Imaginary Karin - Iron Maiden at Ullevi, Gothenburg

I can’t believe I got to see Iron Maiden live last Friday! πŸ˜€
They are currently touring with their new album Book of Souls, and last Friday they came to Gothenburg, Sweden. Iron Maiden is one of those classic old metal bands you just have to see live, and now I can finally say that yes, I’ve seen them.

Unfortunately the sound was kind of crap. I don’t normally care much about sound quality, but it became annoying when the mic started dying every 10 seconds. At first I thought it was just me having trouble with my ear plugs (I always have, my ears hate those things), but I heard afterwards that lots of people had been complaining about the sound so apparently it was a real issue.

Still, it’s an amazing band and it was an amazing evening!

Highlight 1:
Bruce Dickinson talking about how old they are and how many in the audience weren’t even born when they made their first songs and deciding that no, we’re not old, we’re legacy. It is a much nicer word, I’ll call myself that from now on. πŸ˜‰

Highlight 2:
60 000 people singing along to Fear of the Dark. Goosebumps for days. (“Feeaar of the daaark… FEEAAR OF THE DAAAAAAAAAARRRK“)

Highlight 3:
A 4 meters tall Eddie chasing the band members around the stage. Lolwut? πŸ˜€

Highlight 4:
The audience using their phones as lighters during Blood Brothers. We were standing on the floor at the bottom of the arena, so it looked pretty epic with the lights all around us, reaching halfway to the sky.

Imaginary Karin - Gothenburg June 2016

Imaginary Karin - Gothenburg June 2016

My town is in the other end of the country so it was decided that if we should go (me and Markus + 2 friends) we might as well make a whole weekend of it. We spent 3 days strolling around town shopping, sightseeing, and just generally having a good time.

Of course there were many visits to Science Fiction Bokhandeln (sci-fi/fantasy/geek book store). I bought the new Neil Gaiman book The View From the Cheap Seats and the Welcome to Night Vale book. Looking forward to reading them!
I was also happy to visit the Sephora store. Sweden only has two physical stores and no online shop, so I have to take the opportunity when it comes. Came home with two lipsticks from Kat Von D, one traditional and one liquid. We’ll see if they’re as good as they say.

Thursday night we had dinner and drinks at Steampunk Bar which is, just as it says on the label, a steampunk themed bar. It was too dark to take good photos in there, but trust me, the decor looked insane and so did the drinks. Look at the video clip above to see what I mean.

I fell madly in love with the city when I visited it for the first time last year, and it was just as great seeing it a second time! Stockholm is very beautiful and full of interesting places too, but Gothenburg with its quirky charm is much more my style. As always, I can’t wait ’til next time. πŸ™‚

Imaginary Karin - Gothenburg June 2016

Imaginary Karin - Gothenburg June 2016
Imaginary Karin - Gothenburg June 2016
 

Imaginary Karin - Gothenburg June 2016