I was nervous about this show … Goran and I guessed that we wouldn’t have many Island fans… And since it was the dead of winter fans might not be traveling from long distances to see us
But as soon as we hit the stage we felt a very big warm welcome from the wonderful folks who attended. And it turned out that some actually were fans .. long story short we loved playing for these kind and warm folks … Goran was amazing all night and the audience let him know it at every turn
We started with the story and songs of growing up in the Voight family household… Listening to the Motorola radio and taking a ride to the train station… then we played some of the brand-new songs from the new album… A Song I Can Live With.. and just kept going with the loose storytelling.. with songs evolving from them like Dance With a Hole in Your Shoe.. Loved this one tonight… I didn’t follow any particular set list .. The warm feeling with the audience help guide the entire show.
Just before we started the second set someone told me that her aunt Sylva had a request… when Sylva requested Fuck All The Perfect People, I about fell off the stool!
So it was another one of these very special shows from beginning to end. And when we got to the end and played Wild Thing and then Fuck All The Perfect People I thought the show was over… but the audience kept clapping so we played I Wasn’t Born in Tennessee.. the clapping continued as we left the stage… so we came back and played the title song of our new album.. A Song I Can Live With… And that seemed a beautiful way to end the show.
Loved talking to some folks after the show
Hi to Live, Maric ..Who kindly offered to cook dinner for John and I next time she comes along with me.. hope the ginger works!! I could use some…
Hi to Surla and Arne.. and Trini and Trond .. and another Anne.. both kind and lovely… hi Tormod .. thanks for the kind words.. Hi Gunner who used to sail with a merchant fleet.. so nice to hear you talk about music and your life hope to see you again
Hi Tove and Frode.. and Sylje and Bjorn.. so nice to see you toward the end.. Tormod .. so good seeing you and thanks so much for those precious words I will not forget that meant a lot to me..
Hi to Yonas Morgan and Sebastian and Tone and Jimmy and Linda and Camilla… Good to see you all!
Ingrid… It was so good to see you toward the end of the show ..I hope everything works out with the shop… and hope to see you again
.. it was great to see some youngsters in the audience in the beginning I wish they were able to stay… And it was so good to see young Peter there.. son of Torild and Roar
Hope to see you all again before too long.