Energy, coolness, humour, style – and not to forget a fabulous voice: Oh Land seems to have it all. Right when she entered the stage of Strom Club in Munich, on Saturday, 21. November, the audience felt connected to her. It took a few moments until I remembered that I was actually here to listen to Oh Land’s music and to not just be surprised – and yes, also amazed – by Oh Land’s strong presence on stage.
Opening with “Wolf & I” Oh Land selected a perfect start for her show, still taking it a bit slow, warming up. At the latest when the rhythms became faster and the crowd began to move, sing along and shake with Nanna alias Oh Land, I started wondering why I haven’t seen her on stage before.
Watching her performance, her dance moves and her energetic show, you really started to feel that everyone who has told you the cliché before that pregnant women might get tired easily, must have been wrong – in fact super wrong! At least in Oh Land’s case. She seems so full of energy, so passionate, spins around and appears as the usual whirlwind on stage.
The moment when everyone seemed to sigh “ohh how cute” and have a smile on their faces definitely was, when she recognized a fan in the first rows, who she once sang “Happy Birthday” for at one of her former shows. Another chance for acting as perfect entertainer appeared when some of the technical gear broke down and she took over as DJane to keep the audience busy while everything was replaced and set back to normal.
Another, and indeed my personal highlight was when she stepped down the stage to perform “Love You Better” from within the audience. Definitely an extraordinary experience to hear this emotional song from this perspective.
So, for everyone who is into emotional but danceable performances with a strong personal touch, visiting a show of Oh Land is a MUST!
Photos by Simone Mitterer