The third and last day of the beloved Way Out West Festival has come to an end. The sun took a vacation and left us with downpours and muddy shoes, but that however was no cause for concern. At least not if you ask the rock veteran Olle Ljungström. Luckily for both artist and fans, he performed under a tented stage, and we were able to enjoy the concert in shelter from the rain. Olle is quite a legend in Sweden, famous for subtly balancing misery and joy and his performance today took us back to the time when it was still okay to live on the punk side of life.
Nas also put on a great concert despite the rainy weather – with thousands of arms waving to his rapped beats and feeding his already substantial ego the attention and energy he thrives on.
Another cocky performer who put on a fantastic show, was our incredibly popular lady from London: Lily Allen. She was one of the strongest attractions at this year’s festival, drawing huge crowds and a devoted audience. For having only had a relatively short career, it is impressive how faithful her fans are – Slottskogen was dancing, sweating, singing and swearing right along. Fuck You is probably the best way to start a party.
The evening continued, of course, at the club scenes. The choices were many and varied. Harmonic folk/acoustic at the Annedal church, hard rock at Sticky Fingers or dark, decadent country at Pustervik. Way Out West certainly has something for every musical taste and provided a great showing of local and international superstars to satisfy even the most discerning audience!