Blurryface Tour 2015
So last week I went to see Twenty One Pilots at Hammerstein Ballroom and it was so amazing that I just had to write about it. The whole show was just insane. I’ve never seen a room full of so many passionate people be so excited and happy to be in one place and I feel so incredibly lucky to have been able to be there.
I’ve been a pretty big fan of TOP for a few years now and this was the first time that I was able to see them live and I have no doubt in my mind that I will be seeing them again. Tyler and Josh are two of the most emotional and energetic performers I’ve ever seen.
They started the show with “Heavydirtysoul,” the opener of their latest album “Blurryface,” which was released back in May. The crowd went wild immediately! From the second the show started everyone was on their feet dancing their lives away. It was such an amazing feeling! From here on out there was no stopping this crazy amount of energy flowing through the room.
Now, I went to the second NYC date on the Blurryface tour and so it was slightly different from the night before. Instead of doing their cover of “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Elvis, which I’m kinda bummed about because it’s my favorite but whatevs, Tyler brought up a BUNCH of friends on stage, including Halsey, Misterwives, Hoodie Allen, Walk the Moon, and Matt & Kim on stage to sing “We Don’t Believe What’s on TV” and it was AWESOME. It’s like that moment when you’re at a party with all of your friends and that one song that everyone loves comes on and you’re all screaming the lyrics and jumping and dancing around. It was like that, but 10 times bigger and more awesome!
Throughout the whole night Tyler and Josh were going back and forth doing crazy things. Tyler was moving all around the stage, jumping on top of the piano and Josh’s drum kit and just clearly having a great time up there. But the two most AMAZING moments of the whole show were when Josh played his drums ON TOP OF THE AUDIENCE. Like whaaaat?! And then, to close the show, the audience in front was given two square platforms to hold up that both Tyler and Josh stood on while they each POUNDED on a drum put in front of them. It was so cool.
In all honesty, this was one of the best live performances I had ever seen, and I’ve seen a lot. You could just tell that those two guys really love what they do. And the best part of the whole thing was feeling that connection to every person in that room. Twenty One Pilots’ music deals with a lot of serious emotions that a lot of people, especially today, deal with everyday and standing in that venue with all of those people, including Tyler and Josh, knowing that these words and this music means just as much to you as it does to the person standing next to you is so powerful. I would recommend anyone to go see Twenty One Pilots as soon as possible!