Los Angeles-based Cold War Kids played a sold out show at The North Park Observatory on February 25.
It was an all ages show, and that meant a lot of teenage — and very dedicated — fans got there as early as three hours before the show.
Cold War Kids, known for their pathos-infused brand of rock, played a well-rounded set that included big hits, new material, and one cover: John Lennon’s “Well, Well, Well.”
At one point, lead singer Nathan Willet — an engaging and dramatic frontman — said to the crowd, “We are not from here, but we want to do our best for you.” He invited the crowd to sing along to “Tuxedos” by saying, “Let’s do something slow and let’s do it together. I’d like it if you’d sing with me. I’m losing my voice.”
Crowd favorites included “Miracle Mile,” “Something is Not Right With Me,” “Saint John,” and “Hang Me Up To Dry.”
Cold War Kids at The Observatory North Park