A friend told me about Of Monsters and Men earlier this year and I haven't been able to pull away from their album, My Head is an Animal. Since Spotify has been around, it's noted that this band is one of my top played artists. I love their quirky lyrics and big sound; they remind me a lot of Arcade Fire, so when I heard they would be in town, I immediately bought a ticket, no question.
I haven't been to a large concert like this in a really long time.. all ages, big arena. It's not the exact setup I desire for live music, but I had to see this band, with kiddos and all. (Though one girl next to me, probably 15 years old or so, said I looked like the lead singer. I was flattered, I can't lie.)
Fun. was headlining and Churchill, a local Denver band, opened for Of Monsters and Men. I hadn't heard many songs from Fun. besides their 2 big radio hits, both of which I enjoy a lot, but never put much more thought into them.
Of Monsters and Men were just as incredible as I hoped for, but you know what, Fun. absolutely stole the show for me. And that's saying a lot, especially since I didn't even go for the headliner. I couldn't believe how insanely good they were and the lead had this absolutely positive and enthusiastic aura about him. Also, maybe the most beautiful person I've seen in real life. I don't even know, he was movie star status lovely. And smiled a whole bunch.
I left at midnight, utterly exhausted from dancing the night away. Went to a friend's house until 3am, and then finally hit the hay. One of the best night's I've had in a long time.
Concerts feed my soul, I fell asleep that night feeling very full.