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Gyllene Tider conquers Stockholm – again


This isn't really a review, since you can't review the same show over and over again. At least that's how I feel. This is more of a reflection on the latest concert.

This being Gyllene’s 11th out of 18 concerts the band is starting to take shape really nicely. Stockholm Olympic Stadium gathered around 25,500 lost souls to the amazing concert. The set list was the one that seems to have become the staple by now, too few new songs but on the other hand, the 23 songs they do perform are all kick-ass material… so what’s not to like, right?

It was a splendid evening. Sweden, as most parts of Europe, has been quite hot these last few days, yesterday was no different with 25°C in the shade. Likely over 40° in the direct sun. That made the queueing hard for the die-hard fans who started to line up as early as 2AM the night before!

Gyllene was, as mentioned, in top shape. MP smiled from ear to ear, Anders just looked cool and smug (in a good way), while Per looked pleased as punch. And they performed, did they ever! The sound was great at the old Stadium. They have performed there before, in 2004, two back-to-back performances which both drew around 32,000 people. 2004 was great, but 2019 beat that. Funny thing is that the set lists were quite similar!

The audience was very pleased, lots of sing-along, lots of cellphones lit when the slower songs came on, and like at a few other gigs – spontaneous outbreaks of dancing! I mean real dancing, not just jumping up and down. Now, that’s illegal in Sweden and you (the organizer) can actually get fined for it… Sounds dense, right? It is. Anyway, people were very happy.

Karlstad is the next stop, the 31st. Be there if you can, well worth it. Like a friend of mine said about Stockholm’s concert: this is Sweden’s best band.

I agree.

Skicka ett vykort älskling
Juni, juli, augusti
Det hjärta som brinner
Puls
Flickorna på TV2
Vandrar i ett sommarregn
(Dansar inte lika bra som) Sjömän
Det kändes inte som maj
Flickan i en Cole Porter-sång
Tuffa tider
Låt denna trumslagarpojke sjunga!
Kung av sand
En sten vid en sjö i en skog
Ljudet av ett annat hjärta
Ska vi älska så ska vi älska till Buddy Holly
(Kom så ska vi) Leva livet
Tylö sun

Billy
Det är över nu
Gå & fiska!

När vi två blir en
Sommartider
När alla vännerna gått hem

  ★ The author:
Thomas Evensson


  ★ Publishing date:

July 28th, 2019


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