Not even a little bit of extra snow could stop Young the Giant from performing at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ on the Mirror Master Tour. The show must go on right? Fans came out to support even in the face of bad weather and what an amazing experience it was. I’m glad everyone was able to make it out to see such an awesome show!
The night started off with Lights opening up. Lights has such a mesmerizing way of moving around the stage and performing. She performed tracks such as “We Were Here”, “Giants”, and even a cover of “Believe” by Cher. She had a lot of fans up and dancing along to her performance, and even jumped down to perform on the barricade while holding hands with fans toward the end of her set. You could tell that she was having a great time performing and fans were equally as excited to be able to catch her performance.
After a short break, Young the Giant took the stage to wow audiences with their performance. After having just released their album “Mirror Master” back in October, the band opened the show with the title track. They played a great mix of newer and older tracks throughout the set. Most of all, their performance was super impressive. Something I don’t quite hear from a lot of the shows I’ve been to is actual dynamic contrast in the performance, but Young the Giant showed a fantastic understanding of when to change dynamics during their set. In addition, Sameer Gadhia’s vocals are nearly perfect live. His falsetto is gorgeous and his tone is so clear and dreamy. It was a lot of fun to watch drummer Francois Comtois fill in vocals and harmonies as well, since you normally don’t see a drummer in this type of role. Young the Giant performed tracks such as “Mind Over Matter”, “Superposition”, and “Cough Syrup”. They came back on stage to perform a four song encore, and this is when the audience went absolutely bonkers dancing and singing. It seemed as though they were really saving their energy to go out with a bang!
Young the Giant was such a talented band to see live. Sad you missed them on this tour? Don’t be! They’re coming back around for a second leg of the Mirror Master Tour starting up in January. I definitely wouldn’t want to miss that one!
Nicole DiBenedetto is a photographer based out of New Jersey. She likes making new friends and meeting new people so catch her out in the pit and say hi!