Fitz & The Tantrums / Capital Cities / Beat Club – Madison Theater

Uncontrollable dancing.

That’s what this show was all about.  From the first note of Beat Club’s set to the last note of Fitz & The Tantrums set… there wasn’t a stationary ass in the whole room.  I shot Capital Cities at Bunbury 2012 when they were the first band of the whole festival. Instantly I knew there was something unique and infectious about their music and their energy.  It’s so great to see them exploding onto the scene right now.  During their song Safe And Sound I thought everyone jumping was going to bring the building down.

The energy in the room was palpable when Fitz & The Tantrums stormed the stage.  I photographing a show that reminds me why I do all that I do for little to no pay… simply for the love of great music and being able to capture that and share it with the world through photos.  This show was one of those.  Everyone in the room was singing and dancing along to nearly every song.  The band was incredibly tight, despite some technical difficulties at the beginning of the set.  For many bands technical hiccups can throw a wrench into a whole set by putting everyone on edge and not being able to perform at their fullest because they’re concerned about whether or not the issue will arise again.  Fitz & The Tantrums seemed immune to the technical issues as they pushed through with swagger and enthusiasm.

Brian Bruemmer
Brian Bruemmer