Toro Y Moi at Fine Line Music Cafe, 02/20/13
|Photos by Anna Gulbrandsen|
Bass-heavy songs like "Still Sound" got the audience moving in unison and evoked images of a time when untamed Afros were abundant and the fluid dance of roller-skating was a more prominent means of expression. To close out the set, "Say That," the remarkably catchy single off Anything In Return, left many fans satisfied with the tune that was at first a generous precursor to the rest of the tracks on the album.
In response to the roaring unison, "One more song," Toro Y Moi did indeed come out for one more song, and the fog machines came back with a vengeance, accordingly. One band member pulled out his camera and took a picture of the crowd, which at this point was undoubtedly a sweaty, drunken spectacle.
As the crowd dissipated away from the stage, huddled at the coat check, the remnants of crushed plastic cups and Grain Belt beer cans remained underneath the tiny, still spinning disco ball as if to say, "A great show just happened here."
|Photo by Anna Gulbrandsen|
Critic's Bias: For those of us who love to dance given any appropriate opportunity, this show was a great outlet. But with the layout of the venue, there were still plenty of places for people to sit and maybe more casually tap a foot.
The Crowd: Generally, everyone appeared to be in their twenties and thirties, some with an apparent affinity for smoking weed.
Overheard In The Crowd: "Do you smoke weed?"
Random Detail: Each band member wore nearly identical lace-up brown leather shoes.
Go With You
How I Know
Grown Up Calls
So Many Details
I Can Get Love