It’s been four long years since my last Skambankt concert – way too long! Still, I didn’t really know what to expect. I really like the new album and didn’t doubt that the songs would work great live – but then, would it still be as much fun as four years ago? I mean … I’m four years older, they are four years older, and young bands like Honningbarna took over the genre … =;-)

Still, I decided for a birthday trip up north. One concert in Copenhagen, one in Øystese. Crazy, I know, but also great fun! So, first stop Copenhagen, meeting up with amazing friends, a quick dinner and then on to the concert. Missed the support band, but arrived just in time for Skambankt!

The concert had been moved to a bigger stage – a very good decision, because that one was a “real” stage and not some pedestal in the corner. And it was crowded enough that it didn’t look empty, though everyone had plenty of room to dance. Perfect!

When Skambankt started with Anonyme hatere, the audience remained rather quiet. Warming up, on both sides, I guess … And also throughout the concert, the new songs were received well, but they didn’t really get the audience excited. It was all the old songs that did that! And there were plenty of them. A really good and varied setlist, even though I missed Alarm …

Not sure if it was true that the album only came out in Denmark last Monday, as Ted claimed. That would explain the “quietness” during the new songs. Still, that wasn’t really a problem, the audience was hot and wild anyway. And they knew the old songs and went crazy for all of them.

The first highlight was of course O dessverre – or actually O desværre, as they brought in Johan Olsen as guest singer. No idea if they did that at the other shows in Denmark as well (probably not), but it was a nice surprise!

And on they went with old and new, the audience got more and more into it, and by the time they played Dynasti, everyone was screaming and shouting. So instead of starting the second verse, Ted just shouted “Hei” – which seemed to me like we were supposed to sing now, but hey … it’s been four years, _I_ certainly don’t remember the lyrics! *gg* But actually, he just wanted us the scream “Hei” back at him, which worked out great after practicing it for only … five minutes or so. =;-) And then it was so awesome that he didn’t want to stop: “Just one last time! … Or, once more! … Just one more time! … Last one now!” *gg*

They went off after Stormkast #1, of course to come back for encores. We got to choose – well, more or less. The audience of course wanted all the songs, but we only got three more, pff. *g* Interrupted by a short “Oh, Bones got problems with his bass drum, we’ll have to pass the time … any questions?” (Wonder where he got that from … *lol*) But then everything worked again and we didn’t even get to ask a single question. =;-)

And that was it! I thought it was awesome; way better than expected, and at least as great as I remember from four years ago. And with almost one and a half hours well worth traveling up north. But now I want more more MORE …! =:-D

The setlist:

Addendum: Oh, I just realized I forgot to mention the nipple licking incident. *rofl*
NO, calm down, no slash fiction coming up … =;-) But one couple in the front was really having fun throughout the concert, with quite a few “oh gosh, am I really seeing that” moments, both for us right behind them and probably also for the guys on stage. *g*

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