If you thought boy bands were dead in 2017, you’d be sorely mistaken. It’s common to see a long line wrapping around the block where Toronto’s legendary Danforth Music Hall resides, but fans of LA-based Brockhampton were lined up with blankets next to the group’s tour bus shortly before 10 a.m. the day of the self-proclaimed boy band’s headlining show.
By the time the doors opened at 7:30 p.m., the restless and sold-out line of approximately 1500 fans was more than ready for Brockhampton. Chants of the band’s name and “KEVIN, KEVIN” filled the Danforth as hoards of fans donning the band’s merchandise packed into the hall. Following an opening set from the group’s DJ Romil Hemnani, the lights fell as the familiar beginning of “HEAT” played and the six performing members of the group took the stage – Matt Champion, Ameer, JOBA, Merlyn, Ameer, Dom McLennon and frontman Kevin Abstract.
After addressing the crowd with a humble “Do y’all know Saturation II?” (as if the sold-out crowd didn’t know the band’s new album), the energy in the room rose to a new high and didn’t fall until the show was over. Packed with tracks from their breakout Saturation trilogy, the performance was proof that the group works best as a unit. Although each member possesses individual talent, the magic of Brockhampton is the synergy created by the way they work together. Songs like “GOLD,” “SWAMP” and “GUMMY” that featured multiple members were met with huge moshpits and clusters of fans screaming nearly every lyric.
And as if that wasn’t enough, the group concluded with six (yes, six) encores of their bass-heavy track “STAR.” After rounds of cheering, the band – along with 1500 fans – packed into the lobby of the Danforth for a free meet-and-greet session. If two things are certain, Brockhampton loves their fans and boy bands aren’t dead.
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star 6 times toronto yeeeeemothafuckinhaw
— dumbass boyfriend (@kevinabstract) September 11, 2017