Last Sunday I got to see Pentatonix perform live again, at Vorst Nationaal in Brussels. This was the third time I’d seen them. I knew it’d be good, but I was still surprised by how much they’d improved. Each time the show is bigger and better.
The biggest shock of the evening was learning that they’d been dropped from their label a week after winning The Sing-Off. They were only signed again last year. That just doesn’t make sense to me. It was clear even on The Sing-Off that they’d be big. Which they are. They have the 24th most subscribed too YouTube channel. They won a Grammy. They had the best-selling Christmas album since 1964.
Anyway, here are some photos I took during the concert. All photos are up on Flickr.
PS: Mitch was exceptionally good, killing it during Aha!
I love Pentatonix. I am always impressed by the ability of these 5 people to turn any song into an a capella song. A GOOD a capella song. I saw them last November in London and was blown away. I knew they were good from their YouTube covers, but what I heard live was even more impressive. When they announced another European tour this year I knew I had to go see them again, no matter what. But they made it easy for me. They came to Belgium.
Last Sunday (27 April) they performed at Trix in Antwerp. I went to see them. They were even better than last time. They included some new songs that I love (Daft Punk medley, Say Something) and excluded some songs from last time I wasn’t too fond of (Hey Momma, As Long As You Love Me). The only song I truly missed was Love Lockdown. It has been one of my favorites ever since they first performed it on The Sing-Off.
One thing that also made me love this concert more than the last one was that I was allowed to bring my camera with me. I had gotten permission beforehand to take photos but that turned out to be unnecessary. There was no bag check.
You can see more photos from the concert on Flickr.
Last week I went to London for a couple of days to see one of my favorite groups, Pentatonix, perform live. I’ve loved them since they started on The Sing-Off 2 years ago and I was very excited when they announced their European tour in August.
The concert was amazing. The atmosphere in the crowd was amazing because everyone was so excited to have them in London for the first time. The group was incredible. To feel Avi’s bass reverberate through my body, hear Mitch’s beautiful voice and sing along when Kevin and Avi conducted the crowd in an 800-people choir made it all just an unforgettable evening.
The next evening I went to see The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, a play by the National Theatre based on a book by Mark Haddon. I had read and loved the book in high school, and even wrote a paper based on the book about kids with autism. The play was amazing as well, even from the not very good seat I had. All the actors were on top form (I can’t imagine all the time and research the lead put into portraying a 15-year-old boy with autism), and I loved the use of technology in the set design. The stage would light up in different ways in different scenes, things would appear and disappear. All in all, well worth a watch.
Apart from those 2 things (that I had tickets for) I walked around a lot. I’ve always loved London and the weather was too gorgeous (clear blue skies) to sit inside much.