The show last night at the Commodore is the best I have been to in a long time! I arrived early enough to catch the opening act for once, and it turned out that Theophilus London had almost as many fans there as Friendly Fires. I didn’t know the band previously but of course recognized I Stand Alone. They really got the crowd moving with their lively 40 minute set.
Highlights; They brought out a cardboard cutout of Micheal Jackson and propped him up at a mike for two songs which was hilarious and the guitarist and bassist did a great dance to a remix of Hey Big Spender. Best opening act I’ve seen since Sleigh Bells a few years back.
Thirty minutes later the lights dimmed for Friendly Fires to take the stage.
I’ve been listening to Friendly Fire’s music for a few years (thanks Jess) but have never watched a video or even knew where they are from though I correctly assumed they are English. Immediately the lead singer Ed Macfarlane starts busting out these wild dance moves and sweating through his collared shirt. Then halfway into the first song Lovesick he jumps down into the crowd (right in front of me) and finishes up the track dancing and grooving with the crowd. It brought everyone to life! He proceeded to this four, five, I don’t know six more times in the next hour and fifteen minutes. This was the best concert dance party I’ve ever been to, and I’ve gone to many shows in the past five years. Great night, thank you Friendly Fires and Theophilus London.
Only sad note, I bought a FF t-shirt but came home to discover holes at the collar. I wrote the band, but who knows if/when they’ll get it, I’m hoping for a replacement.
Jump In The Pool
Show Me Lights
In The Hospital
Live Those Days Tonight
Pull Me Back To Earth
Kiss of Life