I always hesitate before purchasing tickets for an all-ages concert; the fact that I’m 28 (and feeling 58) immediately hits me in the face when I’m surrounded by 16-year-old children that I don’t understand. However, this month alone I have made a few exceptions and though Lewis Capaldi’s crowd had me promising myself that I would never have children, it was in the middle of the SUPERFRUIT concert that I found the better side of teenagers (how jaded do I sound though?).
I have followed Scott and Mitch’s career for a few years now and though their acapella group, PENTATONIX is what got them to where they are now, it’s while they’re performing as SUPERFRUIT that they truly show their magic. Don’t get me wrong, PENTATONIX is magical and clearly defies the logic of what vocal chords are capable of doing but this POP duo was meant to vogue on stage.
Though its abundantly clear that Scott and Mitch each possess their own set of magical skills, it’s inside the venue, before they even get on stage that you realize the safe and magical place that they’ve created for their fans. I found myself in awe of the unapologetic way these kids existed, being that I was a very awkward and ridiculous teenager. Though everyone looked their absolute best, it was a young (about 10 years old) boy with gems on his face that truly made my heart leap with joy.
Don’t get me wrong, once they got on stage it was difficult to peel my eyes away from Mitch and Scott but I couldn’t help but sneak a peak at the young boy who was truly living his best life.
The show kicked off with “Imaginary Parties” (my personal favorite) and the party was non-stop for the next hour and a half. Though they had a limited space to work with, Mitch and Scott put together a performance worthy of a larger stage. They flew through their songs and though they fit in a couple of jokes here and there, it was evident that they were attempting to make the most of their time by fitting in as many songs as possible.
So maybe I often feel older than I am but standing in the middle of that underage crowd (with a few people my age sprinkled around) I felt more at home than I’ve felt in my own body for most of this month. I got to sing and dance to “Worth It (Perfect)”, “Bad 4 Us”, “Sexy Ladies”, “Heartthrob” and so many more songs that are each worthy of being life anthems.
After witnessing SUPERFRUIT live, there is no denying that this is only the beginning for this dynamic duo.
This concert was the perfect way to officially close PRIDE weekend and if you’re in need of a pick-me-up I urge you to listen to SUPERFRUIT’s album, “Future Friends” because there is nothing better than dancing your worries away to the perfect soundtrack.