The legendary Spektrum concert… 9000 people in the audience, announced more than a year in advance, and the grand finale of the Violeta Violeta Vol. I tour!
Of course there had to be some special reporting for this concert. And there was – live via Twitter! And since I couldn’t really follow the concert while tweeting (which I had known beforehand, so I didn’t mind *g*) and there’s not really anything else to say anyway, here’s the live report from Twitter for you!
My judgment of the concert: It was amazing to see Kaizers in such a huge venue, and it really fit them! The conclusion with Die Polizei was just breathtaking – and I’m really looking forward to the DVD… The concert itself wasn’t really anything special. Actually, several concerts in Europe topped this one, regarding energy and humor on stage; but the atmosphere at Spektrum made up for all of that, so this concert was definitely a one-of-a-kind.
08:19:47: Live report from Kaizers Orchestra’s Oslo concert starting in about 10 hours here – if everything works as planned. Cross your fingers!
19:33:26: So, here we go! Sorry for being late, but now everything is set up. And the lights just went out – Micke from Sweden is on stage!
19:34:25: Kaizers told him he’s got 15 minutes before they throw him off stage. =;-)
19:38:00: “It’s like in the old times, in the war – they always send the old guys out first!” Micke from Sweden
19:38:57: Micke wanted to be part of Kaizers Orchestra – warming up for them is the closest he got. He’s known them for ten years now!
19:45:45: Spektrum isn’t filled yet, but Micke gets the audience to sing along – and they do so loudly!
19:51:00: Micke is done – and Geoff Berner just went on stage! Starting with the Maginot Line! Stupid, stupid!
19:52:28: Geoff seems satisfied: “Very good, gigantic mob of people!”
19:55:09: Spektrum before the concert. http://twitpic.com/4itr8v
19:55:58: Geoff’s next song: Fuck the police! And 8000 people are shouting just that…
19:56:47: Micke from Sweden http://twitpic.com/4itrwc
19:59:17: And now – of course – Whiskey Rabbi!
20:11:02: And everything’s very quick here – Jarle Bernhoft just came on and apologized that there is one more support band. =;-)
20:11:28: And Spektrum is almost full by now!
20:15:01: Jarle Bernhoft’s first song: Street lights.
20:19:33: Jarle wants people to watch the bonus material on the DVD. For example: So many faces
20:28:19: After Jarle played Bittersweet, we got to dance now: Fly away
20:36:17: One more song for Jarle, and of course it’s Tears for Fears’ Shout!
20:41:58: Wait – why is a little club singing “Shout, shout, let it all out” louder than Spektrum? That’s got to change until Kaizers come on!
20:49:34: The audience at Spektrum http://twitpic.com/4iue25
20:52:55: So, while we’re all waiting for Kaizers to come on: Anything specific you want me to report about?
20:58:33: OK – Spektrum CAN be loud! However, we still have to wait a bit for Kaizers to come on!
21:05:48: And now the lights go out and the intro comes on! =:-D
21:07:49: Not the Russian Dance, but Begravelses Polka – and 9000 people can cheer REALLY loudly!
21:09:05: Omen bears his suitcase on stage, followed by Killmaster, Thunder, Mink, and Hellraizer!
21:10:35: And now: The Jackal followed by a film crew!
21:13:17: “Jeg visste det kom til å ta fyr!” First song: Delikatessen!
21:14:29: The whole band suddenly froze under Delikatessen – except for Hellraizer, who was confused what was going on. =;-)
21:15:23: Next song: Djevelens orkester. And 9000 people clapping and dancing. Or no – the stands are still sitting. Get up!!
21:19:37: Will people actually know Señor Torpedo? Sounds like they do, hell yeah!
21:21:13: The intro http://twitpic.com/4iuqsg
21:22:18: Delikatessen http://twitpic.com/4iur93
21:22:57: Next song: Veterans klage.
21:24:08: Kaizers have been on tour for 5 weeks now – total number of attendees: 9000 people. And now in Oslo: 9000 people!
21:25:10: “Let me see 20000 hands in the air!” – Sigøynerblod
21:27:56: “Det finnes ei trapp som går ned til en kjeller” – no, the Jackal does not need to sing Resistansen!
21:30:17: And of course the Jackal jumped into the audience!
21:30:46: Time for a little break – before they’ll start with the Violeta part of the concert!
21:32:18: Birds on the screen, Philemon Arthur & The Dung, and everybody’s singing!
21:34:26: “Kom inn og få deg litt… kaffi!”
21:35:19: The first time the Jackal sang with a lump in his throat…
21:35:35: And now: Five-four time with Femtakt filosofi!
21:36:18: Veterans klage http://twitpic.com/4iuwwi
21:37:08: Hands up in the air! Sigøynerblod http://twitpic.com/4iux9f
21:39:43: If there’s one guy the Jackal would sing a duet with, it’s – of course – Hellraizer! Din kjole lukter bensin, mor!
21:42:11: And a little ballet dancing at the end, while Spektrum sings “Det lukter bensin av den vakre kjolen min”.
21:44:03: Amazing singing! Next song: En for orgelet, en for meg.
21:44:41: The Jackal just ordered everyone on the stands: “Rise up!” And he didn’t have to ask twice!
21:46:01: Hellraizer’s rap part is cheered wildly as well – of course!
21:46:29: Philemon Arthur & The Dung http://twitpic.com/4iv0va
21:47:58: Now the Jackal’s up on the barrel with his bass drum.
21:48:30: Are we happy with the first part of the concert? OH YES!
21:48:50: And now the new song on Norwegian radio: Diamant til kull!
