Gyllene Tider – GT40 – Uppsala – 15th July 2019 – #7

After a day off, Gyllene Tider feat. Dea Norberg and Malin-My Wall visited Uppsala for yet another sold-out show. The venue was the city’s botanical garden, just like 2 years ago on Per’s tour, where Micke Syd appeared as a guest star during Sommartider. Last night’s gig was so sold out (8-9000 people) that some of those who couldn’t get in watched it from the Castle’s roof, for example. Haha.

After skipping 2 concerts, Anders Roos was back to take pictures of the Uppsala gig and Åsa was back too and filmed a lot, as well as Micke Syd’s wife, Helena.

The guys and girls on stage put 110% energy into the show. All of them were top! Duracell bunny Per was bouncing and stomping during the whole concert. MP was a pure rocker. Anders got to the left side of the stage already at the beginning, so now he moves a bit more and he is smiling much more. Göran Farfisa Guru Fritzon was also on a high, both when he played his Farfisa and the melodika on Tuffa Tider. Also, at the end of the show he came more to the front to thank the crowd. He was cool! Micke Syd also had his rock ’n’ roll moments behind his drum and then enjoyed very much being in the limelight on his trummis song. His intro talk was much fun last night too, starting with not being able to button up his jacket. He said his wife, Helena was watching him laughing and Per’s wife, Åsa was laughing at him too. Micke Syd also managed to make everyone snap their fingers for the song’s intro. It looked and sounded nice. The ladies were fantastic again. Their backing vocals, as well as Malin-My’s playing all the instruments and the girls’ dancing choreographies are just excellent.

Among the changing songs, last night it was Vandrar i ett sommarregn that was played and Det kändes inte som maj got back to the setlist. Woohoo! Instead of Skrot och korn, Billy got back too. Per introduced Vandrar i ett sommarregn as a song they all liked from Puls and they celebrated it with never playing it live. Until this tour.

The crowd was very loud, they were singing along all songs and it was great to hear. The most active they were on Flickorna på TV2, on the intro to Det kändes inte som maj and Sommartider.

The band presentation had a little twist in Uppsala. Per was kidding Malin-My so hard that she is from Hong Kong that he accidentally skipped MP. He already wanted to be joking to ask who else is left (thinking of Micke Syd), but then Anders pointed at MP and then it dawned on PG that he forgot to introduce him, the boogie king.

Another twist came from the audience’s side. Namely, someone wanted to throw a pink bra on stage during Tylö Sun. Unfortunately, it didn’t reach the stage, fell to the ground in front of it. Well, I was at a Backstreet Boys concert not too long ago and there were at least 10 bras flying during the whole concert and even there the guys couldn’t really do anything with the flying lingerie. I wonder what Per’s reaction would have been to it if it reached him… Or MP’s, because actually, the bra was flying into his direction. Haha.

The breaks before the encores were very loud, the crowd filled them with noise. It was lovely to hear them wanting GT back on stage so badly. When the guys and girls came back for the 2nd encore, Per asked the audience if they wanted more. We shouted yes and he said well, there is no other gig until Wednesday, so it’s OK. Haha.

The concert ended with När alla vännerna gått hem as usual and tons of people switched on the light on their mobiles. It looked very nice. After the last song, the guys and girls waved goodbye and took a bow and then Micke Syd took the remaining picks off Per’s mic stand and threw them to her wife to distribute them. Hm. Well… not the best way for a fan to get hold of a PG guitar pick. Mr. G should distribute his plecs himself. So next time hopefully he throws many more plectrums to the crowd during the show. Last night he wasn’t in a real pick-throwing mood. So many stayed on the mic stand that Micke N-S didn’t even have to add new ones for the encores. So maybe next time.

Now Tuesday off and Wednesday is concert day again. Next stop: Lysekil!

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.

 

Gyllene Tider – GT40 – Linköping – 13th July 2019 – #6

After the best-so-far gig in Skövde, Gyllene Tider continued their farewell tour in Linköping without a day off. There was great open-air concert weather in town, so we couldn’t complain.

