Tour: All You Can Eat 2015
Support: The Lounge Kittens
Venue: Sentrum Scene, Oslo [SOLD OUT]
Not long after the band had left the premises, the doors into the main concert hall opened, and we rushed to the barriers. Because we are front row confessioners, are we not? We got a decent spot in front of Lexxi, and the wait began. The show was sold out, so it filled up pretty quick. The Lounge Kittens were set to support Steel Panther. They are three women who do a capella covers of various rock songs, and recently put out a music video for their cover of Steel Panther's "Glory Hole". If I was to choose a support band for Steel Panther, The Lounge Kittens would probably be my 856th choice, just before a circus monkey with cymbals. In retrospect, they would probably be closer to my 50th choice. They were good at what they do - perfect performance, but it's just not what you expect of a support band at a rock show. Are you following? I quite liked their cover of Limp Bizkit's "Rollin'" and Slipknot's "Dualty", though. Check them out below!
For 17 Girls In A Row, they started pulling girls up on stage - and I mean pulling. Ingrid and I were located at the front row, and the amount of desperate girls who wanted to be on that stage was unfathomable. Ingrid was being lifted up to get on stage, but some complete utter a**hole found it extremely convenient to try to take Ingrid's spot at the barrier. All this while Ingrid was still getting lifted up. Ingrid was stuck. I was slowly being pushed back. She finally made her way up on stage, and I was now confessing from the tenth row (we will from now on be known as Tenth Row Confessions. Or not!). Ingrid also got up on stage in Copenhagen last year, and that is always fun!
The show ended with my favorite Steel Panther song Party All Day (Fuck All Night), which totally does not have anything to do with Justin Hawkins (The Darkness) singing on it. Why would it? It's not like I worship The Darkness or anything. Wait - I do! The best way to end the show. Like I said before, this is their ultimate, classic party anthem!
With a little spanish guitar intro, they blasted the stage with the opening track from All You Can Eat (2014) - Pussywhipped. Personally, I wish they would open with Eyes Of A Panther, like they did in the olden days, but it's not a huge concern. I just like the way Lexxi, Michael and Satchel simultaneously hump their way to the front of the stage for the opening. Next up - another track from the aforementioned album, All You Can Eat. Their new take on the classic, ultimate party tune Fuck All Night (Party All Day) from Feel The Steel (2009), Party Like Tomorrow Is The End of the World, fills the room. Pretty much everyone in the room is singing along. Being on a Saturday, this was a great day for a party - and it was! The show continued with one hit after another, and then they took things down a notch for an acoustic segment. They did the semi-officially released song Kanye, critiquing Kanye West's disrespect for art. It has witty lyrics, but should remain semi-officially released. It's a contemporary joke.
The same can unfortunately not be said about their mini-standup shows in between songs. They are pretty much the same as always. And as always, Satchel has learned some words in the language of the country they are playing in. Usually something simple like "Suck my c**k!" or "I want [insert current country] p***y!". The jokes by themselves are laughable, but the funniest moments for me is when they take random words or a sentence and improvise a song out of it. This time, Satchel was in the middle of saying something, and he kind of tripped over his own words. He repeated the last thing he said - "come from", and did it again - and again. Soon, Stix joined in on the drums, Satchel gave it a guitar riff, and Michael took the lead vocals! It was an instant hit with the audience. Improvisation at its finest (see video below)! Why don't they have 20 studio albums by now, considering how easily they can whip up an awesome song?