I love the fact to go to a concert in the middle of a week, it’s a very nice break from you ordinary day to day life and it somewhat feel a bit more luxury than to go on a weekend or if you have to take a day off or two. Yesterday was one of those days, me and a friend hit the road after we finnished off work for destination Sundsvall to see Anna Ternheim live at Spegelsalen located at the town hall. It was going to be the first time we get to see Anna Ternheim live for both of us and i think we were equally excited about the show.
When we got up to Sundsvall, wich is about a hour drive with car, we started off with O’Learys to get a bit of food and than hitted off to a local bar before the doors to the venue opened. When we got to the venue we first got to a kind of a wine-bar or something, before the doors opened to the actual show and i think it’s fair to say that we fellt a bit alienated when we saw all these well dressed people who were waiting for the show, it was something pretty new since both of us are more used to going to shows at rock clubs. Anyway, when the door to the actual stage opened we had out minds set on front row, guess to our surprise when it was seats all over the place, it´s a bit unfamiliar to sit at a show, but we got really good seats on the balcony so we saw the complete show from above the stage.
Anna enters the stage to start off with the song “Solitary move”, the scene is set as a livingroom and with minimum of lights and effects it works really well with her music, it’s as she’s in your livingroom playing. Really cool! After a few songs Dave Ferguson who played on and produced Anna‘s latest album joins the stage and he plays and sings on some of the songs throughout the show, and the both of them works really good together.
Compared to previous setlist’s on this tour Anna have changed a couple of songs but more or less it was the same set as she have been playing throughout the whole tour, the song that got the biggest applause from the crown was “Shoreline”, a cover of swedish indie pop-band Broder Daniel, this version was performed on piano, other songs that stood out i think was “Let it rain” wich was performed with only the ticking of a clock as background music, it worked really well, she also did killer versions of “Girl laying down” and “My secret” to name a few.
All in all this was a really good show, and we also met and talked briefly with Dave, but unnfortunate Anna didnt show up after the show so we missed out the chance to meet her.