“En händig man på turné” kicks off in Halmstad
HALMSTAD – Before 17,800 people (out of 19,000 tickets available,) Per entered the stage at Örjans vall in Halmstad yesterday. Unfortunately there was a heavy drizzle over Halmstad during the evening. Per was in a great mood and exclaimed “This is the best band I’ve ever been in. It was also the best tour premiere of mine ever!” Per continues “This band is actually so tight that for the second week of rehearsals we only worked on switching the set list around…”
The concert itself was very Gyllene Tider oriented, with 10 out of 23 songs. The rest consisted of seven “En händig man” songs and six from “Mazarin.” Per was a bit upset with the rain as it made it hard to move on stage. “Once with Roxette I ran into Jonas Isacsson when the stage was wet. I smashed into his guitar!”
The band was in top shape. MP was sharp, and looked sharp in his nice tie, Helena was cute (and sang well) and Clarence hit every key.
The stage was fabulous. A great light show with two rather big video screens that showed what was happening on stage with some effects added. The show started by the way with a 40 minute video showing Swedish artists over the years, and ended with Per’s new “secret track” which I won’t tell what it is. The video wasn’t shown though.
Biggest song: Sommartider probably, the sing-a-long must’ve been heard for miles!
Many fans from all over the world attended the concert; Russians, Norwegians, Finns, Swedes you name it.
The set list
Juni, juli, augusti
(Hon vill ha) Puls
Pratar med min müsli (hur det än verkar)
En händig man
På promenad genom stan
Vilket håll du än går
Det hjärta som brinner
En sten vid en sjö i en skog
När alla vännerna gått hem
Jag skulle vilja tänka en underbar tanke
Kung av sand
Här kommer alla känslorna (på en och samma gång)
Gå & fiska!
Om du kommer ihåg
Tycker om när du tar på mej
Ljudet av ett annat hjärta
Ska vi älska så ska vi älska till Buddy Holly
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July 11th, 2007
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