Disneyland After Dark

Grøn Koncert, Amager - 2022

Text: Tobias Nilsson Photo: Lunah Lauridsen

After a highly successful summer so far, routined rockers D-A-D reclaimed their throne at the annual Grøn Koncert.
By this time, it must be said that D-A-D is more the odd man out at this event, with no other band coming even close to this style of music, but they are also the reason we keep coming back time and time again.

"Welcome to the sunshine island of Amager, where we all smell delightfully today!"
- Jesper Binzer (vocals/guitar)

D-A-D was back with their carnival setup, and after the short circus intro, the band blasted onto the stage, instruments blazing. With a heavy wall of sound, they levelled the field with Isn't That Wild, a true classic. I'm not sure if they were still doing their crowd composed setlist or not. It was a shortened version of course, and as previously mentioned, the crowd choices weren't much different from what the band normally choses, so yeah, hard to tell.
What wasn't hard to tell, was that we were in the presence of a band who know exactly what they're doing. I'm not saying the band wasn't present, but we didn't get much we haven't seen before either.

Still, the rock was strong in the four gentlemen, and we were served one hit after the other. Highlights of the show were the strong opening mentioned above, the delightful heaviness of Written In Water, and no matter how many times I see it, Sleeping My Day Away with Stig Pedersen’s sparkler helmet always puts me in a good mood.

After a slow start on their side, the crowd warmed up to the band as well, and a couple of songs in, they were singing and cheering along, applauding each song as they were played.
In response to this, the audience was rewarded with a visit in the security pit by Jacob 'Cobber' Binzer during a prolonged solo in Grow Or Pay, and a couple of successful sing-along sessions in Monster Philosophy and Sleeping My Day Away.
Jesper Binzer also visited the pit during I Won’t Cut My Hair in his conversation with Laust Sonne, leading up to the drum solo bit, a bit that had been completely renewed, and having Jesper Binzer asking Sonne where he was as he looked out over the crowd, and asked Sonne to raise his hand so that he could see him. The whole crowd immediately raised their hands, of course, and they had to conclude that this was a poor way of finding each other.
The whole thing ended with Jesper saying;

“Yeah, I’m sorry Amager, this was just a bit of absurd theatre to kill the time.”
- Jesper Binzer (vocals/guitar)

D-A-D was present, they delivered a rockin’ show, and the setlist was good (I’m especially glad they’ve shortened their solo bits in order to fit a few more songs in), but this was also a band running on routine.
They’re good enough to create a party whatever they do, but coming off two fantastic shows earlier this year, Grøn Koncert just wasn’t the same level, not even close. We had fun, but were far from being blown away, or even surprised.


Isn’t That Wild
Written In Water
Everything Glows
A Prayer For The Loud
Soft Dogs
Grow Or Pay
Riding With Sue
Monster Philosophy
Bad Craziness
I Won’t Cut My Hair
Sleeping My Day Away

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