CLEVELAND, Ohio – When it got here to the music, there have been no surprises at The Maine’s Friday night time live performance on the Beachland Ballroom.
Each cease on the band’s “Trendy Nostalgia” tour consists of the identical monitor listing, pulled straight from two of the band’s albums: 2015’s “American Sweet” and 2017’s “Pretty Little Lonely.” The Maine’s Cleveland live performance was no totally different.
Singer John O’Callaghan persistently reminded the gang of the night time’s plan. “We have got much more songs to play,” he stated early on within the present. “You knew what we have been doing.”
Segmented into two halves, the present began with “Pretty Little Lonely,” moved into an intermission and ended with “American Sweet.” The viewers was excited for all of it; the present bought out weeks in the past and the ballroom flooring was full of many younger, keen followers.
Attendees have been deeply conversant in the songs on these two albums; earlier than energetic songs like “Black Butterflies & Deja Vu” and “American Sweet,” the gang buzzed, hyping itself up. There have been additionally loads of moments the place O’Callaghan acquired the group singing even louder than his personal voice, like on “One other Night time On Mars” and “Taxi.”
Members of The Maine have been clearly having a superb time, too. O’Callaghan at one level stood on the wobbly audio system on the aspect of the Beachland’s stage, towering over the gang for a track. (This was in all probability not the most secure concept, however the crowd cheered him on regardless.)
I used to be very anxious when @johnmaine stood on prime of @BeachlandCLE’s audio system [?] @themaine pic.twitter.com/TDZRQttDN3
— Anne Nickoloff (@Nickoloffoff) November four, 2017
He was having a ball. O’Callaghan made faces on the viewers, and goofy noises throughout songs for the gang to repeat again to him. There was all the time motion onstage, notably throughout “Do You Keep in mind,” when the bandmates danced collectively onstage.
“A few deep breaths go longer than you will ever know,” O’Callaghan stated. “Music has all the time been my deep breath.”
The power did dip in the course of the intermission, when the band left the stage for about 10 minutes. The break helped to separate the 2 albums, however it additionally tore down the keenness that had been constructed through the first half-hour.
Nonetheless, O’Callaghan and his crew had no hassle bringing that power again up. By the top of the night time, The Maine was all smiles.
Opening the night time have been Night time Riots and Dreamers. Rock band Night time Riots have been nicely-acquired, performing darkish songs like “All For You” and “Break” for the viewers members who arrived early….