Last evening me and some friends went to the ”Barbarian Night”!!! That loosely means black metal, with a viking, pagan, pirate flavor. Which means that even if there are singers with the bands, you still don’t know what’s it all about, because they are mostly grunting, growling, or using some obscure Scandinavian dialect. Except Alestorm, who are a ”pirate-metal” band, their songs were understandable. (and fun) M and F went primarily to see Alestorm.
The line-up was:
- and support-act
The support-act was a band from Portugal, and I really liked them, but I haven’t been able to find out the name!!!
Now as both M and F had been promising tall, handsome Scandinavian rockers, I had to remind them Portugal is not in Scandinavia, nor is Scotland (Alestorm) nor is Austria (Hollenthon). Now Swartsot are I think something Scandinavian, but they weren’t tall handsome vikings, more like very small trolls….
They drank a lot of beer though, during performing…
It is depressing to contemplate 5 Heavy Metal bands in a row, and none of the artists probably above 1 m. 65.
The singer of Hollenthon was definitely the juicy-est, mega cool muscles, 😀 And the music very good too. (F and M noticed he had even shaven his armpits!!!) (I’m not concentrating on those details) They looked very clean and their long hair looked beautiful and well groomed; I’m sure they use a lot of conditioner.
Still: I don’t like it when men they have nicer, longer hair than me! Not fair!
Performances according to me: The mystery support-act from Portugal was good! I enjoyed it very much, Swartsot was ok, Alestorm was good and a lot of fun! Hollenthon was very good, enjoyed that very much, TYR ehm, I thought was a bit boring….
The venue was very nice, the public was good, the bar was excellent: They actually had diet-coke and Ice-tea!!! Quite unique!, nice people behind the bar too: when I went to complain about my coke being flat, I immediately got a new one with a smile!
All in all, we had a wonderful evening, it was very late when we got home. (or very early)
Most embarrassing thing I did last night: I was enjoying the Hollenthon performance when F tapped my shoulder, and tried to scream something into my ear. (it’s very difficult to ”talk” during a metal concert) I got she and M wanted a photo made, ok, I only have a pathetic disposable camera, but I’ll try… There was just this bloke standing in front of them so I motioned him to move, he didn’t, but smiled, so I shoved him gently but firmly aside, and then my friends yelled in my ear that that was the singer of Alestorm, and they wanted a photo with HIM!!!!!!!
Aaaarrghhh!!!! How embarrassing can you get!!!! So I made another photo, and he moved away! I felt so bad! So rude! How intellectually challenged can you get before they lock you up???
There goes my chance of ever becoming a groupie!
I met him later, after the concert was over, and apologised, and explained that I was really very sorry, he was very nice, and didn’t mind at all, and he is a very nice sweet cute boy. And he signed our CD’s too! 🙂