Pandora Holiday Live Review

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We attended Pandora Holiday Live 2016 at Pier 36 in New York City and live to tell the tales. It was a night filled with three incredible artists and a touch of holiday spirit.

Bishop Briggs

 8:00pm-8:30pm

The beautiful Bishop Briggs started off the night. She is fresh off of opening for Coldplay on their stadium tour. Briggs is known for her limited speaking during live performances and in doing so, the audience was able to hear her powerful voice and musical style shine through. The twenty four year old is one to watch. Expect to see her slay at music festivals in 2017.

Bishop Briggs setlist:

  1. The Way I Do
  2. Wild Horses
  3. Pray (Empty Gun)
  4. Be Your Love
  5. Mercy
  6. Dead Mans Arms
  7. River

 

Bastille

9:00pm-9:45pm

Bastille just brought down #pandoraholiday!

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Bastille burst onto stage with their latest single “Send Them Off!”.  Lead singer Dan Smith had to motion to the band’s sound engineer multiple times during the first two songs but kept jumping around on stage the entire time. Out of the three acts, Bastille had the most interaction with the audience and Smith even jumped into the crowd for half a song. The band sounds just a perfect live as they do in their studio albums, a clear triumph. The crowd was on their feet singing and dancing (and one fan throwing a massive glow stick in the air every time the chorus kicked in) during the group’s mega hit, “Pompeii”.

Bastille setlist:

  1. Send Them Off!
  2. Flaws
  3. Warmth
  4. Things We Lost In The Fire
  5. Blame
  6. Good Grief
  7. Fake It
  8. Bad Blood
  9. The Currents
  10. Pompeii

The 1975

10:15pm-11:00pm

Matty’s dance moves on point #pandoraholidaylive

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Last but not least, The 1975 graced the stage. 3/4 members were dressed rather casually in denim and dark colored t-shirts, while eccentric lead singer Matty Healy had an outfit straight out of 1985. Healy wore a thick bright red sweater and blue jeans with embroidered pastel flowers. Total rock star! Their performance was full of fun energy and got everyone on their feet dancing. Audience members were quick to note band members sipped wine and Healy smoked a cigarette in between verses of “A Change Of Heart”. Not that it fazed anyone, a quick look on Twitter and you’ll find much praise for their performance in 140 characters or less. Healy stated the show was “very fun” and the band would be back “sooner than you think”. We’ll certainly be there, front row and center.

The 1975 setlist:

  1. Love Me
  2. UGH!
  3. A Change of Heart
  4. Loving Someone
  5. Somebody Else
  6. If I Believe You
  7. Girls
  8. Chocolate
  9. The Sound

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