If there’s one thing you must know about Grouplove, it’s that they love to party. They love everything about parties. They embody the essence of partying. And they brought that prime directive to Toronto this past Sunday when they lit up the Danforth Music Hall.
Grouplove were right in their element playing on the night before Halloween, as a vast majority of the crowd were dressed in costumes befitting the occasion. It’s not clear as to whether the band themselves wear in costume as well or if that’s just their regular get-ups, but they looked the part of good-times-ambassadors regardless. Vocalists Hannah Hooper and Christian Zucconi with their coloured hair were like beacons of radness.
It didn’t take long for the singles to start rolling out. “Itchin’ on a Photograph” was first up, followed closely by monster jam “Tongue Tied”. Hooper looked like she was having a blast, bouncing from one end of the stage to the other in her leopard-print bodysuit. A cover made its way into the setlist as well- the Beastie Boys‘ raucous “Sabotage”, which worked really well in the frenzy of energy the band had whipped up. The main set was finished with latest single “Welcome to Your Life”, but an encore featured the 2013 hit “Ways to Go” and the band’s first (and very appropriately named) single “Colours”. The explosion of joy left the crowd speechless, and probably exhausted at work the next morning. But it was very much worth it.