It’s been awhile since I wrote a concert review. Hell, it’s been awhile since I’ve been to an actual concert. Having taken a step away from it all, I’m now starting to wonder. Just what is it that a reader hopes to get out of reading a concert review? I guess most people usually read these under a few circumstances:
a) you too were at the show and want to see other peoples’ opinions
b) you want to know if the artist is good live at which you google concert review, and then searched about fifty pages and landed here.
Either way, having identified that these are two of the main criterias for reading this, I’m just going to skip the usual artist introduction preamble and skip straight to the point.
The concert friday night was good. As you would expect, the place was poppin. Shamir’s disco worthy tracks jumped to life with the backing live band and the live instrumentation added a nice pop and unpredictability to his music. I’ve always been a big fan of electronic/dance acts that perform with a live band, and this time around was no different.
The crowd was a very diverse crowd of all demographics. There were people way younger then me and it appears, there were people way older then me. I think they were all pro-refugeee though, sorry right wing conservatives, although really, they wouldn’t be at a Shamir show.
I think a lot of dance acts of Shamir’s nature would have incorporated some sort of choreographed dancing into the set. This was not something Shamir did and I liked the natural carefree nature he moved around the stage. The dude’s got an amazing voice that can easily translate into cheesy Celine Dion style ballads if he wants. We are just lucky he wants to dance, because we already have Celine Dion for cheesy Celine Dion ballads.
Overall, an energetic show that had you moving. Can’t ask for more, unless you are a greedy fucker.
OH yeah, if you want to know what songs he played, he played the ones you want, and no, he did not cover hotline bling.