“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 Hannas kärlekspil 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 Band presentation Här kommer alla känslorna (på en och samma gång) Födelsedag Fru Nordin Spegelboll Gå & fiska! Extras 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 Extra extras Sommartider Min hälsning
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July 11th, 2007

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