Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Concert Review: Fitz and the Tantrums

Fitz and the Tantrums
Fitz and the Tantrums Concert Review 

By Lauren

A ticket was provided to the show for free, but all opinions are my own

I attended the Fitz and the Tantrums concert this past Sunday at The Madison Theater in Covington, KY. I've been to this venue before but it's been years, so it was nice to go back. It's not terribly big, so while it was packed - being a sold out show - it was fairly easy to find a good spot to enjoy the show.

Barns Courtney
Before the main act, Barns Courtney performed and he was amazing! The last song was called "Fire" and it was actually something I recognized. It's funny when this happens because I often know a song before I realize who performs it. It was great though. The rest of the songs he played though were fantastic too. I really enjoyed his performance - he worked well with the audience and kept up the energy. I'm definitely going to be buying his EP as soon as I can.

Now, Fitz and the Tantrums! I've known this band for awhile now but I hadn't seen them live. This is one band that knows how to keep up the energy! I seriously don't know how they do it night after night, but they were a blast to watch. Most of the songs are extremely upbeat and easy to sing along with, which is great during a live show. The stage was fairly simple, with a few swirl designs in the back that changed colors throughout the show. It was enough though! They don't need flash because they are already so mesmerizing to watch and listen too. I loved seeing them dance and engage with the crowd.

This was definitely a really good show! I thought the opening act was awesome and got the crowd pumped up for Fitz and the Tantrums. While both acts seemed to start a bit late - there is always a wait, but it felt a tad too long - it all became worth it once the music began!

If you want to get a taste of what I saw - and what you can experience if you see these acts live - click the links below to visit my Instagram for some videos!

"Out of My League" by Fitz and the Tantrums-  my video

"Glitter and Gold" by Barns Courtney - my video

Other Barns Courtney video - I don't know the name of this one, sorry!

8 comments:

Erika Sorocco said...

It is so awesome that you got to see them live - the concert sounds amazing!

xx

Jennifer Humphries said...

I saw you videos on IG, so fun! I have not been to a concert in so long. Glad you enjoyed this one :)

Maja (The Nocturnal Library) said...

It's honestly been ages since I've been to a good concert. I think it's time to finally do something about it! I'm glad you enjoyed yourself.

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Sometimes I like a small venue. At times it just works better. It seems like a musical day.

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Sounds like it was a great show :)

The Bibliophile Babe said...

That sounds so fun!

Karen Alderman said...

Barnes Courtney cancelled right before our show and I was bummed but the girl we had was great too.

I heard an interview that FatT did and they said they lay down perfectly still for an hour before their shows so they have energy to perform and man does it work. They go ALL OUT. Great show!

Karen @For What It's Worth

Anna (herding cats-burning soup) said...

Oh that sounds like fun! I've not heard either of them so off to youtube!