motorpsycho: well, most of us were
dissappointed. some said the performance was sub-par, some said they were
just tired so they couldn't enjoy it, others said it
was ok. i was underwhelmed as well, even though i was
prepared for a short, rocking set full of hits.
the beginning though was nothing short of AMAZING & MAGICAL!!!
bent enters the stage saying...
"you've seen the heavy groups, now you will see morning maniac music"
quoting word for word grace slick's introduction to jefferson airplane's set
on the woodstock soundtrack. :)
hey, this made my evening! does this man know his rock & roll history?
he does, for sure!
they begin with a wonderful version of "feel"
pleasing me extraordinarily because this was my theme
song for the last 2 months ("it feels so good to feel
again"). next up is the very sensitive jamming version
of "pppp" followed by the best "loneliness" i've heard
in years! the explosion is extended & snah repeats
this riff again & again & again. very hard, very
psychedelic & i am thinking to myself this band is
always good for a surprise, who would have expected
such a far out set & performance?
the beloved couple "tnt" & "hey jane" follows & they
really nail it. i can see the passion, i can feel it,
hell these are the best versions ever performed. they
DIVE into them, they really deliver. i am pleased &
this was the end though. look at the setlist, it's not
a bad set at all but the energy was gone by now. i am
not the only one to feel this way. they lost the focus
after "hey jane". still, they rocked & had fun but the
magic was gone.
anyhow, those five opening songs were great, intense &
excellently performed. i just wish they had finished
the set after "hey jane". ;-)
exhausted by this long day i stroll around the venue a
bit, meet friends, talk to martin hagfors & thank him
for the best moment that evening & finally find my way
to my bed around 5 am. it's sad this was the last show
i could see together with anders & oystein, but
there's always next tour.
while stickstock was a nice experience, an important
event, socially very interesting the MUSICAL highlight
was yet to come: köln...