Hot Chip turned Humphrey’s by the Bay into a sweaty euphoric dance floor.
Despite the cool bay breeze and the crisp San Diego air, Hot Chip turned Humphrey’s by the Bay into a sweaty euphoric dance floor. Going on nearly a quarter of a century since its inception, London’s Hot Chip is still bringing fans of all ages out to hear their amazing mixture of dancey grooves and infectious pop sensibilities. And I seriously mean all ages. I’ve never been to a Humphreys show where seemingly all concert-going age groups were represented so well. There seemed to be many fans who had been rocking (or dancing) with Hot Chip since early albums like The Warning (2006) or Made in the Dark (2008) as well as new fans who have heard their recent club-friendly records like Why Make Sense? (2015) and A Bath Full of Ecstacy (2019).
The setlist that HC played was a crowd-pleasing one for sure, performing all of their most recognizable tunes like “Over and Over,” “Ready for the Floor” and “Boy From School.” They also performed a loud, rambunctious cover of Beastie Boys classic track “Sabotage” which went over extremely well. They also performed their newest single “Move” from their upcoming album Freakout / Release slated for release this August.
Hot Chip played for roughly ninety minutes which went by SO QUICKLY. As Hot Chip walked off stage before their encore, I was shocked to see how much time had passed. And there was almost NO time lost between songs. Many songs bled into the next seamlessly, and even when songs had definitive endings it felt like there was never more than a 60-second wait to start the next. It was a very quick pace that never let you relax, which made the time go by incredibly quickly.