Show Review: Foster The People Heat Up The Wiltern On The Torches Tour 10/15/11
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With a shock of culture coming from Koreatown, the Wiltern theatre evokes Victorian vibes to the Foster the People following. As a plethora of indie-rock inspired, college aged individuals united at the Wiltern this past Saturday, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Foster The People [/lastfm]served as a messiah to this crowd.
Although one would expect mix-match, vibrant colors as the wardrobe for most of these fans, it was classier than expected. Many adults have clearly conformed to the liking of Foster The People’s hit “Pumped Up Kicks.”
As the gathering increased it appeared the type of show that entire families or at least parents and their offspring could both have equal interest to attend. [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Reptar[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Cults[/lastfm] were the opening acts and a little indie pre-gaming was initiated. Madeline Follin, lead singer of “The Cults” belted out her tunes that included 60’s pop, mixed with modern electronic additions as background music. It is evident that her style was appealing to the crowd.
Mark Foster, lead singer of Foster The People sets the stage, literally for the repute of the band famously containing his last name. With a stage presence and vocal intensely similar to Scissor Sister’s vocalist Jake Shears, Foster brings a combination of personalities to the table. Massive electro-inspired repetitive upbeat drums, bass and beats inhabit all dimensions of The Wiltern Theatre. Mark Foster exclaims passionately into the mic “it’s good to be home”. Though it seems cliche, the cliche is proven right that the band appeared in it’s prime while performing in their native home of Los Angeles.