The APOCALYPTOUR ended with a bang last night as confetti cascaded down on the 3,500 screaming fans in the sold-out Roseland Ballroom in NYC.
Despite having been on a whirlwind tour around the country for the past month the Starkids were as energetic as ever singing and dancing like it really was the end of the world. The “plot” of the show, which featured Jim Povolo as the evil Mayan ruler who was coming to bring about the end of the world, was artfully simple lending the show an arc without becoming too cheesy. The atmosphere was intoxicating as the crowd (some of whom had been queuing since Saturday) sang to their favorite Starkid classics.
Charlene Kaye opened the show with a peppy celebratory set that mirrored the atmosphere of the crowd. Kaye knew how to win over the packed room with quips about “obscure” bands who have played the Roseland like Beyonce and Radiohead and offers to draw pictures for fans of their marriage to Joey Richter. When Darren Criss stepped onto the stage to sing a duet with Kaye the screams were probably heard in Brooklyn.
After Kaye’s set, the anticipation of the crowd for what was coming next was palpable. Opening the show with a rambunctious rendition of the title number from Me and My Dick, the Starkids were smooth sailing. The APOCALYPTOUR was a well directed amalgam of everything Starkid should be. It had comedy, joy, and heart. The smiles on the Starkids faces were infectious and the small number of people there who weren’t Starkid fans before were easily sucked in. With multiple members thanking their families the show truly felt like a celebration. After nearly two hours of nonstop singing and dancing the Starkids took their leave. And as the confetti continued to fall all 3,500 fans were nothing but smiles.
It was a magical night and we can’t wait to see what these crazy kids will be up to in Chicago!
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