The Girl at the Rock Show: twenty one pilots

Hi, everyone.

My name is Sam Silverman and I’m the marketing director at Rams Head Live & Pier Six Pavilion.

I really like music.

My job is to talk about music, but I don’t just talk the talk, I walk the walk.

I go to a lot of concerts (thank you job for enabling my habit), but not just at the venues I work for. I’ll be starting a blog series called “The Girl at the Rock Show” (a line from one of my favorite blink-182 songs) where I tell you about a band that I’ve recently seen.

It seems fitting to begin with a band with one of the most outrageous stage presences you’ll see today: twenty one pilots.

They were at the 9:30 Club last night (Sep 23) for a sold out show. One reason why it sells out; they do this every show:

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Oh, and this:

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If you look closely, you’ll notice that there are two people on stage: a drummer and a keyboard/piano player/singer, Josh Dun and Tyler Joseph, respectively. They’re best friends and those two people emit an immense amount of energy when they’re on stage. If you want your night to involve a lot of dancing, jumping, and clapping, then you would be at the right show.

What you might not know is that they start every show wearing ski masks because to them, it doesn’t matter that it’s Josh and Tyler on stage. Regardless of who’s up there, it’s the music they’re playing and the message they’re sending that matters. One of my favorite things about their shows (and this was my 7th show of theirs) is that it’s one community inside those walls. It feels so good. We call ourselves the clique, and when you’re at a twenty one pilots show, nothing else matters.

The band currently has one album out on their label, Fueled By Ramen, and their entire set last night was dedicated to that album, but some new material is on the horizon which we all know means: time for another tour! I highly recommend checking them out in the future.

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