(Photo: Thorsten Iversen)
Before we get to the music, I would like to use the opportunity to sound like an angry old man. That Payband thing, I spent an hour trying to get it to work yesterday (and yeah, it wasn’t my fault)! So when it finally worked, you had these long lines at every f***ing stand. Seems like that payband thing had the opposite effect on the lines – because by now, you can walk up and use your credit card, it’s actually way faster?
My last frustration from yesterday (I promise) is that it feels like the area is over crowded. Pretty much the same way as last year, and the year before that. Crowded areas, expensive beers and long lines – this needs to be improved before next year.
The Brian Jonestown Massacre (4/6)
It was a pleasure finally seeing this legendary band on stage, a band that completely lived up to my expectations. Eight men strong on stage, with 3-4 guitars and an Anton Newcombe in top form.
The music was great, it actually got better and better throughout the concert – with a strong, strong ending. The small signature fight seemed a bit staged, but it definitely is a part of going to a BJM concert!
Great start to my series of concerts at NorthSide this Saturday!
Baby In Vain (3/6)
The three girls from Baby in Vain delivered the heaviest music so far at this years NorthSide. And they are really, really good, but … it seems like they just need a bit more to really get there. They will though, at some point! I believe in these girls.
Especially songs like ‘Corny#1’ and ‘Machine Gun Girl’ were delivered with success, and with huge applause from the audience (including me).
The Minds of 99 (4/6)
The surprising element of the day – The Minds of 99! They had, by far, the best time on the P6 Beat stage, playing the same time as Jurassic 5. Even though Jurassic 5 is an awesome band, The Minds of 99 were able to fill up the entire P6-area. I mean, even that hill at the end was completely packed, meaning: the biggest crowd they’ve ever played for.
With a growing hype and massive airplay, The Minds had the opportunity to show that they deserved the hype – and they did! All the hits from their newest record, and people loved it (including me). My problem is that the band is a bit to stationary, and front man Niels Brandt can’t carry things alone, yet. And I have to say this as well, the band needs to be styled to look like someone who belongs in a band that plays in a band like The Minds of 99!!!!
The absolute highlight so far, and a beautiful welcome back to Johan Wohlert, who’s returned to the band (insert smiley). Definitely most professional and well structured set up so far, and it always puts a smile on my face to see one of DK’s absolute biggest bands. And yes, my favorite Danish drummer – Silas Graae!
So, they delivered all the biggest hits, or a lot of them – finishing with ‘Comforting Sounds’, and seeing the tears running from most of the crowd. During the concert, Mew played a really new song. I didn’t get the name, but it was a surprisingly good song, with a lot of tempo and different Mew-riffs than usually – but a very positive experience.
Röyksopp & Robyn (4/6)
After hearing out a couple of songs, and that one ‘Do it again’ from the radio, I had some weird expectations to what was supposed to happen at this concert. However, that was not what happened! I expected a few Robyn songs, but with af Röyksopp twist on it – and the other way around. Not just a Röyksopp concert, a Robyn concert and a few songs together.
With that being said, it was a massive party, and all the parts really delivered, just not what I hoped.