FUN. /// Ogden Theatre & Twist and Shout /// 04.05.12
It’s very rare that an artist/group tours through Colorado that they hit Boulder, Denver and Ft. Collins. That type of aggressive touring is reserved for local acts trying to spread their good name across the ol’ home-state. That was not the case with Fun.this week. The success granted the NYC trio three sold-out nights and a packed in-store performance at one of the best music shops in the US of A, Twist and Shout. Word by JancCarlo Boyer and photos courtesy of Mark Mcgrath.
“The venue was the Ogden Theater and the word of the night was….wait for it….. FUN. The indie pop band out of New York stopped in by Denver while on their national tour and played to a sold out crowd. The night started with “Sleeper Agent” handling opening duties for the band. The Kentucky based act energized the crowd to the point where people were sweating from all the singing and jumping going on from everybody underneath the same roof. Once Fun. got their motors running, the vocals of lead singer Nate Ruess were nothing short than perfection. The energy that Ruess brought to the stage and gave to the crowd is akin to the likes of Coldplay and the legendary Queen, but the voice that Ruess has cannot be compared. The playlist included their hit single “We are Young”, and to this blogger hearing that song live was completely different experience. Ruess sang with such a passion that you would imagine it was the last time he was going to sing those lyrics or putting on a show. The repertoire includes two records,”Aim and Ignite” and their most recent in February 2012, “Some Nights.”