PENDULUM AT THE WILTERN: WELCOME TO THE ROCK RAVE
On the cold, rainy evening of February 25th, I made my way to Pendulum‘s sold out show at the Wiltern in L.A. I wasn’t terribly familiar with the band, despite having given their album a few spins (my impression = really good video game music)–but when I got to the venue, the line to get in-even an hour after doors had opened-was wrapped around the building. Could a couple thousand people be wrong?
“The night is what you make it–the more you give us, the more we’re gonna give you back!” shouted the MC–who I might also note is a GREAT jumper. Seriously, the man got air.
And the audience gave them plenty. To put it not so politely, everyone was basically losing their sh*t.
- Commands to Jump, scream, dance and collectively shout F*CK YEAH
- A shaking balcony
- People dressed like they were at a rave
Let me show you:
I don’t need to be a fan of a band to understand their connection to their fans, nor do I need to be a fan to understand when a band is really, really good at what they do.
But I will tell you I was completely out of my element. Like fish out of water, flopping on the beach having a near anxiety attack AWKWARD. I don’t go to clubs, I don’t dance and I only ever listen to electro-rock type music when I am working out.
So Pendulum, if we ever meet again, it will most likely be in a gym.
All you DJ-loving club kids? Party on.
Check out the band on their official site.