After the shuffle about canceled and un-canceled show in early evening hours of Tuesday 25th November we, however, set out to Boogaloo where soon supposed to start the concert of cult Swedish band Backyard Babies.
Whatever people talk or think about them, comparing them to their compatriots The Hellacopters or not, Backyard Babies are one of the most influential European sleaze-punk-rock bands and that’s why we were really surprised with disinterest of local audience for the concert of this band that will next year celebrate its 20th birthday. It seems that the whole chain of the concerts in town lately once again arbitrated to the music even that has all presumptions to be one of those “must go”.
But however, right on time, at 21:00, in front of literally few people appeared support band, Skiller, and started really cool nu-metal experience. After some half an hour the band is finishing their show, the guitar player is coming down from the stage and shake hands with everybody in the audience.
Backyard Babies in the end played in front of around 100 people and did really energetic and in many ways impressive concert.
Because on this tour they promote their latest album called simply – Backyard Babies - their show was based mainly on the songs form that album so we had an honor to hear by now already notches “Fuck Off And Die”, “Idiots” or “Nomadic” and when the atmosphere was warmed enough to turn the concert into the excellent party Backyard Babies leaded by energetic Dregen played some of their older songs like “Brand New Hate”, “I Love To Roll”, “Everybody Ready” or “One Sound”. Loud audiences answer didn’t fail but during the whole concert I couldn’t not to think that the picture would be completely different if there were more people who answered the call and decided to spend Tuesday evening in Boogaloo to listen to this musically really great band.
During the show that lasted around hour and a half Backyard Babies gave their best and exalted not only with their energy and great musical skills but also with their personalities as a band but also individual.
After the official part of the concert ended the audience returned Swedes back on the stage and in return they pleased us with few more songs like “Saved by the Bell” which Nick Borg sung and played on a guitar.
When another great evening was close to its end it was a bit after 23h and we didn’t have any other choice but thank to Backyard Babies for a concert and all positive vibrations we get from them and to tell them we hope next time when they come to our little, but it seems with concert offers always unsatisfied country, they will found louder audiences reaction. Because, believe us, you should see Backyard Babies live!
Report & photo: Ivana Sataić (email@example.com)