Special BBG! correspondent Kim Nordlund is a Sweden native and journalism student. Kim is a reader of BBG! and asked if she could cover the Sweden Rock Festival for us. Of course I said yes! Over the next few days, she'll provide her dispatches from all the fun. -- Allyson
The first day of the Sweden Rock Festival is done. Spontaneous feeling? Disappointment. At least when we’re talking music. Even if there were a few Glam bands, they didn’t impress. Both H.E.A.T. and Dynazty played yesterday. They’re both bands who have competed in the Swedish selection to "Eurovision Song Contest." Not that rock n’ roll. And even if I have a thing for H.E.A.T.’s new frontman, the Swedish Idol winner from 2009, Erik Grönwall, the music isn’t good enough. The sound during the show was bad as well. Not the band's fault, but it didn’t help.
Compared with last year’s first day, yesterday wasn’t great. Last year both Crashdïet and Hardcore Superstar played, and the Hardcore Superstar show was one of the greatest shows during the whole festival. Neither H.E.A.T. or Dynazty could compete with that. I missed the very short set from Pompei Nights, but I doubt they could have saved the whole day.
Instead, my expectations on day two are HUGE! Favorites like Steel Panther and Sebastian Bach are playing, and they’re both having press conferences as well. Seeing a Steel Panther press conference has been a dream since I first saw an interview with them, so I’m really excited. You’ll hear all about it tomorrow!