We came late to the concert by an hour or so. I had never been to this specific venue and didn’t know what to expect, there was a large congregation of people on the covered hockey rink, that is where we ended up, amidst throngs of pre-pubescent looking girls in spandex, tipsy twenty-somethings, bobbing heads, shouldered girls, flailing bodies, glow sticks and splashes of alcohol.
Matt and Kim have a lovely musical sound and stage presence. Their playful vocals were partnered by crowd interaction, conversation and grinning facial expressions. Kim decided to take a walk on the audience at one point. They were very pleasant to watch and listen to.
Passion Pit had a very cool light show. There were white fabric orbs suspended above them, which were illuminated by different colored lights for each song. Unfortunately the bass was so high that much of the more impressive falsetto from the singer and keyboard were lost. Which is a shame, the higher vocal experimentation is one of the more enjoyable aspects of Passion Pit, in my opinion.
All in all I was somewhat disappointed with Passion Pit’s performance. The poor quality of the sound was coupled with a lack of Performance zeal, the whole experience was overpowered by the largeness of the arena. I still enjoy listening to Passion Pit and have no doubt I will be for a long time. I hope I’ll have another opportunity to see them in a smaller venue in the future.