Bringing out my not so subtle inner fangirl has never been so easy!
I swear 5 Seconds of Summer get better every time I see them, and Monday night’s concert was nothing short of amazing!
In the packed-out venue of Festival Hall, there wasn’t a single person who wasn’t jumping around and rocking hard. Their 18-track set list was full of many crowd favourites, with only a handful of their old tracks making an appearance. Coming a long way from their first single ‘Out of My Limit” which was released back in 2012, this Sydney-born pop/rock band have quickly become one of Australia’s favourite ‘boybands’.
Opening act, Sydney singer, Muki pumped up fans with her electro-pop set and set the tone for the remainder of the concert. Once the lights went down there was no stopping the screams of pure excitement as 5SOS emerged from backstage.
Opening their Melbourne leg of the Meet You There tour with the track ‘Babylon’, off their new album Youngblood, the audience couldn’t contain themselves.
With their charming prankster personalities, and their effortless ways to capture the crowd, it’s no wonder 5SOS have become one of the most popular bands in Australia. Halfway through their set, band front-man Luke Hemmings (aka, my love) serenaded the crowd with an acoustic piano rendition of ‘Ghost of You’, then followed with their all-loved mellow track ‘Amnesia’, they melted hearts all throughout the room.
Being complete naturals in the spotlight has its perks, with every single pair of eyes in the room on the four members of 5SOS at all times; the crowd easily loving their constant friendly banter, and were treated to another spurt of excitement when guitarist Michael Clifford jumped down into the crowd to engage with fans – that’s always one of the best parts.
This recent tour gave the boys a chance to show off their brand-new album ‘Youngblood’, which has a more mature and stronger lyrical vibe to it, with the tracks on this album definitely sounding more personal and closer to the heart compared to their previous albums – and I personally love it. They have reached a whole new level of maturity, and it can be heard throughout this new album.
It’s no surprise that the fanbase for 5 Seconds of Summer is constantly growing and will continue to grow if they keep performing with the amount of energy and talent that was present onstage Monday night.
Festival Hall, Melbourne
Monday August 13 2018
Reviewed by Chloe Cicero
Main image via 5SOS socials, not of Melbourne gig