This past weekend English folk rockers Mumford & Sons ripped the roof off The Sound Academy with a stellar show. From the opening strings of Sigh No More to the massive sing-along of The Cave the energy of the crowd did not die out once and the guys in Mumford seemed to feed off the energy. No matter if what they were playing was a single or a new track the crowd ate it up with everyone jumping, dancing or bopping their heads.
Heading into the show I knew that Mumford & Sons had a good size fan base but didn’t think they have the fan base they have. The Sound Academy was packed from the front of the floor right to the back where the merch stand was and was nearly impossible to move once the show started. I believe the show was sold out but I have a feeling that they may have oversold the show, but that didn’t matter because the lads from London, England put on one hell of a show.
It all started with the lead track off the album Sigh No More. Although it is not a single the crowd showed that it didn’t matter because they sang along just as if it were on the radio three times a day. After playing a few more tracks they slowly started to play Little Lion Man at which point the crowd kicked it into a higher gear. I can honestly say that I haven’t seen a crowd over power the band during the chorus singing but it was not your fault but mine, and it was your heart on the line, I really f**ked it up this time, didn’t I, my dear? didn’t I, my…. It was amazing to see how involved everyone was and I couldn’t get enough of this. However that was nothing compared to how they ended the show.
After performing for over an hour and starting the encore with members of the opening acts Cadillac Sky & King Charles, Mumford & Sons started The Cave. At this point the crowd went nuts! Throughout the whole song everyone was singing along while jumping with their hands in the air! What a way to end an amazing show. This was definitely one of the best shows I’ve been to this year and for once The Sound Academy sounded good!!
If you haven’t checked them out yet please do and you’ll see why these guys are good.
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