GROUPLOVE Brings Raucous Neo-Hippie Rock to Old National Centre
This was a fully engaged audience feeding off the contagious, nonstop energy of the free-spirited five-piece act.
The playfulness peaked midway through Act II with the quirkiness of Burt Bacharach’s “Turkey Lurkey Time.” That song, full of fun choreography and the merging of retro fashions with formal tuxes, gave way to the heartwarming high of the night, a haunting performance of the beautiful “Ave Maria” sung by Alex Reuter.
About 85,000 attendees took in the day’s events, including the entertainment on three stages—DJs, drag queens, and song-and-dance acts. The week-long festival’s main day of events attracted about 15,000 more comers than in its previous two years, a sizable gain.
With her red microphone, red shoes, red guitar, red outfits, bright red lipstick, and red stage lights, fans were forced to see the color that Swift touted as being the key element combining all her feelings, feelings about which she’s obviously quite open. As gallons of confetti fell and the band waved goodbye, I realized Swift isn’t the girl you read about in the gossip magazines.