Grace Potter & the Nocturnals live show did not disappoint. Her sequin lined silver top and sparkled leggings captured in a nutshell her strong and vibrant stage presence. I love seeing artists where they have the energy of drinking four red bulls before they perform a show. Just when you thought the band was going to run out of fuel or when Grace was belting out a note so long it made the audience feel out of breath, they kept going without any hesitation. Grace wasn’t just “fun”, she was electric and dazzling. If you didn’t leave the concert with some kind of perspiration on your body from dancing, then you didn’t experience the concert fully. Her connection with the audience was undeniable. At one point in the show she said, “You know after a while of performing a lot of shows the faces start to blend together sometimes, but looking out at all of you, all of your faces look so different and unique which is exactly what I love about Boulder.”
This instantly created a sense of intimacy with the crowd no doubt. I’ve been to a lot of shows, but the thing that makes me walk away with the notion of “Wow... that was an amazing concert,” is when the artist makes the appreciation and love they have for their fans known. So for anyone who asks me whether to see Grace Potter & the Nocturnals or not, I’ll give two thumbs up and a five hour energy drink for preparation.
Grace Potter will be back in Colorado for her Red Rocks show on September 19. Her debut album as a solo artist, Midnight, will be released on August 14th, 2015.
Article and photos by: Marissa Marino