By: Evelyn Armstrong
On March 24th at the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, I attended the K.Flay and Yungblud concert. As the crowd gathered outside, a member of K.Flays team appeared to bring it to our attention that all the merchandise earnings would be donated in support of ending gun violence. The fans clapped and smiled in unison making it nearly impossible not to feel the love of a common group of people caring about something that didn’t have the slightest to do with why we were all there.
Soon everyone was inside and ready to rock out. Friendly strangers were everywhere and new groups of K.Flay and Yungblud lovers were bonding. Listening to the stories of fellow concert goers, while awaiting the show, proved to be suitable entertainment. Some had traveled hours and miles to see their favorite artists for the second and even third times. Thus showing how truly loved these humans are (and loved for good reason).
Yungblud (Dominic Harrsion) was up first with his new EP – YUNGBLUD. Dominic brought his unforgettable energy and had the crowd swaying and jumping in no time. Though the majority of the crowd came for K.Flay, soon everyone was talking about Yungblud and all that he stands for.
In between dancing like a mad man and singing with his killer voice, Yungblud, talked to the crowd about one song in particular that has an insanely important meaning. His song Polygraph Eyes explores the dark side of a harmless night out that isn’t quite as discussed. The song shares a common tale of a teenage girl, out with friends at a club who wakes up in a strangers bed unable to tell you how she got there. The message of this song is truly about respect and equality of all people and how that is looked over constantly in today’s society in order to satisfy a certain mentality among young males. Yungblud’s take on the story is setting a new standard for all young people along with showing one another how we all deserve to be treated.
As Dominic closed out his set with his hit Tin Pan Boy, he went absolutely wild with every last once of energy by dancing and twirling like nobody was watching. Everybody in the room was grooving with him and the immense happiness was undeniable through out the crowd. A moment truly worth experience.
Finally K.Flay (Kristine Flaherty) was on stage and all I could hear were the lyrics to her songs being shouted with joy and pride throughout the building. She killed her set with songs off her latest album Everywhere Is Somewhere, along with some throwbacks to early K, with encore So Fast So Maybe off one of her earliest albums – K.Flay. Even some new hits like, Favorite Color Is Blue, which was released in collaboration with Robert Delong, were played making newer fans go wild. No matter which K era or which K song, everyone was jamming out as hard as they could.
Soon the show was over and all the loving fans with their new friends and new memories fled out to enjoy their Saturday night in Atlanta town. Definitely an unforgettable concert and one of the most care free experiences in all right ways.
Check out our photos of the show below!
Photos By: Evelyn Armstrong
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