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We need fresh blood!
There has been so many shows and I haven´t been there. I have had pneumonia for two months but that is not the only reason I´ve been staying in. It´s sad and it´s true but this month, I decided I was going to be a grandma and just stay home and knit. Not the “bitch & stitch” worldwide wonder, even though I am a proud bith and I do stitch, I just got so damn tired of the local scene. It´s the same old people and it´s the same old people trying to be something they´re not. Don´t get me wrong, ambition is a good thing but bigheaded people acting like they´re the hottest thing since Theo (former) Lunachick in Nerve, well then the creamcheese have gone bad a long time ago and those green things, well, they aren´t herbs I tell you…It made me loose interest for a while, Malmö lost it´s appeal and I´ve been looking more towards Copenhagen again. Unfortunately, Denmark is not known for it´s punkrock scene and it´s been the same two bands playing all along which must be damn hard work for them.
We need fresh blood!
Well, one could say that my irritable rambling has killed off a band or two but I say, if they can´t take the heat, they shouldn´t be in the frying pan! My opinion is that somehow, it´s like the shuffle button in this local scene ain´t working. Since Club Massattraction in Lund closed down and Smålands seemed to kick back, it´s the same playlist every month…A lot of references to food as well as Winamp in this update, I know, but I like both better than I like going out right now, so I thought that would be appropriate.
A thing that did get my attention though, was the Le Tigre show at Mejeriet. I know this sounds odd to a lot of people who know me, but I was curious. I know the music isn´t my thing but so many people that share my taste in music have been raving about them, I had to know what the thing was. So, I brought my two cameras and went to a club that was sold out and filled with girls. I have never seen so many girls in one place in my entire life. The club seemed different even though it was the same people working and I guess it could be because the crowd wasn´t as loud as normal. You could hear yourself think and you didn´t get knocked over by rowdy people, but then the queue to the ladies room was one of the longest I´ve seen in my entire life. I decided to be man enough for my pants and went to the mens room instead.
There were two support acts that night and even though the first one, Hello Goodbye, had some moments were they sounded like the odd mix between the Cramps and B-52s, it wasn´t anything that got too many people knocked off their feet. I guess it must be a though job trying to steal an audience who´s waiting for the woman who´s the Poly Styrene of the 90´s, Kathleen Hanna to take the stage. Cause, to be blunt, even though it´s not pc to say so, but to atleast half the crowd, that night was a lot about re-living the 90´s and the riotgrrls movement and Le Tigre was just the tool to do so. She is an icon and a rolemodel to more girls than Maybelline´s ads will ever reach, and that is a whole lot.
To be honest, I have to say I did get knocked off my feet. Not by the music and not by the message but the effort and the energy this band puts to life. It was 110% for 45 minutes and not a dull moment. It had been some concern before that a riotbarrier should be placed infront of the stage, as you could never know what the crowd would react like when the band entered the stage, but to my surprise it all went smooth. There was some fuzz in the beginning with people pushing but in fact, the band solved it all. I have never seen a band have that kind of magnetising effect on it´s audience but it was amazing. The crowd was billowing like the sea and the band was moving faster than my digital could handle. I´m not gonna go into the music cause it´s not my thing to begin with and writing about it, well, that would be as interesting as hearing Danzig´s idea on POD. I went for the show itself and I had a good time and let´s just settle with that.