April 19, 2010

Copenhagen Popfest...some thoughts...

Copenhagen Popfest was mega. Mega, mega! Not even the damn volcano and the cancellations caused by its eruption could prevent that, as the organizers did a fantastic job despite all obstacles! I honestly can’t recall the last time I had such a truly fabulous time; a weekend spent listening to fabulous songs by fabulous bands and chatting along with fabulous people (simply far too many to list, though Chris, who took the train from Switzerland and back to be able to attend, deserves to be singled out!). Lots of fabulous’ there, but cannot come up with any better description of the Popfest. It started right off the bat when No More Heroes hit the stage Friday evening and surprised just about everyone with an excellent performance that was pretty close to being worth the entire entrance fee. And it continued right until Sunday afternoon when the utterly brilliant (and highly entertaining) Cats on Fire was joined on stage by parts of Tellus about the Moon for a tremendous (or should I perhaps say fabulous) encore (really would love to know the name of that song, but cannot figure it out). In between those two performances I also had the pleasure of witnessing the rather impressive debut concert of The Boombox Heart, finally seeing Death Valley Sleepers, Ampel and The Electric Pop Group performing live, once again being blown away by the sheer talent of Northern Portrait, as well as being amazed how the helpful Stars in Coma rushed to Copenhagen Saturday afternoon to fill one of the gaps created by the ash cloud. So people; fabulous is the word! Pictures and videos are popping up just about everywhere and hopefully I’ll be able to add a picture to this post tonight. Meanwhile enjoy this video…

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

the Cats on Fire encore was Genesarets sjö by Kjell Höglund...

stytzer said...

Thank you - thought it was called something like that, but wasn't able to spell it correctly :)

Chris said...

Despite all the trouble and health issues, we both really enjoyed the trip. Would have loved to see more of the bands and have some chats, but well... hopefully we'll get another chance! And it was a great job of the organizers indeed. Bring on Copenhagen Popfest 2011! ;)