You can sum up OK Go’s San Diego show in just one word – FUN!
On the second to the last night of their spring 2015 tour, OK Go put on an energetic, confetti filled show to an enthusiastic crowd at the House of Blues San Diego. Known for their quirky, innovative, and – according to the band – expensive videos [OK Go – Rube Goldberg video], OK GO is touring in support of its most recent album – Hungry Ghosts (2014, Paracadute). With video montages, Q&A breaks, bubbles, black lights, and an intimate rendition of Last Leaf by lead singer Damian Kulash from the middle of the audience, there was never a dull moment.
OK Go’s 2015 tour began in February with a whirlwind mini tour of Europe and two shows in Japan. Since early March, the band has played shows throughout North America, including several Canadian dates in response to the requests from their Canadian fans.
Opening band, Kitten, was a whirling dervish in gold lame who got the crowd going with a mix of covers and original songs.
OK Go’s 100 minute set included: well-known standards like The Writing’s on the Wall, Needing/Getting (Superbowl Chevy commercial), This Too Shall Pass (Rube Goldberg video), and Here it Goes Again (treadmill video); a choreographed dance homage to the band’s first video hit, A Million Ways; and, just for fun, a cover of Led Zeppelin’s Black Dog.
And if the concert wasn’t enough, the lucky few who stuck around for the DJ Set After Party were treated to bassist Tim Nordwind and drummer Dan Konopka spinning tunes and rocking out with 50 or so intrepid fans.
Photos By: Brandon Marks
By: Chris Cameron