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2019/11/29+30: Skambankt, Stavanger

Well … the Trondheim concert was definitely too much fun. So I had to take a short trip down to Stavanger after all – even though I had decided to skip the concerts there this time, too much hassle, too expensive, too many other things to do.

But nah, no excuses – who knows when we’ll see Skambankt unplugged again? Said and done, two days down in Stavanger, three concerts within these two days, and hell yeah, it was worth it!

The two concerts at night (Friday and Saturday) were quite similar. OK, except for the fact that on Saturday, I had a group of talkers right behind (and for one song, right in front of) me … Argh, can people just shut up? It just isn’t fair that two people talking can ruin the concert for 15 or so people around them … Or as Terje pointed out, “there’s only two songs left, and if you can’t make it through those without talking, there’s a bar outside as well …”

On stage, there was quite a lot happening throughout the concert. Camilla Rosenlund, who also warmed up before Skambankt, joined for Slukk meg (for eg brenner) – which worked really nicely as a duet (even though it still isn’t quite as awesome as the fast and punky version =;-) ) – and Vår bør (with three voices throughout the whole song, perfect for smoking … you know *g*). After that, it was time for some brass on stage, to join in on Horisonten brenner, For en evighet, and Levende legende. They had added For en evighet just for the concerts in Stavanger, and it got better and better every night. And since the role of the brass players in the other two songs was mostly “hold long notes”, this was a great addition, since they got to add some big band style. Or maybe Dandy Warhols style? =;-) Either way, great fun!

Since they had guests on stage, Skambankt had to rearrange their setlist quite a bit. And that showed – especially at my first concert on Friday. =;-) There was a lot of “oh wait, now I need the harmonica, and now the rattle thingy, and oh no, now the setlist fell down and I don’t know what is next”. But in a very cute way, of course. *g*

The setlist for both nights was the same – no encores (or maybe more “no break before the encores”):

  1. Gribben
  2. Fritt fall
  3. Balladen om deg
  4. O dessverre
  5. Sånne som deg
  6. I dette huset
  7. Når eg sover
  8. Slukk meg (for eg brenner)
  9. Vår bør
  10. Horisonten brenner
  11. For en evighet
  12. Levende legende
  13. Kommer snart hjem
  14. Skumring
  15. Født på ny

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For the kids’ concert, they dropped a few of the songs, of course. They were really nervous about that concert – would the kids actually make it through the full show? Or would it get too much, and the kids would start whining and chatting and running around? No need to worry at all, it turned out: the kids were awesome! The concert had the most attentive and least chatty audience by far, yay! And the kids really enjoyed it as well. I mean, what could you not like if the band sings about “a big great house”, about firefighting, and about their job, where they get lots of candy and soda and chips backstage? =;-) But Skambankt also warned the kids that they might be a bit surprised at their next Skambankt concert, which will probably be quite different from this one … *g*

All in all, the kids’ concert was quite special (of course, since it was in the middle of the day, no alcohol involved, and the first concert for so many excited kids). The setlist:

  1. Gribben
  2. Balladen om deg
  3. Sånne som deg
  4. I dette huset
  5. Slukk meg (for eg brenner)
  6. Vår bør
  7. Horisonten brenner
  8. For en evighet
  9. Kommer snart hjem
  10. Skumring
  11. Født på ny

So an awesome weekend! Thanks so much to Skambankt for three great concerts – and I guess now it’s time to dust off the electric guitars for the next round of shows? =:-D


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