The band opened up with its song “Little Lion Man,” which was its debut single off of its first album, “Sigh No More.” After that, it played a new song off of Babel, and then continued to switch on and off the two records.
My friends and I all had an amazing time at the concert, not only because of the band’s talent, but because when watching the band perform, you can tell that Mumford and Sons genuinely enjoys playing its music. At one point, the keyboardist jumped off of his platform from behind the keyboard during the song “Dust Bowl Dance” and began dancing and thrashing around, because he was so into the music. Now that’s what I call passion.
I also really enjoyed that it wasn’t just frontman Marcus Mumford doing the interacting with the audience; all four members spoke with the crowd and truly kept up a highly entertaining show.
During the duration of the concert, a few of my friends and I also were privy to not one, but two shooting stars. I think it was meant to be.
After we left, the eight of us agreed that we were definitely going to see Mumford and Sons again, whenever the group is in the area to promote its new album. I highly recommend that you go see the band for yourself — it will change the way you see live shows.
Maggie McVey, a 2012 graduate of Oneonta High School, is a freshman at the State University College at Plattsburgh. ‘Teen Talk’ columns can be found at www.thedailystar.com/teentalk.