By Clarissa Villondo
It was Halloween. I saw a yellow Crayola crayon, an Indian, a cow and some individuals with painted faces that could have been a costume.
When I first saw the tickets for $45, I thought it was a bit steep for Passion Pit and The Joy Formidable. Don’t get me wrong, it was a wonderful show that I loved very much. The lights were fantastic, which they should have been given that it was Echostage. The sound quality was great. Each band played amazing sets, Passion Pit playing more than twice the set time than The Joy Formidable. In my opinion, it just still wasn’t worth $45 plus parking. Neither band is at the level where I find $45 reasonable. I would have paid $25, if that, to see this show. Having the venue changed from the Patriot Center to Echostage made me not able to rationalize the ticket price even more. Echostage is known for EDM and now known to me as a venue where I want to carry a knife to walk there from the parking lot. Why was Passion Pit there? If Fitz and the Tantrums wasn’t playing a second night at the 9:30 Club, it would have been a better fitting venue than Echostage. I get that this is all out of the bands’ control, but still. Guys, $45 is a lot to just see Passion Pit and The Joy Formidable.
Enough complaining about money, it’s time to talk about Halloween.
Most of the crowd was boring, not dressing up for Halloween. It’s Halloween, people! Even under my coat, I wore a half-assed 1920’s costume. Those who did dress up were interesting. Here’s a cute undead couple.
The bands had some fun with Halloween as well. The Joy Formidable launched what I hope was candy and the masks that they wore for the last song at the crowd. Passion Pit’s crew dressed up in classic sheet ghost costumes. Everyone but the lead singer in Passion Pit dressed in ridiculous costumes. In his defense, he claims he couldn’t dress up due to superstition, so he was a serial killer.