Thursday, January 31, 2008


When I was a teenager, I was a big fan of swedish rock-band Kent. It was a time in my life when their music felt very relevant to what I was going through. Around the time of Vapen & Ammunition (Guns & Ammunition), however, they fell of my radar. I still liked the music, but there was the other, more electronic, music genres that had started to grab my interest.

Then some time ago I was visiting my sister's and her boyfriend's place and saw that they had the (at the time) new album. Having heard quite a lot about it, and due to the slightly Bergman-esque title of Du & Jag Döden (You & me death), I was a bit interested in hearing what it sounded like. Over the time I've actually come to like it a lot, thinking it's perhaps their best album.

And now, just a couple of days ago, I heard that they would be doing a live show here in the vicinity, and my sister and her boyfriend were going. What's more, they asked if I would like to come along; a very interesting suggestion! So, after taking care of the financial issues involved for a poor student like myself, we agreed that they would get in touch if there were tickets left.

And it seems there were, and I'm going to see Kent this Friday! It feels a bit strange... My favourite band from my teenage years, that I dreamt so often about seeing live, and I'll finally be able do go...