There is something oh so nostalgic about seeing a show at Western. Perhaps it’s the very site itself or maybe it’s the not so distant memories of first to fourth year and various Frosh Week celebrations. Regardless, it’s always a good time had by all and there was no change in the case on March 22 when Dragonette stepped on stage for a crowd of students adorned with glow sticks, balloons, and the ever so apparent desire to dance.
Taking the stage around midnight following openers Eric Solomon & Young Empires as well as Zorba and Luke, Dragonette offered up a set list full of electronic, pop infused goodness that kept the crowd going to its maximum potential for a solid hour and a half. No one minded the room’s consistently escalating temperature (which reached inferno status, I’m convinced) or the collision of dancing bodies and backpacks because it was all in the name of a very, very good time.
Dragonette opened with their biggest hit to date, the television and radio favourite Hello which immediately set the tone for an energetic and fun filled set followed by a slew of crowd pleasers and upbeat tunes that maintained the positive energy and kept the audience moving. Amidst the robotic dance moves and endless fist pumping (yes, fist pumping, a lot of it), the band gave their fans a show that will be the topic of discussion for many moons to come.
The tour will continue through Canadian Music Week, stopping next in Toronto amongst many other Ontario cities before venturing south for the American leg. As a first time Dragonette show-goer, I highly recommend attending an upcoming date if possible because it truly was a fantastic experience.
For more information on tour dates, music and videos check out Dragonette’s website.