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On Friday February 1, the Orpheum Theater hosted the band fun., which has been gaining popularity since the release of their single “We Are Young”.
The historic theater provided an exceptionally entertaining evening as fun. put on an energetic show for a sold out audience.
fun. rose to fame with their second album, Some Nights. After the release of “We Are Young”, they released equally popular singles “Some Nights” and “Carry On”. The band has been touring relentlessly, and their stop in Boston marked another great show in their international tour.
fun., which consists of Nate Ruess, Andrew Dost, and Jack Antonoff, were accompanied by a drummer, a guitarist, and a musician who served as backup vocalist, guitarist, keyboardist, and saxophonist and featured a playlist with a nice variety of the band’s well known songs and their lesser known songs from Some Nights and their first album, Aim and Ignite.
Their encore was one of the best moments of the show. Each member of fun. returned to the stage in Celtic’s jerseys to play “Some Nights” and “Stars”. The band exited the stage for what the audience assumed to be the last time, but the band returned once more to play a cover of the Rolling Stones’ You Can’t Always Get What You Want. This final, unexpected performance by fun. brought an end to a really great show.
The Orpheum, just a few minutes’ walk from the Park Street stop on the Green Line, serves as a great venue for a variety of shows. The Orpheum has a long history which dates back to 1852. It has been converted into numerous different theaters before it became the Orpheum that concert goers know today. It has hosted a wide variety of well-known artists since it opened its doors in 1974, including classics such as Bob Dylan and more contemporary artists such as Jason Mraz.
A concert at the Orpheum is entirely different than concerts in massive stadiums. The smaller venue allows the audience a closer interaction with the performer than an arena could offer. The theater has a seating area on the floor, as well as in the balcony. The theater is small enough to allow closer proximity to the entertainer without compromising the high quality of sound. It was perfect for fun.’s lively set.