There’s a reason why the band has its name. Passion Pit, the indie-electro band from Massachusetts took the stage on Tuesday night at the Ogden Theatre in Denver, to a sold out crowd, and gave all they had in an amazing, but lengthy, passionate performance.
It’s no secret that lead singer Michael Angelakos loves what he does. His energy and presence on stage radiates through the whole crowd, making it impossible for anyone to be mesmerized by his falsetto voice. His passion for his music is evident, and he isn’t afraid to show it.
Passion Pit opened their set at about 10:15 p.m., after an interesting performance from HolyChild, a band that seems like they are still figuring out what genre they are trying to produce. They have been touring around the U.S. with Passion Pit throughout their tour, and were excited to make Denver in one of its last three stops.
Angelakos rushed the stage and jumped right into playing the bands hit, “Little Secrets,” from their sophomore album, Manners, a perfect way to open up the show. He continued to keep the crowds attention with “Lifted Up (1985),” which is from their new album, Kindred, and it’s one of their catchiest songs that makes it difficult not to get stuck in your head.
Extra lights were set up at the medium-sized venue, complimenting Angelakos’ high energy and the bands electronic feel.
The band continued to stay upbeat until about 10 songs through their set, after “Make Light” was performed. Even though most of their songs are recognizable and catchy, it seemed to become a little redundant and slowed down during the middle of the set. Their old albums are definitely better than the newest, and it was easy to tell that the crowd thought so as well.
The show picked up again when more familiar songs played, such as, “Moth’s Wings,” I’ll Be Alright” and finally, “Take a Walk.” Obviously an encore was bound to happen, and their most popular, well-known song, “Sleepyhead” had to be it. The crowd went nuts when the familiar tune started playing. The song “Cuddle Fuddle” was also set to play, but was cut because of the noise ordinance for the venue.
Overall, Passion Pit put on a solid performance. The lights and Angelakos’ voice were something to remember, even if it was a little long. The crowd reacted more to the songs they knew, which is the case in most shows. Denver was the third to last stop on their national tour, and the band kept reiterating how much they love playing in the Mile High City.