The Hives at the Big Bang Festival, 19/05/2017 par Solly Alba

June 9th, 2012 - The Hives at Garorock festival!

I thought it would be fun to share this with you guys because even after 3 years, this short video I took of the moment I fell in love with The Hives still makes me smile.

0:19: “Oh la vache!” = oh my goodness, you could feel the excitement from the moment Chris started playing his drums, people in the crowd were already pushing.

0:23: “Oh désolée!” = oh sorry! we were so packed, I had accidently, somehow, hurt my friend next to me (i think that’s her screaming xD)

0:30: I could barely breathe. The crowd was pressing us up against the front barrier and I was suffocating. I had to look down for a moment and take a quick breath… the moment I looked back up, Pelle was there!

The random screams at the end are basically 50% from pain, 50% from excitement…  it was by far the craziest (and best) concert of the whole festival.


Grattis to the one and only, Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist!

“We still enjoy doing it, and also we kinda have to do it, cause no one’s picked up the baton yet. In order to be the best live band, we gotta keep doing it, you know. And it’s also one of my favorite things on Earth, playing live to people. That’s why I go through all the tedious sort of… getting up at 5 in the morning to sit on a boat, over to England, and then go to sleep again, then wake up, and go to sleep again… it’s not an ideal lifestyle, unless you would play the shows. That’s what makes it fantastic.” (x)