It’s hard to tell who enjoyed the Papadosio performance at the Mercury Ballroom more, the crowd or the performers themselves, but based on the dancing, excitement and genuine positivity by both, it was a show to be remembered.
Papadosio, the experimental rock band from North Carolina, clearly has a dedicated following, before and after the show fans gathered in groups and described the many times they’ve seen them perform.
Sean Labarge, a 23-year old physical therapist, saw them live last night for the ninth time.
“Papadosio is spiritual music and their shows are fun because everyone there is always having a good time and good vibes are rolling,” he said.
Sam Brouse, keyboardist of the band, said their fortunate to have such a devout following.
“We’re just really lucky to have awesome fans,” he said. “It’s mind boggling to think about all the reasons why.”
But it’s the activism that gets to him.
“Seeing people, night-after-night, especially the kids who started these non-profit originations, raising money, they roll around to every show, raising money different charities and different events is real nice.”
There were also artists at the show selling live painting and prints, because promoting local talent is something special to the band.
“There’s no reason they shouldn’t be here,” Labarge said “We’re on the same team.”
Aside from their great performance Papadosio is also known for their amazing light show and if you get the chance you should certainly check it out, if not for the great music, the energetic crowd, but the amazing light show is worth the ticket.