Passion Pit Concert Review


Olivia Olander

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After what seemed like days, the lights finally went down in the Observatory North Park on May 17. Amid a roar of cheers, Passion Pit took the stage, led by frontman Michael Angelakos. Several moments later, they began their popular single “Little Secrets.”


Passion Pit’s performance was over an hour of their greatest hits, played to colorful lights and complemented by Angelakos running back and forth across the stage, engaging every part of the crowd — something that just can’t be experienced while listening on Spotify. The audience was full of energy and songs like “Lifted Up (1985),” “Carried Away,” and “Take A Walk” (probably the band’s most well-known number) got especially excited reactions.


Even the opening act, an alternative band out of Nashville called Coin, seemed to impress Passion Pit’s fans. They were especially delighted when the lead singer declared that San Diego was their new favorite city because, unlike in San Francisco, no one here broke into their van.


Overall, like most good times, the concert was a blur that ended too soon. Coin gained new fans with their sound and charm, and Passion Pit proved that they’re even better through speakers than earbuds.