Hey you all!
So it has been quite a long time. I took a bit of a hiatus from blogging because tons of exciting stuff has been happening. Well when you’re busy like a bee, time flies and what do you know it, my last blog post was two months ago!
I am so sorry.
BUT what better way to come back then with a post about none other than Mumford and Sons! Otherwise known as my absolute favourite band in the world. (The Beatles aside of course.)Flashback to 2009 right after their first album, Sigh No More, came out. I can’t even remember what song I first heard or where I heard it, but I can remember being absolutely and completely taken with them. With their lyrics, their harmonies, their use of the banjo, and the fact that EVERY SINGLE song on the album was fantastic. There was not one that I would ever skip over and atlas for me, that is really rare.
So when I heard they were coming to Montreal, I bought a ticket right away and saw what was the best live show I have ever seen. They were even better live than their album. I vowed then and there that I would see them perform as many times as possible.
Fast forward to June 11 2016 and Mumford and Sons are performing in Quebec City (one of of Canada’s most beautiful cities!)So a couple of friends and I road tripped to see them. It was only a 3 hour drive BUT still ample time for car sing alongs and Tim Hortons stops. And WOW was it worth it.
The concert was at a venue called “baie de beauport” which is an outside venue so it gave the concert a fantastic festival vibe. There were about 20 food trucks and 5 bars so it had a real summer party atmosphere.
The ONLY thing I can say that brought the atmosphere down a tad was the fact that there were 3 opening bands. The first band that played, The Franklin Electric, were great and in my opinion, did not play long enough. Then came the next two acts and I did find it dragged a little. Everyone was just waiting for Mumford and the crowd did start to feel like they were getting impatient.
However, cue the sun going down, the stage lights getting brighter and the opening chords of “snake eyes” and all is right with the world. (If you haven’t, listen to snake eyes off ‘Wilder mind”. AMAZING song to open a show with.)
The set list was incredible, they went seamlessly from high energy to low key. They played just the right amount of songs from each of their albums. One of the highlights was when Baaba Maal came out and they performed songs from their new mini album and collaboration with him called ‘Johannesburg’. It was, and I truly feel no other word describes it, mind-blowing.
All in all, great trip, AMAZING show, and wonderful memories. It solidified my love for them even more and has me itching to see them again one day in the (hopefully) near future. If you are a fan and if you ever get a chance to see them live, DO IT. Trust me, you will not regret it.
Have a wonderful week everyone! x