Gyllene Tider played in Malmö last night and what an amazing show they did there! Best so far on this tour! The whole gang was on fire, full of energy and the crowd was fantastic too. Loud, singing along a lot, screaming and clapping.
Even if it rained cats and dogs in the morning, except for a little drizzle, there was no rain during the show. Thanks to Micke Syd, who prayed for good weather. Haha.
This time the support act, Uno Svenningsson started 15 minutes earlier again. The more we listen to him, the more lyrics we know, so it gets better and better with singing along. He is a very cool guy and his songs sound great live.
GT also got on stage 15 minutes earlier than usual, so the show started at 21:00 in Malmö too. The setlist remained the same as it was in Helsingborg. Actually, it probably won’t change much during the whole tour. The background LED wall has the screening for the complete show, which I don’t think they have extra elements of. But I’m happy to be surprised if it happens at any of the future gigs. Anyway, the setlist has a great flow.
The show started with an extremely powerful Gyllene Tider igen, then Per welcomed the crowd at the 8th summer tour and 5th comeback tour. He said they had many fab concerts here in Mölleplatsen over the years, but they try to top them tonight.
After they played Juni, juli, augusti and Det hjärta som brinner, PG thanked for the help from the audience in singing along. He said he is also happy that the sun is out. During the „tribute to their favourite Dutch band” talk Anders said he was 12 when he saw Ekseption and they were damn good. Then came Micke Syd’s George Baker Selection moment. He animated the crowd to put their hands in the air and he started playing and singing „una paloma blanca, lalalalala, cha-cha-cha”. Per said this has been like that in the past 40 years. Micke Syd said „and he is still alive”. This time Per skipped the Venus part of Shocking Blue, he just talked about how Skicka ett vykort, älskling. became the translation of Send Me A Postcard.
Gammal kärlek rostar aldrig, a new song from the new album sounded awesome live in Malmö as well. Someone from the crowd shouted „we love it”. Per was happy about it and Micke Syd said „thank you”.
Then came Flickorna på TV2 from the times before Internet, Netflix, Disney Plus and HBO. The next one was Chrissie, hur mår du?, then we went a bit more uptempo with Puls and En sten vid en sjö i en skog.
Before they played Flickan i en Cole Porter-sång, PG picked up his mug of ginger tea saying it’s a secret brew that Micke Syd prepares for him every night. Micke calls it „Lille Syd’s surprise” and he said we would see the effect of it in appr. 22.5 minutes. „Beware, Malmö!” Haha. When Per mentioned Marie, that they started hanging out together when he moved to his first apartment and wrote this coming song, the crowd was cheering for her. One must love these moments at each show. So heart-warming!
Micke N-S brought the world’s sexiest instrument, the ukulele to Per and PG said it’s that instrument Micke Syd plays often in Marbella and Syd said he is making good money with that. It’s a little hint, Per said. One can consider it in Mölleparken. Micke Syd said he would be there in the park tomorrow at 10, so Per should come by. Haha. For Tuffa tider, Micke came to the front and Göran played the melodica.
The band presentation started with the very, very, very talented Dea Norberg and the wonderful Malin-My Wall who plays the accordion and the violin among other instruments. Halmstad’s best boogie guitarist, a sympathetic gentleman, MP was next. Göran was wearing his checkered shirt, so Per said he has good taste and picked his shirt pattern after Per’s checkered guitars. Mr. G said „if I turn around, look who I find here, Anders Herrlin on bass! Sweden’s most handsome guy 1951”. Haha. Last, but not least, a fantastic pop drummer, Micke Syd was introduced. He of course asked the audience for even more cheering, being happy that he could come forward. Micke said Per promised him a lot of things in his weak moments, but „I behave my ass at the gig”. Micke said Per promised if Micke introduces him nicely, he lets Micke drive one of his beautiful cars, out via Hotel Tylösand’s reception. Per was shaking his head constantly while laughing. Haha.
Micke asked the audience if it was OK if he sang a song. In 1981 Per was kind to Micke and he said he wrote a song that he thought Micke should sing. Micke asked Per why he didn’t want to sing it. Ehm… Haha. Micke Syd said who would have thought that he would sing Min tjej och jag in 2023. He said he had never told this before, but there was a woman in his life back then who lived in Möllan. He didn’t want to talk more about it, but he dedicated the song to her. He invited Dea and Malin-My to the front and showed the crowd what to do with their hands during the song. The audience started waving and kept going like this during the whole song.
Kung av sand was a loud sing-along and the uptempo session with Ljudet av ett annat hjärta, Ska vi älska, så ska vi älska till Buddy Holly, as well as the medley of (Kom så ska vi) Leva livet / (Dansar inte lika bra som) Sjömän / Tylö Sun was amazing.
When the gang went off stage, the audience was clapping and screaming, singing a little Sommartider. The guys and girls came back a few minutes later and they played Billy, Det är över nu and Gå & fiska! in the first encore.
The audience started singing Sommartider again and when the band came back on stage and they started playing När vi två blir en the crowd went loud again. I love this moment at each show. It’s like the audience is missing only Sommartider, but then comes NVTBE and they realize that „woah, indeed, that song too!” Fab!
After Sommartider, Per thanked the audience for coming. He wished everyone a fantastic summer. He also said if we read it anywhere that they said they quit, we shouldn’t believe it. The crowd was cheering and PG said „Malmö, we love you”.
När alla vännerna gått hem closed the show with Micke Syd and Dea in the front. After taking a bow, Per picked up his remaining plecs from the mic stand and threw them to the crowd, while Micke Syd threw a couple of his drumsticks.
After the gig we met Sven Lindström, he came to see GT and also liked the show a lot. Åsa was there in Malmö, of course, and she now took videos not only of what was happening on stage, but she also recorded some front row videos. It was fun that the security supervisor repositioned one of the security guys in front of the stage, so that Åsa has a better view for her camera for the stage videos. Haha. Lovely!
A bunch of fans were still talking outside the venue (saying goodbye to each other, because for some of them it was the last show this year), when Micke Syd came out walking towards his hotel, with a banana and a coke in his hands. He stopped to chat and let take pictures with him and he even took a group selfie. The rock star he is. Haha.
Next stop is Linköping on Friday.
1. Gyllene Tider igen
2. Juni, juli, augusti
3. Det hjärta som brinner
4. Skicka ett vykort, älskling
5. Gammal kärlek rostar aldrig
6. Flickorna på TV2
7. Chrissie, hur mår du?
8. (Hon vill ha) Puls
9. En sten vid en sjö i en skog
10. Flickan i en Cole Porter-sång
11. Tuffa tider
12. Min tjej och jag
13. Kung av sand
14. Ljudet av ett annat hjärta
15. Ska vi älska, så ska vi älska till Buddy Holly
16. (Kom så ska vi) Leva livet / (Dansar inte lika bra som) Sjömän / Tylö Sun medley
18. Det är över nu
19. Gå & fiska!
20. När vi två blir en
22. När alla vännerna gått hem
All photos in the article by Patrícia Peres
Per after the show:
Wow Malmö. Fantastisk kväll på Mölleplatsen. Tack för skönsången och all galen energi! En grym onsdag!