Overworld, have just released a new single (you can hear it above) and this Saturday we had a a show as a release gig at Huset in Huddinge (Sweden, Stockholm.)
The entire band did fit somehow in the narrow backstage area. It became much harder though when “Rockbladet“ came for a video interview. We did manage, barely, but as we say in Swedish “Where there is room for the heart there is room for the butt”
(awesome translation! I know 😀 ).
I’ll post about the interview later on.
I haven’t been this nervous as I was in a long time. It was probably because we’ve been working really hard on getting this show the best it can be. I didn’t have a clue on how many people would come though. We only sold the tickets at the door this time. But, I didn’t care, I still wanted this to be the best damn show we’ve ever given.
We heard our guest band, Stains, begin outside. I had to go to the bathroom. That’s what you do when you get nervous. You go to the bathroom. Fill the toilet with your crap, get the nervous out of your system.
It felt like a second, and then Stains played their last song and the crowd went out. That was our cue to get our shit together and get our asses up on the stage. The curtain was closed behind us as the crowd entered again. I heard them running, screaming (saying wooaaahoo? ) as they were getting as close to the stage they could. We all had our back towards the curtain, towards the audience and we still didn’t know how many actually was out there. It could go either way.
Our intro begun.
The electro-intro (credits to Endigo who made an awesome job on that!) ended with a ghostly “we’re Overworld”, and the intro for “Oblivion” (First song on the set list) begun. Our hands was high up in the air, and our backs was still towards the audience. I saw the shadow from the curtain, how it moved, how it opened. I heard the screams behind me. And so, on the first chord, I turned.
And there they were, the audience – happier than ever, screaming, yelling (saying wooaooaoo? ) and I couldn’t get more excited. It was like the nervousness washed away instantly, and in its place, this electricity filled me with all its adrenaline rockin’, pure energy.
And we had our best damn show ever.