Words by Shelley Te Haara / Photography by Nikita Weir

Blindspott are always just one of those iconic NZ bands that are a must-see. But when they announced they would be playing their self-titled album is full for the first time, there was no question we had to go again. And we weren’t the only ones.

As we arrived to The Powerstation the line had already gone halfway down the road and was steadily climbing. But once fans got in it was either get in to get near the front or head straight to the merch to pick up the album on vinyl (first time on vinyl & limited).

.

71B2AE36-C461-43B4-B048-C38CD791F151
E9986AFC-BFD5-4748-8C36-E929A8071B2D
8629F7FA-292E-4CD2-94C9-48402BB7E5AC
021EE5AA-8214-4838-9B9B-E57E76F97A16
15155A91-6449-478C-89BF-4339BCB68C4A
71B2AE36-C461-43B4-B048-C38CD791F151 E9986AFC-BFD5-4748-8C36-E929A8071B2D 8629F7FA-292E-4CD2-94C9-48402BB7E5AC 021EE5AA-8214-4838-9B9B-E57E76F97A16 15155A91-6449-478C-89BF-4339BCB68C4A

City of Souls took the stage to open the show. Now these guys always put on a good performance and this was no difference. With banners set up and lighting to match, they not only played tracks that a lot of knew but they also played their new single ‘Shimmer’!

I suppose the hard part of opening the show is these guys were confined to a smaller portion of the stage due to the rig set up behind. But this didn’t seem to affect them at all. The crowd continued to grow during the performance and it was filling up quickly. Those who had got in early to see City of Souls we’re loving it and even got mosh pits going when the opportunity arose. The crowd had such a positive and fun energy right from the start and it really made for a great start to the night!

.

F3245EF7-CF00-4A50-9576-7EC0EE8B6880
A900DA13-E7B1-4D0F-B4F4-9E9AE2633CC0
4A2BA660-8D36-43F6-898D-2A51F7D5E3D1
4480F9A5-509B-420D-92FF-F9B14422058D
AC8A8CE3-7B96-480F-A01E-3ED2964A1654
90365B89-EF08-49B5-9C44-AFD4180F27A4
5344CCFA-7F8D-4610-ABAB-093D3D1EA627
4DB71B2D-A34F-4F7E-A1A0-E31B27C99915
F3245EF7-CF00-4A50-9576-7EC0EE8B6880 A900DA13-E7B1-4D0F-B4F4-9E9AE2633CC0 4A2BA660-8D36-43F6-898D-2A51F7D5E3D1 4480F9A5-509B-420D-92FF-F9B14422058D AC8A8CE3-7B96-480F-A01E-3ED2964A1654 90365B89-EF08-49B5-9C44-AFD4180F27A4 5344CCFA-7F8D-4610-ABAB-093D3D1EA627 4DB71B2D-A34F-4F7E-A1A0-E31B27C99915

When it was finally time for Blindspott to take the stage The Powerstation was packed to each side. I shouldn’t have been surprised considering it was SOLD OUT but it was just amazing to see people pack out for a local band.

The crowd sang so loudly to every word and could not stop moshing where possible. The crowd really felt so invested in these tracks, this album and the band. There was a love and appreciation about the crowd. Though in saying that one fight did break out in the front row which caused the band to stop playing and sort it. The guys fighting seemed to hug it out and the show went on.

Now you’re probably thinking the virus didn’t affect this show at all. Though it did in some ways that crowd interaction was limited. Damian acknowledged it during the show. But as great as it would have been to see, you honestly didn’t need it. The crowd was crazy! And the band clearly loved it as they returned to the stage for another song (which was definitely unplanned).

I honestly can’t write about the show that much as I was running around the whole time getting video but in summary FUCK IT WAS GREAT! What a special night!

.

7F0EE5CC-1287-48E8-AB3F-26EB4BA8B1D5
373C7F0D-9304-4591-8A4A-309A5566206D
16DD2795-3AD1-442B-B85E-216214A11259
A49E054E-0CBF-4CAD-812D-2A77A814BC37
28AE0732-664C-4552-A2FE-E5242051E4ED
7EB2429E-B101-4E9F-8E67-6A3BEE5BCA0D
5A1C5246-39E0-4D85-B562-BAD68C970823
D9CECD51-BC95-49EE-99E0-79C61B7030C9
1CED6D2E-2D68-44F3-9313-3D51A4C62559
7F0EE5CC-1287-48E8-AB3F-26EB4BA8B1D5 373C7F0D-9304-4591-8A4A-309A5566206D 16DD2795-3AD1-442B-B85E-216214A11259 A49E054E-0CBF-4CAD-812D-2A77A814BC37 28AE0732-664C-4552-A2FE-E5242051E4ED 7EB2429E-B101-4E9F-8E67-6A3BEE5BCA0D 5A1C5246-39E0-4D85-B562-BAD68C970823 D9CECD51-BC95-49EE-99E0-79C61B7030C9 1CED6D2E-2D68-44F3-9313-3D51A4C62559
error: Content is protected !!