Stromae put on a killer show at Mill City Nights on 9/25/14
I’m not going to lie, going into this show I did not know what to expect. Stromae is a European hip hop / electronic / dance artist . I work at Mill City Nights as a stage hand , and I just happened to be on the schedule to work this show. I got asked to photograph it while I was there so I figured hey, why not? When we were setting up the stage with lights and equipment I knew it would be a fun show. Aside from the many moving heads and the two custom light fixtures setting the scene at center stage, there was a white backdrop being hit by a projector near front of house. The backdrop made for a very interesting visual experience throughout the show.
I couldn’t understand a word they were saying (I know, I know, typical ignorant Americans) but watching the show was incredible. And the crowd, oh the crowd. They were going ape shit. I think I may have blew an ear drum not from the sounds coming from the stage, but from the sound of over a thousand screaming fans. And this wasn’t your typical fan cheering either.. holy shit, they were LOUD. After photographing the first three songs I stepped outside to give my ears a break. The ringing set in and I decided I wouldn’t be coming back until I found ear plugs. I ended up getting some from one of the friendly security guards enjoying their 10 minute break.
All in all, a solid experience. It was really cool to see something so outside the culture I am usually absorbed with.
Words and photos by: Tanner Morris
Be sure to check out Stromae on Facebook for something completely different than what you’re used to. It’s good for you to step outside your comfort zone.
Get a hold of us! Let us know how much we suck, how much we rock, if there’s any upcoming shows or news that we should know about, or anything else you’re heart desires. Peace and love!