Favorite Moment: When the lights went off and music stopped leaving the crowd anxious in the middle of the encore song, “Young Blood.”
The Stage: The five Kiwis of The Naked and Famous took to the stage, against a backdrop of three LED screens and a mess of their own lighting equipment coming from all angles. Video footage of everything from masked men to swirling colors ran on the screens (one square and two rectangle) while lights spun around from the ground, providing an engaging back drop to the New Zealander’s music. On a side note, front girl Alisa Xayalith’s costume choice of an over-sized, winged blouse made for an impactful silhouette when mixed with the stage’s lighting.
The Scene: The show was sold out, which meant long bar lines and little standing room at the Ogden, but everyone was so psyched to see this break out band that it didn’t matter. Everyone on the floor level was hopping up and down with one arm in the air, and many were singing along.
In My Opinion: Thank god for the creative video footage and intriguing lights, because the songs and sounds hardly varied from what is recorded on their LP. Don’t get me wrong, it’s great that they are talented enough to sound as good live as they do in a studio; but I could’ve pressed play on my iPod, had a dance party in my room and heard the same thing.