Well…that was amazing. Grizfolk opened for them, and got the entire venue energized, but then everything went dark. Just like their music, the concert itself started softly, like no aggressively flashing lights, or even a “So how’s everyone tonight?!” Bastille went right into Things We Lost in the Fire. The concert itself was unbelievably fun, and everyone was so energized. Dan Smith, the lead singer, got everyone moving. Also, his hair was absolutely on point. Seriously, Dan Smith’s hair is absolutely flawless. I wanted to pet him. Is that weird?
My friend Shaili and I got to The Milwaukee Theatre at around 4:30, and the line was hardly 50 people at that point, so that was perfect timing on our part. Our neighbors in line were super nice, so they held our spots when we went on a Starbucks run (and then a bathroom run because of those oh-too-good lattes.) The gates opened at 7 sharp, and we got some merch right away. (She got a hoodie and I got a T-Shirt with the Bad Blood album art on it.) After that we filed into the auditorium thing. The first 125 people get to stand up near the stage, so we were super lucky to be in that group.
During Flaws, Dan jumped into the audience and walked around, high fiving a bunch of people and I. Got. So. Close. So close. But alas, I was too far away to touch him
or his hair. But the most, absolutely breathtaking thing was his hair during Oblivion, when everyone got out their phones and the entire place just lit up. Pardon the crappy panorama, but the stage is on the far right, and the shot extends about 3/4 around the theatre.
Here is their final song they sang yesterday…Pompeii. Look at his dorky, adorable dance moves…I can’t. I can’t deal with that.
If you get lucky enough to have these guys in a venue near you, you should really go see them. They are amazing live, and their songs even better in person than on iTunes, which cannot be said for all bands.
Hopefully later I’ll have another follow up post with more videos and pictures from the concert.