Last 3 shows up in the North! Lucky northern towns got the three tour closing dates with Umeå among them.
Per and the band enjoyed the show so much you could feel it during the whole concert. They were performing fantastically and kidding each other all the time.
After the first song, Per asked the technicians – while he was pointing at his own in-ear system – to turn down the sound of the gentlemen in white next to him, aka Christoffer, because „Christoffer, your voice is so muscular that you take over my brain”. Haha.
The O’boy jokes won’t ever stop! The story-telling was much fun too and the audience liked Per’s anecdotes a lot. Anyway, the crowd was rather reserved until they realized at Min hälsning that this gig can come to an end. Haha. They liked the GT songs the most, but also Småstadsprat, Tycker om när du tar på mej and Varmt igen were among their favourites, giving a long and loud applause after those songs.
Before Det hjärta som brinner, Per asked the crowd what they think about some Gyllene Tider and they were into it. Mr. G said there is a song from 1981 that was released on Moderna Tider and it tends to be fun sometimes.
Ljudet av ett annat hjärta, the most beautiful song on this tour – I know I haven’t mentioned it yet. Haha. Sounded fabulous last night again. Juni, juli, augusti is another favourite of mine in this arrangement and it also sounded amazing in Umeå. Impossible that now it’s only 2 more times we can hear these songs live in this setting.
The bass solo by Magnus was so much fun last night – he is getting more and more creative – that Christoffer couldn’t stop laughing and so his singing in Tuffa tider was hilarious.
The crowd stood up before the first encore and was clapping hard, so the gang came back on stage. Christoffer joked that they would play for another hour, but it didn’t happen, unfortunately. Hard to convince Mr. G. Haha.
Before the second encore the audience stood up again and we didn’t have to wait for too long to have PG & Co. back on stage. Per thanked the crowd and said „we actually live on applause”. Umeå people were very happy to hear Per’s words before Vid hennes sida that it’s from the latest – he hopes, not the last – Gyllene Tider album. For Sommartider we all stood up again and enjoyed it to the full. När alla vännerna gått hem became a sitting song, but the band got their well-deserved standing ovation at the end of this show too.
Next stop is Skellefteå on 10th May!
1. Kung av sand
2. På promenad genom stan
3. Flickan i en Cole Porter-sång
5. Min plats
6. Tycker om när du tar på mej
7. Det hjärta som brinner
8. Ljudet av ett annat hjärta
9. Varmt igen
10. Tuffa tider
11. Juni, juli, augusti
12. It Must Have Been Love
13. Vilket håll du än går
14. Här kommer alla känslorna
15. Min hälsning
17. Listen To Your Heart (dedicated to Marie Fredriksson & Pelle Alsing)
18. När vi två blir en
19. Vid hennes sida
21. När alla vännerna gått hem
Photos in the article are taken by Patrícia Peres.
Per after the gig on Facebook and Twitter:
En lagom lång flygresa till Umeå och sen var vi här. Äntligen. Grymt gig, underbar publik. Skön lokal att spela i dessutom. Tre konserter på tre dagar sen är turne’n över. Oj, vad jag kommer att sakna det här. Tack alla för att ni kom och sjöng med. Syns snart igen!!!
And on Instagram:
Amazing gig in UMEÅ!!!! Thanx for coming, singing along and making this Monday very special indeed!!