The Upside Down Flowers Tour - New York, NY - 2.21.19

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The Upside Down Flowers Tour with Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, flor and Grizfolk

Terminal 5 - 2.21.19

Photos by Andrew Pintado

The Upside Down Flowers tour with Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, flor and Grizfolk came through Manhattan’s Terminal 5 last week. The nearly sold out show was one for the books. 

The Los Angeles/Sweden based indie pop band, Grizfolk was first to take the stage on Thursday night. The band’s eight song setlist raised the bar high for the evening’s performances. Girzfolk were one of the first bands that I saw, in a tiny Brooklyn venue, after moving to New York City five years ago, so it was a full circle moment getting to see the guys absolutely smash their set at one of Manhattan’s biggest venues.

Formed in Oregon in 2014, indie pop band has made quite the name for themselves spending the last five years touring around the globe. Their performance on Thursday night was a strong reminder of why they are one of the most talent and passionate up and coming bands in the scene right now. flow’s lengthy set included a diverse range of songs including their hit songs “Rely” and “Hold On” from their debut record Come Out, You’re Hiding

The time had finally come for the main event, the main man: Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness. Andrew’s infamous piano was rolled to center stage, his dual microphone setup adjusted and the lights dimmed. Andrew busted onto the stage and rolled straight away into the opening song “Everything Must Go” before switching into hit single “High Dive”. Fans were going wild for the effervescent performance, with front row fans jumping up and down and singing with each other. The energy was infectious inside Terminal 5 on Thursday night and it was clear that nobody wanted it to end. 

Andrew is no stranger to the music industry, lending his vocals to powerhouse bands Something Corporate and Jack’s Mannequin in his earlier years. Many fans of those bands remained die hard Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness fans in the more recent years and Andrew made sure to include covers of songs like Jack’s Mannequins “Dark Blue” and Something Corporate’s “I Woke Up In A Car”, to pay homage to the older fans in attendance. 

Though the weather outside was chilled and windy, the energy inside was bringing me back to summer days with the upbeat and happy vibes that Andrew McMahon puts out during his performance. The Upside Down Flowers tour continues well into March, so I urge you to check out the dates and attend your local show when Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness comes to town!