Gyllene Tider’s hot gig at Leifs Lounge

Today 750 lucky fans attended Gyllene Tider’s concert at Hotel Tylösand. The ”secret” gig was confirmed on 11th June and the concert menus at Leifs Terrace were announced at the same time. All the menus were sold out in an hour. The menu was:

Skaldjurscocktail med jordärtskocka och sparris (Seafood cocktail with Jerusalem artichoke and asparagus)

Grillade entrecote med örtaioli samt potatis och grönsakssandwich (Grilled entrecote with herb aioli, potato and vegetable sandwich)

Crema Barcelona

 

Normal concert tickets went on sale at 17:00 CET on 17th June. They were not sold out that day, but the interest in them was big all around the world, so it was possible even for foreign fans to buy tix.

There were fans who started queueing at about midnight! Hotel manager and staff were very nice, fans got some sweets and coffee while waiting.

Per Gessle & Co. arrived to Hotel Tylösand at about 16:00. Soundcheck started at 17:00 and lasted for less than an hour.

BoJo made it happen: the doors opened at 18:30 for those very few fans who had been waiting there all day and of course, they all made it to the international front row in cosy Leifs Lounge. Entering the venue was very calm: no running, no fuss about it, just walking in patiently.

Seeing those many pics and videos online and reading those fans’ posts on FB who attended the gig, the Fab Five was in top shape tonight and they sounded awesome. Anders Nunstedt from Expressen was in the crowd, too. He had a great (not fantastic, but great, which is still fantastic from him 😉 ) time, as he gave 4 out of 5 for the gig in his review. He probably enjoyed ”Det hjärta som brinner” and ”(Kom så ska vi) Leva livet” the most, as he shared short videos of these songs on Instagram. 🙂 Check our Facebook site for the links.

As Per informed Expressen, GT was digging deep into their archives for this gig and also performed some songs they won’t play later on tour. The setlist consisted of 17 songs including 2 encores. Let’s see which of these they will leave out. ”Arabiska nätter” – which, according to Hallandsposten they haven’t played live since April, 1980 – we probably won’t hear live again. Such a pity, but hey, huge thanx to Mandy Sedgwick, you can watch it online here. 😉

 

Setlist:

1. Arabiska nätter

2. (Dansar inte lika bra som) Sjömän

3. Det blir aldrig som man tänkt sej

4. Juni, juli, augusti

5. Det hjärta som brinner

6. Allt jag lärt mej om livet (har jag lärt mej av Vera)

7. En sten vid en sjö i en skog

8. Ljudet av ett annat hjärta

9. Gå & fiska!

10. (Hon vill ha) Puls

11. Ska vi älska, så ska vi älska till Buddy Holly

12. (Kom så ska vi) Leva livet

EXTRA 1

13. Flickorna på TV2

14. Vill ha ett svar!

15. När vi två blir en

EXTRA 2

16. Sommartider

17. Tylö Sun

 

 

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The standard setlist                                                               Per’s setlist and some hot plecs

© Basia Konarzewska

 

Huge thanx for sharing so much info and stuff, Basia Konarzewska and letting us to be part of it this way. You’re such a good reporter. 😉

 

And now? Bring on 5th July!!!

 

Articles:

Hallandsposten

Aftonbladet

Expressen 1    Expressen 2

TV4

 

 

 

Gyllene Tider’s Parkliv today

SVT1 broadcasted a 55-minute-long Gyllene Tider nostalgia trip at 22:00 CET on 6th June. The documentary – Gyllene Tider’s Parkliv today – was teased as you can watch Parkliv (1981) ”together” with the guys and it indeed felt like watching the old docu together with them. They were sitting in a studio and while they were chatting with each other and with Annika Jankell, Parkliv was on in the background. They were watching it on a screen in the studio and it also appeared in the corner of the TV to make it possible for all viewers watching it at the same time. Unfortunately, the documentary is only available in Sweden. Click here for watching it.

 

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The whole docu is very cosy. Everyone is chatting, drinking water or wine, eating crackers and laughing a lot. The guys are joking with each other about how they looked like back in 1981, how Per was singing, how Micke Syd was playing the drums, etc. They are humming some tunes and playing air guitar and air drums while watching Parkliv. The make-up girl comes in every now and then and is adjusting make-ups (not only Per’s).

 

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The guys are telling anecdotes like the story of Per saying the phone number of Micke Syd’s mother’s hair salon in Parkliv (where there is a long beep), but girls read Per’s lips, so they were calling the saloon all the time and drove Micke Syd’s mother crazy with that.

