After a day with energetic performances from Tako Lako, Flødeklinikken and MØ, I actually considered going home. After spending almost an entire day dancing and jumping, with not enough time in between concerts to buy beers, I actually felled like going home. The things is though, I’m not able to walk away from a Lava concert, and it sort of pissed me off that they started their concert with me standing in line for beers. I really wanted to see them. But from the bar I could see both band and crowd starting what ended out being my absolute Grim Fest-highlight.
Through the entire concert, Lava played hits that had the entire crowd screaming along – something that most definitely pleased the band and frontman Tobias Kippenberger, who delivered a raw and crowd pleasing performance. I can’t remember the last time I’ve seen him so pleased about being on stage? And I’ve seen Lava a lot the last couple of years! Through the entire festival there had been a crowd-surfing culture, and it most definitely got to Kippenberger that during the extras had to do it himself.
Naturally, the crowd loved it – and loved The Floor Is Made Of Lava. With only an hour on stage, their set list contained nothing but hits from their last three albums. A mix between headbanging songs and acoustic ballads, yeah they had it all! It was so different from when i last saw them perform a non-festival concert, at Train back in 2012. There was no time to tell childhood memories and stuff like that, to sort of relax for a moment. For an hour they had Grim Fest going absolutely crazy! This was most definitely my Grim Fest-highlight – and it is awarded with 4.5 out of 5 stars.