you up again and again, even with new stuff… =:-)

11.08.2011 – Photos Kaizers Orchestra (Øya-Festival)

Friday, August 12th, 2011
11.08.2011 – Photos Kaizers Orchestra (Øya-Festival)

09.04.2011 – Photos Kaizers Orchestra (Spektrum, Oslo)

Monday, April 11th, 2011
09.04.2011 – Photos Kaizers Orchestra (Spektrum, Oslo)

09.04.2011 Kaizers Orchestra (Spektrum, Oslo)

Monday, April 11th, 2011
09.04.2011 – Photos Kaizers Orchestra (Spektrum, Oslo)

The legendary Spektrum concert… 9000 people in the audience, announced more than a year in advance, and the grand finale of the Violeta Violeta Vol. I tour!

Of course there had to be some special reporting for this concert. And there was – live via Twitter! And since I couldn’t really follow the concert while tweeting (which I had known beforehand, so I didn’t mind *g*) and there’s not really anything else to say anyway, here’s the live report from Twitter for you!

My judgment of the concert: It was amazing to see Kaizers in such a huge venue, and it really fit them! The conclusion with Die Polizei was just breathtaking – and I’m really looking forward to the DVD… The concert itself wasn’t really anything special. Actually, several concerts in Europe topped this one, regarding energy and humor on stage; but the atmosphere at Spektrum made up for all of that, so this concert was definitely a one-of-a-kind.

08:19:47: Live report from Kaizers Orchestra’s Oslo concert starting in about 10 hours here – if everything works as planned. Cross your fingers!

19:33:26: So, here we go! Sorry for being late, but now everything is set up. And the lights just went out – Micke from Sweden is on stage!

19:34:25: Kaizers told him he’s got 15 minutes before they throw him off stage. =;-)

19:38:00: “It’s like in the old times, in the war – they always send the old guys out first!” Micke from Sweden

19:38:57: Micke wanted to be part of Kaizers Orchestra – warming up for them is the closest he got. He’s known them for ten years now!

19:45:45: Spektrum isn’t filled yet, but Micke gets the audience to sing along – and they do so loudly!

19:51:00: Micke is done – and Geoff Berner just went on stage! Starting with the Maginot Line! Stupid, stupid!

19:52:28: Geoff seems satisfied: “Very good, gigantic mob of people!”

19:55:09: Spektrum before the concert. http://twitpic.com/4itr8v

19:55:58: Geoff’s next song: Fuck the police! And 8000 people are shouting just that…

19:56:47: Micke from Sweden http://twitpic.com/4itrwc

19:59:17: And now – of course – Whiskey Rabbi!

20:03:50: Geoff Berner: http://twitpic.com/4itu88 http://twitpic.com/4itun0

20:11:02: And everything’s very quick here – Jarle Bernhoft just came on and apologized that there is one more support band. =;-)

20:11:28: And Spektrum is almost full by now!

20:15:01: Jarle Bernhoft’s first song: Street lights.

20:19:33: Jarle wants people to watch the bonus material on the DVD. For example: So many faces

20:21:45: Jarle Bernhoft: http://twitpic.com/4iu1y6 http://twitpic.com/4iu2dh

20:28:19: After Jarle played Bittersweet, we got to dance now: Fly away

20:36:17: One more song for Jarle, and of course it’s Tears for Fears’ Shout!

20:41:58: Wait – why is a little club singing “Shout, shout, let it all out” louder than Spektrum? That’s got to change until Kaizers come on!

20:49:34: The audience at Spektrum http://twitpic.com/4iue25

20:52:55: So, while we’re all waiting for Kaizers to come on: Anything specific you want me to report about?

20:58:33: OK – Spektrum CAN be loud! However, we still have to wait a bit for Kaizers to come on!

21:05:48: And now the lights go out and the intro comes on! =:-D

21:07:49: Not the Russian Dance, but Begravelses Polka – and 9000 people can cheer REALLY loudly!

21:09:05: Omen bears his suitcase on stage, followed by Killmaster, Thunder, Mink, and Hellraizer!

