California-based indie rock band Young The Giant took the Stubb’s stage March 15 to the excitement of legions of fans.
The entire event was pushed back 30 minutes because of technical difficulties earlier in the evening. However, the wait seemed to increase the excitement of the diehard fans as the front rows pushed forward while the band took the stage to loud applause and cries.
The show began with a loud, energetic rock song to which the audience danced and screamed. The performance was accompanied by a colorful light show from the stage that had not been used in the previous bands sets. Fans stood squished together with hardly any room for breathing space as the concert went on.
Cynthia Lohr, first time festival attendee from San Francisco, went to the concert because she heard Stubb’s was the place to be at SXSW. Lohr said she was excited for the show and knew the talent was “going to be great.”
“I’ve been wanting to come to SXSW for a very long time, so I figured now was the time,” Lohr said.