Written by Kendal Beahm
Edited by Katie Howard
When I arrived at the Jupiter Bar last Friday night, a line of people engulfed the sidewalk.Countless people were outside the venue begging for tickets for this sold out show. Big Gigantic was in town, and no one wanted to miss it.
When we finally made it into the Jupiter, White Noise was getting everyone moving with some beats straight from Huntsville. Next up was Caked Up, who were so full of energy and life, there wasn’t a still soul in the whole bar. They threw it back to ’92 and got everyone pumped up with “Jump Around” by House of Pain. Not only was the music moving – they passed around a bottle of vodka and invited everyone in the crowd to take shots.Towards the end, they broke out a “Wrecking Ball” remix that was way more upbeat than Miley’s original. With a shout out to the headliner, they set the stage for an awesome night.
The duo from Denver did not disappoint. With a wall of psychedelic lights as their backdrop, Big Gigantic hyped up the crowd with hits from their previous albums – Nocturnal, A Place Behind the Moon, Wide Awake. Of course they showcased tracks from their new album, The Night is Young. When their newest single, “The Night is Young,” started to play, confetti blasted into all corners of the Jupiter, and the crowd went crazy. (I still found confetti in my laundry two days later!)
During the encore performance of Aloe Blacc’s “I Need A Dollar” remixed with “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, single dollar bills rained from the sky into the craziness of the crowd. I didn’t get to pick any up – I was too busy dancing.
Big Gigantic will be hitting the festival circuit this summer, with shows at Coachella, Counterpoint and the Beale St. Music Festival. If you find yourself with the opportunity to see one of their shows, take it. You’ll come away with confetti in your hair and stories to tell.