Sunday, July 23, 2006
Aside from Ping Pong and Easter celebration (see earlier entries), we also managed to play a rock show. Here are some photos of the venue. Ivan at the window overlooking the water. Kelly visits with Ted (Shout Out Louds) backstage. The wonderful crowd. This show was a total surprise for us. We weren't sure what to expect since we do not have a record label or distribution in Sweden. The venue, as you can see, was beautiful and the crowd was so much fun. They'd already been treated to a superb set from the Of Montreal guys including a surprise Kinks cover with help from Ivan and Adam (Shouts) and then (and THEN) a cover of the Shouts' "Please Please Please" guest starring Bebban and Adam. So we didn't want to bring the party down but weren't sure if anybody would really know our music. What can you do, though? Instead of trying to hide, we decided to act normal and put on a rock show, which was the right choice it turns out.
Some people knew the words to some of the songs and when the dancing and singing started, we stopped being scared and felt totally at home. I wonder if people think that's weird--that I'd feel at home in a crowd. Or in front of a crowd, rather. I guess I also think that is weird.
But it doesn't matter, it's true and I'm glad I won't be afraid to go back to Stockholm for more ping pong and rock music.