= Danish and Scandinavian music at their best. Two days with amazing artists, great atmosphere and huge amount of concerts. Good, because Danish didn’t make it to see all that should be seen, but there were some quite good shows. Time to share the experience on the blog. BTW – this is a shorter version of the report from DAY 1 in Polish, which you can fine HERE.
DEER BEAR @LYNSpot
DEER BEAR were fantastic live.They played a very intimate show. A little bit nostalgic and melancholic.
„Sunrise”, „On the Other Side”- these songs sounded so good that I trembled.Beautiful album „House Behind The Eyes” is very touching live. I will remember this morning concert with the sun in the background for a long time.
Masha Qrella (DE) + Dangers of the Sea
[Time for a loooooong BTW – but an important one] Huge lines before the concerts and full venues – this was the biggest minus of SPOT Festival. From what I’ve heard the organizators changed the location of the event this year.I don’t know was it because of that or because of so many people that came to the festival this year, but I couldn’t get in into so many concerts. I missed for example Raptile Youth.
I Got You On Tape !!!
When I heard first notes of „Spinning for the Cause” – I knew that this is going to be one of the best concerts at SPOT Festival. And it was. I GOT YOU ON TAPE are perfect live, especially the drummer was giving his best. Charisma and faith in the music were present on stage during the whole show and the audience appreciated it. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful concert.
Schulz & Forever
Another music tip from the Danish friends was – “You have to see Schulz & Forever”. So I went to see them playing at Radar. I got inside in the middle of the show and I fell in love with the band since the very beginning. The leader of Schulz & Forever, Jonathan Schulz, is only 17 years old. But I would never say that after the concert. Well, maybe I would somehow… My first thought when I saw Jonathan on stage was “Danish musical Harry Potter without the glasses” (and to be clear – this was a compliment).
Adorable, a little bit shy Dane got the audience by his guitar songs and pretty mature lyrics. A bit serious, rough voice made me thinking of a million things at once. After Schulz & Forever concert at Radar I wanted more from them. And I heard more the next day during SPOT DAY PARTY (but I’ll write about it in a different place).
Bottled In England !!!
Spleen United !!!
Powerful doze of strong, heavy, energetic, agressive electronic beats was just… mindblowing. The audience went crazy and the concert showed that SPLEEN UNITED are in a very good shape.
Although I’m not so into their latest album „School of Euphoria”, I must addmit that it is great live. Especially teh singles „Sunset to Sunset” and „Days of Thunder” show their hidden power during the show. What these Danes were doing on stage was beyond everything. They were playing at everything, they were dancing, totally out of control. The parts of drums were collapsing all the time, but it didn’t stop SPLEEN UNITED from partying.
The highlight of their gig was brilliant performance of „Suburbia”. Great, great, great one!
After SPLEEN UNITED everybody wanted more party. So almost everybidy went to see Raptile Youth at Blackbox. Those who get inside, could go crazy a bit more. I didn’t make it. But it wasn’t hard to find another concert and a party to enjoy the night at SPOT Festival.
Day 1 of the festival ended up… in the morning of day 2. There was no chance for a sleep, because at 11:15 next show began. So I had to take a deep breath and…
SATURDAY 05-05-2012 – Spot DAYPARTY @V58…to be continued…