Opinion

Aqua turned back time…to the 80’s when Jacko’s skin was black

The 15th Summar Festival kicked off Thursday night. One of the first bands to take stage in Klaksvík, the second largest town in the Faroe Islands, was Danish-Norwegian eurodance group Aqua, which gave a surprisingly impressive concert in front of a total of around 8.000 spectators.

The 15th Summar Festival kicked off Thursday night.

One of the first bands to take stage in Klaksvík, the second largest town in the Faroe Islands, was Danish-Norwegian eurodance group Aqua, which gave a surprisingly impressive concert in front of a total of around 8.000 spectators.

Luckily, Aqua – led by evergreen vocalists Lene Nystrøm and René Dif – got guilty pleasure songs such as ”Barbie Girl”, ”My oh my” and ”Doctor Jones” out of the way relatively quickly, before the band went on to perform some of their mature (better) songs during the second half of the concert.

”Turn back time”, a hit ballad from their 1997 debut album Aquarium, was without a shadow of a doubt the standout song of the night, as the band also performed their 2009 hit ”Back to the 80’s”, singing the original lyrics to the song: ”When M&M was just a snack, And Michael Jackson’s skin was black” – much to the delight (?) of the buzzing crowd.

Tonight Swedish singer-songwriter Zara Larsson will perform at the Summer Festival, while English musician, singer and songwriter Roger Hodgson will perform at the popular festival tomorrow night.

Most Popular

Local.fo

Local.fo is the only English-language newspaper in the Faroe Islands reporting Faroese news exclusively.

The Local.fo website was launched in January 2018 and the printed edition was first published in June 2018.

Advertise with us

Local.fo, via its printed edition and this website, reaches over 40,000 readers every month.

We are happy to offer you competitive prices on a variety of print and online advertising options.

Click here for more information.

Contact us

Address
Grønlandsvegur 38 – Tórshavn, FO-100 – Faroe Islands

Editor-in-chief: 
Jens Hákun Leo – [email protected]

Press releases/news tips:
[email protected]

© Local.fo | Grønlandsvegur 38 | FO-100 Tórshavn | Faroe Islands

To Top