Punk at Påsk

Påsk is the Swedish for Easter and gives me the opportunity to alliterate. Punk at Påsk because my sister-in-law was playing bass in Tijuana Suicide, who were the warm-up band for The Crunch on Easter Sunday at Brännö värdshus. Low light, loud music, much movement. Not one of the 600+ photos I took were quite in focus, but, hey, this is punk we’re talking about!

Concert flier at SaltholmenTijuana SuicideChristina Gustafsson Kent SaloLena  NeugebauerMari-Louise NilebrinkTijuana SuicideThe CrunchIdde ShultzDave TregunnaSulo  KarlssonTerry ChimesMick Geggus

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Tijuana Suicide is Christina Gustafsson (bass), Kent Salo (drums), Lena Neugebauer (guitar), Mari-Louise Nilebrink (guitar). This line-up of The Crunch was Sulo Karlsson (guitar, vocals – Diamond Dogs), Mick Geggus (guitar – Cockney Rejects), Terry Chimes (drums – The Clash), Dave Tregunna (bass – Sham69), Idde Schultz (keyboards, vocals – Hovet).
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Hard though it may be to believe, punk rock provided my original musical awakening in the late 70s. This evening was a great nostalgic experience. I walked back to the ferry home with my ears ringing – but pleasantly.

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Blossoming in the chuchyard

Blossoming in the chuchyard

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This is probably another flowering cherry like yesterday’s photo, but this is blossoming in the churchyard – specifically the cemetary called Östra kyrkogård (Eastern churchyard). Photo taken about midday on Easter Sunday 20th April. The temperature had risen by 7 degrees since the day before.
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Flowering cherries

Flowering cherries

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Three different flowering cherries in the Botanical Gardens (birch trees in light-green bloom behind).
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Easter eggs

Easter eggs

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Empty papier maché Easter eggs for sale outside a sweet shop. The idea is that you buy one of these and then fill it with the loose sweets the shop sells by weight. The chocolate Easter eggs common in Britain are unusual here.
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Påskris

Påskris

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Påskris = Easter twigs. Budding birch twigs decorated with coloured feathers – a sign of the coming Easter in Sweden.
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GBGframe

GBGframe

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Irony? Sarcasm? Or is this seriously meant? I’m guessing this GBGframe (sorry #GBGframe) has something to do with the Chalmers Cortège (Rag Day) coming up on 29th April.
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Chained figure

Chained figure

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This chained figure in the new city hall, once the old court house is a reminder that the guilty were once hung in chains. Or perhaps it just warns people off a dangerous staircase.
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