Concert Updates – New Orleans
If you all read my 1-Month Blogiversary and Weekly Round-Up! post from last Wednesday, then you know I made a trip out to New Orleans with my sisters and my mom to see Twenty One Pilots on Thursday and The Lumineers on Friday. And can I just say, both were absolutely AMAZING. So let’s get to it!
*Just a PSA – I apologize for my lack of high-quality photos! They were all shot from my phone, so it was the best I could do!*
Twenty One Pilots
Twenty One Pilots performed at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans Thursday night. If you don’t know who they are (which you should because they are awesome!), they are the very same band that won a Grammy this year, and accepted it in their underwear. Yes, their underwear. Their song “Heathens” was in Suicide Squad, “Stressed Out” and “Polarize” are some of their more well-know songs, and “Migraine” is one of my personal favorites. Now, moving on to the actual concert…
Judah & the Lion was the opener, and describe their music as “booty popping banjo music”. I kid you not guys. I wouldn’t describe them quite like this, but it works. They were so entertaining and the music was great. Definitely worth checking out! And bonus: their Instagram is pretty great too!
Jon Bellion followed, and while I absolutely love him and his music, I was pretty disappointed. He was entertaining yes, but I’m not sure if there was something wrong with his mic or not. You could barely hear what he was singing – the backup singer could be heard better. If I hadn’t known the songs, I wouldn’t have known what he was saying at all. Now, this certainly won’t stop me from listening to his music, so you should definitely check him out! You can also check him out on Instagram here!
FINALLY it was time for Twenty One Pilots! We ended up with floor seats because we heard how amazing they were in concert, and we were certainly not disappointed. Softly, music began to play in the background, getting progressively louder after several minutes. Lights shut off, and the light show begins on the curtain in front of the stage. All of a sudden, curtain drops and we are bombarded by lights, sound, and general awesomeness. The crowd packs in close to the stage, and we are ready to be awed. The started with “Heavydirtysoul”, went through their entire album and even included some older songs. They played for a solid 2 hours. I absolutely loved how much they interacted with the crowd – they didn’t just stand on stage playing with cool lights behind them the whole time. They had a second stage set up further back on the floor, had a drum set on top of the crowd, got up into the upper sections, had a hamster ball out on top of people, etc. It was so cool. If you want to check out their other awesome photos, here’s their Instagram!
The Lumineers concert was held the next evening at the Lakefront Arena in New Orleans, which was a much smaller venue than the Smoothie King Center. We had regular seats this time, at the top level to the right of the stage (if you’re looking at the stage). My picture quality was even worse for this one, so I only have a few decent pictures, so do yourself a favor and check out The Lumineers on Instagram.
Susto started off the show, followed by Kaleo. Both were very good – I’ll definitely be checking both out! You check out Susto in Instagram here and Kaleo here. The concert itself was fairly relaxed. There was a little crowd interaction, but overall it was very laid-back. You couldn’t get much different from the concert the day before. While Twenty One Pilots was in your face with entertainment, The Lumineers charmed with their musical ability and voices. It’s like trying to compare a really nice club to a quiet bar. Both are amazing in their own way, but aren’t remotely the same. The Lumineers was a wonderful end to our Friday, and were absolutely amazing live. Their music is normally wonderful, but it was even better in concert!
Overall, we had a wonderful weekend exploring New Orleans seeing our favorite bands! Be sure to keep in touch because a New Orleans post is coming soon! Stay tuned!
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