Gyllene Tider’s tour continued in Malmö without a day off after the first 2 Halmstad concerts. When there are 3 gigs in a row, it’s usually the third one that is the best and it was the case this time too. The guys and girls topped the 2 shows they did before!
The 3rd concert on the GT40 tour was sold out too so it was tight in the crowd in Mölleplatsen. On top of the audience there were quite some seagulls as visitors. Mainly doing circles above the food court area, but they also had a close eye on the stage and the speakers and they seemed to enjoy their spots. Though they stayed only until the show started. Haha.
In Malmö there was only 1 support act, Chris Kläfford. The weather was windy and freezing cold, but at least it stopped raining at appr. 5 pm and we didn’t have to use our ponchos during the gig at all.
While we were waiting outside, we heard the technicians’ rehearsal and Billy was on. We thought oh, what a nice addition it would be to the setlist, maybe changing the 5th song GT seemed to change so far. And where else to play Billy if not in Malmö? Två enkla biljetter till Malmö central, tack! Hm… this never happened. I wonder why. The guys skipped Vanliga saker and played Chrissie, hur mår du? as the 3rd song instead and then after Det hjärta som brinner, the 5th hit was Flickorna på TV2 this time and as the 6th song they performed Vandrar i ett sommarregn again, just like on the premiere show. It’s lovely that they kept Chrissie, but I missed Vanliga saker badly since that’s one of my Top3 songs from the new album and I would also have been happier if they put Billy on the setlist and kept the 5th song as a changing element from concert to concert. Let’s hope we will still have some surprises on the setlist during the rest of the tour.
Even though the crowd wasn’t the most active except for the first 2-3 rows and they were singing along towards the end of the gig, mostly during the encores, what we saw on stage was the best so far. Regarding the crowds… I always think: do they realize it’s really the last tour now and the last chance to hear these Golden Guys together live??? Per was an energy bomb and Micke Syd as well. MP played the coolest last night and Göran and Anders seem to get more and more into tour mood. Dea and Malin-My were as energetic as on the first 2 shows, twisting and rocking around throughout the whole concert. All 7 people were on a high!
There were some technical hiccups, OK, like Per got to the technicians on the left to tell to fix something and couldn’t get back to his mic on time for the lines he had to sing in Ljudet av ett annat hjärta, but the one line missing was sang by the front of the crowd, so no worries. Also it was fun to hear Per sat in a taxi instead of a Jumbo in Flickan i en Cole Porter-sång. Haha. I don’t mention these hiccups because they are big issues. Probably, it’s only the hardcores who notice them anyway. It’s just that it’s lovely to see Mr. G’s reactions, facial expressions when such things happen, the PERfectionist he is. Never mind. The sound was great and the real powerful performance of the band made it a night to remember.
Compared to the Halmstad gigs, there was less talking between the songs, but it was all fun. When Per first talked to the crowd, after Juni, juli, augusti, he greeted the Malmö crowd on the 40th anniversary tour and told if they want to sing along, they are welcome and if they want to dance, good luck. Then he introduced Chrissie, hur mår du? simply as a song from the past.
The wind was blowing so hard that when Per changed the guitar for Vandrar i ett sommarregn he said it’s so windy we might get to see his six-pack. We all laughed and he laughed too. Who really showed his six-pack was Micke Syd though. Only for some seconds, but when he changed his jacket before Låt denna trumslagarpojke sjunga! he was joking with it.
While everyone got prepared for Tuffa tider, the lyrics to Låt denna trumslagarpojke sjunga! were fixed on different parts of the stage in the front for Micke Syd. Per was talking to the audience and said when he was sitting in his childhood room and listened to Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin, he never imagined he once would be standing in front of 13000 people and play the ukulele. He said life is a bitch. Haha. But he confirmed he loves the ukulele and George Formby.
Micke Syd talked a bit longer before Låt denna trumslagarpojke sjunga! in Malmö. He mentioned that Mölleplatsen is an important place for him, because in 1996 there was a girl who came to see them there. Her name was Helena Eriksson. In 2004 he proposed to Helena on stage in Örjans vall, Halmstad and they have been married now for 14 years. This is how he introduced the new song written for him and that he wouldn’t sing Min tjej och jag. After the song Per said it’s hard to top, but not impossible. Haha.
Yesterday was the first time we got to see that besides Per’s customized guitar picks there are custom-made ones for MP too. Watch out for it, because MP is not the guy who is throwing too many picks to the crowd.
After seeing the first 3 shows, my Top 4 highlight songs are Flickorna på TV2, Det kändes inte som maj, Ljudet av ett annat hjärta and När vi två blir en. These are all perfectly arranged and Det kändes inte som maj as a new song fits so well in the GT catalogue. The best choice from the new album to be played live.
Now everyone can have a few days of rest and the band is back on the road on Wednesday, in Helsingborg. Yet another sold-out show!
- Skicka ett vykort, älskling
- Juni, juli, augusti
- Chrissie, hur mår du?
- Det hjärta som brinner
- Flickorna på TV2
- Vandrar i ett sommarregn
- (Dansar inte lika bra som) Sjömän
- Det kändes inte som maj
- Flickan i en Cole Porter-sång
- Tuffa tider
- Låt denna trumslagarpojke sjunga!
- Kung av sand
- En sten vid en sjö i en skog
- Ljudet av ett annat hjärta
- Ska vi älska, så ska vi älska till Buddy Holly
- (Kom så ska vi) Leva livet
- Tylö Sun
- Skrot och korn
- Det är över nu
- Gå & fiska!
- När vi två blir en
- När alla vännerna gått hem
All pics in the article are taken by Patrícia Peres.
Gig #3! Mölleplatsen, Malmö. Wow, heja Skåne! Grymt gig i blåsten. Vi hade hur kul som helst. Tack för all sång o dans o tjoho bland vindarna. Nu tar vi paus i några dagar. Next stop: Helsingborg. Love from the Golden boys + girls.