Photo: Rasmus Sleimann Nielsen
It was quite weird to wake up and realise that it was our final day with our lounge. It has been really luxurious to have a place where we could hang out, play Nintendo 64, charge our phones, hear great concerts and meet both audience and musicians. However, it was all about getting as much out of it as we possibly could on this last day with it, and I think we succeeded in creating something quite unique.
Live Camp was done, and Tuesday meant the welcoming of DR and all the musicians playing as a part of the KarriereKanonen finals. The weather was somewhat terrible at times, but both crowd and musicians seemed to have no problems with this, and concentrated on enjoying the music instead. The finals opened with Katinka, and was followed up by Nick Sway, who we featured on our ‘Class of 2015’. We’d never seen him live before, and I’m pretty sure we caught him at the right gig, as it was his first time playing with a band. This guy can really sing, he is charming and he is talented – he’s definitely going somewhere.
As this was a competition, we had no interest in reviewing the concerts, but let the jury decide for themselves – however, we had our favourites and they really delivered. We are the way for the cosmos to know itself ended the finals with one hell of a concert. After their show, we sat down for a debriefing, but pretty much only talked about their show, and we all agreed that this “cosmic pop” act should at least be considered as a winner. Earlier that day, we had been discussing their name, and that we really liked it, but you know, it’s long! After discussing it we overheard this young guy trying to read their name out loud, the result was as follows:
“We are… We are the way for… Stupid long name!!”
Sessions and iPod-battle
During the day, we had a visit from Oskar Jefsen and his lovely musicians, who played a song for us and answered some of our questions. Many lovely, young faces had decided to stick around after the iPod-battle next door, and calm down by enjoying the weather and listening to some lovely music from Oskar Jefsen Group and Rasmus Matthiesen.
The iPod-battle next door (Fællesskaberne) had gathered many energetic, young (and drunk) faces, and it was quite fun to see how it had gathered more people than most of the day concerts. Songs from childrens talent shows from early 2000’s were surprisingly popular and apparently more interesting than catching a live concert with some of Denmarks finest upcoming acts.
That being said, more people did turn up to the shows on this rainy yet warm day – and in genereal the atmosphere around the concerts moved in the right direction.
The rainy weather and the arrival of more press caused some work space issues for us, obviously, as many people looked for a place to be that actually had a roof. We then politely asked the great people at the Schulstad burger bar/Bakery called Madkassen, and they found a place for us to sit and work. In several hours we worked from there, and shared a table with some of the volunteers who worked there, we chatted with them, heard their festival stories and they offered os drinks and food and all. It was really a great place to be, and everyone seemed to have fun. This is also our general experience from the festival, as we’ve been in contact with many people who works at KærligHeden, and they all seem to love it – actually, it’s quite hard not to love it when you’re taking such good care of. The festival really wants to make sure that you have a good time being a volunteer, and this subject has become quite important to us after recent experiences and stories being told us.
From now on, we’ll direct our focus on what happens in Bøgeskoven, and we can’t wait to see what the festival has in store for us. Many of us are here for the first time, or haven’t been here in many years. I’m pretty sure we’ll have a really good time!