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Review: Mac DeMarco Concert

Photo by: Sam Villanueva

On Oct. 26, Mac DeMarco charmed the audience with his playful personality and melodies. Although held on a Monday, this concert was nothing short of extraordinary. Chants, crowd surfing, and encores all came together to make the perfect concert night. Perfectly set at the Fox Theater in Oakland, the vintage-style building held a groovy atmosphere for the performance. The floor was packed with people shoulder to shoulder and everyone was having a great time.

by Lauren McGowan, staff writer

Starting off with a song from his new album “Another One,” DeMarco had the audience captivated and swaying along. Quickly after, he played one of his hits, “Salad Days” and got the crowd singing along to the lyrics. His voice was completely clear and strong even in the live setting. It was just as good, if not better, than the record.

Throughout the show, he kept an equal ratio of new and old songs that allowed the crowd to stay engaged. On the stage was a dinner table set up for his friends who hung out and watched him play. The comfortable ambiance made it feel like less of a performance, and more of hanging out with Mac. After every song, he joked with the audience and introduced the next. At one point, he even got the crowd to chant about Taco Bell. However, the best part of the night was when he managed to get up the balcony while crowd surfing.

As the night came to an end, he finished strongly, but the committed audience chanted for “one more song” and they got it. Everyone else in the audience thought the night couldn’t get any better, but were soon proved wrong as he came back onto the stage excited and nailed a cover of “Enter Sandman” by Metallica.

Mac Demarco exceeded all expectations and made an unforgettable night.

GRADE: A