Dizzy Mizz Lizzy

Tivoli, Copenhagen - 2022

Text: Tobias Nilsson Photo: Lunah Lauridsen

While their earlier summer gig at Copenhell didn’t exactly hit us in any great way, Dizzy Mizz Lizzy still has enough cred to be interesting any time they come around. Well, they came around for Fredagsrock at Tivoli, and of course, we were there to see them.

“Good evening, Tivoli! You look good! The garden looks good. Martin and Søren look good. Anders looks good. And I feel pretty good as well.”
- Tim Christensen (vocals/guitar)


See, this was much more in the element of Dizzy Mizz Lizzy. I’m not saying they don’t fit at Copenhell, because I still see a potential there, but headlining their own show at as cozy a venue as Plænen in Tivoli, now that’s almost a guaranteed win. Right? The question remained to be answered.
I don’t think Tivoli was completely sold out, but there were still a heck of a lot of visitors who had come out for the band, and the atmosphere was already great going in. The beer vendors were busy, people were talking and having a good time, and as the sun slowly set, the band finally entered the stage. There wasn’t much of an introduction, just Tim Christensen quickly saying good evening, and Dizzy Mizz Lizzy was off into the first song of the set, the multi-chaptered epic Amelia, from the latest album. Quite a bold move, opening with this track, and playing nearly all the way through it - I think they may have skipped the instrumental Part 5: Alter Echo - but it also worked like a charm, and much better than stowing it in the middle of the set, like they did at Copenhell. Enough with the comparisons though, I’ll try and stick to the event at hand.

“If anyone feels like singing along, this is where you’re absolutely welcome to do so!”
- Christensen (vocals/guitar)


Given the slightly introverted and not very sing-along friendly nature of Amelia, the crowd wasn’t engaging as much in the show, as I had expected. Well, not vocally, anyway. Since the first half or so of the set consisted mostly of newer material, this seemed to be the trend for the evening, but turning that middle mark, interestingly with the song The Middle, the band moved into the so very familiar, older material, and as if someone had waved a magic wand over the amusement park, to loosen the tongues of its inhabitants, everyone now took it upon themselves to fill the night with noise.
Love Is A Loser’s Game was the first off the bat, and you can imagine how that went down. Tim Christensen ended up shutting up for most of the song, as he was deafened out by the crowd anyway.
This trend pretty much kept up for the rest of the set, and it was a highly welcomed change of pace. There was time for a quick leaving the stage and being called back on between Waterline and California Rain (water and rain next to each other, and the middle in the middle; it’s almost as if someone’d planned it all!), but it felt like a rehearsed bit. Still, other than that, Dizzy Mizz Lizzy was very adept at keeping the momentum going, and their time on stage flew by.

As you might have guessed already, I enjoyed this show a lot. In fact, I’d go as to say that Dizzy Mizz Lizzy was effing rocking! If there would have been a roof, there wouldn’t be one anymore, let me just put it that way.
It was indeed the perfect setting for this band, and (sorry) so much better than their Copenhell gig, it could be likened to night and day.

Setlist:

Amelia - Part 1: Nothing They Do They Do For You
Amelia - Part 2:The Path Of Least Existence
Amelia - Part 3: Lights Out
Amelia - Part 4: All Saints Are Sinners
The Ricochet
In The Blood
I Would If I Could But I Can’t
Brainless
The Middle
Love Is A Loser’s Game
Glory
Rotator
67 Seas In Your Eyes
Waterline
California Rain
Thorn In My Pride
Silverflame

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