21:10:35: And now: The Jackal followed by a film crew!

21:13:17: “Jeg visste det kom til å ta fyr!” First song: Delikatessen!

21:14:29: The whole band suddenly froze under Delikatessen – except for Hellraizer, who was confused what was going on. =;-)

21:15:23: Next song: Djevelens orkester. And 9000 people clapping and dancing. Or no – the stands are still sitting. Get up!!

21:19:37: Will people actually know Señor Torpedo? Sounds like they do, hell yeah!

21:21:13: The intro http://twitpic.com/4iuqsg

21:22:18: Delikatessen http://twitpic.com/4iur93

21:22:57: Next song: Veterans klage.

21:24:08: Kaizers have been on tour for 5 weeks now – total number of attendees: 9000 people. And now in Oslo: 9000 people!

21:25:10: “Let me see 20000 hands in the air!” – Sigøynerblod

21:27:56: “Det finnes ei trapp som går ned til en kjeller” – no, the Jackal does not need to sing Resistansen!

21:30:17: And of course the Jackal jumped into the audience!

21:30:46: Time for a little break – before they’ll start with the Violeta part of the concert!

21:32:18: Birds on the screen, Philemon Arthur & The Dung, and everybody’s singing!

21:34:26: “Kom inn og få deg litt… kaffi!”

21:35:19: The first time the Jackal sang with a lump in his throat…

21:35:35: And now: Five-four time with Femtakt filosofi!

21:36:18: Veterans klage http://twitpic.com/4iuwwi

21:37:08: Hands up in the air! Sigøynerblod http://twitpic.com/4iux9f

21:39:43: If there’s one guy the Jackal would sing a duet with, it’s – of course – Hellraizer! Din kjole lukter bensin, mor!

21:42:11: And a little ballet dancing at the end, while Spektrum sings “Det lukter bensin av den vakre kjolen min”.

21:44:03: Amazing singing! Next song: En for orgelet, en for meg.

21:44:41: The Jackal just ordered everyone on the stands: “Rise up!” And he didn’t have to ask twice!

21:46:01: Hellraizer’s rap part is cheered wildly as well – of course!

21:46:29: Philemon Arthur & The Dung http://twitpic.com/4iv0va

21:47:58: Now the Jackal’s up on the barrel with his bass drum.

21:48:30: Are we happy with the first part of the concert? OH YES!

21:48:50: And now the new song on Norwegian radio: Diamant til kull!

21:49:23: Femtakt filosofi http://twitpic.com/4iv1zh

21:51:05: “Sjå på deg nå – Med en fot i gravå så forsvinner du, go go go – Ah, eg kjenner deg så – Du kunne blitt en diamant, men i stedet er du kull”

21:53:55: There’s people from all over Norway at the concert – “it feels like the cup final in 87!”

21:54:08: Psycho under min hatt!

21:56:24: Hellraizer on guitar with his solo…

21:57:19: And now it’s time for Bond: Svarte katter & flosshatter!

21:59:56: Omen with the megaphone in the spotlight! And he only cares about combing his hair afterwards, tse… =;-)

22:02:20: En for orgelet, en for meg: http://twitpic.com/4iv6gz http://twitpic.com/4iv6to

22:03:44: Kaizers just got platinum for not only Violeta Violeta Vol I and Maestro, but also for the next song: Hjerteknuser!

22:04:33: And the Jackal doesn’t need to sing!

22:07:16: A bit of fishing for compliments – but there’s not really a need for that. But the Jackal is really amazed by the opportunity to play here!

22:07:52: Kaizer chants – and Kaizers traveled over all of Europe to see the Oslo audience.

22:08:23: And now the song that started the whole trilogy: Sju bøtter tårer er nok, Beatrice.

22:11:20: “Og så synger vi folkens!” Og duene på taket, de har aldri stått så stille…

22:12:32: Psycho under min hatt http://twitpic.com/4ivat6

22:13:06: Omen at the megaphone during Svarte katter http://twitpic.com/4ivb0h

22:14:31: And this concludes the second part of the concert. Omen starts the third part on the organ: Ompa til du dør!

