I arrived at the festival with the biggest smile on my face. With my best friends, in a massive rain we finally made it with our road trip to Gothenburg. After seeing the first act Crystal Fighters, we started to dance immediately and then I knew that it would be the best weekend of this summer.
Another big moment for me who performed on stage that Thursday was Alabama Shakes, Tame Impala and when I got to hear one of my favorite remixes: Cyril Hahn’s ”Say my name” (Destiny’s Child) that played at Stay Out West, RBMA @ Clarion Post. True euphoria for me!
Then Friday arrived, thinking back when me and my friends were walking in the sun into the festival area to see Amason. The best group of musician’s and friends I’ve seen in a long time. I was lying in the grass and just enjoyed that perfect moment as the sun smiled at us.
Then me and my friends decided to skip the oldie but goldie Rodriguez and went to the Linné stage to see the rap queen Angel Haze. WHAT A WOMAN. She can rap, just sayin’! Later on we saw HAIM on the same stage. Those girls IS rock n’ roll. I got so impressed and they truly knew how to charm us swedes, telling us how beautiful our country is. And that’s always nice to hear..
To Håkan Hellström we ate, drank wine and hugged each other. The audience was so happy, seeing it so clearly in everyone’s eyes. One of the best concerts at the whole festival began on the Azalea stage – Miguel. I know almost all the lyrics so I sang and danced like a crazy person. After that we skipped The Knife. Maybe a bad decision, but GBG Film Studios were waiting for us – Kate Boy and Lorentz & Sakarias which was one of the funniest concerts I´ve seen!
Saturday, came so sudden and we felt sadness. But we decided that it was going to be the best day ever. Phosphorescent played in the craziest rainfall where we saw the concert through our poncho’s. It kept raining but we didn´t care. We saw Dungen at the Flamingo stage. Great band. Funny guys who are down to earth, in the best way.
Public Enemy, Goat and Cat Power were up next. We ran between the different stages to get a glimt of them all. Then James Blake played at the biggest stage, Flamingo. He took my heart and stamped on it. It felt just like that, in a good way. He did the most powerful concert. I just closed my eyes and loved it all.
After the Kendrick concert we ran to the bus that was going to take us to GBG Film Studios. There was INGRID, the best collective in the whole wide world. INGRID Disco it sure was. All of the great musician’s in the collective and more where up on stage. Lykke Li, Miike Snow, Peter Bjorn & John, Amason, Markus Krunegård, Tussilago, Andrew Wyatt.. And I danced and danced and danced..
It was the best ending. The best. Thank you Way Out West 2013. See you next summer and next and next…