After the best-so-far gig in Skövde, Gyllene Tider continued their farewell tour in Linköping without a day off. There was great open-air concert weather in town, so we couldn’t complain.
The guys and girls did a live soundcheck at appr. 16:30 and those who had been waiting outside the venue could be happy to hear 2 songs which were not yet present on the setlist. Setting high hopes for the evening setlist, they rehearsed Marie i växeln and Vill ha ett svar. Only one of the 2 songs made it to the setlist in the end and it wasn’t Vill ha ett svar. But if you remember, the first time Billy was on at the soundcheck, they didn’t play it until 1 gig later. So let’s see if Vill ha ett svar appears in Uppsala maybe. One of the changes in the setlist vs. Skövde was that the guys skipped Vandrar i ett sommarregn and played Chrissie, hur mår du? instead. Then after Sjömän they put Marie i växeln on the list, which means they skipped Det kändes inte som maj. Big mistake! I mean it was nice to hear Marie i växeln live again, but Det kändes inte som maj, would be a must to perform. Even if many people still don’t know it, since it’s from the last album, it somehow involved people with the clapping and put them into party mood. We definitely want that song back! Fortunately, they played Skrot och korn again, as the first song in the first encore. By the way, after Marie i växeln Per said they will now slow down a bit. He is not 59 anymore. Haha.
Crowds in Linköping are usually loud and those 12000 people being there last night didn’t disappoint. They were singing along almost each song and it sounded cool. There were several active groups in the audience: a part of them were clapping, another part of them were doing different choreographies with their hands up in the air. Some shouted ”Gessle! Gessle!” everytime Per talked between the songs. Also before both encores they were whistling, singing Sommartider, shouting ”en gång till!” and clapping. It was great!
On stage, the most energetic were Per, Dea and Malin-My. The rest of the gang were doing their magic to their own instruments. Micke Syd’s intro talk to Låt denna trumslagarpojke sjunga! is getting more and more fun by every gig and the crowds love his singing on this one. And now the lyrics don’t seem to cause any problem anymore.
There is one sing along part on each concert that somehow doesn’t want to work properly with the crowd and it’s in Det är över nu. No matter how loud audiences GT has, this part is always so silent and it shouldn’t be. I think the issue is that the guys expect people to sing along without Per starting that part. He is just miming and even if everyone knows this song, I think it’s just not enough. Per should start it just like in all the other sing-along hits on the setlist (e.g. Flickan i en Cole Porter-sång, När vi två blir en or Sommartider). Now it’s only the first few rows and some other in the crowd are doing their ”job”, but it would sound much better if the whole audience was singing it.
Anyway, it was yet another fab summer night at yet another sold-out GT show! By getting back to our hotel, there was an ”after party” with Gyllene Tider music mixed from all of their albums. Nice!
Next stop is Uppsala after a well-deserved day off.
- Skicka ett vykort, älskling
- Juni, juli, augusti
- Det hjärta som brinner
- (Hon vill ha) Puls
- Flickorna på TV2
- Chrissie, hur mår du?
- (Dansar inte lika bra som) Sjömän
- Marie i växeln
- 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.
LINKÖPING TJOHOOOO! Tack för en fantastisk afton. Vilken underbar publik, hur många var ni? 13000???? Ingen aning men det kändes som att hela Östergötland var där. Grym allsång och underbara vibbar hela kvällen. Vi böjer våra nackar!!!! Testade “Marie i växeln” för första gången på turne’n och det var kul. Groovy baby. Ledigt idag. Uppsala imorgon. Syns då, folks!