Two more concerts to go! The first one up in Bodø – maybe not the most accessible place for most people, but living in Trondheim, Bodø is actually kinda easy to get to. It just takes ten hours on a train …
Or, if you need to use up some bonus points before they expire, only 45 minutes by plane! Well, if the plane actually leaves and isn’t delayed for two hours, that is … So yep, that was a kinda stressful trip, arriving in Bodø half an hour after the doors opened. Luckily, Bodø is small and you can walk from the airport into town, drop your stuff off at the hotel and STILL arrive at the concert place in time for a quick chat with the band at the merch stand before they go on stage. =:-O
I did miss LÜT though, which was a pity. =:-( But hey – fifteen minutes and half a beer after I arrived at the venue, Skambankt went on stage and got the crowd going!
I was positively surprised to see quite a few people there – Svømmehallen is a big-ish venue, but it looked crowded (while at the same time, it didn’t *feel* crowded, if that makes any sense – you could stand and dance and move without bumping into others, and most importantly, without others bumping into you). Afterwards I read that they actually had a party for the volunteers of Parkenfestivalen there before the concert, and most likely, people got to stay for the concert. So it wasn’t actually a Skambankt crowd … but still, people obviously enjoyed the concert, and I actually had some guy come up to me out of nowhere after the concert, with a huge smile on his face, asking how cool that concert was and what an awesome band …! Yep, I kinda agree. =;-) Sorry you’re so late to the party!
Anyway, not too much to report from the concert. The setlist was shorter than in Trondheim & Moss and didn’t have any surprises compared to the other shows of the tour. They did spontaneously add “O dessverre” though which wasn’t on the setlist (or maybe they had just forgotten to write it down there?). And yep, they managed to captivate the audience throughout the set – at first, everyone was kinda reserved, then people got more and more into it, and as always, they did actually get a mosh pit going towards the end during “Me sa nei”. “Look forward to it! Or maybe get scared …” (they know me well … *lol*)
Skambankt are nearing the end of their tour and have been going for a while, and that shows – on the one hand, they are really into it and the concerts are really smooth, well-timed and “choreographed”. On the other hand, Terje’s voice has seen better times. =;-) But it seems to be holding up still, fingers crossed for the next three weeks!
Several trips down memory lane … “Horisonten brenner” felt quite topical when it came out in 2018 – but it’s so much more current nowadays. =:-( “Desertør” has now turned into a song in favor of (Russian) deserters, and Voodoo was released in 2014 on Søvnl… or wait, no, on Sirene! *lol*
Of course, Skambankt had saved up the goodies for last … ok, not ACTUAL goodies, no candy or chocolates … (we got a two-minute monologue about different kinds of chocolates here). Then “Stormkast #1” to finish off the regular set!
Which of course meant that the final song would be “Malin” again … *rolleyes* But hey, I guess I should stop complaining, since Terje really doesn’t have much choice about playing “Malin” anymore since he was held at gunpoint after a concert in Vadsø for not playing it. *rofl*
The full setlist:
- Satan – det e du
- Horisonten brenner
- Vår bør
- Balladen om deg
- Tanker som mareritt
- Me sa nei
- Født på ny
- O dessverre
- Stormkast #1
- Slukk meg (for eg brenner)