It’s been a hot minute since Fargo was graced with a Wayland performance, last time being when they opened for Hinder at the Fargo Theatre. It was a treat to have them back this past Sunday night at The Aquarium, playing an intimate show for a small Father’s Day crowd.
We didn’t get to cover their set when they came through last, so I was excited to have that chance this time around. I have consistently heard that their stage presence alone makes them a group worth experiencing.
Gimmicks aren’t part of the Wayland way, and they stuck to that from the moment the show began.There was no major introduction or dimming of the lights, just the hum of a guitar as they launched right into their first song. What was lacking in bright lights and smoke, they made up for in pure energy. They are completely animated as they rolled from one song to the next, never skipping a beat. Having built a fan base specifically around their music, they don’t believe there needs to be anything more than true passion while they play to leave an impression, and I believe this works for them entirely. They definitely lived up to their reputation!
Aside from being enjoyable to watch, just because of the obvious fun they are having on stage, their sound is impressive. It's down to the roots hard rock, with on point harmonies and catchy riffs. Their lyrics are relatable and most in attendance were singing along. They were truly grateful to everyone who came out and the dedication that they showed. They are a very humble group, something worth noting. We hope Fargo will continue to be a stop for Wayland and if you missed them this time, don’t make the mistake twice if the chance comes back around!
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