Sunday, July 14, 2013

A Bunbury Friday Night

Glowing balls during Fun. Photo by Julie Hammond
A Bunbury Friday Night (the music)

Post by Julie Hammond

Tegan and Sara set (all photos are taken through the screen). Photo by Lauren Becker

Friday night was jam packed with Fun (Pun intended)! Tegan and Sara gave a great kick off to the night with a poignant but sweet serenade. Their songs invoked both a fiery passion and complete giddiness throughout the crowd. It’s hard to imagine that the Canadian duo started in 1995, but became popular in 2001, because each song is unique and modern.  The majority of the set list derived from their new album, Heartthrob but they did play a few classics like “Living Room” and “Back in Your Head”, which had this writer dancing and jumping for joy.

Photo by Lauren Becker
Walk the Moon, a local band, has recently gained more attention in the past year and was an instant favorite of the crowd that night. Many Bunburians were wearing war paint, and to war we went. The band was rather interactive with the audience and each band member seemed as entranced by the music as the crowd. It was a constant upbeat mix of happy tunes that made everyone dance and sing along.
Fun.'s Set. Photo by Julie Hammond
Fun, was just that-it was a whole lot of action packed fun. The band genuinely looked like they were having the time of their lives and loved every moment of performing. Nate Ruess brought out the stops with his impeccably honey smooth voice that hit every note with poise. Every song gained more momentum and egged on the audience. Both confetti and glowing balloons were projected into the air that night during the band’s hit singles like “Carry On”, “Some Nights” and a personal favorite-“We Are Young”. It would be physically impossible to not sing or at least dance along to the music. It was truly a great way to kick off the weekend.


Erika said...

Ohmigosh fun.! One of my favorite bands! :)

Liviania said...

Sounds great - I'd love to see both Fun. and Tegan and Sara myself!

Brandi Kosiner said...

Walk the moon sounds great, glad it was a good time

Candace said...

I think that when a band isn't having fun it's obvious, even when they fake it. Like they just come off as snotty. So it's great they had fun and their energy passed to the audience. It looks and sounds awesome!

Rachel said...

I actually saw Walk the Moon in concert and really enjoyed their performance! They opened for Young the Giant out here in Los Angeles. Nice to see you had so much fun. I love the energy concerts provide! :)

elena said...

I heard Walk the Moon is super fun live! Thanks for sharing.

Julie Hammond said...

Glad you guys enjoyed the post. Thanks Lauren for letting me share it!