Shut Up and Dance: Walk the Moon at WayHome 2015

“It’s our job to make sure you have a good fucking time. Are you having a nice time?”

It was a nice gesture, and it got a pop from the crowd, but everyone at the WayBold stage on Sunday evening had already made it clear that they were good before Walk the Moon asked the question.

Walk The Moon WayHome Art and Music Festival-9996With their 100% danceable music, a near impossible to fathom energy level, and non-stop action, these 4 dudes from Cincinnati, Ohio killed it in their first turn at any Canadian festival. The 12 song set was clearly designed to keep the party going as day 3 of the WayHome festival came closer to an end – and it succeeded. There wasn’t a moment, from the Lion King intro to the last note of Shut Up and Dance that wasn’t fun. Not just for the crowd, for the band too. Shirts came off, beach balls flew through the air, lights flashed, people clapped and danced and sang along – it was pretty awesome.

Note: Shout out to Indie88 for supplying the HUGE beach ball.

Note II: This may have been the youngest crowd we saw during the festival.

As the set time ticked away and everyone knew things had to end soon, the boys gave us all an awesome surprise when they busted out a cover of All These Things That I’ve Done, dedicating it to The Killers’ frontman and fellow WayHome performer, Brandon Flowers. The crowd popped, then came down enough to clap and sing along, shouting I’ve got soul but I’m not a soldier as loud as they could. It was a great addition to the set, and we’ve got a little video at the bottom of the post to prove it.

Walk The Moon WayHome Art and Music Festival-9970And then we got the grand finale. The song we’d been waiting for, we ready for, and even included in our 5 Reasons We’re Excited to See Walk the Moon preview post…

If All These Things was a 9 on the crowd participation and excitability scale, Shut Up and Dance was an 11. The assembled mass pushed closer to the stage, sang, clapped, danced, and cheered as the band pumped out there biggest hit with smiles on their faces and all the energy they had left. It was a moment of predictable bliss that did not disappoint, the hype was fulfilled.

And after the song ended, and the cheers faded, it was pretty safe to say that everyone had a nice time.

Walk the Moon WayHome 2015 Set List

◙ Anna Sun
◙ Tightrope
◙ Spend Your $$$
◙ Down in the Dumps
◙ Different Colors
◙ Avalanche
◙ Up 2 U
◙ Work This Body
◙ Lisa Baby
◙ Jenny
◙ All These Things That I’ve Done
◙ Shut Up and Dance

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A little taste of All These Things That I’ve Done – Walk the Moon

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Shut Up and Dance: Walk the Moon at WayHome 2015

“It’s our job to make sure you have a good fucking time. Are you having a nice time?”

It was a nice gesture, and it got a pop from the crowd, but everyone at the WayBold stage on Sunday evening had already made it clear that they were good before Walk the Moon asked the question.

Walk The Moon WayHome Art and Music Festival-9996With their 100% danceable music, a near impossible to fathom energy level, and non-stop action, these 4 dudes from Cincinnati, Ohio killed it in their first turn at any Canadian festival. The 12 song set was clearly designed to keep the party going as day 3 of the WayHome festival came closer to an end – and it succeeded. There wasn’t a moment, from the Lion King intro to the last note of Shut Up and Dance that wasn’t fun. Not just for the crowd, for the band too. Shirts came off, beach balls flew through the air, lights flashed, people clapped and danced and sang along – it was pretty awesome.

Note: Shout out to Indie88 for supplying the HUGE beach ball.

Note II: This may have been the youngest crowd we saw during the festival.

As the set time ticked away and everyone knew things had to end soon, the boys gave us all an awesome surprise when they busted out a cover of All These Things That I’ve Done, dedicating it to The Killers’ frontman and fellow WayHome performer, Brandon Flowers. The crowd popped, then came down enough to clap and sing along, shouting I’ve got soul but I’m not a soldier as loud as they could. It was a great addition to the set, and we’ve got a little video at the bottom of the post to prove it.

Walk The Moon WayHome Art and Music Festival-9970And then we got the grand finale. The song we’d been waiting for, we ready for, and even included in our 5 Reasons We’re Excited to See Walk the Moon preview post…

If All These Things was a 9 on the crowd participation and excitability scale, Shut Up and Dance was an 11. The assembled mass pushed closer to the stage, sang, clapped, danced, and cheered as the band pumped out there biggest hit with smiles on their faces and all the energy they had left. It was a moment of predictable bliss that did not disappoint, the hype was fulfilled.

And after the song ended, and the cheers faded, it was pretty safe to say that everyone had a nice time.

Walk the Moon WayHome 2015 Set List

◙ Anna Sun
◙ Tightrope
◙ Spend Your $$$
◙ Down in the Dumps
◙ Different Colors
◙ Avalanche
◙ Up 2 U
◙ Work This Body
◙ Lisa Baby
◙ Jenny
◙ All These Things That I’ve Done
◙ Shut Up and Dance

Walk The Moon WayHome Art and Music Festival-9966Walk The Moon WayHome Art and Music Festival-9975Walk The Moon WayHome Art and Music Festival-9946Walk the Moon Shut Up and Dance WayHome 2015Walk The Moon WayHome Art and Music Festival-9958
A little taste of All These Things That I’ve Done – Walk the Moon

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