We all love to throwback and rock out to the music of our angsty youth. Dilworth, MN got to do just that Friday night with Red Jumpsuit Apparatus at the TAK.
I do feel like this is another band that does its best live. Even their cover of “Attention” by Charlie Puth is much heavier without the studio production. There is an extra edge to their music when they take it to the stage that I believe is what truly draws you into their performance. Stage presence wise, there isn't anything wild going on, but they put enough power in when they play that you don’t feel like there is anything lacking.
There is something about this scene that makes a show like Red Jumpsuit Apparatus special. This particular genre of rock has a unique connection amongst its members, many of them having turned to the music to escape or cope with something heavy that they were going through. It has created a bond that was visible when you stood back and looked around the concert hall.
Having been a established for fifteen years, there is a long standing fanbase. Many in attendance have been listening for at least ten years and their enthusiasm seems to have remained the same now as it once was back in the day. The moment the band took the stage the room errupted with excited cheering and clapping. When the music started their voices nearly drowned out the band as they all sang along to every word. There were fist and horns raised and everyone’s heads were bobbing throughout the whole set.
After blasting through a couple of their well known upbeat songs, including their 2006 hit “False Pretense”, it was time to slow it down. Starting with “Cat and Mouse” they played through three of their slowest tracks, frontman Ronnie Winter admitting that it was not the preferred formula but the acoustic guitar was already in his hands so why not?
Picking it back up for a handful more songs, they finished the night with “Face Down” and as expected the crowd lost it. You could hear them from outside the venue! Though it seemed to be fairly quick set, I think everyone felt as if they got exactly what they came for. There was an appreciation shared between the fans and the band that night that is always worth witnessing.
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