Concert Journal: Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness

For the first time in my life I was late to a concert. I’m not exaggerating when I say LATE! I was exactly, two hours late. Not only did I miss the two opening bands, LOLO and The Griswolds, but I also missed out on New Politics set. Lets just say that I was internally crying. Right as I got to Club Nokia, I couldn’t believe how lucky I was to catch the entire last performance of the night, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness.

20151017_223358For those who have never heard of him, Andrew McMahon belonged to the bands Something Corporate and Jack’s Mannequin. Now he performs solo as the indie pop act Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness. His most famous song to date is “Cecilia and the Satellite.”

As I always mention, I adore when singers sound live just like in there albums. McMahon did not disappoint. Situated in a piano clever decorated with a fish bowl, McMahon performance blew me away. ‘Rainy Girl’ was the first song he performed and his soothing raspy voice entranced the crowd. Right from the start, it was obvious that we were in for a great show.

His smile and energy radiated and entertained. All through the set, McMahon’s energy was thrilling, always jumping up and down his piano and through the crowd. I always believe its more entertaining when entertainers engage the audience and bring new ideas to the table and his performance did not disappoint. McMahon’s set was filled with a mix of new songs and songs from his time in his previous bands. As a performer, he does a good job at keeping the audience happy. Heck I even saw a security guard, bobbing his head up and down, enjoying the music.

Near the end of the set, McMahon was fun enough to throw fortune cookies to the crowd. A very sweet and fun thing to do. I am deeply grateful, I was able to catch his performance. McMahon’s voice is beautiful. His energy and songs just make me fall in love with him. I am definitely going to attend another one of his concert.
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