Away from any kind of desktop/laptop keyboard for the whole trip, it was quite a privilege to be at Sigur Rós' Harpa debut (or any show in Iceland for that matter) on December 27th. The setlist did look somewhat similar to what they had played for quite a few years running. I bet we had all secretly expected them to debut some more new songs during this residency. Yet, Eldborg was fascinating as its redness and lighting felt like being taken into a mothership from an extraterrestrial civilization!
My fave for December 30th was the Icelandic Dance Company ("at dusk we embrace"). It felt like it had both haunting and humorous at the same time, with its unpredictable antics. Expecting the show to be "filler" between bands, I went away with many wow-moments. I had wanted to see both Amiina and attend the Liminal Soundbath but they sort of overlapped and only got to do the former. Plus, the lineup for the limited edition LP sales took place after Amiina.
BY THE WAY, I made the mistake of buying a yellow "liminal remixes" LP cover but did not check to see if it had the actual record itself. Now, I have two Frakkur records Anyone happen to have an extra copy of the liminal remixes they want to trade?
That aside, I liked Sin Fang, Sóley and Örvar Smárasson too. They deserved far more time than they had. As it got quite exhausting to mention them by name, they really need a snappy band name soon! ...maybe something to do with the letter S?
Overall, it was all about the adventure and experience of just being there. Hearing from some of your gigs for volunteering, I would sure look into volunteering if there is to be anything similar to NoN in the future. Also, as with @dervish, I'll now spend some time trying to nurse that piggy!