Jason Derulo and Wallpaper. are currently on tour together. They stopped in Minnesota on a date, and made the crowd go nuts. Not only was Jason Derulo's act amazing, Wallpaper. put on such a great show, if anyone wasn't a fan going into the show they definitely are now. The crowd started a bit calmer than I expected but by the end of Wallpaper.'s set, the whole crowd was going insane!
Photos by: Lealah Abraham
You Me At Six stopped in Minnesota on their tour. Last time they were in Minnesota, they were on Journey's 2012 Warped Tour. It has been quite awhile! I had the chance to see them in Wisconsin last year on the Spring Fever tour, and stood with 4,500 other people, enjoying their music. This tour, the shows was a tad smaller (a few hundred people) but their set was just as cool as ever! The band has a flow that most other bands seem to be lacking in the music industry today. You can look on stage and see a band; not just a singer and a guitar player and some guy banging some drums. You see this band as a whole, united for the love of music and they can play a 60 minute set all in unison. The don't need to make jokes or try to be funny with the crowd wasn't something that this band needed to do. Josh, the singer, spoke a few times to the crowd-introduced the band, gave shootouts to the openers, and agreed on calling us "Minneapolis" even when we were 25 minutes out of the city. Other than that, the show carried on song after song, as if you were physical watching their album as it played through.
Something unique that I give this band props for is one time when Josh addressed the crowd and brought up how the generation today, "feels the need to post their lives on social media." how he grew up going to shows and letting the shows be his escape for those few hours. Something that this generation seems to be lacking because we're all too concerned about getting so many likes on a picture from the show or sending out mass Snapchats to everyone. This generation tends to experience lives shows through their iPhone screens. So at the show, for one song, Josh requested that everyone put away their phones and their cameras and just enjoy the song, fully immersed in the feeling of being at a live show with live music.
The show is definitely one that I recommend going to see. This band has done some incredible things in their career and they're over here in the States bringing their music here to inspire people.
Pictures and review by Lealah Abraham