My roommate ditched me tonight, but I guess she shouldn't be responsible for all of the blame (only, say, about 90%) since I was, well, two hours late. Or maybe two-and-a-half, but who's counting? I went to the Malmöfestivalen anyway, and brought my camera with me ... a few shots I took are posted below.
The highly-regarded Swedish indie rock band, Mando Diao, plays an electric set on the big stage at Malmöfestivalen 2007.
Malmö is Sweden's third-largest city, and it's conveniently located only 15 minutes down the train tracks from my new homebase in Lund. I was fortunate enough to arrive in Sweden during the week of the much talked about Malmöfestivalen, which is the country's biggest (and best) city festival. Featuring food, rides, and live music for all tastes, the festival annually attracts summer crowds totaling into the seven figures.
The best part? Everything (except for the food and booze) is free.
This, of course, is good news for poor students like me.
More Mando Diao in Malmö.
And yet even more.
Malmöfestivalen attracts big summer crowds ...
... and also guys who play the accordion.
Swedish folk band Tidig Tisdag on the Jeriko stage at Malmöfestivalen 2007.
Festival crowds on Södergatan in central Malmö.