Gyllene Tider – GT40 – Eskilstuna – 2nd August 2019 – #13

Another day, another show with 12000 people in the crowd. And hey, what a crowd! I can tell it was the loudest so far. Eskilstuna just got on my Top3 list!

It was sunny all day, but at around 7 pm it got windy and the rain started to fall. We couldn’t believe it… But fortunately, it came and it went away in an hour or so. So many leaves landed on stage that the crew had to clear it thoroughly before GT entered.

As usual, the support act, Chris Kläfford got on stage at 20:00 and already during his performance we could have a teaser of the crowd’s vocal abilities. Then came Wilmer X’s Teknikens under, which is usually the last song on Per’s crowd pleaser playlist before the show starts and the audience was singing along to it too. That was really very promising.

The guys and girls hit the stage at 21:00 and their energy level was shining through already during the first song. It was high! They were smiling from ear to ear during the whole concert and were incredibly active. They were interacting a lot with each other and also with the crowd. The gig had an extremely good flow. The crowd was happy to have GT in their town and rewarded the guys and girls with their constant loud sing-along and keeping their hands in the air all the time. It was the first audience on which the sing-along part to Det är över nu worked perfectly without Per starting it.

There was a mosquito invasion at Sundbyholms slott. Thanks to the stage lights you could see there were tons of them around the stage, but you could also feel them on your own skin. Everyone on stage was wondering why the hell there are so many and Per was even clapping on one towards the end of the show.

One of the funniest moments last night was that Micke Syd started playing the drum intro to Det kändes inte som maj when it would have been Sjömän’s turn. He excused himself when he realized it and laughed and the others were laughing too. The crowd found it much fun. Per said this is what happens when you are getting old. You become demented, especially drummers. Haha. The crowd was cheering Micke so loud that Per had to wait a bit until he could go on. But Micke Syd got it back some minutes later when the audience was cheering Per loudly after Micke Syd presented him at the end of the band presentation.

Another fun moment happened during Låt denna trumslagarpojke sjunga! At the part when Micke Syd messed up the lyrics in Karlstad, 2 guys (with the help of some more fans in the front row) held up the text for Micke Syd. He first laughed and then thanked for the fun. It turned out to be so cool!

The setlist was the same as in Karlstad 2 days before, so they played 21 songs again, skipping Tylö Sun and the 1st song in the first encore. What I miss a lot is Chrissie, hur mår du? And not only because of the song, but because of the backdrop during that song. It was the red one with drawings of the 5 golden guys in their early years. Hopefully, we will still see it on tour.

Today is a big day! Without a day off, Gyllene Tider plays Ullevi in Gothenburg.

Setlist

  1. Skicka ett vykort, älskling
  2. Juni, juli, augusti
  3. Det hjärta som brinner
  4. (Hon vill ha) Puls
  5. Flickorna på TV2
  6. Vandrar i ett sommarregn
  7. (Dansar inte lika bra som) Sjömän
  8. Det kändes inte som maj
  9. Flickan i en Cole Porter-sång
  10. Tuffa tider

BAND PRESENTATION

  1. Låt denna trumslagarpojke sjunga!
  2. Kung av sand
  3. En sten vid en sjö i en skog
  4. Ljudet av ett annat hjärta
  5. Ska vi älska, så ska vi älska till Buddy Holly
  6. (Kom så ska vi) Leva livet

Encore 1

  1. Det är över nu
  2. Gå & fiska!

Encore 2

  1. När vi två blir en
  2. Sommartider
  3. När alla vännerna gått hem

 

All pics in the article are taken by Patrícia Peres.

GT after the show:

#12 KARLSTAD! Som väntat en fantastisk kväll i Värmland. Finfint väder, grym publik och småsvängigt ungdomligt band på scen! Tack alla som gjorde onsdagskvällen till ännu ett utsålt gig på denna helt sanslösa GT40-turne’! Imorgon kommer vi till Eskilstuna och exploderar! Luv, GT.

Per Gessle – En vacker kväll in Eskilstuna, Sweden – 19th August 2017 – #19

Unbelievable, but the last show on tour in Sweden is already history. The 19th gig on 19th August in Eskilstuna was a blast despite the not too kind weather. We got a heavy shower for half an hour at 18:30. The crew had to cover the instruments and wipe off the water later. Strandels were lucky and by the time they came up on stage, it had stopped raining. It was still too cold though. Good Harvest were not that lucky. It got so windy  that even the backdrop had to be held by crew members to keep it at one place, not that it hits the girls while they perform. Just at the time they came up on stage after 20:00, we got a heavy shower again. The girls and their guitars got soaking wet, but at half of their performance they said they saw the sun already and the rain would stop falling. And in some seconds it indeed stopped raining.

So when it was PG’s turn, there was no more rain. Per mentioned in his first talk that this is the last show on tour (well at least in Sweden) and the audience was loud and cheering. When Per was talking about looking for a song which he hadn’t played live before now he said he found 470 such songs and he thought to play them all at the show. The crowd gave him a loud woohoo and applause. Oh, how we would have loved it… if he played all those songs! But of course, it was ”just” the usual intro to Honung och guld. And this time Mr. G asked Good Harvest again to join him on stage for the song. After it ended they hugged each other and the girls went off the stage. HERE you can watch my video recording of it (Per’s talk and the song).

