It’s extremely difficult to fully understand what goes on at KærligHeden, Smukfest. It’s sort of a given, that people could care less about the music on a day, where you’re settin’ up your camp, finding your spot and determined to get not just drunk, but absolutely pissed. The issue is, though, that not many turned up the day after as well.
LiveCamp is, as most of you probably know, a contest; industry names, labels, agencies and institutions presents an upcoming act they believe in, and once all contestants have been on stage, a jury will announce two winners – one that opens Bøgescenerne, and one that will play at P3 Teltet Saturday.
I’m pretty sure, that I could find a ton of bands, that would love to play this job, and it surprises me quite a bit, that the level this year is actually worse than last year – and that Blak (the guy with ‘Nede Mette’, yup, that’s the one) is on the line-up, taking all the attention from the people camping at KærligHeden. It might just be me, who’s a bit naive or whatever, but aren’t you supposed to not book acts that can’t play a 30-minute set? The place was absolutely packed, and he played ‘Nede Mette’ twice; one of ‘em as a remix, and putting on a Drake song. It wasn’t a cover, but it was actually just pushing play on a Drake song. I mean, what happened? Okay, the place was packed, but wouldn’t you rather present actual music, in stead of just giving the kids what they think they want?
That being said, a bunch of acts did a solid job at LiveCamp, and a lot of ‘em would suit an early gig at Bøgescenerne quite well. In stead, Farveblind is playing an early techno set on Bøgescenerene, and Trees In Toronto is playing P3 Teltet. A decision that I’ll never fully understand, I must say.
Farveblind deserves it, no doubt, but does it really fit this big stage in bright daylight with the Smukfest demographics?