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LIVE REVIEW | The 1975, At Their Very Best

Following the internet-breaking occurrence of bringing Taylor Swift out on stage at the O2 London during their performance, The 1975 sent their fans expectations sky-rocketing into space. We could only dream that they would bring out an A list guest performer at every show but unfortunately Birmingham wasn't so lucky.

The anticipation was flowing through everyone's veins in at the Resorts World Arena in Birmingham on Sunday 15th January, eager to see Matty Healy, Adam Hann, Ross MacDonald and George Daniel on stage and giving it their all. The area was flooding with people dressed in crisp white shirts and black ties, mocking the band's frontman, Matt Healy. Me? I was dressed in jeans and converse, ready to dance my heart out in the seated section where I could rest my feed between songs. Not that I was given the chance to. 

The support act was Bonnie Kemplay, a Scottish singer-songwriter who I immediately sent to my sister to check out because they matched her ethereal, guitar loving vibes. Followed by what felt like a shorter wait than normal, the chords of The 1975 (Being Funny In A Foreign Language) sounded throughout the arena. The curtain drops and we're presented with a set of a house that's being going viral online.

The 1975 on stage at the Resorts World Arena Birmingham

Some of the band were already on stage, including Matt Healy laying down on the sofa. Some of the remaining members of the band walking through the front door, hanging up their coats, turning on the lights and getting into position. Throughout the show, the fourth wall was consistently broken, bringing crew members on stage to change out instruments, top up make up, make changes to the set, etc. At one point, Matt Healy even crawls through a TV screen and then reappears on the roof. At the end of the show, we see all band members leave the stage through the front door, as someone would do normally leaving their friends house. Hugs were exchanged, lights were turned off and the crowd went wild.

We, as an audience, danced through the entirety of their latest album, Being Funny In A Foreign Language, some tracks from their more recent albums, as well as hearing songs from their earlier days such as Sex, Chocolate and Robbers. Fans went crazy at their most popular track on their most recent album, About You, and danced their hearts out to The Sound. Matt Healy was adamant to remind everyone how depressing some of the songs were - not that anyone cared at all. 

The 1975 on stage with crew members in lab coats

The show was 2 hours of constant dancing. Not once did they step off stage for a break. Forget the days when bands would hide in the wings of the stage for the crowd to scream for more. The 1975 gave us all exactly what we wanted and more. The whole show felt like we were watching a true performance.

I never tire of seeing The 1975 live. Me personally, I am not the worlds biggest fan - I don't really care for the band as people but I do genuinely love the music they create. Even if you're not a fan of the band, there is no doubt that you've heard at least one of their songs and liked it. 

View more of my photos below:

Matt Healy with his back facing the camera looking out of a window on stage at The 1975 'At their very best' tour

Matt Healy singing on top of a rooftop on The 1975 'At Their very best' tour

Matt Healy sitting at a piano playing an acoustic guitar singing into a microphone on stage at The 1975 'At their very best' tour

The 1975 sitting on sofas and chairs on stage on their 'At their very best' tour


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