American dance rock band DNCE rocked Macpherson Stadium last night, and the crowded couldn't be more pumped to see Joe Jonas, JinJoo Lee, Cole Whittle and Jack Lawless perform live.
Even before the concert started, DNCE music was playing to build the atmosphere and prepare the audience for a wild night. The band kicked off the concert with Circle of Life from the Lion King theme song, symbolising the greatness and strength of their band, and rock music in general. With animal masks and flags, the band members greeted the audience before performing a single from the 2016 DNCE studio album, Naked. The great emphasis on the beat along with the smoke and lights effects on stage sure got our attention attention, and we were all soon dancing and jumping for joy, and fully enjoying ourselves.
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Always a crowd-pleaser, Jonas yelled “Hong Kong!” and promised fans a great party.
DNCE may be a rock band, but their slower songs were not neglected. In a smooth transition, Jonas urged the audience to turn on their mobile phones' flashlights and sway along to the slower tracks. Almost and Truthfully saw the band sitting on the ground on stage, and getting into mood with the crowd as Jonas showed off his great vocals, which were perfectly complemented by the guitar and tambourine.
The band then returned to their rock music with Good Day and Toothbrush and flashing lights ampted up the party once more.
As DNCE is a fairly new group, they also covered songs by other artists, like Oops I did it again by Britney Spears, Wannabe by the Spice Girls and No Scrubs by TLC. Lots of 80s and 90s tracks were given a slight twist in rhythm and vocals as DNCE paid tribute to those songs whilst also incorporating their own unique style.
The concert ended with DNCE’s debut and most popular single, Cake by the Ocean.
Generally speaking, the concert was great and very enjoyable. The vocals, music, effects and atmosphere couldn't be better, and DNCE’s live performance proves they're great talents. Hopefully, DNCE will continue producing great albums and return to Hong Kong soon with more good music fans can dance to with the band.