Gyllene Tider – GT40 – Kalmar – 5th August 2019 – #15

Kalmar was one of the 2 gigs that had been delayed due to Per’s sickness at the end of July. According to the articles published after the delay was announced, there were almost 15000 people who bought ticket for the Kalmar gig. The original date was a Saturday, the new date became a Monday, so I was wondering if this causes any changes in the number of attendants. It didn’t feel like it, but I don’t yet know the exact number of people in the audience. I just know that there were fans who had tickets for the delayed gigs, but sadly had to skip the new dates, because they didn’t fit in their schedule anymore. (Update on 7th August: 10100 people were in the crowd. So it did matter for those who had tickets for the original date.)

After Ullevi, the cool black and yellow GT logo flags were used in Kalmar too, at the entrance. They are so nice! It would be something cool to include in the merchandise, since many of the fans wanted to bring them home already from Ullevi, but by the time the concert ended, the flags were taken off …  Maybe next time.

After we entered the venue I saw there were mics on the 2 sides of the stage and there were many cameras set to record, so we could be sure they were to film this concert too. And when it’s filmed, it should contain the same setlist as Gothenburg, so that mixing the materials is easier. The setlist stayed the same as in Göteborg. May I ask to film all concerts from now on? Then we would have the 23-songs-long setlist again and again. Tack!

The energy level was high in Kalmar, both on and off stage. The band was very tight, the sound was fab, the crowd was loud. The security people also sang along and danced. Awesome night it was! I must say Kalmar was one of the best shows on tour. Now it’s hard to rank, but I would say it’s among the Top5-Top6 gigs. So, just another concert that was worth to be recorded.

Per didn’t refer much to the fact that it was a delayed gig. He just said thanks for waiting for them when he first talked to the crowd after Juni, juli, augusti.

I remember in Eskilstuna there were a lot of mosquitoes. Well, in Kalmar there were even more! Once PG even mentioned he has a mosquito in his tee. I didn’t know that mosquitoes like ginger. Haha. Another funny moment was when Per sprayed himself with mosquito repellent during Låt denna trumslagarpojke sjunga! Before the song started, while Micke Syd had his intro talking, Per fixed his hair in the ”mirror” of the ukulele’s backside. Micke N-S must have polished it properly if it was so shiny. Haha.

Anyway, on the original Kalmar date (20th July) Micke Syd and his wife, Helena celebrated their 14th wedding anniversary. Too bad the concert was delayed, because I’m quite sure we would have experienced something special before or during or after Låt denna trumslagarpojke sjunga! Still there are a few things that made it special. First of all, Micke Syd learned the lyrics. He didn’t even really look at the text in front of his feet. Well done! Another one was that when Micke asked the audience to smack their fingers to the rythm and swing along, everyone in the crowd agreed. It looked wonderful!

The setlist didn’t change, but the backdrop changed a bit. The guys and girls found a very fitting spot for the red background on which the Golden Guys’ portrait drawings appear. It was projected now before the 2nd encore and it looked so cool! No Chrissie, hur mår du?, but at least this backdrop is saved and showed again.

At the end of the concert Per threw his remaining guitar picks to the crowd and he was so much into it last night, that he even threw MP’s remaining picks that were still there on his mic stand.

No day off, next stop is Ronneby! I haven’t mentioned the crew in my GT40 articles yet, but now I just have to. They tear the stage down so fast and then build it up some hours later in another city. Ronneby is not far from Kalmar, but still. There were other cities with many kilometres between them and the crew still managed to be on time with all. So hats off to them!

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
  7. Tylö Sun

Encore 1

  1. Billy
  2. Det är över nu
  3. 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:

KALMAR! Badabam! Måndagsspelningar kan vara rätt trötta och lätt avslagna MEN INTE SÅ I KALMAR igår kväll! Vilken fantastisk publik! Vilken respons! Bandet kändes grymt tight och bra, perfekta tempon och summa summarum = ett av det bästa giggen så här långt in i GT40-turne’n.
Mygg? Javisst. De smakar yummy. Hade en hel familj i min tekopp.
Tack Kalmar för att ni väntade på oss, vi var ju tvungna att ställa in för någon vecka sedan. Nu bär vi med oss ett minne för livet. /The Golden Boys + Gals

Gyllene Tider – GT40 – Gothenburg – 3rd August 2019 – #14

Last night it was the third time Gyllene Tider played Ullevi. First time it was in 2004 when 58980 people went to see them, second time was in 2013 with 42223 people in the crowd. In 2019 the show was originally planned to be held at Slottskogsvallen, but right after the tickets went on sale it turned out to be a too small venue, so it had to be changed to Ullevi. Appr. a month ago it was on the news already that the Golden 5 sold more than 40k tickets for their 3rd Ullevi concert, so we estimated the number of visitors would be 50-55k. The final number is 54340! How amazing!

There was a live sound check at 4 pm, but only Det hjärta som brinner, Vandrar i ett sommarregn and Flickan i en Cole Porter-sång were rehearsed, so this meant to me there are no more new additions to the setlist.

