So my knowledge of Tegan & Sara is limited to a few tracks from The Con & So Jealous. However they were so good at Riot Fest in 2014 (my surprise pick - I wanted them to be good, and they were great) that I had to see them do their on show, in a small venue. Needless to say, since those albums they have more of a pop sound to them.
The band came out to I'm So Excited blaring. A more appropriate song for the crowd at the time, there has never been. Everyone was hyped, and from that moment on Tegan and Sarah could not (ad did not) do wrong. You could tell that circle of energy was happening. The band has enjoying themselves, so the crowd was getting into it, so the band was having a blast and so on.
Banter between songs was good enough for any comedy club, and the girls' connection with the audience was heartfelt. The music had the Fillmore non-stop dancing. The Con and Nineteen were highlights for me, but the whole set was outstanding. Throw in Walking With A Ghost during the 3 song encore, and you have one of the great pop shows I've seen.
While the direction of the music wasn't what I expected, it made their Riot Fest set even the more better, by playing what was appropriate for that crowd. Fun was had by band and crowd alike. While their musical style was not what I'd usually listen to, I'd have no hesitation in seeing Tegan & Sara again.
The Crap Facts:
This is my 427th concert.
This is my 20th concert at The Fillmore.
This is my 61st concert in Charlotte.
This is my 69th concert in North Carolina.
This is my 232nd concert in the USA.
This is my 2nd Tegan & Sara concert.