Review and Photos by Samantha Witt
Seattle fans gathered at the picturesque Marymoor Park for a concert experience like no other. The air buzzed with anticipation as the stage was set for an unforgettable night of live performances. This sold-out show promised to be an extraordinary showcase of talent and energy by headlining with indie-rock sensation Young the Giant and opening with artists Milky Chance and Rosa Linn.
First up on stage was Rosa Linn, a rising star in the music scene known for her soulful vocals and heartfelt lyrics. The 23-year-old Armenian singer-songwriter captivated the audience from start to finish as she effortlessly showcased her range and emotional depth. Linn commented in the middle of her set that most people probably didn’t know who she was. However, following her hit song, "SNAP," Linn said, "Now that you know who I am..." She had the audience laughing as they sang along with the recognizable track that became a viral sensation on TikTok last year. With her unique blend of R&B and pop influences, Rosa Linn set an intimate tone for what was to come.
Next in line was Milky Chance, a German folk-electronic duo from Berlin, who brought their signature sound to life on stage. Their infectious beats had everyone swaying along as they seamlessly blended acoustic elements with electronic production. The crowd couldn't help but sing along to their chart-topping hits like "Stolen Dance" and "Cocoon," creating an atmosphere filled with pure euphoria.
Marymoor Park provided the perfect backdrop for this musical extravaganza. The sprawling outdoor venue allowed concertgoers to bask in the beauty of nature while immersing themselves in the music. As the sun set, the scent of incense wafted amongst the crowd, and the energy became palpable as the stage came alive with vibrant lighting and a unique marigold disco ball dome hanging above center stage. The combination of colorful spotlights, laser effects, and synchronized visuals created a stunning spectacle that heightened the overall experience of the show.
Finally, it was time for Young the Giant to take the eclectically vibrant stage. Opening their set with "American Bollywood," vocalist Sameer Gadhia commanded the stage with his powerful vocals, wearing a vibrant pink suit. With their dynamic presence and anthemic soundscapes, Young the Giant immediately had the attention of every corner of a packed Marymoor Park. Their mesmerizing instrumentals created an electrifying atmosphere, sending waves of positive energy through the crowd. The band played all of the fan favorites like "Cough Syrup" and "Mind Over Matter,” each song resonating deeply with fans who eagerly sang and danced along.
After returning to the stage for their four-song encore, they escalated the show with "Superposition," and closed the night with their massive hit, "My Body." The energy in the crowd reached its peak as everyone moved and echoed each word, united by their love for music.
Each band brought their own unique style to the stage that evening, each one captivating the audience with their talent and passion for live music. Fueled by breathtaking lighting effects and an enthusiastic crowd that never missed a beat, the atmosphere was electric. It was a true celebration of music's power to bring people together and create unforgettable memories.
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