Last night I had the pleasure of attending a FREE Bad Rabbits concert at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel. This was my first time seeing them live (I missed them on the Warped Tour over the summer), and my expectations were exceeded. Let me rewind and paint a picture for you. As my friend and I walked up to the front of the hotel, we walked by a yellow Aston Martin sports car, and saw a glimpse of the stunning decor of the lobby from the outside. Needless to say we were even more taken back after walking in and felt a bit underdressed for the occasion. After watching the Bad Rabbits on YouTube, I had expected a different crowd to attend, and I was wondering what kind of reaction they were going to get in such an upscale hotel.
After attempting to fit in a bit by drinking a glass of wine, the Bad Rabbits quickly picked up their instruments and started to play. It was soon very clear that whether they were in a dive bar, large venue or ritzy hotel they could make the audience smile, and have nothing but a good time while listening to their music. The Bad Rabbits reel you in by simply having fun while they perform. They dance, goof around on stage, and in my opinion, have a couple surprises in store. I didn’t expect them to create music that sounded like it did, and I didn’t expect the lead singer (Dua) to sing in his unique way.
The Bad Rabbits are an excellent model for how a band should be on and off camera, because they know how to fully engage their fans AND with a friendly personality. Every single time I mentioned the @badrabbitsband on Twitter, they sent me a response.
I was lucky to meet another band from Boston named In Aeona. They were also very good people, and I am currently listening to their album. Thanks for the good conversation!