A last Skambankt concert in Trondheim – originally, the concert was planned for March (like most shows of this tour), but was then moved to October. And October in Trondheim can be rather … ugly. So no, Trondheim didn’t show its friendly and beautiful side to anybody traveling up here this weekend, with loads of wind and rain (or should I write “Stormkast” and “etter solskinn kommer regnvær”? =;-D).
But hey, what else would you want to do on a night like this than cramming into a sold-out concert place with lots of like-minded people, celebrating an absolutely amazing rock concert?
(While Janove was playing a seated piano concert at a half-empty concert hall on the other side of town – just sayin’. =;-) )
I headed out there alone (since some people don’t bother answering their mails, thank you very much …), but no problem – after such a long time, you get to know your fellow Skambankt fans, both the ones here in Trondheim and the ones traveling from afar that you haven’t seen for a full nine years (so great to catch up!). =:-)
Already during the show of the support band LÜT it became obvious that this would be a special concert – everybody was into it and ready to move and clap and sing and scream! And that’s how it was from the very beginning, already during LÜT’s show and then even more so when it was finally time for Skambankt!
Skambankt made it clear right away what they expected from the audience – since they love Trondheim, and it’s clearly their second home away from home! (OK, slightly confused about this since I always get the weirdest looks when answering to “so you still live in Trondheim?” followed by an implicit “why the hell?!?” *lol*) But Skambankt concerts in Trondheim ARE always absolutely amazing!
And hot! Trondheim’s weather might have shown its worst side yesterday, but inside Byscenen it was warm and humid like in “Syden”. Oh yeah! Add in a huge mosh pit (even WITHOUT Skambankt having to get it started), the “traditional” wall of death during “Me sa nei” and lots and lots of crowdsurfers (uhm, what the hell happened during Covid? Before, anybody even attempting to crowdsurf would have been thrown out right away … but hey, amazing that they just let them have fun this time! I mean, amazing if you watched from a safe distance, of course … =;-) ). And of course “Skambankt” chants even before the concert started, and then again before the encores and at the end – this was a very clear “takk for alt” from Trondheim to Skambankt, simply awesome!
The setlist was also great – it didn’t QUITE live up to the one in Moss, but it was very close. No big surprises this time, except that “Anonyme hatere” made it back as the opener, and that they moved “Stormkast #1” to the last song before the encores and then finished the full set with … “Malin”. OMG. Just don’t. *rofl*
The full setlist:
- Anonyme hatere
- Satan – det e du
- Horisonten brenner
- Vår bør
- Balladen om deg
- Tanker som mareritt
- Me sa nei
- O dessverre
- Født på ny
- Stormkast #1
- Slukk meg (for eg brenner)
Two more concerts for me – next week I’ll make my way up to Bodø, and then my final concert will be at John Dee in Oslo. The countdown has started … =:-/
(But what did Terje say on stage yesterday? “Takk for alt!! Men vi kommer sikkert til å ses igjen …” =:-D)