It was one of the most high-energy, feel-good shows of the year. Seeing a band live really gives you a whole new perspective on that band; and on nights like this it can be a great experience.
Here are four reasons you should go see these bands play live.
1. Smallpools. They’re one of those happy, feel-good bands whose music I immediately fell head-over-heels in love with. Their music is understandably growing at what seems like an exponential rate and half of the crowd at The Fillmore sang along to their incredibly infectious single “Dreaming.”
The Los Angeles quartet has just one four-track EP currently out, but it’s full of high quality feel-good-ness. They’re working on an LP which is looking to be just as great as the EP, based on the new tunes they played at The Fillmore.
The only down side to their performance was that they had such a small space to utilize. But even without any extra visual effects they were incredibly high energy and just fantastic!
2. Twenty one pilots. When I first saw twenty one pilots a couple summers ago I was not a fan. Now I can’t get enough! These guys have a real talent for amping up the crowd; from wearing ski masks to backflipping off the piano the fans go wild for singer Tyler Joseph and drummer Josh Dun.
This is a band you must absolutely see live in order to fully appreciate. The passion both Joseph and Dun put into their music gave me chills. It’s amazing how just two people on such a large stage can give off that much energy and get the crowd to be one of the most responsive crowds I’ve ever seen.
3. The crowd was so energetic. It’s like each fan was a jack-in-the-box and as soon their favorite part came up they popped out and went completely crazy.
4. Crowd interaction. I say this a lot, but that’s one of the best things a band playing live can do. Joseph stepped up into the crowd; Dun did some drumming on top of the crowd with help from his little drum platform; Joseph convinced a front-row fan to take his shirt off; and both Joseph and Dun finished the show drumming on top of the crowd once more.
The thing I love most about live music is that at a concert people can let go and get lost in the music. Concerts provide an escape; no matter what is going on in someone’s life they can allow themselves to forget about it for a few hours. They’re part of a group of people who all have one thing in common coming together for one night to show their love for that thing. A twenty one pilots show really demonstrates that. It’s a great thing to see.
Keep up with the bands!
Twitter & Instagram: @smallpools
Twenty one pilots
Twitter & Instagram: @twentyonepilots