While the Metropolis was filled with punk music lovers for Propaghandi, the National was ready for a night of amazing indie rock bands.
After the DJ set of The Quiet Intertainer, the South African band Civil Twilight came onstage ready to rock the already packed crowd. The amazing voice of the singer, and the great energy of their songs got the crowd ready for the rest of the night.
The first Mutemath songs didn’t even start and I could already tell that this would be a great night. The band arrived onstage not from the usual backstage… they decide to pass trough the crowd to get there !! Amazing idea !!
The band started the night with Odd Soul, which is also the name of their most recent album, but it’s a couple of songs later, when the first notes of “Typical” were heard, that the crowd woke up and went crazy.
Mutemath has that kind of static energy onstage. With the four pianos and synthesizer in their way they can’t move that much, but the amount of energy that that singer Paul Meany puts into his performance makes us all want to move, jump and dance with him- and fortunately, the crowd responded perfectly to the band and seemed to be enjoying themselves a lot.
Just when you thought that this show couldn’t get any better, Meany was brought in the middle of the crowd on a little platform and started to sing from there. At one point he even decided to literally go in the crowd and sing with everyone. He got his way back to the stage by crowd surfing !!
They had another surprise left for the encore performance; a giant inflatable boat with lights on it !! The singer just crowd surfed in this boat into the crowd ! It was pretty spectacular.
Even though Mutemath played around 20 songs, the night seemed to have ended too quickly. The band hope not to take as long to come back to Montreal, and I’m pretty sure we all agree that’s a great idea.