21:49:23: Femtakt filosofi http://twitpic.com/4iv1zh
21:51:05: “Sjå på deg nå – Med en fot i gravå så forsvinner du, go go go – Ah, eg kjenner deg så – Du kunne blitt en diamant, men i stedet er du kull”
21:53:55: There’s people from all over Norway at the concert – “it feels like the cup final in 87!”
21:54:08: Psycho under min hatt!
21:56:24: Hellraizer on guitar with his solo…
21:57:19: And now it’s time for Bond: Svarte katter & flosshatter!
21:59:56: Omen with the megaphone in the spotlight! And he only cares about combing his hair afterwards, tse… =;-)
22:03:44: Kaizers just got platinum for not only Violeta Violeta Vol I and Maestro, but also for the next song: Hjerteknuser!
22:04:33: And the Jackal doesn’t need to sing!
22:07:16: A bit of fishing for compliments – but there’s not really a need for that. But the Jackal is really amazed by the opportunity to play here!
22:07:52: Kaizer chants – and Kaizers traveled over all of Europe to see the Oslo audience.
22:08:23: And now the song that started the whole trilogy: Sju bøtter tårer er nok, Beatrice.
22:11:20: “Og så synger vi folkens!” Og duene på taket, de har aldri stått så stille…
22:12:32: Psycho under min hatt http://twitpic.com/4ivat6
22:13:06: Omen at the megaphone during Svarte katter http://twitpic.com/4ivb0h
22:14:31: And this concludes the second part of the concert. Omen starts the third part on the organ: Ompa til du dør!
22:15:18: Lots of chandeliers on stage – now that is something new!
22:16:01: Det kan bli jævlig varmt der nede!
22:17:41: And now the barrels are used for the very first time tonight! (Except for standing on them, that is… *g*)
22:19:33: So what’s the next song? Bum-bum-bum-bum bum-bum bum?
22:19:51: Right: Bøn fra helvete of course!
22:22:23: RT @Berekvam: Kaizers har satt uoffisiell norsk rekord i lysekroner:)
22:22:56: Henry er ikke en prest og ingen av oss er klokker!
22:23:15: And my first line in Norwegian: Schölischegüüüüt!
22:25:00: KONTROLL PÅ KONTINENTET! And everyone’s on their feet now!
22:26:00: Sju bøtter tårer er nok, Beatrice http://twitpic.com/4ivfwh
22:26:46: Chandeliers during Ompa til du dør http://twitpic.com/4ivg6y
22:27:06: Killmaster’s guitar solo – will he jump into the audience again?
22:27:28: No he doesn’t – at least not now. =;-)
22:27:58: “Do you want me to introduce the band now, just like in old times?” – Halleluja!
22:30:38: No surprise in the band introduction so far – and the Lord made Hellraizer look good in any color!
22:31:28: “And you will know him by his Indian name: He who hides his head under towels and gladly gives his picks away!”
22:32:43: Bøn fra helvete http://twitpic.com/4ivigx
22:33:36: Welcome to all first-timers – welcome to the Kaizers family!
22:33:46: At work! http://twitpic.com/4ivivx
22:34:39: The Jackal himself is the biggest Kaizers fan out there, even if there’s lots of “blodfans”. And now we get to hear his favorite: Maestro!
22:35:42: Sving din hammer!
22:37:54: Note: 9000 people speed up much more when singing “samvittigheten rein” than 500 do. =;-)
22:41:05: And that’s it: A thank-you to the fans, standing ovations for the band, and more than just lumps in the throat on stage…
22:42:09: Stomping on the stands – and they are back!
22:42:39: First encore: KGB!
22:43:39: Oh…. and the Jackal decided he doesn’t need a shirt. =;-)
22:44:45: Det er ikkje slutt før den feite damen synger!
22:45:16: Hellraizer http://twitpic.com/4ivncl
22:47:08: Maestro http://twitpic.com/4ivo0s
22:47:33: Hmm… Kaizers have a plan if we want another song? YES, of course we want!
22:48:02: The next song is maybe the best Kaizers Orchestra song ever: Dieter Meyers Inst.
22:50:13: Legg meg inn!
22:54:33: Good bye http://twitpic.com/4ivqwj
22:55:53: A gigantic conclusion for a great concert!
22:56:17: And off they go… the audience is demanding more!
22:56:33: Good bye http://twitpic.com/4ivrmp
22:57:09: KGB http://twitpic.com/4ivrv3
22:57:28: Dieter Meyers http://twitpic.com/4ivrzn
22:57:54: Dieter Meyers http://twitpic.com/4ivs5o
22:58:25: But yes, we DO get one more! Kaizers are back on stage, and now we’ll get Die Polizei!
22:59:38: If you have a lighter, turn it on!
23:01:22: Everybody’s singing – beautiful!
23:02:02: “And we know where you live….”
23:04:01: And while the audience is singing, Kaizers say good-bye once more…
23:04:53: Kaizers are off stage. And the audience continues singing! Gåsehud… =:-D
23:07:37: The first people are leaving – but the audience is still singing loudly.
23:09:07: Good bye http://twitpic.com/4ivwj8
23:09:29: Die Polizei http://twitpic.com/4ivwo7
23:09:54: Lighters in the audience… http://twitpic.com/4ivwu6
23:10:18: Kaizers chants now instead of the singing…
23:11:00: And now the lights went on – so that’s the end…
23:12:18: An amazing concert! Thanks a lot to Kaizers and to ALL Kaizer fans out there!
23:15:00: So thanks for following – let me know if you liked it! And after all the work it’s now time for partying, so I’ll call it a day.
23:15:18: Have a great night, all of you!