Owl City at Revolution Live
A teenage girl in a full-body Pikachu had been waiting outside Revolution for hours. What the Pokémon has to do with an Owl City concert is beyond me, but she and a throng of other teenage girls lined up outside the venue for the one-man band from Minnesota.
New Jersey newcomers Action Item opened with an hour set that included their new song “Last Day of Summer.” The five-piece group gave off a Hot Chelle Rae feel – and they have a new EP due out soon.
Then a strange fence background surrounded the stage for Owl City and the southern most stop on Adam’s The Midsummer Station tour. He wasn’t alone mind you; there was a drummer, guitarist and pianist.
Adam opened with a spirited “Dreams and Disaster” before delving into “Meteor Shower,” “Speed of Love” and “Angels.” The “Adam” chants started early – and grew with the smooth melody that is “Fireflies.”
In the front row, a few fans discussed their presence on Instagram while Adam tried to reach each elongated arm request. Parents crowded the makeshift Owl City store in the back, buying hoodies and shirts for their teens. The guys from Action Item even did a mini meet and greet – taking pictures with fans.
For Adam, “Deer In The Headlights” and “Take It All Away” completed a stunning 20-song set, or so the fans thought. Loud (er) screams brought the one-man act on stage action for the infectiously popular “Good Time.”
For many, the night was “Gold” – Owl City’s closing act – making it 22 songs for the one man Minnesotan.
By Anthony Cave
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