The stage was set up the same way as in Stockholm. The part where the band members’ fix places are was the same size as usual, just the sides were longer. Meaning Mr. G could run his marathon during the gig again. Haha.

There were 2 support acts this time. The first was Christof Jeppsson, a Halmstad troubadour who we could already see in Halmstad. He was on stage from 19:30 for appr. 15 minutes. One of the songs he played was a Bruce Springsteen cover and since The Boss is quite big in Sweden and Gothenburg, he got a very loud sing-along from the crowd. The second support act was Chris Kläfford at 20:00. If you ask me who could warm up the crowd more, I would say it was Christof. It would have been great to have him on the whole tour. His musical style is closer to GT.

What I realized while we were already inside the venue was that there were many more mics on the sides of the stage. The ones you usually use when you are filming a show. Then we saw the cameras in the front and in the back, so we could be sure that Ullevi was to be filmed. So cool!

The crowd showed its sing-along side already on the Bruce cover and their clapping style we could witness during the crowd pleaser playlist. Well, Gothenburg never disappoints and the audience didn’t stay quiet during the almost 2-hour-long GT gig either. They were fantastic! They were singing along so loudly that you could hear their voices more than Per’s vocals. But you shouldn’t imagine it in a disturbing way. I mean it was not because there was any technical hiccup and the sound on stage would be low. Not at all. It was just that the voices of more than 54k people resulted in a beautiful vocal addition to the whole gig. The crowd was not only active when it came to singing. They were also clapping along and put and kept their hands in the air quite many times. I was standing next to a guy who was even headbanging during the show. Before the gig we talked and he mentioned he is a tram driver in Gothenburg and played GT during the whole week for the passangers. He already saw the guys and girls on several shows on this tour. Cool thing!

The band was in top shape, even if they had no day off after their Eskilstuna show. The fact that the concert was recorded probably made them excited anyway, but the huge crowd and their activity probably added even more to their already higher than 100% energy level.

The athmosphere was really awesome inside Ullevi. You have to experience it in person to be able to imagine it. When even the security supervisor is dancing and singing along you can be sure you are at the best party place in town.

Micke Syd took a selfie from the stage while he presented his intro talk to Låt denna trumslagarpojke sjunga! Actually, they should have taken a group selfie, the 5 boys and 2 girls. When in Ullevi. It was also funny that Micke Syd looked at the guys who wrote the lyrics on a sheet for him in Eskilstuna and his gestures asked: no lyrics this time? Haha. The crowd already put on their mobile phones’ lights during Micke’s song and they were also on during När alla vännerna gått hem, of course. It looked beautiful in such a huge stadium. After Ljudet av ett annat hjärta, Per let the audience shout ojojojojojojoj and oh-ohohoh-ohoh for a longer time. The band was amazed at the crowd reaction.

The setlist was the same as in Stockholm, which means 23 songs, including Tylö Sun and Billy. Yay!

Åsa (who is celebrating her birthday today – happy birthday!) was there of course and we saw her a few times in the front (dancing and singing along too), but I guess she was filming more from another spot during the show, because it was a bit too busy in the front due to the pro filming of the concert. Micke Syd’s wife, Helena also came to the front to film a bit towards the end of the gig.

Anders Roos, the band’s house photographer set his cameras all around the stage last night too and he was ready to take pictures of the gang from the back when they were taking a bow. He took some when all 7 of them were on stage, but Per must have been so impressed and excited that after the girls went off stage and he threw some guitar picks from his mic stand and waved goodbye, he started walking off the stage too. Anders, Micke Syd and Göran were still standing there for the 5 of them taking a bow, but MP was following Per and since they went off stage, the 3 guys decided to follow them too. Haha. A pity, but well…

Love it when my ranking of the best concerts has to be changed when I see an actual gig. What can I say? Ullevi just became my No. 1 show on the tour! And if you ask me, if it wasn’t the exact same day as when Pink played Stockholm, GT’s 3rd Ullevi gig would have been even closer to sold out. Not that more than 54k people are too few. And hey, we heard the DJ who was the support to Pink played Sommartider in Tele2 Arena. 😉

Now a day off and on Monday GT play Kalmar!

P.S.: Aftonbladet wrote a review again. 4/5 for last nite’s show. Nice!

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
  7. Tylö Sun

Encore 1

  1. Billy
  2. Det är över nu
  3. 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:

ULLEVI HERREGUD! Man tappar ju faktiskt orden när man ska förklara hur det känns att ta emot all den kärlek som vi får hela tiden genom vårt avlånga land, inte minst i Göteborg! Vilken fantastisk kväll det var igår. Vi trodde det inte gick att toppa de tidigare Ullevi-giggen men frågan är om inte detta var det vassaste. Det känns så. Vilken underbart galen publik!!! Än en gång, TACK alla 54.000+ för skönsång, handklapp och spännande danssteg. Träningsvärk idag?

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.

