26.07.2013 Kaizers Orchestra (Trollrock, Beitostølen)

Actually, I’m not really a huge fan of festivals (or at least not such a huge fan of “Kaizers at festivals”), and my last Kaizers concert at Ravnefesten in Kristiansand absolutely confirmed that opinion. Nevertheless, I wanted to see another full festival in Norway again this year. The decision for Trollrock was pretty easy – fairly small, nice area, and an awesome line up! Besides Kaizers, bands like Oslo Ess, Katzenjammer, Tommy Tokyo, and Turbonegro were playing. Yay! And right from the start it was obvious that Trollrock was the right choice. Very nice, very well organized, enough beds nearby to sleep in (I hate camping), and awesome weather – just perfect!

And in addition to that, we got a perfect Kaizers gig as well! Right from the start, the concert was awesome; finally there were a few changes to the setlist again, the atmosphere on stage as well as in the audience was amazing, and even though there hardly was any talking in betweeen the songs, the concert was so much fun.

Omen was at his best again – or well, probably he is always at his best, but depending on which side I’m standing on I can either see him all the time or just once in a while. =;-) In any case, there were flowers and notes again, he was drinking water from the bottle cap instead of the bottle, he was dancing during Støv og sand, having long telephone conversations through the megaphone, and he was feeding his lamp. At least I’m pretty sure he did?! Later on, he threw stuff at it, probably crumbs or something. Then it was time for his solo part in Svarte katter, and as usual, he put his whole soul and body into it. Then he reached out to grab something on the organ, and I figured he was reaching for his blood pressure pills or something. =;-) But no, far from it – he grabbed some soap bubbles, put them up in front of his mouth and started blowing bubbles. *rofl* This guy is just totally insane, but in the positive way. Which the band obviously thought as well. =;-)

What else? Right in the beginning already the audience sang the full chorus of Diamant til kull, without any help by the Jackal – and all in all, the audience turned out to know their lyrics and be very loud and willing to sing. Before Kaizers played Din kjole lukter bensin mor, we had to request a duet. “Sei: ‘duett’!” During his rap part in En for orgelet, Hellraizer gave at least 120% percent this time, with a squeaky voice and full energy. And after Støv og sand, Killmaster disappeared from stage – very sudden and very hurried. There’s a German cowboy comedy movie where the chief cowboy says to his men: “Now everybody go potty again before we ride on!” – maybe the Jackal should start doing that as well. =;-) But well, that was probably due to Killmaster’s energetic dancing under En for orgelet. *gg*

Hjerteknuser has gotten a life of its own by now. “It has become less of our song by now, and more and more yours.” Haaaach … =:-)

Then it was time for the encores – first Begravelsespolka, of course, and then Drøm videre Violeta. “Can you handle another song? The organizer says you can’t, but I think you can. Can you? Killmaster, you were right, you said they could take another one!”

Of course we could handle Maestro, and after that they came to the front to say goodbye and throw sticks and pleks. Peeking towards the side of the stage at the same time – how much time is left? Turned out it was almost 10 minutes, thus enough for another song. “The police and firefighters have allowed us to play another one!” So as conclusion, we even got Die Polizei, which had been requested by the audience earlier on during the concert already. An awesome ending!

All in all, Kaizers played two hours and thus used the full time they had – so much better than the forced concert in Kristiansand. =;-) The atmosphere was amazing, Kaizers were having fun, we were excited – perfect!

The setlist:

  • Aldri vodka, Violeta
  • Siste dans
  • Tusen dråper regn
  • Diamant til kull
  • Delikatessen
  • Din kjole lukter bensin, mor
  • En for orgelet, en for meg
  • Forloveren
  • Støv og sand
  • I ett med verden
  • KGB
  • Kontroll på kontinentet
  • Sigøynerblod
  • Resistansen
  • Ompa til du dør
  • Svarte katter & flosshatter
  • Hjerteknuser
  • Begravelsespolka
  • Drøm videre, Violeta
  • Maestro
  • Die Polizei

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