Looking at the 1981 crowd Micke Syd is inviting you, guys and girls, who can see yourselves in Parkliv to post them a photo on Gyllene Tider’s Facebook site.

Annika is also trying to make a comparison between the girls falling for Gyllene Tider and the ones falling for e.g. One Direction or Justin Bieber. Interesting topic, but c’mon! Where will these latter boys be in 30 years…? 😉

 

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© All screenshots are from the documentary

“Gyllene Tider’s Parkliv today” is broadcasted again at 13:55 CET and 01:05 CET, 9th June on SVT1.

 

Thanx for the cooperation to Celestte Williams.

 

Eurovision with Dea Norberg and Magnus Börjeson

I have to realize it every year that Eurovision song contest is not for me. This year I hoped it was going to be a bit different, since it was organized by Sweden (last year’s winner: Loreen – Euphoria). Well, it didn’t make much difference.

Malta’s performance was starting with an ukulele, a bit like Gyllene Tider’s Tuffa tider, but it turned out very soon that Gianluca’s song (”Tomorrow”) has nothing to do with GT. (You can check it here.)

Dea Norberg is a real veteran Eurovision back-up singer, as this was her ninth time providing back-up vocals. This year she was supporting Robin, Sweden’s contestant (”You”). Here you can watch how it went. Some days ago a video with Robin’s back-up singers appeared on YouTube and in the short interview Dea even says hi (at 1:55) to all Roxers out there.

 

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During the pre-show we could see another important person of the Rox gang, Magnus Börjeson. He appeared there with Six Drummers, doing a fantastic cover version of Robin’s ”You”. You can check their act here, at 21:35. Without no doubt, this was the best and most unique performance to me during the whole show last night. 😉

The winner of Eurovision 2013 is by the way Denmark, Emmelie de Forest with ”Only Teardrops”.

 

 

Gyllene Tider press conference 18th April, 2013

We already informed you about some rumours regarding Gyllene Tider changing the venue in Gothenburg. Today, on a press conference it has been confirmed: GT rocks Ullevi on 12th July! Woohoo! 🙂

Slottsskogensvallen was already sold out (20,000 tickets) and Per said they don’t know if Ullevi will be sold out as well, but it doesn’t matter, the gig will be magical anyway. Micke Syd thinks it’s fantastic that they get the chance to do something they never thought would happen again.

The broadcast’s sound was too bad at the beginning but it got better and better and then ended soon. You can watch it here.

 

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Fingers crossed for a sold out Ullevi, however, we will have fun anyway! 😉

Tickets purchased to Slottsskogsvallen are valid for Ullevi, tickets for Ullevi will be released on April 23 at 09:00 CET. If you have a standing ticket to Slottsskogsvallen, but you want to have a seat instead in Ullevi, there is an opportunity to change your ticket between Friday, April 19, 9:00 CET and Monday, April 22, 18:00 CET. To change the ticket call Ticnet at this number: 077-170 70 70.

 

Tour plan:

  • 5 July  Halmstad, Marknadsplatsen – sold out
  • 7 July  Lysekil, Gullmarsvallen
  • 10 July  Helsingborg, Sofiero Slott – sold out
  • 12 July  Göteborg, Ullevi – NEW VENUE
  • 13 July  Malmö, Stadion
  • 15 July  Ronneby, Ronneby Brunn
  • 17 July  Linköping, Stångebrofältet
  • 19 July  Karlstad, Mariebergsskogen
  • 20 July  Leksand, Hembygdsgårdarna
  • 21 July  Örebro, Brunnsparken
  • 24 July  Kalmar, Fredriksskans
  • 26 July  Jönköping, Elmiafältet
  • 27 July  Stockholm, Tele2 Arena
  • 31 July  Gävle, Gasklockorna
  • 2 August  Sundsvall, Konsertfest – Norrporten Arena *
  • 3 August  Örnsköldsvik, Strandparken
  • 7 August Halmstad, Marknadsplatsen – EXTRA concert
  • 9 August  Skövde, Karstorps Fritidsområde
  • 10 August  Eskilstuna, Sundbyholms Slott

 

Articles:

Göteborgs-Posten

Hallandsposten

Hallands Nyheter

metro.se

Helsingborgs Dagblad

SvD

sverigesradio.se      sverigesradio.se 2            sverigesradio.se 3

Aftonbladet

svt.se

Expressen

Expressen TV

tre14 TV

tv4