The energetic, quirky and ever so entertaining band played an amazing show May 1 at the San Diego House of Blues – their performance was filled with lights, Q&A sessions, dancing and of course, lots of confetti.
Opening for OK was Kitten, the vivacious and sensual band led by front woman Chloe Chaidez. Chaidez danced and strutted on stage with her band mates by her side. The Los Angeles natives played a number of original songs and a few covers including Prince’s “Purple Rain” and David Bowie’s “Heroes.”
After Kitten, the audience was met with a long projection screen that covered the majority of the stage. Just after 9 p.m., shadows appeared behind it as an array of movie and TV. clips played, all saying the same thing: OK…Go.
OK Go played their first two songs behind the screen while images from their music videos danced across it. Shortly into their third song the screen dropped, revealing the band and quite a bit of confetti.
Damian Kulash (lead vocals), Tim Nordwind (bass guitar,vocals), Dan Konopka (drums, percussion) and Andy Ross (guitar, keyboards, vocals) all moved and grooved on stage as they played popular song, “I want You So Bad I Can’t Breathe.”
After playing several songs, the band paused for a moment to ask if the audience had any questions, thus producing an unusual, but very cool Q&A portion of their show.
OK Go’s performance at the House of Blues was interactive, visually compelling and included one of the best (and quirkiest) dance routines I’ve ever seen at a show.
With a band whose music and music videos are so inventive and out of the box, it’s hard to imagine their shows being any less creative. Not to mention, blasting confetti every other song just for the hell of it tells you OK Go is here to have fun, and they want their fans to do the same.
P.S. Be sure to check out my Q&A with OK Go’s Tim Nordwind here. Norwind reveals his thoughts on the band's music, live shows and the music videos they've become famous for.