Gyllene Tider – GT40 – Karlstad – 31st July 2019 – #12

Karlstad became Gyllene Tider’s 10th sold out show on tour! 12000 people came to see the Golden Gang in Mariebergsskogen. When the gig started, I went live on our Facebook page, so HERE you can watch a video of how the guys and girls hit the stage. Starting with the Pink Panther Theme intro and performing the first setlist song, Skicka ett vykort, älskling.

PG was jumping and bouncing around in his Duracell bunny style and MP was a rock star again. The girls were dancing wildly and Göran did his Fritzon moves behind the Farfisa. Anders was moving more on stage, he even came to the left side and played there in the front. Micke did his heavy drumming and was much fun when he talked. He couldn’t find the lines between ”mmmmm” and ”grön bensin” in Låt denna trumslagarpojke sjunga!, but he was only laughing at himself. He was concentrating too much on the girls’ mmmmm part. Haha.

The crowd in Karlstad wasn’t the heaviest sing-along audience on this tour, but parts of the crowd were shouting, other parts jumping and clapping. Leva livet and Sommartider worked the best on them. Then everyone’s hands were up in the air and you could hear them singing louder.

At the end of the concert Per thanked for coming and mentioned, as he does it since some shows that without the crowd they would be nothing.

The setlist was the same as in Piteå, which means they played 21 songs and skipped Tylö Sun, as well as the 1st song in the first encore. If they are following last week’s pattern, we might hear 20 songs in Eskilstuna on Friday and 23 in Gothenburg on Saturday. Let’s see what happens!

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.

Gyllene Tider – GT40 – Stockholm – 27th July 2019 – #11

Gyllene Tider’s Stockholm gig was originally planned to be held in Sjöhistoriska, but the ticket sales went so well that Live Nation realized the guys need a much bigger venue. So Stockholms Stadion was booked and 25512 people attended the show last night. 25512! Amazing! Just an interesting fun fact: GT played Stockholm the last time exactly 6 years ago, the same day (27th July), but then we could see them in Tele2 Arena.

There was a live sound check at 4 pm, but only Det hjärta som brinner, Puls and Vandrar i ett sommarregn were rehearsed. At that time we were waiting outside the venue and it was very hot, but fortunately, there was still shadow where we lined up. Our favourite Security Supervisor, Atli from Show Security Sweden told us we would have to be waiting outside a bit more, because inside the venue the sun was shining to all places, so it was safer to wait a bit more in the shadow. How nice! After we entered, we saw that indeed the front of stage area and one side of the seated area was in direct sunlight, but the situation got better in an hour or so. The security team took care of us during the whole event and provided water to everyone who needed to drink.

Since the venue was bigger, the stage was bigger too. Actually, the part where the band members’ fix places are was the same size, just the sides were longer. I was already wondering if Per would have enough time to run back to his mic once he walks down the whole distance to the left or to the right. Haha.

After Friday’s Dalhalla concert I didn’t expect Stockholm to be an even more energetic and powerful show, but it did happen. I think the huge audience and venue motivated the band even more and they added their 120% energy into last night. Per was in top top top shape both physically and vocally. He was awesome! MP enjoyed his being on stage like a real rock star. Micke Syd was rocking his drums and his stand up talking before his 3-minute limelight appearance was much fun. Anders came more often to the front and that we like! Good to see him being more and more into the GT40 tour. Farfisa Göran would deserve even more highlight on stage. He is now also dancing behind the Farfisa. Give him 2 more gigs and he will be acting as much of a rock star as MP already does. The girls, Dea and Malin-My are just amazing. Their backing vocals and dance choreographies and constant wide smiles on their faces! Malin-My’s multi-instrumentalist talent is also something to be highlighted.

The setlist was now 23 songs long again, which means they played Det kändes inte som maj, Tylö Sun got back too and Billy as well. Happy-happy! Mostly about the length. Some songs could be changing again from concert to concert, but it still might come next week. Or not. Haha. We’ll see.

After Det kändes inte som maj Per mentioned this is how a Saturday night looks in Stockholm, the world’s most beautiful city. Then he introduced Flickan i en Cole Porter-sång as a song from the 80’s and he informed he changes his plectrum now. He usually doesn’t state it.

The audience was just fantastic. Loud, clapping along, singing along, shouting. Great vibes all around! So sorry Dalhalla, but Stockholm just entered the top gigs charts at No. 2 for me!

Åsa filmed a lot again from different spots during the concert and Anders Roos found some extra high spots to take pictures from. Will be interesting to see those shots if we’ll have the chance one day.

Now some days off and on Wednesday we see GT again in Karlstad!

P.S.: Love seeing Aftonbladet‘s and Expressen‘s reviews. They both gave 4/5 for last nite’s show. Isn’t it cool?

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
  7. Tylö Sun

Encore 1

  1. Billy
  2. Det är över nu
  3. 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:

Stadion, Stockholm! Oh yea! Vilken kväll, va? Grymt väder, fantastisk publik och ett band som börjar hitta rätt sakta men säkert. Tack alla 25000+ som kom och hälsade på och förgyllde våra liv för alltid!!!! Här kommer Sommartider. Fler vids på väg. LOVE! /GT