About 10 days ago, I witnessed Gold Fields and Capital Cities perform a free live performance put together by Pandora next to the Staples Center in LA Live. They closed off the street for the performances of these two up-and-coming electronic pop acts and overall they both killed it with high energy performances, getting the crowd to dance and sometimes sing along although I felt most of the people there only knew one song, “Safe & Sound”. Unfortunately, there could have been way more music fans at this show but Pandora and LA Live didn’t advertise this free show, which was actually a show to help support the NCAA March Madness tournament.
Oh yeah, forgot to mention that Capital Cities performed three amazing covers too: Sinead O’Connor’s “Nothing Compares”, Madonna‘s “Holiday” and the Bee Gees “Stayin’ Alive”. I had hadn’t heard the Bee Gees cover but when I did, I was ecstatic and really loved how they added this electronic element while keeping everybody dancing to the catching disco tune.
I had a great time and below are two of my favorite songs performed.
The picture at the top of the post is the horn player from Capital Cities, who decided to jump off stage into the crowd during “Safe & Sound”, real incredible!