c/o anderson .paak
Anderson .Paak and The Free Nationals have been my favorite bands in recent memory. Their sound, a mix of sleek grooves, strong beats, smooth rhythms and energetic vocals, is uniquely theirs and is refreshing compared to the other songs that I normally hear on the charts.
Yesterday, I had the chance to watch them live. And it was amazing! It took quite a conviction from my part to go see them, this being a Tuesday in Berlin some 300km away. But I’m glad I made the trip and would do again.
The show was in an intimate venue, the Columbiahalle with a capacity of about 3,000 people. Right from the moment when Cheeky Andy asked Berlin how’re they doing, the energy level in the hall went through the roof.
Between playing some of their best hits, the band and the crowd created a fun and memorable live performance experience together. A dynamic performance impossible without one or the other. It was the most fun I’ve had at a live performance and inspires me seek out and make time for more events like these.
A note to self to close: Let this serve as a reminder to collect experiences, not things. Yes Lawd!