November 10, 2015
Last week, I saw Awolnation at the newly opened venue, The Fillmore, in Philadelphia. I have covered various genres but never before have I covered electronic rock/folk electronica and it was certainly an incredible experience. Opening for them on this tour was folk singer, Meg Myers.The venue began to fill up as the night wore on and fans excitedly chattered about what the evening would bring them. It wasn’t long until Meg Myers made her appearance on the tall stage. She immediately began her set with her unique airy yet strong voice, setting off the perfect vibe for the show. She danced around the stage, moving along flowingly with the beats unleashed upon the crowd. Her set consisted of: “Motel,” “A Bolt from the Blue,” “Go,” “Desire,” “Curbstomp,” “Feather,” “Sorry,” “Lemon Eyes,” “I Really Want You to Hate Me,” and “Heart Heart Head.” The crowd was definitely warmed up by her performance and they were ready to enjoy the final act of the night, Awolnation.
The crew began to set up the stage for Awolnation’s appearance as Philadelphia’s local radio DJ amped up the crowd. On cue, the lights dimmed, strongly hinting that the band was about to arrive on the stage. Then a fantastic light show accompanied the booming introductory music as front man, Aaron Bruno, kicked off the set with “Run,” “Hollow Moon (Bad Wolf),” “Jump On My Shoulders,” “Not Your Fault,” and “Jailbreak.” The crowd sang along whole heartedly and were hypnotized by the lightshow and the highly energetic show that displayed before them. After “Soul Wars,” “Windows,” and “KOOKSEVERYWHERE!!!!,” the band continued their set with “Knights of Shame,” “Kill Your Heroes,” and “All I Need.” Awolnation was just warming up as they kept the night going with “Like People, Like Plastic,” “Burn it Down,” which was preceded by the band jamming instrumentally and a sick guitar solo provided by lead guitarist, Zach Irons. Awolnation ended their show with a strong encore, consisting of “Holy Roller,” “I Am,” “Dreamers,” and “Sail.” It was certainly one hell of a way to end a fantastic night.
All in all, it was an unforgettable experience and I would highly recommend checking out Awolnation’s live shows as well as Meg Myers’, both put on a unique performance. Be sure to check out their future tour dates!