The guys and girls did a live soundcheck at appr. 16:30 and those who had been waiting outside the venue could be happy to hear 2 songs which were not yet present on the setlist. Setting high hopes for the evening setlist, they rehearsed Marie i växeln and Vill ha ett svar. Only one of the 2 songs made it to the setlist in the end and it wasn’t Vill ha ett svar. But if you remember, the first time Billy was on at the soundcheck, they didn’t play it until 1 gig later. So let’s see if Vill ha ett svar appears in Uppsala maybe. One of the changes in the setlist vs. Skövde was that the guys skipped Vandrar i ett sommarregn and played Chrissie, hur mår du? instead. Then after Sjömän they put Marie i växeln on the list, which means they skipped Det kändes inte som maj. Big mistake! I mean it was nice to hear Marie i växeln live again, but Det kändes inte som maj, would be a must to perform. Even if many people still don’t know it, since it’s from the last album, it somehow involved people with the clapping and put them into party mood. We definitely want that song back! Fortunately, they played Skrot och korn again, as the first song in the first encore. By the way, after Marie i växeln Per said they will now slow down a bit. He is not 59 anymore. Haha.

Crowds in Linköping are usually loud and those 12000 people being there last night didn’t disappoint. They were singing along almost each song and it sounded cool. There were several active groups in the audience: a part of them were clapping, another part of them were doing different choreographies with their hands up in the air. Some shouted ”Gessle! Gessle!” everytime Per talked between the songs. Also before both encores they were whistling, singing Sommartider, shouting ”en gång till!” and clapping. It was great!

On stage, the most energetic were Per, Dea and Malin-My. The rest of the gang were doing their magic to their own instruments. Micke Syd’s intro talk to Låt denna trumslagarpojke sjunga! is getting more and more fun by every gig and the crowds love his singing on this one. And now the lyrics don’t seem to cause any problem anymore.

There is one sing along part on each concert that somehow doesn’t want to work properly with the crowd and it’s in Det är över nu. No matter how loud audiences GT has, this part is always so silent and it shouldn’t be. I think the issue is that the guys expect people to sing along without Per starting that part. He is just miming and even if everyone knows this song, I think it’s just not enough. Per should start it just like in all the other sing-along hits on the setlist (e.g. Flickan i en Cole Porter-sång, När vi två blir en or Sommartider). Now it’s only the first few rows and some other in the crowd are doing their ”job”, but it would sound much better if the whole audience was singing it.

Anyway, it was yet another fab summer night at yet another sold-out GT show! By getting back to our hotel, there was an ”after party” with Gyllene Tider music mixed from all of their albums. Nice!

Next stop is Uppsala after a well-deserved day off.

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. Chrissie, hur mår du?
  7. (Dansar inte lika bra som) Sjömän
  8. Marie i växeln
  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. Skrot och korn
  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:

LINKÖPING TJOHOOOO! Tack för en fantastisk afton. Vilken underbar publik, hur många var ni? 13000???? Ingen aning men det kändes som att hela Östergötland var där. Grym allsång och underbara vibbar hela kvällen. Vi böjer våra nackar!!!! Testade “Marie i växeln” för första gången på turne’n och det var kul. Groovy baby. Ledigt idag. Uppsala imorgon. Syns då, folks!

Gyllene Tider – GT40 – Skövde – 12th July 2019 – #5

The guys and girls had a day off after Helsingborg and the tour continued last night in Skövde. On our way to the venue, entering the town, we saw a huge digital screen that promoted different concerts, Gyllene Tider among them.

It might sound stupid that I always mention what the weather was like before or during the show, but Swedish summer can really have an effect on the concert experience. While we were waiting outside the venue, it was sunny and the rain visited us for only a few minutes every now and then. We hoped for no rain during the concert, but unfortunately, the weather forecast turned out to be correct…

While we were still outside, waiting for the gates to open, we saw the band arriving to the venue and they entered the catering area just next to us, where we were lining up. Nice ending to our waiting time. Haha.

The setting was a bit similar to Helsingborg, except for the fact that in Skövde the side screens were used again. On one of them, a tiny little part of the lighting didn’t work, so a technician came and like Spiderman, climbed up on the back of the side panel and fixed it. He got an applause from the audience.

A big part of the entering people went to the venue early to have the best picnic spots. This happens only in Sweden. Haha. Already during Chris Kläfford, the support act, it was clear to me that this crowd is loud and very much into having a great night out. And they proved I was right. What an awesome, loud sing-along audience it was! They were singing along all songs and jumping and dancing and clapping and all!

