The sense of entertainment coming from these four chicks was amazing, and just seeing them being able to seemlessly change instruments every song made me extremely happy anyway, plus this was the celebration of the ten year anniversary of the existence of the band, consisting of Anne Marit Berheim, Solveig Heilo, Turid Jørgensen and a very pregnant Marianne Sveen.
There is no one genre to categorize the music coming from the 30 instruments the four girls are able to play; pop, rock, country, folk, and all sorts of styles are just thrown at you in eclectic enthusiasm from mix of instruments. the catfaced contrabase balalaika being the band's mascot of sorts.
Apart from the array of instruments, most impressive were the moves from heavily pregnant Marianne, concerning the older women in the crowd about the well-being of her unborn child.
Each member of the band had their own time to shine, it was lovely to see there was no apparent leader and they all seemed proud of whatever the others were singing/playing/doing, judging by their shared glances and stances on stage.
All this has had a contagious effect on the crowd for sure, and singing and dancing along was no punitive obligation.
At some point the stage was shared with special guests; some of the members of Dutch pagan folk band Omnia, just to prove Katzenjammer overrule any label you'll try to put on them.
That is also why they could cover the Clash's London Calling on mandolin, giving it their own sound to the point that it was almost unrecognisable.
It's almost impossible to describe the energy Katzenjammer gave on stage, let the pictures speak for themselves, and if you ever you have the opportunity to see these crazy Norwegian girls perform live as well, please take it. You shall not regret it (I promise!)