Someone once told me, you should write things while you’re still high from the experience. That’s exactly how Imagine Dragons left me: high.
From start to finish, the band went hard. Bless my heart for misjudging their occasionally folk-like guitar picking for Southern music. I can see the Vegas in the well coordinated and lively lighting, tech work, percussion ensemble and lead singer Dan Reynolds’ stage presence.
With Daniel Platzman on drums, Ben McKee on bass and Daniel Sermon playing a gold guitar hand crafted by Zeus himself, the four easily filled the arena with their sound. Reynolds’ engaging nature led him through the crowd long enough for me to snap a decent selfie.
The fellas didn’t waste a second of their sovereignty over the crowd Tuesday night at the Time Warner Cable Arena. Reynolds spoke on recent race crimes leading to the possible decline of our nation. The stage isn’t a soap box, but Imagine Dragons is in a perfect position to incite change.
This was my first rock concert. I can still feel the drums in my chest. Imagine Dragons had it all: epic guitar and drum solos, rocker dance moves, “Radioactive” and a positive message.
The guys say they’ll be back next year, maybe with a new album.