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Yesterday, [personal profile] valborg and I went to see Kent live at Långholmsparken in Stockholm. We probably shouldn't have, in honesty - both of us were amazingly sick in our own particular ways - but if we're talking about dedication to Kent versus a sensible attitude to our own health, there is possibly not much competition. We lay around in bed whining all day and then scraped together enough energy to get there, vaguely wondering if it'd be worth it, then the music started and, well, I think that would be a yes? Yes. Today we're back to lying in bed being pathetic, but we had a seriously good time at the show.

But how do I describe it? I have no idea. Completely a happy place, though. Heavy guitars and amazing lightshow and Jocke's crazy twisty dancing. Singing along and handwaving without feeling a bit selfconscious. Getting completely lost in the music. The crowd was really mixed - I guess from kids in their early teens through to people in their 50s or 60s, and all kinds of styles, and people were really, really into it. The crowd and the band both.

Set list according to people on the forums, which looks approximately right to me:

1. Intro/Utan Dina Andetag
2. Det Finns Inga Ord
3. Skisser För Sommaren
4. Socker
5. Ensam lång väg hem
6. Musik Non Stop
7. Töntarna
8. Ensamheten
9. Ismael
10. Gamla Ullevi
11. Idioter
12. Kärleken Väntar
13. Ingenting
14. Vy Från Ett Luftslott
15. Krossa Allt
16. Dom Andra
17. 747


18. M
19. Mannen i Den Vita Hatten

Things that stood out for me:

- generally, they played pretty powerful, punchy versions of songs. I really liked it. It made a difference to my impression of Skisser för sommaren in particular, which I didn't think terribly much of on the album (though it has some lines I like), but which was a really fun as a more energetic live song. And I liked Vy från ett luftslott anyway (though there are tracks on Tillbaka till Samtiden that I listen to more) but it was also really great.

- They're showy gits, those dudes. But in a way I really enjoyed. Lights and posing and holding off on taking down the sheet in front of the stage until just after the last moment and fireworks and little red paper birds. They're having fun, or giving a really good impression of it.

- Do I love that we got both 747 and Mannen i den vita hatten? Yes. Yes I do.

- Ensamheten fuck yeah. I think I need to make another post about exactly what I get from Ensamheten, and a bunch of other Kent songs that are kind of filed in the same place in my mind.








...but yeah, the hospital can't decide if I have an infection or kidney stones. So life is really fun and full of tests and pills and other less dignified things again! Yesterday I wanted to cry & this morning I was hysterical and this afternoon the whole thing seems kind of funny, if still more painful than I'm completely on board with. I'm terrible about medical things, so despite persistent pain and other delightful details I will swiftly gloss over I am spending a lot of time halfway convinced that I must be fine really and somehow imagining it/making it up and therefore wasting everyone's time. Yes. It is special, being me.


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