First one of the last set of concerts … I was in a slightly weird mood, so this report might sound a bit strange, sorry for that. The concert was splendid, the setlist was amazing, but the ending with first Die Polizei and then Ompa til du dør just doesn’t work for me. It’s way too emotional, I can’t enjoy Ompa, and so I just felt terrible afterwards – which isn’t necessarily the best way to end a concert. =:-(
Still, this was just awesome. We got Salt & Pepper! A song I’ve longed for for years … and now they finally played it again, while I was there, and we were standing in the front and went crazy. So yes, we did have an awesome time at the concert … and it’ll be really hard for Kaizers to top this one!
There wasn’t really a lot of talking. The first that I noted down was that during the introduction in Forloveren, Helge was introduced as “on the piano, organ, accordion, and peanuts”. *gg* And there was a lot of confetti during the song again – seems we really started a trend in London! =;-)
Then the Jackal announced that today, everything goes. Hits, album songs, B sides – so we got Medisin & Psykiatri, Kavaler, and Tokyo Ice. Yay! Just awesome, and it’s been a while since I heard anything from Våre Demoner live. The atmosphere was just awesome – even though it was obvious that some people in the audience had never heard these songs before. =;-)
After Philemon Arthur & the Dung, thus the 15th (!) song, the Jackal asked if we were satisfied with the opening of the concert. *rofl* Oh yes, definitely! Especially since he then continued to explain that the next song had been requested by a whole lot of people, especially someone who sent in a mail some months ago (no, that wasn’t me, by the way *g*) – and then we got Salt & Pepper. And that’s basically where this report could end, because after that, it couldn’t get any better anymore for me … =:-D
I still liked their remark that the next day, they would not play the same songs again (except for Salt & Pepper again, maybe?? *g*). “No, tomorrow we’ll play all cover songs!” *rofl* And then we got a tiny bit Metallica. =;-)
Another nice surprise in the setlist was Den andre er meg – including Ragnhild on vocals. Svarte katter was impressive as always; Omen played a bit with this soap bubbles again, and after it was over, he thanked the crowd. Or actually, he sat at his organ, not moving, while the Jackal translated what he was saying. *gg*
Then the Jackal got his acoustic guitar and started explaining what usually happens when the singer brings out his acoustic guitar – the intro always sounds the same. But then he wouldn’t know how to continue, because it’s just not his style.
Before Hjerteknuser, the Jackal asked for a crystal glass. Someone in the crew, please? Magnus? Fritz? Stein Cato? Of course he got one, thanked Stein Cato =;-), and took a sip of the wine – “Damn, that’s good!” So then he was explaining a bit about … uh, don’t remember. *g* Always interrupted by a sip and “damn, that’s good!” Until Hellraizer walked up to him and wanted to try the wine as well – and obviously it WAS good, because he didn’t give back the glass until he had finished the wine. =;-) Jackal: “Argh, those guitar players! In my next band, I won’t have guitar players!” And then the talking continued, while Hellraizer and Killmaster started a discussion in the background. The Jackal asked what this was about – “oh, nothing really. We just decided that in our next band, we won’t have a singer!”
Then we got some talk about Bryne vs. Viking, even though they had been told by the management to NOT do that, but well … you gotta take some booohs as well once in a while. =;-)
Finally, we got some really intense encores – started by Omen standing at the microphone stand and breathing into the mike, but not saying anything (and the Jackal wasn’t on stage yet to translate *g*), and then Hellraizer actually breaking the crowbar during 170.
And then, as final conclusion, another beautiful version of Die Polizei followed by Ompa til du dør. As mentioned above, it doesn’t work for me because I cannot enjoy Ompa after Die Polizei, but still – and awesome show.
The full setlist:
- Aldri vodka, Violeta
- Siste dans
- Bøn fra helvete
- Tusen dråper regn
- En for orgelet, en for meg
- Medisin & psykiatri
- Enden av november
- Tokyo Ice til Clementine
- Kontroll på kontinentet
- Evig pint
- Støv og sand
- Philemon Arthur & the Dung
- Salt og pepper
- Drøm videre, Violeta
- Den andre er meg
- Svarte katter & flosshatter
- Dieter Meyers Inst.
- Die Polizei
- Ompa til du dør