We saw James Keogh play his set in 2015 on the WayBright stage as music fans were first coming to know the Aussie sensation. Before the T.Swift tour, and just as Fire And The Flood was reaching fans, we fell for what he’s got. And this weekend at WayHome 2017, we fell for it all over again.
As soon as Vance Joy came on stage, the crowd popped. There were cheers and screams and all kinds of love. And when the music started and Mess Is Mine came through the speakers, the singing in the crowd started as well, and it rarely stopped for the next hour.
As the sun shone and more fans came to the stage, the set continued with the songs that Vance Joy fans have listened to, learned, and memorized over the last few years. There were hands in the air and dancing, and on stage, there was a million dollar smile to go along with that sweet sweet voice that makes Vance Joy a star.
Our favourite sing along moment came near the end of the set when Fire And The Flood rang through the rows with the energy and love that live music provides. It was a great moment and a great reminder of why we love concerts and festivals and singer/songwriters.
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Joy is a star, there’s not arguing it or denying it. And he’s got the kind of talent that continues to translate to records and radio – which is why we expect to be seeing more of him in the future. And you should too.
Vance Joy WayHome 2017 Setlist
★ Mess Is Mine
★ From Afar
★ Wasted Time
★ Red Eye
★ Lay It On Me
★ Call If You Need Me
★ Best That I Can
★ Take Your Time
★ Fire And The Flood
★ You Can Call Me Al/Cheerleader (Paul Simon/Omi)