Thursday, 30 October 2014

Throwback Thursday// The 1975 Concert

This time last month my friend Hannah and I were at Alexandra Palace, London to see The 1975. It was most definitely one of the best concerts I've been to, and as quite an intimate venue full of genuine fans the atmosphere was amazing. First were the two support acts, Y.O.U who we only managed to see very little of due to a very long toilet queue and the obligatory purchase of a tour T-shirt and then Circa Waves who really got the crowd going. Later The 1975 came on accompanied by the shrill cheering of thousands in adoration of such an incredibly talented band.

The simplicity of the staging meant the full focus was on the music which was genuinely amazing. Matty's voice live is undeniable, certain songs such as fallingforyou and Sex really showcased that and with his almost egotistical stage presence he definitely had everyone captivated. Personally I'd say Settle Down and Chocolate were the real stand out moments in terms of crowd participation, everyone singing and jumping was just incredible. As typical of a band they went off and came back on in an encore type of way, which provoked a surge forward meaning we ended up really close to the stage for the last few songs. Hence the much closer picture of Matt healy below (which I'm pretty proud of to be honest!).

Though I'd say the most poignant part of the night was the one that nobody really captured and that was when they performed 'Me'. Matt asked that everyone put down their phones and just take in the atmosphere as he said that most people at the concert would of only really seen The 1975 through a screen before. He then told everyone in a sort of comical fashion to" Shut the F**k Up" as this one was about him. It was such an amazing moment and in the instrumental part he got everyone to put their lights, phones, lighters in the air to light the place up. Looking behind you to take in a sea of people. swaying lazily, so enchanted by the music was truly breathtaking. Overall it was an extraordinary concert and such a good night, honestly you have not heard The 1975 properly until you have seen them live. I would certainly go see them again when they return to the UK as it was so so worth it.

So a month on, here I am writing this post, reminiscing, reflecting on this concert while lazily listening to The 1975 on repeat from the comfort of my home in my favourite pyjamas. Have you been to any concerts? Did you enjoy them?

Georgie xx

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like such a great concert, would love to see them live! :)