The show started with the line wrapped around three corners of the block and excitement in the air. This was my first concert of 2022 and it did not disappoint. I was very reminiscent as my first ever concert I photographed last year was also The Backseat Lovers, but at Bowery Ballroom. Last night’s show was at Webster Hall, and it was so great to see the growth of this band over just a few months. A larger venue, a merch line that lasted about 40 minutes, and still the loudest, most dedicated fanbase I’ve experienced at a show.
When the lights dimmed as The Backseat Lovers took the stage, I could barely keep my camera steady because the ground was shaking. We all sang along to our favorites (“Kilby Girl” of course), and I got to hear my favorite guitar riff in “Pool House”. At one point, lead singer Joshua Harmon even jumped off the stage, over the barricade, and into the crowd with his guitar. It was a night that no one wanted to end. Then there was the inevitable The Backseat Lovers version of an encore: “Sinking Ship! Sinking Ship! Sinking Ship!” And so, they came back for one more song that everyone of course sings along to, and we all felt like we belonged in that moment.
Review/Photo By: Tharynn Hook