On Friday November 1 The Maine brought their Mirror Tour to the legendary 930 Club in Washington, DC. Fans lined the sidewalk outside the club dressed head to toe in gold, per the request of the band, with some holding yellow flowers that would later end up on stage.
Nick Santino took the stage shortly after fans rushed inside. Armed with only a small keyboard and a borrowed guitar, Santino played songs from his time as a solo artist as well as his time in the band Beachweather. He joked about not having played a show in three years and asking the audience for help with the words before launching into a few songs from when he was the frontman of A Rocket To The Moon.
Twin XL came next, wasting no time in getting the audience dancing. The LA-based group, consisting of season veterans Cameron Walker-Wright (Nekokat) and brothers Stephen and John Gomez (The Summer Set), commanded the stage and had the whole crowd singing along to every song. The band played the entirety of their debut album, ending the set with their new song “Messy” followed by debut single “Good.”
The Maine was last to take the stage, closing out the night with a long setlist that spanned their entire discography. The band curated their setlist around more popular songs while slipping in songs that don’t often get played such as Forever Halloween’s “Fucked Up Kids.” Backed by a large screen set to mimic the cover artwork of their most recent album, You Are Ok, the band performed an energetic set, only slowing down so that frontman John O’Callaghan could take to the crowd to sing an acoustic version of (Un)lost. Fans were promised an immersive experience this tour and The Maine delivered. It’s going to be a hard tour to top and it’s not one that you want to miss.
Review/Photo By: Sarah Hugel