Two Door Cinema Club
put together a great bill that consisted of themselves, Friends
, and Guards
. Guards sounded awesome, setting the tone with a set that saw them rocking out hard and with passion. Friends were somewhat fun live, but there was something missing from their set. Lead singer Samantha Urbani did a great job of keeping fans involved as she constantly went right to them, but even her presence wasn’t quite enough to truly reel me in.
As I was waiting in the photo pit for Two Door, I could sense the fever of the crowd about to reach a breaking point. The band have come a long way since their Bowery Ballroom/Bell House shows, and now they were able to fill out Rumsey Playfield. The minute the band reached the stage, the crowd went bezerk, with full fledged screaming and craziness that even had me insanely impressed. Being in the pit for the first three songs (“Sleep Alone”, “Undercover Martyn”. “Do You Want It All”) let me see everything unfold first hand, and all I learned was that these guys are one their way – if not already -Â bona fide rock stars.
The band gave a winning performance as they always do, making it clear that their songs aren’t songs. They’re anthems made for large crowds full of beer and joy, made to string together a night of remembrance. You’re guaranteed to have a good time, and to leave the show with a smile, and a hell of a good memory.
Find gallery’s of all three bands, posted below.
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