The Kentucky crowd cheered in their seats as the opening act, Sad Night Dynamite (SND), came out to perform. The stage had a giant corrupted computer screen with the opening acts symbol on it. SND brought a mad different sound/energy to the crowd and everyone was vibing out. Their sound is moody, electric, and chaotic, it almost sounds like you're stepping into another dimension and I enjoyed it. When the duo closed the set out with their song Krunk, the crowd went crazy and everyone was bobbing their heads throughout the aisles.
After about 30 min, the lights went dim and the giant computer screen used on the SND set changed into rainbow colors and had the headlining act, Glass Animals, spelled out in giant 8-bit letters. As the crowd yelled in excitement, the brightly lit set was just drenched in bright neon colors and it even included some neon signs, a neon basketball rim, and a diving board. The set resembled a hotel pool parking lot and looked like a fever dream. Not long after all the neon lights came on, all the members from Glass Animals came out and lead singer, Dave Bayley, started vibing and dancing to their song Life Itself on the diving board that floated over the front of the crowd. Everyone stood up, cheered, and danced throughout the aisles as the band performed with the neon lights and visuals changed behind them.
Ultimately, both Glass Animals and Sad Night Dynamite put on dream-like performances both sonically and visually. While both had completely different vibes in their sounds, the audience was glued to the stage and was put in a trance to the fever dream they put on display.
Review/Photo By: William Smith
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