Pumpehset - Copenhagen, Denmark
Ana's Song (Open Fire)
Point Of View
Paint Pastel Princess
Miss You Love
Anthem For The Year 2000
By KIM LARSEN
My friends and I arrived at the arena (capacity 600 people) at around 7pm, sitting outside drinking some beers. The doors opened at 8 o'clock and the support band, fuel 238, entered the scene at around 9pm. They have already been well described in other reviews, so I'll skip that and go straight forward to what all you silverchair-fans want to hear!
The scene lights went off, the neon lights went on, the 600 people went crazy and in came silverchair. They started off with a pretty good version of "Emotion Sickness" and without holding any breaks they went straight into "Israel's Son." After this Daniel said "Thank you, Copenhagen" with a cool accent.
He quickly switched guitar and soon the smashing intro-chords of "Slave" hit the arena. People went nuts, especially at the end were silverchair jammed a very hard/groovy metal thing, really brilliant and catchy. Hereafter they turned over in a normal version of "Abuse Me," a really crowd pleaser.
After this Daniel said something about this place we have in Copenhagen, called "Christiania" where they sell pot and marijuana, a quite cosy place actually. And please don't get me wrong here, that place is not all drugs, it's also a community of free-living hippies. Yeah right :-)
After two good versions of "Pure Massacre" (really heavy put-ins) and "Ana's song," Daniel started talking about believing in God and Satan. I actually think believing in aliens won that race. After this they played "Suicidal Dream" (always good) and then "Point Of View."
Hereafter Daniel said something like "I hope you like our new songs, this one is new too" and he went into playing the beautiful guitar intro from "Paint Pastel Princess."
"Madman" was next, truly the most heaviest time I've ever heard it. Daniel didn't play the "solo," just some really deep drop D-chords. Ben and Chris now left the stage for a solo-performance by Daniel playing a bit boring version of "Tomorrow" (in my opinion). I hope they turn back to play that song as a band again, it's way better like that!
Up next, came "The Door," where after Daniel introduced Sam Holloway (the keyboard-player) as being the biggest musical genious in the whole world, getting us to yell "Sam, Sam…" Daniel also said something about Sam guest-starring in the Letterman-show along with Paul Schaffer and the rest of the guys.
Next came "Freak," including Daniel yelling "fucking jump!" between the verse and the chorus. Of course silverchair did that thing, getting the audience to sing "body and soul......I'm a FREAAAKKK!!!" around 10 times or so. The solo pretty much got trashed the same way as in Madman, but it sounded really good.
Somewhere between 2 songs Daniel also got us to sing "hallelujah," actually he didn't. He got us to scream "HALLELUJAH!!!" which totally turned my lungs inside out. He also did all those weird hand movements, which looked really cool.
The next song was "Anthem 2000," including the crowd singing "We are the youth!" at least 15 times. The song was one of the highlights of the night. You could really see the differences between some of the other new songs and this one (caused by the music video being aired all the time, of course!)
silverchair now left the stage, leaving the crowd screaming and yelling for them to come back. And so they did, with "Dearest Helpless" and "No association." After this they left the stage for good, kind of leaving me and my friends behind hoping for them to play Spawn Again, but they didn't. Really sad, because I know they are doing it once in a while, but unfortunately I'll just have to wait until next time.
All in all, the show was amazing and definitely worth the money (as you didn't already know that):-) just kidding! Take care out there, and thank you silverchair for being such a great ROCK BAND, my favourite band alive!