So Glass Animals was at the Fine Line last night. Yup at the very sold out Fine Line, when First Avenue’s Mainroom stood empty. But you know what………..dang if it didn’t work! There was no opener the golden rule – opener 1 hour after doors – got left in the dust. Those who checked social media arrived just in time, but many mingled, chatted and had a good time having gotten there early. That included me as I am clearly not the sort to trust social media announcements.
It’s been a while since we got new music from them and almost 3 years since their last Twin Cities show at the Palace Theatre. The Oxford four-piece gave us a preview of things to come last fall with “Tokyo Drift” and just recently with “Your Love (Deja Vu).” so chances are we will see them on much larger stages through the summer. Much larger stages with a “Pineapple Ban” in place 🙂
It was my first time seeing them live and I was surprised how wide a range the audience the band attracts. It covered from young club kids, to couples in their 30s, to a guy my age (yeah I’m old) in a Pineapple sportcoat dancing like nobody was watching at the back of the crowd. Glass Animal went full speed ahead from the moment they hit the stage. Singer Dave Bayley was continuously interacting in some form with the crowd. Lights and sound were great and the show turned into a sing-a-long / quirky dance party for pretty much the whole set. The 2 new songs anchored the rest of the hit filled set list. Being up close to fans with no barrier between them and the stage seemed to energize the band and a venue that may not have made sense at first glance turned into a great choice.
Set List: Tokyo Drift / Life Itself / Black Mambo / Hazy / Poplar St / Paradise / Space Ghost / Gooey / Heat Waves / Cane Shuga / Youth / Your Love
Encore: S302e03 / Pork Soda