Barcelona (EFE) to enjoy life, the same purpose of the tour that this Thursday has stopped at the Primavera Sound in Barcelona.
Dark but full of life has been the concert that the parents of electronic rock have offered on the festival’s big stage, presided over by a huge “M”, the first letter of the name of the album and of the tour, “Memento Mori”, that is to say Remember that you will die.
The image of a skull with the word “enjoy” (enjoy) written on the forehead has underlined the message on the screens, while the band played “Enjoy the silence” and the audience danced like there was no tomorrow.
The concert had started an hour and a half before, with the appearance on stage of the current duo, Dave Gahan and Martin Gore, accompanied by Christian Eigner on drums and Peter Gordero on synthesizers.
Dave Gahan has been fantastic, charged with contagious energy that he has distributed generously, touring the stage from end to end, spinning on himself like a top and moving his ass with a style that was widely applauded by the audience.
The singer has sweated his shirt, or in his case, the sequined vest, and has finished the concert with smeared mascara and the audience going crazy dancing “Just can’t get enough”, “Never let me down” and “Personal Jesus ”.
Afterwards, it has not been easy to get out of the crowded esplanade, but the organization is working very well this year and the crowds flow with order and joy, nothing to do with the crowds of last year.
At rush hour, the accesses to the Parc del Fòrum have absorbed floods of people on this second day, many more than yesterday, but without queues or outstanding problems.
Once inside, attendees have enjoyed a varied lineup, stages with views of the sea and a magnificent full moon illuminating the night.
“I’m starting to feel good”, the Americans Moldy Peaches sang, in the first song that, dressed in their characteristic costumes, they have performed on their return to the stage.
After a 20-year lethargy, the American ensemble has come together again and has chosen Barcelona as its second stop, where it has found an audience that has vibrated with some register changes and songs that, despite time, remain faithful to his characteristic rock and anti-folk roots.
On another stage, the band The Beths, originally from New Zealand, has revealed their happy and catchy songs, which draw on classic rock to speed it up and give it an indie touch.
The ensemble, which the public gave an ovation when they performed, gave the second day of Primavera Sound the most classic summer touch.
For his part, the Englishman Robin Daniel Skinner, artistically known as Cavetown, has brought intimacy to Primavera Sound with his musical and instrumental simplicity, which he has managed to infuse with complexity with elements of the most classic rock.
While the band Lilium, set up on the festival’s entrance stage, have welcomed a steady stream of new visitors by fusing their more traditional Taiwanese roots with modern instruments like bass.
In the absence of the most late-night concerts and the final day tomorrow, with Rosalía as the big star, Primavera Sound Barcelona 2023 is turning out to be a much more pleasant experience than last year and the decision to decrease in Barcelona and share the limelight with Madrid is looking right.
By Rosa Diaz