Veröld Fjördísar

fimmtudagur, apríl 17, 2003

Tegar eg for a Sigur Rosar tonleikana um daginn, ta for eg mikid ad hugsa um uppklapp eftir tonleika. Sigur Ros er nefnilega ein af faum hljomsveitum sem ekki taka aukalag eftir sitt hefdbunda sett. Sidan nuna adan rakst eg a tessa lika finu grein a MTV um encore (uppklapp)! Mer finnst hun alveg frabaert, margir godir punktar tar. Eg maeli med ad tid lesid hana, en ef einhver nennir tvi ekki ta skal eg birta nokkra goda punkta ur henni herna.

What was once one of a concert's most exciting elements has transformed into just another predictable part of an industry more interested in spotlighting a hit than giving fans a treat. With encores no longer what they were meant to be, bands like the Strokes, the Hives and Staind are choosing to forgo them altogether (og Sigur Ros er i tessum hopi lika)

"I couldn't adjust to the thought of doing encores [at first]," says British hip-hop star Mike Skinner (a.k.a. the Streets). "But actually when it gets down to it, even though it
is predictable, that is what people want. Even though they know it's going to happen, they kind of don't know totally, so there's a little bit of surprise."

Pete Yorn usually encores with a cover, but he never writes it into the set list. That seems to be the way many bands avoid feeling like they're doing something clichéd.

"I started out committing to encores, but that was kind of wack to me," says Musiq. "I thought, 'I'm not doing that.' I want the crowd to want me back. If they don't want me to come back, I'm not going to force-feed them."

"It took us a while to get to where we could do an encore and not feel really, really cheesy about it," Reddick says. "Just because you don't ever wanna be that band that plans one."

It's not written in their set lists, but Good Charlotte, Musiq and Bowling for Soup still do encores almost every show. That's just how it is.

So rather than try to deny that an encore is pretty much guaranteed, more and more bands are embracing the obviousness by making fun of it.

On his recent live CD, former Soul Coughing singer Mike Doughty tells the crowd, "This is the part where I stand on the side of the stage for a minute before I come back for another song." Counting Crows, Weezer, Blink-182 and Guster have done similar gags, which raises the question: Have encores become a joke?

En svona er tetta - a tonleikum er buist vid tvi ad hljomsveitin komi aftur og taki amk eitt aukalag - og hljomsveitirnar eru farnar ad gera tad fyrir tvi og skrifa tad inn i lagalistann sinn. Sumum finnst tad hallaerslegt og neita tvi, adrir gera grin ad tessu - en velflestir er to samt a teirri skodun ad tetta er tad sem ahorfendurnir vilja og markmidid med tonleikunum er ad leyfa hlustendanum ad njota teirra til fullnustu.
Personulega finnst mer ad ef hljomsveit er kloppud upp, ta eigi hun ad nota tann tima til ad kynna nytt eda sjaldgjaeft efni - eitthvad fyrir allra hordustu addaendurnar. Eda hvad...?