My 5 favourite artists at this year’s Tinderbox Festival in Odense
Another week – another festival. Yay!
It seems that the great vibes of last weekend’s Northside Festival in Aarhus have hardly left before I’m heading off to yet another big music festival.
I’m going there with my sister and two friends and I’m very excited. Last year was the first for Tinderbox Festival – you can read a bit about it here – but it was great. The lineup, the logistics, the food and location. Apart from the weather which is not their fault, everything was pretty much perfect. So I’ve got high expectations this year!
My 5 must sees are all bands that I’ve seen a lot of times. Most of them hold a special place in my heart as they (along with a whole lot of David Bowie and The Doors) made up the soundtrack of my early youth.
I don’t know if it’s the brutal beats or the rolling R’s. I just really love Rammstein and their heavy-duty industrial east german sound and lyrics. I saw them once at Roskilde in 1998. It was such a powerful experience and literally blew me away (as I was way at the front).
First time I heard Suede live at Roskilde 1999 – where they played 3 shows in 3 days. I saw all of them and since then I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve seen them live. One of the most memorable times was at Smukfest where they had just reformed. It was so beautiful that my friend and I cried (which I rarely do at concerts).
Oh man, I had such a crush on the singer Allan Vegenfeldt when they came out back in my teens. The Sandmen was my first real grown-up concert, and they played at the local institution for the mentally handicapped. Some of my friends, that were a few years older than me had arranged the show and I was soo excited about going. I remember sneaking out backstage after the show but left quickly as the guys in the band were really into the whole sex, drugs and rock’n’roll at the time. A bit tooo frightening for a 14-year-old girl from Ribe I guess I’ve since interviewed the singer and reviewed their concerts a few times. Not so scary anymore.
4. Dizzy Mizz Lizzy
This will be another trip down memory lane for me. Dizzy had huge success back in the mid 90’s and just recently reformed and released an album (which sounds exactly like the old stuff). I saw them last summer at Northside Festival and they were in great shape. I wonder if we’ll be trying to climb the backstage fence again to hang out with them as we did when they played in Ribe back in 90-something? Well, lets hope we don’t get any bright ideas
5. Flogging Molly
One of my all time favourite folk-punk heroes. I’ve had the pleasure of seeing them live two times earlier. The last time was a great show at Tonder Festival. They’re always incredibly energetic and a bit of riverdance-mosh pit action is always a given at their concerts,
Well, I’m off to Odense. See you!
(My sister and I at last year’s Tinderbox in Odense)