|THE POST - OHIO UNIVERSITY|
and the Tantrums, Capital Cities concert gets the crowd moving
By Anjelica Oswald
Capital Cities and Fitz and
the Tantrums had a “safe and sound” environment for the
crowd to get pumped up and moving, proving that their goals were “more
than just a dream” at Wednesday’s concert.
Audience members were brought
to their feet by the opening act Beat Club and continued to dance through
both Capital Cities and Fitz and the Tantrums’ sets.
Kaitlyn Adams, an undecided
sophomore, said although she initially came for Fitz and Tantrums, she
was impressed by the whole show.
“It was one of the
best shows I’ve seen in a long time,” Adams said. “They
energized us and connected with us, and it made me want to dance like
The best part of playing
onstage is having a receptive crowd who gets involved and reacts to
the music, said John Wicks, drummer for Fitz and the Tantrums, in an
“As the drummer, it’s
an amazing feeling to look out and see a crowd of people moving in unison
and partying to my beats,” he said. “I know I’m doing
my job well when I see that, and it’s very rewarding.”
Capital Cities played songs
off of its debut album and covered the Bee Gees’ “Staying
Alive.” Fitz and the Tantrums played a mix of new songs and old
favorites and covered Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams (Are Made
Fitz’s sound has changed
from the first record to its second, but the band enjoys playing everything,
“I think More Than Just A Dream is a much better representation of all six band members’ personalities and their influences,” he said.
“Those sonic changes
include adding 80s synthesizers, old and new drum machines layered with
real drums and just a more modern sound in general.”
Both Capital Cities and Fitz
and the Tantrums showcased individual musicians, including a trumpeter
and saxophonist, which were crowd favorites.
“The trumpet player
was amazing, and he definitely stole the whole show,” Adams said.
“I feel like he pumped up the crowd so much…and the little
duet that they did during Fitz was one of my favorite parts of the whole
Matt Thomson, coordinator
of student activities for the Campus Involvement Center, was unable
to provide ticket sales as of press time, but he said the crowd was
Although the crowd was small, Michael Fitzpatrick, lead vocalist and principal songwriter of Fitz and the Tantrums, commended the “small but mighty crowd” and thanked them for keeping the band going.