This was my third time seeing Yungblud and his band perform live, and each time they do something that I'd normally consider impossible - they take the level of the performance even higher. The first time I caught Yungblud's show was at NXNE in Toronto in 2018. I had only heard "I Love You, Will You Marry Me" and the performance blew me away. The next time it was at a jam-packed Rivoli and although he had a broken leg, the performance was gripping, powerful and featured unbridled energy and love from Yungblud himself and his fans.
This show was in a much, much bigger venue, but it had intimate energy stemming from the way Yungblud manages to engage each and every member of the audience, growing the connection and positive vibes. He's got an inclusive message of family, safety, acceptance, tolerance, unity and love. My heart grew with the deafening cheer from the crowd when they were asked if anyone ever felt like an outcast or like a freak. We are truly each other’s freaks. The admiration the fans display borders on the unreal as they scream and cheer unrelentingly between songs.
Check out a bunch of cool tunes from Yungblud's set, if you're not already obsessed. And check out my coverage of Missio's opening set.
"I Love You, Will You Marry Me"
"I Think I'm Okay"
"Machine Gun (Fuck the NRA)"