I have been a huge fan of this band for quite some time, so I was ecstatic to get tickets to their sold out show at Terminal 5 in NYC. For more information about the The Naked and Famous check out my earlier post about them.
Supporting the Naked and Famous were Now, Now and Vacationer. Due to prior commitments I only arrived in time to see the last few tracks from Vacationer's set. I cannot deny, however good I felt this band was live, they did remind me too much of Vampire Weekend.
As hard as the support acts tried, the crowd were definitely only there to see one act; the headline. The eruption of cheers from the crowd as The Naked and Famous appeared on stage from a haze of smoke only confirmed this. By starting their set with the first track (All of This) from their debut album "Passive Me, Aggressive You," the crowd immediately leapt into an excited frenzy.
Particularly great performances from the night were "Girls Like You" and "Punching Dream." The atmosphere in the sell out venue was one of euphoria, with the entire crowd singing and dancing along to all their songs.
Although this band said very few words during the night, the crowd seemed not to care at all. Their enthusiastic and incredibly upbeat performances with intense strobe lighting proved to be the perfect combination for the crowd to 'rave.'
The Naked and Famous performed 14 tracks during their show and ended with the popular single "Young Blood." This gig was a lot of fun and I would certainly recommend you go and check them out.