Best Concert Ever
- by Püffi -
I am often asked what
my best concert at Roskilde was in these 20 years ...
and its real hard to answer that question as there are
some concerts to choose from.
Was it the concert of U2 in 1982, when they were pretty
much unknown .. an upcoming band ? When Bono (with long
hair) invited us all to Ireland to come and visit him
? Or was it the concert from metallica in 1999 ? When
they had so much fun up there, that they kept on sitting
on stage after the concert, drinking and watching the
crowd ? Or maybe Jah Wobble in 1994 .. he played 90
minutes with just three songs ... extending them to
30 minutes and more ... having heavy fog on stage and
beautiful women dancing .. a VERY mystic show ... .
Or maybe ...
Bryan Adams some time in the 80s ... when he was a surprise
guest, as some other bands cancelled ? He was doing
a really good show (not this slow shit of today ...
) and there was a Thunderstorm going on .. without rain
! All these lightnings .. a beautiful background scene
Talking about Thunderstorms
it could also be the concert of the Leningrad cowboys
sometime in the second half on the 90´s .. they were
the last band on Orange stage on sunday ... and they
did their joyfull show (I really recommend them ...
if you have the possibility .. go and see them. They
are really funny) ... and suddenly it started raining
HEAVILY .. meaning you were soaking wet before you even
realised it had started raining ... it was like being
under a shower! But noone left ... everyone seemed to
have thought : Well .. I am wet anyway .. so I can stay!
And the band kept on playing ... until there was an
electric problem due to the rain and the music stopped
in the middle of a song. Suddenly EVERYONE was sprinting
away to get some shelter .. I have never seen a crowd
disappear so fast! It was a rainy year anyway ... my
rubber boots were full of water in seconds .. from the
So .. thinking about all this makes me think what makes
a good concert.
Is it the music ? Yes, sure ... . But there are more
things that make a concert a good and lasting experience,
like the ones mentioned above !
Like .. the concert of Patty Smith in 2001 .. when she
was playing the song "Alive" from Pearl Jam .. she actually
started crying on stage .. which I think was very nice
... because it showed her anticipation to the lost ones
The essence of all this
Go out there to any concert you can ... have FUN and
be happy :-) Coz thats what life should be about ...