Can’t remember who the first band was. The second band was Cults, *groan*.
So, Foster The People. Is it just me or did they just sneak attack into the music scene out of left field? Just me? Ok, cause I don’t listen to the radio or watch music videos and I don’t troll music blogs like a music news junkie. I’m the complete opposite of a hipster, I find out about bands after everyone and their grandmother has heard of them. I had never heard of them or their song Pumped Up Kicks up until about 5 weeks ago when I was on a little weekend getaway with my friends and completely at the mercy of their iPods. There was a lot of Katy Perry and some other stuff, then my friend played Pumped Up Kicks. It didn’t strike me, but it was a cool song.
I probably wouldn’t have ever seen them live, but I got a last minute invite to this show from my lovely twitter friend Erina Uemura. The show was sold out and the crowd was different from what I usually see at shows. Lots of bros. But everyone seemed happy and excited and were singing along.
All I can say is they’re a very good band, very talented, very energetic and DO NOT judge them by Pumped Up Kicks. I didn’t stick around until the end, because I wanted to avoid the crowds walking out. So I didn’t get to hear them play their hit, but their music is so different from that song. I liked them a lot, I would see them again.
All pictures Copyright 2011 Roselyn Fortuna