Passion Pit Pemberton Stage, Pemberton BC, July 17

Passion Pit Pemberton Stage, Pemberton BC, July 17
Photo: Joshua Peter Grafstein
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Passion Pit erupted onstage to a massive crowd rushing in from other tents across the festival grounds to catch their set. Opener "Little Secrets" set the mood quickly, the college-romantic-turned-signed-artist Michael Angelakos, dapper as ever in a blue button-down, khakis and tie.
 
If charisma counts for anything in a live show — and it does — Passion Pit had an abundance, easily riling the crowd into an energetic frenzy. "Cry Like a Ghost" pushed the crowd to brimming, and Angelakos's falsetto vocals were sweetly endearing in the waning sun. Though slightly lacklustre at times with a handful of tracks that didn't particularly resonate with fans, they easily captured them back with older bangers like "I'll Be Alright" and "The Reeling," the latter prompting a beautiful sing0along to the chorus. The closer, of course, was "Sleepyhead," the track that landed them a record deal in the first place, and needs no introduction.