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G Flip with Miki Ratsula at Neumos in Seattle | October 24th, 2023

Review and Photos by Camille Germain



G Flip performing at Neumos in Seattle on October 24th, 2023

A G Flip show fosters love, acceptance, and community with one rule: Don't be a dickhead. The 2023 DRUMMER tour promised to be unforgettable the moment the doors opened, and the night unfolded in Seattle with performances by G Flip and opener Miki Ratsula on October 24th at Neumos. These nonbinary, queer artists are making a significant impact in the LGBTQ+ music scene, creating a safe space for artists and fans.


Miki Ratsula, a singer-songwriter, warmed up the crowd with vulnerable indie-pop tunes and an infectious smile. The melodies wove personal stories, inviting the audience into intimate emotions. Ratsula's honest and raw lyrics struck chords of empathy, creating a profound connection. As a trans non-binary artist, Miki Ratsula uses their platform to make music more inclusive, breaking barriers.



Miki Ratsula opening for G Flip at Neumos in Seattle on October 24th, 2023

Ratsula exclaimed, "We said this would be the best show of the tour, and you're proving me right!" Throughout their set, they shared anecdotes about their music between songs. The setlist included hits like "jealous of my brother" and "blue balloons" from their latest album, i'll be fine if i want to, as well as “i didn't know any better” from their 2022 release, i owe it to myself. Toward the end of the performance, Ratsula removed their shirt to reveal their top surgery scars and draped a trans pride flag over their shoulders to conclude their set.



Miki Ratsula opening for G Flip at Neumos in Seattle on October 24th, 2023

Enthusiastic fans welcomed G Flip as they took the stage, beginning their set with a drum solo. They performed hits like "7 Days,” “Hyperfine,” and “Baked,” and humorously remarked, "Is it a Monday? Is it? You all are making me confused with this energy!” They then shared their house rules: "First rule, don’t be a dickhead. Don’t get drunk and be a nuisance, be drunk and have fun!” Embracing inclusivity, they expressed, “We fucking love the LGBTQ!” and thanked those with anxiety or depression for showing up. They praised solo attendees and encouraged everyone to have fun.



G Flip performing at Neumos in Seattle on October 24th, 2023

Their performance was a showcase of multifaceted musical skills, reminiscent of a variety hour. The set was dynamic, offering a unique and enjoyable experience. It felt like attending multiple concerts in one. G Flip sang, played drums, piano, guitar, and truly engaged with the audience. When performing “Australia,” they shared, “I wrote this in my LA home with a group of friends, and we all did a singalong. Now, Seattle, I’m going to teach you this song.” The audience enthusiastically joined in, filling the room with voices echoing the lyrics they were taught.


G Flip’s highly anticipated first US headline tour followed their successful opening for FLETCHER at the same venue the previous year, quickly earning widespread recognition. The 2023 DRUMMER Tour celebrates their album release, DRUMMER, on August 11th, with audiences already familiar with the songs, cheering with enthusiasm. A highlight of the show was when they joined the crowd to sing, giving endearing smiles and thumbs up to fans. G Flip also shared a sweet moment with an attendee wearing a similar bandana, exchanging smiles and placing a hand on their head.



G Flip performing at Neumos in Seattle on October 24th, 2023

Toward the end of their set, G Flip paused the music to help a fainting fan, silencing the venue for over 10 minutes. This demonstrated the artist's concern for their audience, emphasizing inclusivity and authenticity. During the encore, they generously gave away merchandise, saying, "The band plays the most ridiculous song during the T-shirt giveaway,” and then asked the audience to name a fruit. “Pineapple?! Alright, pineapple song, it's giving off SpongeBob vibes.”



G Flip performing at Neumos in Seattle on October 24th, 2023

During “Worst Person Alive," the audience came alive and went wild for G Flip's "GAY 4 ME” in true queer style. The crowd sang and danced, fully embracing the infectious vibes. G Flip captivated everyone with an electric stage presence. As the final notes echoed through the venue, the audience erupted into applause, showing their appreciation. It was a night of unforgettable moments and a celebration of love, acceptance, and music. A G Flip show is an experience that must be seen, filled with inclusivity, fun, and talent. Keep an eye out for G Flip and Miki Ratsula, and witness the magic that both artists are about to create.





 



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