22:15:18: Lots of chandeliers on stage – now that is something new!

22:16:01: Det kan bli jævlig varmt der nede!

22:17:41: And now the barrels are used for the very first time tonight! (Except for standing on them, that is… *g*)

22:19:33: So what’s the next song? Bum-bum-bum-bum bum-bum bum?

22:19:51: Right: Bøn fra helvete of course!

22:22:23: RT @Berekvam: Kaizers har satt uoffisiell norsk rekord i lysekroner:)

22:22:56: Henry er ikke en prest og ingen av oss er klokker!

22:23:15: And my first line in Norwegian: Schölischegüüüüt!

22:25:00: KONTROLL PÅ KONTINENTET! And everyone’s on their feet now!

22:26:00: Sju bøtter tårer er nok, Beatrice http://twitpic.com/4ivfwh

22:26:46: Chandeliers during Ompa til du dør http://twitpic.com/4ivg6y

22:27:06: Killmaster’s guitar solo – will he jump into the audience again?

22:27:28: No he doesn’t – at least not now. =;-)

22:27:58: “Do you want me to introduce the band now, just like in old times?” – Halleluja!

22:30:38: No surprise in the band introduction so far – and the Lord made Hellraizer look good in any color!

22:31:28: “And you will know him by his Indian name: He who hides his head under towels and gladly gives his picks away!”

22:32:43: Bøn fra helvete http://twitpic.com/4ivigx

22:33:36: Welcome to all first-timers – welcome to the Kaizers family!

22:33:46: At work! http://twitpic.com/4ivivx

22:34:39: The Jackal himself is the biggest Kaizers fan out there, even if there’s lots of “blodfans”. And now we get to hear his favorite: Maestro!

22:35:42: Sving din hammer!

22:37:54: Note: 9000 people speed up much more when singing “samvittigheten rein” than 500 do. =;-)

22:41:05: And that’s it: A thank-you to the fans, standing ovations for the band, and more than just lumps in the throat on stage…

22:42:09: Stomping on the stands – and they are back!

22:42:39: First encore: KGB!

22:43:39: Oh…. and the Jackal decided he doesn’t need a shirt. =;-)

22:44:45: Det er ikkje slutt før den feite damen synger!

22:45:16: Hellraizer http://twitpic.com/4ivncl

22:47:08: Maestro http://twitpic.com/4ivo0s

22:47:33: Hmm… Kaizers have a plan if we want another song? YES, of course we want!

22:48:02: The next song is maybe the best Kaizers Orchestra song ever: Dieter Meyers Inst.

22:50:13: Legg meg inn!

22:54:33: Good bye http://twitpic.com/4ivqwj

22:55:53: A gigantic conclusion for a great concert!

22:56:17: And off they go… the audience is demanding more!

22:56:33: Good bye http://twitpic.com/4ivrmp

22:57:09: KGB http://twitpic.com/4ivrv3

22:57:28: Dieter Meyers http://twitpic.com/4ivrzn

22:57:54: Dieter Meyers http://twitpic.com/4ivs5o

22:58:25: But yes, we DO get one more! Kaizers are back on stage, and now we’ll get Die Polizei!

22:59:38: If you have a lighter, turn it on!

23:01:22: Everybody’s singing – beautiful!

23:02:02: “And we know where you live….”

23:04:01: And while the audience is singing, Kaizers say good-bye once more…

23:04:53: Kaizers are off stage. And the audience continues singing! Gåsehud… =:-D

23:07:37: The first people are leaving – but the audience is still singing loudly.

23:09:07: Good bye http://twitpic.com/4ivwj8

23:09:29: Die Polizei http://twitpic.com/4ivwo7

23:09:54: Lighters in the audience… http://twitpic.com/4ivwu6

23:10:18: Kaizers chants now instead of the singing…

23:11:00: And now the lights went on – so that’s the end…

23:12:18: An amazing concert! Thanks a lot to Kaizers and to ALL Kaizer fans out there!

