Live Review & Photos: OK Go at House of Blues, May 1, 2015

Photos by Jade Park

OK Go‘s San Diego show was a never-ending onslaught of confetti, banter, and stunning visuals — much like their music videos. It was obvious that the band loves what it does and invests as much energy and money as possible to create a concert experience that no one could easily forget.

Touring to promote their 2014 album Hungry Ghosts, OK Go made use of their alternative rock sound and reveled in the self-proclaimed randomness of their shows. An opening montage of movie clips that uttered the words “ok” and “go” was quirky and fun, setting the tone for the rest of the night. Many of the songs were accompanied by a cheesecloth hanging above the stage, on which graphics were cleverly projected.

Lead singer Damian Kulash let the crowd ask him questions between songs, and attendees dutifully shouted at him in varying degrees. The confetti cannon was also used unsparingly throughout the set, but the quiet moments of the show were equally impactful. Serving as an intermission of sorts, Kulash jumped into the crowd and performed an acoustic song atop the crowd, resulting in one of the night’s best moments.

One can never know what to expect from an OK Go concert, but the spontaneity and catchy music will definitely keep the fans returning for years to come.

Photos: OK Go at House of Blues

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