17.4.2008 Kaizers Orchestra (Train, Århus)

Baah, what a shitty day… the whole day on the train, then a really really bad hostel (City Sleep In – don’t go there… *grmbl*), no internet (and when I actually managed to find an internet café, the USB didn’t work, great…) and way too much hurry before the concert, because the guys had to start way too early again.

But well – it was worth it! =:-) Actually, I thought that the concert itself was not quite as good as Berlin or Hamburg – but in Denmark, the audience is about ten times as loud and singing along, thus much more enthusiastic, and that has a big influence on the concert, of course. So all in all another really terrific concert, and in conclusion even a bit better than the last two shows, even though there’s not so much to report here now.

The audience was all into it right from the beginning – but you could notice that the new songs were still “new” and there were less people singing along. But that was the complete opposite for the old songs! During Bøn fra helvete for example, the band stopped playing and the audience was singing all alone. And we actually had to sing almost all of Resistansen this time. =;-)

The setlist: Maskineri, Bastard sønn, 9mm, Sigøynerblod, Veterans klage, Ompa til du dør, Bøn fra helvete, Blitzregn baby, Volvo i Mexiko, Kontroll på kontinentet, Enden av november, Delikatessen, Apokalyps meg, Maestro, encore Knekker deg til sist, Bak et halleluja and Resistansen, second encore Mr. Kaizers, hans Constanze og meg.

So the setlist was identical to the Hamburg setlist, except for the encores. Mr Kaizer was a highlight of course – and of course it’s impossible to play that one in Germany, at least not with the audience singing, and that’s the really nice part about it. The audience was extremely loud, and like this nobody noticed that some people on stage were delivering a great playback performance, I assume. What, lyrics? What lyrics? =;-)

But Denmark is their second home country, and Åhus the second home town, and in general – they started the tour in Norway, went all the way down to Budapest and two months later, they finish off the tour there where the concerts are the best, in Denmark. And apart from that, they reported that the light engineer had said that the nicest girls in the world live in Århus. Or more precisely, they come from there, but then they are spread all over the world. *g*

In the beginning, the Jackal asked in what language he should talk. English? Swedish? Danish? Norwegian? Luckily, he left out Danish in the vote. =;-) So the audience decided for Norwegian. But his attempts of speaking Danish sounded pretty Danish too me – but well, might have been Chinese as well, to be honest… *cough* But then in turn I noticed that the Danes were singing “lålålå” instead of “lalala”. Something different for a change =;-)

So like this, I got to hear the 1:40 announcement in Norwegian this time. And this time, Volvo i Mexiko was a “danceable song for the Danish audience”. During his introduction in Kontroll på kontinentet, Killmaster jumped into the audience, and before Delikatessen, Kaizers got a girl on stage who attended her 10th Kaizers concert. And she seemed to really enjoy it up there. =:-)

Yep, and that’s already all I remember – but all in all, the atmosphere was splendid, and the audience very loud, especially compared to the concerts in Germany. But that’s perfectly understandable, it’ll take a bit until everybody in Germany learned Norwegian because of Kaizers… =;-)

Vega tomorrow and the day after – I’m really curious how it’ll turn out!

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