Photos by Andrew Gruttadaro and Sarah Lawson
One thing you don't have to worry about when attending a Fun.
show: a lack of energy. Fun. appropriately kicked off their show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on 6/22 with "One Foot," lead singer Nate Reuss shouting, "I'm standing in Brooklyn just waiting for something to happen," and horns blaring behind him. Things hardly slowed down from there as the band confidently ran through songs from both Aim and Ignite
and Some Nights
. It was refreshing to see a band put as much enthusiasm into their live show as they do on their albums. It all led up to "We Are Young," and just when you thought the show was over, Fun. stayed on stage and ended the set with a rousing cover of The Rolling Stones' "You Can't Always Get What You Want" (a song that really
fits Fun.'s skill set).
And boy did the audience go crazy for it. More than once on Friday night the Music Hall of Williamsburg looked more like the live audience of the Ed Sullivan Show in 1963 (you think I'm exaggerating -- I'm not). Girls swooned, cried, and everyone belted out every word like their lives depended on it. I've never seen so many men in their twenties sing with such reckless abandon. But then again, who can blame them?
Some other highlights included Reuss dancing around barefoot for most of the show, the band busting out an impromptu cover of Nelly's "Ride Wit Me" in between songs, and Reuss calling out an off-beat clapper during "The Gambler," saying, "You're not gonna find the beat, my friend."
Check out Fun.'s video for "We Are Young," along with some pictures from the show below.