The band was in absolute top shape! Probably, the crowd’s great mood added much to the guys’ and girls’ mood too. They were smiling constantly and rocked Skövde! MP was even more active than on the previous shows. He even threw many guitar picks of his to the crowd. Regarding Anders I can say he arrived to the GT40 tour. I think he needed these few first gigs to really get into it all. Last night he was even coming to the front part of the stage and smiled a lot and looked to the crowd too. Now only Göran needs to be a bit more at ease and bounce a bit more behind his Farfisa. Micke Syd was on a high when he could get closer to the crowd on his song and his drumming ruled on all the other songs. Per interacted even more with MP and Malin-My on stage, as well as his technician, Micke N-S and he was bouncing around all the time. Dea and Malin-My changed their stage clothes to black ones. They looked even better than in the red and pink clothes before. And they were of course dancing a lot and doing the backing vocals, animating the crowd, plus Malin-My played a number of instruments too, as usual.

The setlist changed a bit vs. Helsingborg, which means the Golden Guys skipped Chrissie, hur mår du? and Billy, and they played 22 songs this way. Actually, they planned to play 23 songs according to MP’s setlist and in the first encore the first song would have been Skrot och korn again, not Billy. It was most probably cut due to the extremely heavy rain. It started with showers at Vandrar i ett sommarregn (Weather God took the title too seriously) then stopped and started again, until after Låt denna trumslagarpojke sjunga! when the ponchos had to be taken on. Well… it didn’t matter. Despite wearing a poncho we still got soaking wet, it was such a heavy rain. But the crowd was full of really enthusiastic people and one could see how the band appreciated our perseverance. It was lovely! During the closing song, Micke Syd chose to be sitting on the edge of the upper stage, because the rain didn’t let him come down, closer to us.

According to Micke Syd, the gig was sold out and according to Per there were appr. 10,000 people in the audience.

This was the first show where Anders Roos wasn’t there to take photos. Åsa also didn’t travel to Skövde with the gang, but Micke Syd’s wife, Helena was there.

It’s usually the actual gig that seems to be the best so far and I dare to say that it was a fantastic concert, really the best so far. If I want to quote Per, it’s hard to top, but not impossible. Next stop is Linköping, so let’s see what happens there!

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. 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 gig:

GIG#5 Skövde. Wow! Magisk kväll, ofattbart härligt att höra alla sjunga med i 120dB hela tiden!!! Och extra medalj för att ni pallade med HÄLLREGNET (rain from hell?) sista halvan av konserten. Love you all. Tack för allt. /GT

Gyllene Tider – GT40 – Helsingborg – 10th July 2019 – #4

6 years ago, exactly on 10th July, Gyllene Tider played the very same venue in Helsingborg, Sofiero Slott. Per also played here 2 years ago on his Swedish solo tour. What I remembered from those past Helsingborg concerts is that people love to have a picnic there and they love to sing along and they are loud. My memory served me right and the crowd hasn’t changed over the years. Many were queueing for long hours just to reach the best picnic spots inside, hardcore fans were queueing for the front row. Everyone to their own. The crowd didn’t change soundwise either. They are still loud and happy to sing along. The only thing on the negative side is that people get drunk very easily in Helsingborg and then they start being pushy and rude. The security guys did a great job in the front and either convinced the pushing ones to behave or they took them out from the crowd. This way unfortunately, there were quite some moments when we were more occupied with what’s happening around us than what’s on stage.

Sofiero Slott being a huge venue, I was surprised that there were no side screens this time, so I don’t know how much those in the back saw from the concert. But they were probably happy with their meals, eating on their blankets and listening to fab live music.

Regarding the setlist I had high hopes the guys would change it vs. Malmö, because there was a live soundcheck at 5 pm and then besides Det hjärta som brinner and Vandrar i ett sommarregn they played Puls and Billy too. I wouldn’t have expected that both Puls and Billy would make it to the setlist though, but it did happen. Puls was introduced simply as a song from the 80’s and was performed right after Det hjärta som brinner.  Billy was the first song played in the first encore. Yeah, the first song in the first encore… Which means Skrot och korn got kicked off of the setlist. Too bad, but Billy was very much welcomed.

