Gyllene Tider shook Göteborg
Imagine you're seeing three small town concerts at once and the audience all are pros
Words… I lack words. Well, let’s try:
Ullevi has always been THE iconic place for Gyllene Tider, besides Halmstad, of course. Here’s where they gave their most famous concerts and hit their attendance records. So, yesterday was supposed to be the last time ever they would perform here. Huge pressure! Also, this show would be recorded for the generations to come so all needed to be perfect. The stadium was nearly sold out, the stage bigger than usual, wider and equipped with more lights.
When I have talked about a small town band before, Gyllene proved to be on par with the biggest international acts yesterday. It almost felt like this tour is climaxing in Göteborg, everything that had happened until then was just the preparation. The whole band was on fire, they gave everything and even more. Smiles, poses, laughter, banter, the whole set!
The audience in Göteborg, partially consisting of the creme de la creme of Roxette’s worldwide fanbase, you could tell was well used to big concerts. They needed no warm up, they threw up their arms from the first song, the cell phone lights were up and shining much earlier than in all the other places in this tour. When Micke asked them to raise their hands for a selfie, it took them just a second and really the whole audience up to the last row waved. What a treat to watch this. Right behind me was a man who after only the first second of every song shouted “Yes!” to express his joy. People even on the more conservative press tribune stood up and danced.
So, yes, very good choice to tape this show, hope we’ll all get a memory to last.
Next show in Kalmar, just another small town.
Photos by Kai-Uwe Heinze