The only (announced) gig in Scandinavia for BDI on this tour was the one yesterday at Hultsfred Festival. Was anyone there?
I don't really get the decision to play on that festival, which is known for indie pop and not really the type of visitors who support Beady Eye (it would take a lot for me to decide to go to that festival in the middle of nowhere), instead of having a costly gig in a small venue in either Stockholm or Copenhagen or both. Surely they must bag in more cash on a gig like that?
Yesterday, it was raining a lot, and according to reports just a couple of hundred people saw the gig. Predictably, it was slagged off in media, receiving 1/5 in both major tabloids.
I was at Jelling. They put on a brave face and a good performance, but the rain was pouring and there we're probably only 100 people in front of the stage. It was much like the picture above. Just more muddy and half the people. I had a good time, but it was obviously not at succes. No idea why their management booked them to play that festival as its pretty 'uncool', and on top of that came the weather.. How bout a small scene at roskilde festival or a small club in copenhagen..
Hultsfred Festival seems to be dead for good now. Today they give away tickets for free. I hope the band ventures back to Sweden next time they go on tour.
Yeah this. Not from Sweden myself but I fear sometimes unfortunate gigs like this affect the future decisions too. And with unfortunate it seems I'm meaning really unfortunate now, since the festival sounds like a disaster in general.
Oasis had a rather good following in Sweden until the last days of the band. I remember arriving to Globen in 2009 about 2-3h before the doors were supposed to open and there were already hundreds of people queuing(and plenty of young 12-18 old fans too!) in -10c weather. I'm sure Beady Eye could make a regular stop out of Stockholm for their tours and sell out a venue there.