The Internet concluded their The Internet Presents: The Internet Tour by rocking The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles. The group displayed solidarity and kinship on stage as they gathered together to play songs from their grammy-nominated album Ego Death and previous albums Feel Good and Purple Naked Ladies.
Story | Adam Douglas
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After some awesome opening performances from Tay Walker and Durand Bernarr, the crowd waited relentlessly for the curtains to draw back again. The wait was well worth it once Syd stepped out with the rest of the gang, opening up with ‘Special Affair’ from Ego Death.
As the crowd grooved and recited the words to every song, Syd kept a calm demeanor while sweeping across the stage, making the crowd go wild for fan favorites like, ‘Girl’ and ‘Under Control.’ The show was very much The Internet, however it made room for each artist on the stage to shine. This year alone Steve Lacey, Matt Martians and Syd all dropped albums, which they each took time to play in between the band’s songs.
The most surprising moment of the show was when the band’s bassist Patrick Paige broke silence after a hypnotizing bass solo, announcing that he had an album releasing this year as well. He then proceeded by throwing his guitar behind his back and grabbing the microphone, rapping over a track from the album which he dedicated to his younger sister.
The band’s friendship was felt heavily as there was nothing but smiles coming from underneath the limelight. Little things like Steve and Patrick goofing around on stage, or Matt hyping up with drums, Christopher Smith during his solo, reflected the positivity the band brings with their music.
It was only fitting that The Internet wrapped up their tour at home in Los Angeles, surrounded by family and friends who have rooted them from the start. The band and their special guests collectively put together an amazing show from beginning to end, and reassured music lovers in attendance, that R&B is alive and flourishing.