Blog Show Review: fun.

Show Review: fun.

Posted March 29, 2012, 3:08 p.m. by Aaron H

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Once again, fun. are on the road and Scene Point Blank was there to catch another great show. The band's playing the clubs in support of their sophomore record, Some Nights. If you ask me, this band's well ready for the auditoriums. Each performance I see is bigger and better than the last, and they're reaching a wider audience than just the usual "scene" crowd.

review3.JPGThe lights dropped and fun. began to walk out to the beat of "One Foot" off their new album. It was not the kind of song I would have expected to open a show. Especially when the album features and intro. However, it translated well and really got the crowd going. Next, the band went into Aim & Ignite's last single, "Walking the Dog." The night was off to a great start. The band continues on to slower track, "All Alone" and the head-bobbing "Why Am I the One?" before jumping into "All The Pretty Girls" and pulse-racing, "It Gets Better."


In between tracks, the band would jump into their usual hilarious banter. Stories from Jack Antonoff about Nate Ruess' unconventional family get togethers or how pianist, Andrew Dost, was usually the one to segue into a song with his own jokes was enough to bring about laughter from the crowd. With their backing band behind stage, the 3 continue the tradition of playing the intimate track, "The Gambler" on their own. Unexpectedly, the trio hold the stage on their own with an acoustic version of "Be Calm." Being a fan of "acoustic" music and this being my favorite fun. track, I was thrilled and captivated.

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The rest of the band walks back out and Nate addresses the crowd to repeat after him as he goes into the opening melody of "At Least I'm Not as Sad." While the crowd was loud, it didn't compare to when they played their hit single, "We Are Young." With the lights bright, I gaxe across the audience and I can see just how big this band has gotten, and they deserve it. They close out their set with "Some Nights," my personal favorite off the new album. Ruess still opted to use the auto-tune live in the bridge which still makes me cringe, but I have no trouble getting over it.
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Fun. walk off the stage and the crowd takes no time in calling them back. They answer back with the slow, choral, track, "All Alright." They close the night with Aim & Ignite's closer, "Take Your Time." The crowd gives their last breaths as loud as they can before it's over and dance until they're about to fall to the floor. The show ends and fun. say good night and the audience floods out of the room.

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