article by Ryley Fabber
Magic filled the Boulder Theater on Saturday, March 18th. It was five years ago that very same day, when Roby Hauldren and Freddy Kennett would meet at a concert and develop a friendship that would lead to five years of growing success as ‘Louis The Child.’
This electronic duo got everyone off their feet—even at the random hour of 6 P.M. The pair was incredibly humble, gracious, and appreciative of all the fans that have made their dreams come true for the past five years.
Louis The Child played an incredible set, and were likable enough to create a mid-day show in addition to the regular night show. Louis The Child tickets to the 9 P.M. show were sold-out in a day, which prompted the duo to have two shows in Boulder on that same magical day they met.
Several tracks were played from their most recent album, Love is Alive. Every song that played, seemed to be a crowd pleaser. Kennett and Hauldren were uplifting and encouraging for the duration of their performance. They continued to engage with the lively, first Boulder audience of the night.
Before ‘Love is Alive’ comes on, Roby Hauldren makes a powerful statement by saying, “I feel it’s very important for everyone to have a place where they can go to, a physical place or a mental state, where you feel love and you feel happy and you feel good about yourself. So I hope I can help you find that place.” That’s exactly what this modest group did for Boulder. They gave us a place to totally dance our worries away, and the opportunity to listen to passionate artists that create such joyful music.
‘Love is Alive,’ was followed by another honorable mention to all the Boulder fans who came out to the show. Hauldren goes on to say, “On behalf of myself and Freddy, seriously thank you guys so much for coming out, you have no idea how much it means to us… and Y’all came out fucking early to come dance with us, and Y’all were still hype as fuck.” Hauldren continues by saying, “So thank you guys for making the past five years fucking incredible, and here's to five, 10, 50, 100 more incredible years hanging out with you guys.” After his last speech, ‘It’s Strange’ comes on, and the crowd steadily roared with excitement.
The underlying beat of the song was contagious in provoking the crowd to absolutely let go in dance. When the chorus of this song is replaced with Louis The Child’s electronic drop’s, the audience would bob up and down in unison, and utter happiness. “All we want to do is make music that makes you guys happy.” Well done Louis The Child—you do just that and more. Love is certainly alive.