Photos of Walk The Moon's headlining sold out show at the Fonda Theatre.
It wasn’t much of a surprise that when I got to the Fonda, a crowd of young folks with streaks of war paints across their face had already formed a line all the way around the block to get into the venue, it was a sold-out show after all. And this was just the confirmation I needed, to know that I was in the right place.
Though the weather clearly wasn’t coordinating well, the crowd stayed well within their spot, braving the cold night & chilly winds. And when doors opened, excitement kicked in.
First up was supporting act Family Of The Year. With the band back in their own turf, you’d know that this wasn’t going to be just an ordinary opener. Having friends and good amount of followers in the crowd, the band didn’t disappoint to give a superb performance for the night; “Hero” & “St. Croix” were perfectly executed with their soothing vocals while upbeat song, “Chugjug”, was the perfect set-up to jump-start the crowd into dancing. FOTY ended their set with an appropriately titled song, “In The End”, which was dedicated to best friends in attendance.
Next up was the band evidently everybody was waiting for. As lights dim and Willy Wonka’s “Pure Imagination” started playing, screams and cheers started shattering sound barriers, Walk The Moon has come on stage.
The band started the night with “Liftaway” followed by their upbeat “Quesadilla” which started a uniform swaying and dancing from the crowd, and that would continue on through the night.
"Shiver Shiver" and "Tightrope" became the point of frenzy for the night. With everybody’s hands up in the air and jumping like crazy, the Fonda was literally shaking.
The night was full of special moments too. One was when the band performed unreleased track, “Drunk In The Woods”, for die-hard fans that only get to see in on YouTube. And when that the band premiered their new song, “Young Shoes”, which they wrote while on tour, to their adoring crowd.
While “Iscariot” provided the crowd to catch their breath with it’s almost raw and passionate delivery, segueing to “Jenny” and “Fixin” took that all that away. And when Petricca started the words to “Anna Sun”, every single person just went haywire. The song that started it all for Walk The Moon was welcomed with a wild frenzy and loud cheers. And when it ended, a huge applause and a thirst for more came from the crowd.
For encore, Petricca urged and encouraged the crowd to lift their hands to the air and let all their burdens evaporate through their fingers before flawlessly closing the night with “I Can Lift A Car”.
- The Liftaway
- Next In Line
- Shiver Shiver (Super Mario Theme intro)
- Drunk In The Woods
- Blue Dress
- Lisa Baby
- Young Shoes
- Anna Sun
- I Can Lift A Car
Check out more photos of the show HERE.