It was a bright and sunny Wednesday in Toronto. The contagious, warm atmosphere descended into the night and seeped through the walls of the Danforth Music Hall. Or perhaps, that was the result of American, pop band, Passion Pit’s 19+ show.
Their opener was a band from Nashville that was playing in Canada for the very first time. COIN is a pop rock 4-piece that warmed the crowd up with their exciting tunes. Upbeat and extremely energetic, these boys sound similar to Passion Pit (obviously), Neon Trees, and New Politics. Their song Fingers Crossed grabbed my attention and I highly recommend you check it out.
Passion Pit graced the crowd with their presence at 9 pm sharp. They kicked it off with their new single, Lifted Up (1985). Lately, at concerts, crowds only go crazy for a band’s singles and kick back while they perform the rest of their album. That wasn’t the case with Passion Pit. The crowd sang loud and wholeheartedly during each song. We thoroughly enjoyed the second song on their setlist, Little Secrets.The crowd chanting “higher and higher and higher” only helped to boost the energy.
Passion Pit played a great show that had everyone dancing as wildly as they could and singing as loudly as their lungs would let them…and that is exactly how every pop rock show should be.
– Shay Ansari, shayansari.tumblr.com