I really like the fact that there were no exact same setlists so far on the tour and I hope it stays like this. The guys should play as many of their songs as possible on their last tour. I’m also impressed that the setlist didn’t get any shorter. Knock on wood! There are 24 songs now, so 1 extra compared to the first 3 shows.

This was the first concert from the 4 so far that I saw from the right side. The whole gang was visible, no one was ”hiding” behind someone else’s back. Only Micke Syd was less visible behind the drums, but the sound of his drumming and him coming to the front for 3 songs compensated us. When he came to sing Låt denna trumslagarpojke sjunga! and told he wouldn’t sing Min tjej och jag on this tour, he also mentioned that he and his wife celebrate their 14th anniversary next Saturday. The audience cheered him loudly.

The guys and girls up on stage were very fit again. They enjoyed some days off before this sold-out show that probably helped them being more relaxed. I mean mentally relaxed, because physically they were quite energetic and powerful. Per was bouncing around a lot and the girls were doing the twist in the background. MP was very much into this concert again. It’s awesome to see him enjoying to be there and playing his guitar. Anders and Göran hardly move, but they are masters of their own instruments. Micke Syd is as cool behind his drumset as in the front of the stage.

When the guys left us after Tylö Sun, the crowd started singing ojojojojoj and soon the boys and girls came back on stage. Before the second encore everyone felt one song is definitely missing, so the audience started singing Sommartider and yep, the gang came back. While everyone on stage had their instruments with them, Per was standing there without a guitar, so he said into the mic that all he needs is a guitar. Then Micke N-S, his technician rushed in and gave him a guitar. Micke Syd asked the audience to applaud the guitar guy. Haha.

After saying goodbye for one last time in Helsingborg, Per tried to throw some of his remaining picks to the crowd, but they didn’t fly too far so he left some more on his mic stand. Micke Syd thought he would help Mr. G out and he took off all the picks and threw them to the crowd. Per was laughing.

Åsa was there this time too and she filmed a lot. It’s always so lovely to see how much she still enjoys her husband’s music. Let’s hope the little clips will show up soon on any social media site handled by PG.

Next stop is Skövde, but before that, everyone gets one day off.

Setlist

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

BAND PRESENTATION

12. Låt denna trumslagarpojke sjunga!
13. Kung av sand
14. En sten vid en sjö i en skog
15. Ljudet av ett annat hjärta
16. Ska vi älska, så ska vi älska till Buddy Holly
17. (Kom så ska vi) Leva livet
18. Tylö Sun

Encore 1

19. Billy
20. Det är över nu
21. Gå & fiska!

Encore 2

22. När vi två blir en
23. Sommartider
24. När alla vännerna gått hem

 

All pics in the article are taken by Patrícia Peres.

GT after the show:

GIG #4 SOFIERO, HELSINGBORG. Alltid kul att komma till vackra Sofiero. Tack alla för att ni hjälpte oss med ett minne för livet. Fantastisk kväll, picnic all around, ni är bäst!!!! /GT

Gyllene Tider – GT40 – Malmö – 6th July 2019 – #3

Gyllene Tider’s tour continued in Malmö without a day off after the first 2 Halmstad concerts. When there are 3 gigs in a row, it’s usually the third one that is the best and it was the case this time too. The guys and girls topped the 2 shows they did before!

The 3rd concert on the GT40 tour was sold out too so it was tight in the crowd in Mölleplatsen. On top of the audience there were quite some seagulls as visitors. Mainly doing circles above the food court area, but they also had a close eye on the stage and the speakers and they seemed to enjoy their spots. Though they stayed only until the show started. Haha.

In Malmö there was only 1 support act, Chris Kläfford. The weather was windy and freezing cold, but at least it stopped raining at appr. 5 pm and we didn’t have to use our ponchos during the gig at all.

While we were waiting outside, we heard the technicians’ rehearsal and Billy was on. We thought oh, what a nice addition it would be to the setlist, maybe changing the 5th song GT seemed to change so far. And where else to play Billy if not in Malmö? Två enkla biljetter till Malmö central, tack! Hm… this never happened. I wonder why. The guys skipped Vanliga saker and played Chrissie, hur mår du? as the 3rd song instead and then after Det hjärta som brinner, the 5th hit was Flickorna på TV2 this time and as the 6th song they performed Vandrar i ett sommarregn again, just like on the premiere show. It’s lovely that they kept Chrissie, but I missed Vanliga saker badly since that’s one of my Top3 songs from the new album and I would also have been happier if they put Billy on the setlist and kept the 5th song as a changing element from concert to concert. Let’s hope we will still have some surprises on the setlist during the rest of the tour.

