Per Gessle Unplugged – Hotel Tylösand – #2 – 8th July 2021

Last night’s concert was absolutely amazing! It definitely topped the premiere gig in spontaneity, in mood both on and off stage and also regarding the setlist. Experiencing the crowd’s totally positive reactions at the premiere concert, this time the whole band and of course, also Per was more relaxed during the show.

Regarding the stage set, one thing was changed before the gig started: a big metal star was put in front of Per’s prompter. Looking good!

The concert started at 20:50, but before that, BoJo came up the stage and shared safety, as well as merchandise information. Now there are not only black tees and white tees, but also a poster with the „tour’s” graphic design.

Per was in top shape (and in his leopard shirt) and all smiles! The band was in the same joyous mood. The talks in between the songs were mostly about the same topics as at the premiere concert, but the guys were kidding each other even more times. That also added a lot to the live experience. The songs sounded wonderful last night too and the setlist was a bit different vs. the premiere show. After It Must Have Been Love, Om du bara vill was skipped and Ömhet was played instead. I was glad to hear this song live, because it fits the whole set and I missed it from the first gig. I thought, nothing to be played from Gammal kärlek rostar aldrig? Can’t be! Fab it didn’t stay like that. Hopefully, Ömhet now stays on the setlist.

If you think Om du bara vill was totally skipped, you are wrong! It appeared on the setlist later.

Funny story that before playing Småstadsprat, Per forgot to put the capo on the guitar. When he relaized that, he started fixing it. Christoffer said now we will have to wait a lot. Per told him: „you sound like my wife” and laughed.

Before playing Det hjärta som brinner, Per mentioned that the early Gyllene Tider songs are the hardest to be played acoustically, because they weren’t written this way, they were formed in the rehearsal studio. Last night’s crowd loved this unplugged version and we were clapping almost during the whole song.

When Mr. G talked about his father and grandfather who were plumbers, he said maybe he should have become a plumber too. The crowd’s reaction was a definite „no”. Haha.

When he said they would finish with Min hälsning, he got an immediate crowd reaction last night again. No one wanted the concert to end so soon.

It Must Have Been Love and Listen To Your Heart were difficult, tearful songs for a part of the audience this time too. Before IMHBL, Per told it’s 5 month until Christmas, so they thought to play a Christmas song. At the end of it he wished „merry Christmas”. LTYH was of course dedicated to Marie and Pelle last night again.

The band introduction was very funny, how Per turned towards Clarence and Magnus (who are sitting behind him) while he was still sitting. Chris suggested Per to use a rearview mirror. Haha. Also when he mentioned that Clarence worked on almost all his records since 1986, he asked if records are still called records. The crowd shouted yes.

When the gang went off stage, the audience was clapping very loudly, so they came back soon. Per thanked and told „you are very kind”, someone in the audience reacted with a loud „you are very good” to it.

At some point during the encore, Micke N-S brought a new mug of ginger tea for Per and while taking the previous mug away, he also wanted to take the water bottle, but Per defended it to keep it for himself. He was defending his water. It was just fun.

Sommartider was an absolute highlight last night too. It was such a fab cooperation between the band and the audience that the crowd wanted it to be played once again, shouting out loudly to ask for it. Christoffer also tried to convince PG, he said he heard we want to it once again, but Per wanted to move on according to the setlist. And he is the boss. Haha. It would have been much fun to play Sommartider twice after one another. Why not. Hm, maybe next time?

After När alla vännerna gått hem, Per thanked everyone for coming and wished a wonderful summer. He said he is sure we will see each other again. The band came to the front and took a bow, waved goodbye and off they went. Last night’s crowd was totally amazing and the loud clapping and shouting had its effect. I’m glad it is now no question that the band comes back to play more after such a reaction. And this time it was again Vid hennes sida, but the concert didn’t end ith that. Per first put down the guitar, then hearing the crowds still very loud clapping he asked if we want one more. Of course! So this is how Om du bara vill was still on the setlist, just at another spot.


1. Kung av sand
2. På promenad genom stan
3. Flickan i en Cole Porter-sång
4. Småstadsprat
5. Tycker om när du tar på mej
6. Det hjärta som brinner
7. Tuffa tider
8. Honung och guld
9. It Must Have Been Love
10. Ömhet

Band introduction

11. Här kommer alla känslorna
12. Min hälsning

Encore 1
13. Jag skulle vilja tänka en underbar tanke
14. Listen To Your Heart (dedicated to Marie Fredriksson & Pelle Alsing)
15. Sommartider
16. När alla vännerna gått hem

Encore 2 (spontaneous)
17. Vid hennes sida
18. Om du bara vill


Photos in the article are taken by Patrícia Peres.


Per about the concert on his Facebook page:

Grymt kul kväll igår i Tylösand. Underbar publik och härlig stämning. Ledsen att vi inte hade fler låtar inrepade, folks, kunde ju hållit på hela natten kändes det som. TACK alla för suverän respons och galant allsång. Syns nästa vecka igen! Trevlig helg alla.