23:15:00: So thanks for following – let me know if you liked it! And after all the work it’s now time for partying, so I’ll call it a day.

23:15:18: Have a great night, all of you!

14.09.2010 Skambankt (Lydverket)

Saturday, September 18th, 2010
14.09.2010 – Photos Skambankt (Lydverket)

Blood, sweat, and lots of rock’n’roll
Report by Marlene

Together with two friends, I was one of the 150 lucky people who could attend the Skambankt Lydverket event at Internasjonalen, for free and just like that.

We had been told several times before that the doors would open precisely at 8 p.m. and therefore, everybody had to be there at that time. So, to be on the safe side, we arrived a bit earlier, ordered our drinks, and found out that the whole atmosphere was very relaxed. At 8 p.m., it was way too crowded inside for my taste. Everybody waited for the doors to open. But that didn’t happen on time, because Tollak was late, as it turned out when he fought his way through the crowd.

Soon after, the audience was allowed up the spiral staircase as well, into the room with a bar and small stage, which was richly equipped with instruments so that it didn’t offer the musicians much room to move. Thus all the best on just 7 square meters.

After a short instruction (“Please do not step on cables, make way for cameras, and don’t be angry if a shot must be repeated.”) the recording started. Asbjørn Slettemark, moderator of Lydverket, positioned himself at various places in the audience and reported on music news, like Röyksopp’s visit to the nursing home in conjunction with the new album “Senior”, indie music in American television series, Kvelertak’s naked stage performances.

The Skambankt interview unfortunately turned out to be no more than a two minute conversation about Terje’s favorite CD releases of the fall, and that was it.

But actually, the concert was the highlight anyway, because most likely we won’t have the chance to see Skambankt during the upcoming tour.

The band members made their way to the stage through the excited crowd, that is, Børge, Terje, Tollak, and Christer Knutsen. Yes, Christer Knudsen himself, and he wasn’t there to replace Hans Panzer on guitar, an idea which enlightened my head for a minute, but he crept into a corner where there was no light and worked the keyboards, for example during Amnesti. And if some light actually made it to Christer’s head, you could see a broad grin.

When the program director asked about Hans a little nervously, Terje just said: “Oh, he’ll arrive soon.” They were all relaxed. This was also noticeable when they were playing. It was obvious that they enjoyed it, and the audience – at least those around us – did too.

The first song was “Kaos, så inferno”, followed by “Mantra” and again “Mantra” for a different camera angle. “En gang til!”, the audience shouted afterwards, which amused the band, but we got to hear “Amnesti”. Enough new songs, they thought and played “Slukk meg”, “O Dessverre”, and “Stormkast”. During the latter, some mischievous guest unfortunately threw a glass towards the stage, which broke at a spotlight and rained down on the front of the stage, hitting Terje. Unflinchingly, they finished the song and dabbed small wounds.

The incident couldn’t harm the good mood, and our euphoria accompanied us through the rest of the night.

11.02.2010 Kaizers Orchestra (Sentrum Scene, Oslo)

Friday, February 12th, 2010

Well, and already it’s all over again… =:-( Two shows of a tour is really way too little – while on the other hand, it is amazing to see how much less stressfull it is, and cheaper as well, of course. And I think I picked the right two concerts! =:-D ... read on!

01.05.2009 – Photos Kaizers Orchestra (Mono, Oslo)

Friday, May 1st, 2009
01.05.2009 – Photos Kaizers Orchestra (Mono, Oslo)

1.5.2009 Kaizers Orchestra (Mono, Oslo)

Friday, May 1st, 2009

The next concert – Oslo, Mono. Actually, we had planned to see Killmaster’s photo exhibition, but no: It was closed because of the holiday. =:-( Too bad, but so we went on to the signing instead. And yes, I actually managed to buy my CDs! I had almost given up on that…The rest of the day, we enjoyed the great sunshine outside – spring at its best, not really what you would expect for Norway at this time of the year!
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