Love was in the air at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre during the opening act Langhorne Slim. A young couple got engaged in front of a capacity crowd to huge cheers from the audience. I have only ever seen this once before and I would be over joyed to see it many, many more times. Love conquers all as far as I am concerned. Langhorne Slim, support act for The Lumineers got the audience pumped up with their folk music filling the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre with their up lifting sound.
Feet were stomping and almost shaking the ground at the Molson Amp. as Langhorne Slim bounced around the stage. Sweat was dripping off their faces, but it looked like they was having the time of their life. Langhorne Slim is use to big crowds as they have performed “God Bless America” during a Philadelphia vs. Florida baseball game.
This band hails from Philadelphia and I am sure we will be seeing them again as a headlining act soon, I really enjoyed their performance, nothing like music to up lift your spirits.
The Lumineers hit the stage next and the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre was at capacity. Not one spot all the way to the lawns was available. I should say not one standing spot was available cause right from the get go the audience jumped to their feet and stayed there the whole concert.
Much to my surprise The Lumineers fourth song in was “Ho Hey”. I honestly thought they would have left that for last or close to last at least. Of course I was walking to my seat and missed my favourite song by them.
Half way thru the evening the band ran from the stage, ran up section 201 and started performing at the sound board. They played “Where The Skies Are Blue” and a Bob Dylan song “Subterranean Homesick Blues”. I absolutely love it when bands do this, It makes the people in the outskirts of the venue feel included and up close and personal. I know in this day in age it can be dangerous which makes it even more special for the fans who maybe didn’t have a chance to get better seats due to the fact that the Molson Amphitheatre sold out quite quickly for this show. Nice job Lumineers!
Song after song the fans sang their hearts out from “Ophelia” to “Slow It Down”. To the delight of the audience they got a confetti shower after “Big Parade” A confetti cannon exploded from the rafters of the stage adding even more to the ambience of the evening. The melodic sites and sounds of The Lumineers filled the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre and the smell of a “substance” wafted thru the air. It was a perfect evening on a hot, summers night.
Once again thanks to the crew, because without them there is no show!