There were mosquitoes not only in Borgholm, but in Eskilstuna too. At least Per told the audience he had swallowed some and had to drink before he started the band presentation. In Borgholm it was Per’s nameday, in Eskilstuna it was Magnus’s nameday. Magnus asked Per if he knew what day it was, Per said it was Saturday. Then Magnus said no, it’s Magnus nameday and he thought to ask for a little tribute for himself. He said he would say something what the crowd should repeat after him. He would be happy if we did so. The text was: ”Happy nameday, Magnus! Among all who are standing on the stage now we love YOU the most!” He was really happy about it and thanked the crowd for being so kind. Everyone laughed. Per only said: ”What a fantastic personality!” Haha. HERE you can watch my video recording of the whole band presentation.

 

Playing for the last time in Sweden, the band was really tight. I wouldn’t say they were the same energetic as in Uppsala, but certainly you could feel the show was a special one for everyone. The Look was a highlight for sure. And Ljudet av ett annat hjärta and Sommartider. After Sommartider the crowd didn’t want to stop clapping and shouting. Per thanked the audience for coming and being so amazing. He used the occasion to thank Good Harvest and Strandels for being a great support for him during the whole tour in Sweden, they did a fantastic job. Then he went on with Småstadsprat to close the concert.

When the show ended, Per pointed at the band to made the audience applaud for them, then they took a bow. Before they went off the stage, Andreas threw a drumskin to the crowd. I met the guy who caught it and could take a pic of it. See the photo what Andreas drew on it. Haha. While Per was walking off the stage, he pointed at the fans in the front rows, thanks for coming. It was lovely!

Aw… the last show in Sweden. Impossible that this tour is really coming to an end. It’s always so hard to accept it. OK, 2 more shows in Finland. It would have been nice to end the tour in Sweden though.

Anders Roos was there at this show as well and Åsa also shot a lot of videos. There was a guy on the right side of the stage who filmed the whole show with a big camera. Let’s see what we get to see from it! 😉

Per after the show, thanking for Eskilstuna and also for the whole tour (so far):

BYE BYE SWEDEN. Oj, det gick fort. “En vacker kväll”-turne’n (för Sveriges del) är över. Fantastisk final vid slottet i Eskilstuna igår. En av de allra bästa giggen if u ask me, avslappnat och gungigt. Helena, Malin-My och bandet satt ihop precis så där bra som man gör när man spelat ihop ett tag. T o m “The Look” lät extra tung!!!! Och “Småstadsprat” har verkligen träffat folk mitt i hjärtat, jag har märkt det undan för undan under turne’ns gång. Man blir stolt. Good Harvest lät som en dröm i “Honung och guld” för andra kvällen i rad. Thank you, ladies! Och vilken mäktig och stor publik som kom. Lyssnande, spejande men sugen på hyss hela tiden. En grym final.

Vill passa på att tacka alla underbara människor som kommit till konserterna under sommaren. Alla åldrar har synts till. Alla med olika och personliga relationer till mina låtar. Vi har filmat här och där så det kommer att bli ett härligt minne framåt jul + Anders Roos har plåtat alldeles för mycket så det dyker säkert upp en vass fotobok så småningom. Funderar också på att göra en live LP-platta. De här bandet låter så speciellt och den här turne’n är helt unik, det vore kul att föreviga. Vi har spelat in alla konserter så det finns många golden moments att välja på. Christoffer, har du tid?

An extra special thank you to all our international adorable friends who stood by our side (front row) at so many shows. You mean so much more to us than you can imagine. Lots of love from all of us!

Två gigs i Finland kvar, sen är det new balls. Ha en härlig vecka. Snart kommer hösten. /P.

So adorable! I love that he never forgets about the fans and this extra special thank you to all the international fans (FRIENDS!) is so heart-warming. It means so much to all who came from the different corners of the world. So, we can’t wait to have the concert film, the photo book and if Chris has enough time, a live LP! Fingers crossed!

 

All photos in the article are taken by Patrícia Peres.

Setlist

1. På promenad genom stan
2. Vilket håll du än går
3. Juni, juli, augusti
4. Det hjärta som brinner
5. Segla på ett moln / Första pris
6. Min plats
7. It Must Have Been Love
8. Honung och guld (together with Good Harvest)
9. Kung av sand
10. Här kommer alla känslorna (på en och samma gång) / Flickan i en Cole Porter-sång
11. Ljudet av ett annat hjärta
12. Spegelboll
13. Gå & fiska!
Band presentation
14. The Look (with När vi två blir en as intro)

Encore:
15. Varmt igen (with Queen of Rain as intro)
16. Tycker om när du tar på mej
17. Joyride

Encore 2:
18. Sommartider
19. Småstadsprat

Videos:

På promenad genom stan
Juni, juli, augusti
People came of all ages indeed, kids enjoying Juni, juli, augusti
Det hjärta som brinner
It Must Have Been Love: 1; 2;
Honung och guld
Kung av sand: 1; 2;
Här kommer alla känslorna (på en och samma gång)
Flickan i en Cole Porter-sång: 1; 2;
Ljudet av ett annat hjärta: 1; 2; 3;
Spegelboll: 1; 2;
Gå & fiska!: 1; 2;
Band presentation including Christoffer’s intro to The Look
The Look: 1; 2;
Tycker om när du tar på mej: 1; 2;
Joyride: 1; 2;
Sommartider: 1; 2; 3; 4; 5;

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