Even though the crowd wasn’t the most active except for the first 2-3 rows and they were singing along towards the end of the gig, mostly during the encores, what we saw on stage was the best so far. Regarding the crowds… I always think: do they realize it’s really the last tour now and the last chance to hear these Golden Guys together live??? Per was an energy bomb and Micke Syd as well. MP played the coolest last night and Göran and Anders seem to get more and more into tour mood. Dea and Malin-My were as energetic as on the first 2 shows, twisting and rocking around throughout the whole concert. All 7 people were on a high!

There were some technical hiccups, OK, like Per got to the technicians on the left to tell to fix something and couldn’t get back to his mic on time for the lines he had to sing in Ljudet av ett annat hjärta, but the one line missing was sang by the front of the crowd, so no worries. Also it was fun to hear Per sat in a taxi instead of a Jumbo in Flickan i en Cole Porter-sång. Haha. I don’t mention these hiccups because they are big issues. Probably, it’s only the hardcores who notice them anyway. It’s just that it’s lovely to see Mr. G’s reactions, facial expressions when such things happen, the PERfectionist he is. Never mind. The sound was great and the real powerful performance of the band made it a night to remember.

Compared to the Halmstad gigs, there was less talking between the songs, but it was all fun. When Per first talked to the crowd, after Juni, juli, augusti, he greeted the Malmö crowd on the 40th anniversary tour and told if they want to sing along, they are welcome and if they want to dance, good luck. Then he introduced Chrissie, hur mår du? simply as a song from the past.

The wind was blowing so hard that when Per changed the guitar for Vandrar i ett sommarregn he said it’s so windy we might get to see his six-pack. We all laughed and he laughed too. Who really showed his six-pack was Micke Syd though. Only for some seconds, but when he changed his jacket before Låt denna trumslagarpojke sjunga! he was joking with it.

While everyone got prepared for Tuffa tider, the lyrics to Låt denna trumslagarpojke sjunga! were fixed on different parts of the stage in the front for Micke Syd. Per was talking to the audience and said when he was sitting in his childhood room and listened to Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin, he never imagined he once would be standing in front of 13000 people and play the ukulele. He said life is a bitch. Haha. But he confirmed he loves the ukulele and George Formby.

Micke Syd talked a bit longer before Låt denna trumslagarpojke sjunga! in Malmö. He mentioned that Mölleplatsen is an important place for him, because in 1996 there was a girl who came to see them there. Her name was Helena Eriksson. In 2004 he proposed to Helena on stage in Örjans vall, Halmstad and they have been married now for 14 years. This is how he introduced the new song written for him and that he wouldn’t sing Min tjej och jag. After the song Per said it’s hard to top, but not impossible. Haha.

Yesterday was the first time we got to see that besides Per’s customized guitar picks there are custom-made ones for MP too. Watch out for it, because MP is not the guy who is throwing too many picks to the crowd.

After seeing the first 3 shows, my Top 4 highlight songs are Flickorna på TV2, Det kändes inte som maj, Ljudet av ett annat hjärta and När vi två blir en. These are all perfectly arranged and Det kändes inte som maj as a new song fits so well in the GT catalogue. The best choice from the new album to be played live.

Now everyone can have a few days of rest and the band is back on the road on Wednesday, in Helsingborg. Yet another sold-out show!

Setlist

  1. Skicka ett vykort, älskling
  2. Juni, juli, augusti
  3. Chrissie, hur mår du?
  4. Det hjärta som brinner
  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. Skrot och korn
  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.

Gyllene Tider after the concert:

Gig #3! Mölleplatsen, Malmö. Wow, heja Skåne! Grymt gig i blåsten. Vi hade hur kul som helst. Tack för all sång o dans o tjoho bland vindarna. Nu tar vi paus i några dagar. Next stop: Helsingborg. Love from the Golden boys + girls.