“I want you to go up to someone you never met before and dance with them,” Nate screams at the crowd bursting out the seams of The Glass House in Pomona, CA. Fans eagerly carry out the the command. Fun. is making their way across the nation to support their sophomore album, “Some Nights.”
The indie pop-rock band that claims Nate Ruess (lead vocals), Jack Antonoff (guitar/vocals) and Andrew Dost (keyboard/vocals) as members reached a brand new audience when they lent their hit song—“We are Young” featuring Janelle Monáe— to the worthy songbirds from “Glee.” Even so, the loyal fans are the ones who pack the venue. When Nate croons the words of “The Gambler,” chronicling his parents’ gorgeous love story, fans sway, sing and even sob!
The chemistry between the three is undeniable as they play off of each others’ words, recount the last time they ruined a sweet 16 birthday party and intimate family stories. Fun. played an amazing cross-section of their recent album and their first, “Aim and Ignite.” Nate’s vocal range awes and inspires; performing the set— including “Some Nights,” “One Foot,” “Be Calm” and “Take Your Time (Coming Home)”— with such energy you can’t help but scream the lyrics at the top of your lungs.
Their performance of “We are Young” was thundering, rousing and at times ethereal. An awesome rollercoaster of sorts, the show truly lives up to the band’s name, period.
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