At home in Halmstad
HALMSTAD – Per comes to his hometown. “No one is a saint in one’s own hometown” goes the saying. I guess Per comes as close as you can get though.
Concert #16 on this summer tour. Just a three more left before the tour is over, and two festivals in Finland. I’m pretty sure that Per is happy with the tour. Nice turnup and for the better part, really nice weather. Halmstad was supposed to be drenched in rain, but wasn’t. The rain started 30 min after the concert ended. Score!
There were a few slight differences in Halmstad compared to the rest of the tour: it was videotaped for SVT (and likely for a VHS/DVD/BD later on), Helena got a ton of lovin’ from the fans, the weather was nice, Lasse Winnerbäck joined Per on stage for not one, but two duets. “Småstadsprat” and “Honung & guld”, the latter being one of Lasse’s favorite Gyllene songs.
The band was pumped, Per was happy to be within walking distance of the venue and Magnus invited everyone to join the band party afterwards, at Per’s place. “Just tell the guard you’re with me”. I wonder how many came? Helena shone with happiness, which was great to see, after all the flak she’s gotten before. Clarence was at the top of his game and was all smiles. In fact, because of the video shoot, the whole band was snappier than ever. There were no real changes in the set list. “Tittar på dej när du dansar” was kicked, and “Min plats” ended the whole show after the monster that is “Sommartider”. Andreas Quincy Dahlbäck slaughtered his drums with the 3-4 min intro to “Sommartider”.
It was a good show, it will look good on TV come this winter. The songs that caused the most energy seemed to be the normal four: “Ljudet av ett annat hjärta”, “Spegelboll”, “Gå & fiska!” and “The Look”.
10-11,000 in attendance according to various sources. Per seems to be one of the Halmians after all.