Monday, 23 February 2009

danceable danceable

saturday was my second night out on by:larm. the festival was spread out over at least 20 different locations mostly in central oslo and each show lasted for maybe 30minutes, some a little longer, some a little shorter. most of the venues are quite close to each other, so i got the possibility to experience some of oslo's most famous clubs and stages: rockefeller, sentrum scene, john dee and blå. i would have liked to go to stratos and mono as well, but couldn't find the time on either friday or saturday, but as there are free shows each sunday night at mono i hope i can induce a. to go there with me some sunday soon.

anyways, i enjoyed saturday night as much as friday. after a nice dinner at home i went to see a norwegian band called "bergtatt". their music is best described as "medieval folklore rock" which is something i like a lot and they were great to listen to.
afterwards i went to the congress center and saw two danish bands which were quite alright but i already forgot their names and am too lazy to look them up. then a young all-women band from norway, "norma sass" entered the stage and they were such a treat!

they had those lovely pretty bouquets of artificial flowers on their instruments which was the dot on the i, and they displayed such an energy! you'd believe they had played together much longer than they actually have, and i guess things will go well for them...

after their show i went to catch a few minutes with titiyo, which was a bit disappointing. she seemed rather bored and there weren't too many people at the show... anyways, the evening closed as best as it could, as i met up with a friend to go and see "whitest boy alive", erlend øyes project after "kings of convenience". they were amazing and danceable and the club was packed with people to an extend that it was almost too much for me (i can get light panick-attacks in places with too many people), but luckily the room features some stairs and i was standing on top of them and had a great view.

erlend øye was really sweet, he never seems to know what to do with his long arms and legs, and the music was enchanting.

looking back, even though the working was a bit exhausting at times, volunteering for by:larm was probably the best idea i've had in quite some time. free shows for two evenings and new friends, what more could one wish for?

1 comment:

josephine wayward said...

bin zufällig über deinen tollen blog gestolpert... schwedischlehrerin, klingt spannend :).
liebe grüße!