#SOCIALintheCITY: OK GO // Live at The Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver // Presented by LiveNation // Review by: Mara Falstein
Review: March 26th, 2015 | Show: March 25th, 2015 // Last night, I got the chance to indulge in a bit of nostalgia when I attended an Ok Go concert at the Commodore Ballroom with Social City Networking’s #SOCIALintheCITY. Their second album, Oh No, was released shortly before I got my driver’s license and was in heavy rotation throughout my first year of driving solo. As a result, they will forever be associated with my first taste of adult freedom, windows down jamming out to their high energy, hard guitar lines, and quirky style.
OK Go – “The Writing’s on the Wall”
OK Go – “This Too Shall Pass”
I knew I was in for a killer show—for a band that puts so much creative energy into carefully crafting their music videos, I figured they must pull out all the stops for their live shows. It was a non-stop dance party full of interesting projections, crazy lights, and of course the seemingly infinite blasts of the confetti cannon. I was also impressed with the amount of audience interaction. The guys would regularly break in between songs to have Q&A’s with the audience and I loved their humor and personalities; it was a surprising but somehow perfect counter to the carefully crafted, technology-based production of the song performances. I didn’t know what to expect, but Ok Go definitely exceeded my expectations and brought a much needed dose of fun and confetti to my hump day.
For more on OK Go check out their page: www.okgo.net
Written by: Mara Falstein (@marafalst)
Photos by : Sara Rose McKenna (@smckennaSC)