Do you want to hear only hits in the plains of Abraham? Maroon 5 got the message right. In front of a cheery crowd asking for nothing better, Adam Levine’s band hosted an intense pop party where dark performances were banned last night in the Plains of Abraham.
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Like the day before during country singer Luke Combs’ visit to the event, the Plains filled up for this rare visit to Quebec, and the first at Maroon 5’s Festival d’été.
We’ve been treated to an avalanche of blows. There were twenty songs on the program and all, without exception, have been radio hits and topped the charts during the two decades that spanned the Californian group’s prolific career.
With so much ammo, Maroon 5 could afford to detonate a first bomb as soon as it entered the scene, the irresistible Moves like Jagger. Unifying effect guaranteed or refund.
From then on, the successes followed at a frantic pace. Of This lovewe went to Stereo heartsthen to One more night And animals and so on for 90 minutes. A rolling fire.
Stopping the car was forbidden, except for a short acoustic section where the Piana, illuminated by tens of thousands of mobile phones, shone with a thousand lights in a beautiful moment of communion on public phone.
King of collaborations, the group had also summoned, through a pre-recorded video sequence, the rappers Future and Cardi B during Freddo And Girls like you.
Levine on fire
Dressed softly like a boy fresh out of confinement, Adam Levine had energy to spare and performed his role as crowd leader to perfection.
It was on fire. Better, she seemed to stumble into his life. Was he the same guy whose Super Bowl halftime performance got a mixed reception?
You should have seen him scream “yes, yes, yes” like a savage Freddo. If they were more discreet, the other members of the group delivered brilliantly. Some guitar solos even gave an unexpected rock twist to the band’s performance.
“Can we come back here every f-year?” he went so far as to ask Adam Levine, a request that only galvanized the crowd further.
He must have been serious as he repeated his request two more times during the encore, specifying that when he returns next year, he would like to have a platform in the middle of the floor to allow him to meet the fans. .
“I don’t want to be on stage, I want to be in the crowd,” he said, before concluding with one sugar festive as you wish.
The moving Alicia Moffet
It is on stage as on Instagram: an open book that shares everything it feels and what it experiences.
Expected by several loyal fans, Alicia Moffet had raw emotions yesterday in the first part of Maroon 5. “It takes me all my little change not to cry,” she confided.
He must have had the merit of managing his emotions well since frankly there is nothing to complain about in his performance. Vocally, she has shown that she can push the note. His sensitive interpretation of strangers it was an eloquent demonstration of this.
Although his R&B and soul-influenced pop sounds good on stage, the addition of some more danceable titles, in the style from Open your mindit would be an extra asset in this artist’s game that we will follow closely.
Gayle: everything to love
Texan Gayle is only 18, but he already has a sense of showmanship that eludes artists who have been rolling their bumps for decades.
Armed with her guitar and a muscular forehead, she stood in front of the tens of thousands of people waiting for Maroon 5 and launched her muscled pop songs, which talk about teenage love problems, with surprising punk energy. .
After the third piece, You’re just excited, he was already out of breath. It must be said that a song had previously started running from one side of the stage to the other for no apparent reason.
Nothing to harm her cause, Gayle also had the delicacy to wrap herself in a Quebec flag along the way.
Finally, when he pulled out the arsonist ABCDEFU, the title that made it known through TikTok, everyone sang and danced. The plains had given way.
Dizzy: Hurray for the wine
On Friday, Luke Combs excited the crowd with some beers. Last night, singer Katie Munshaw, of Ontario group Dizzy, responsible for starting the pop night, had the same kind of enthusiastic reaction when she swallowed the contents of a glass of red wine.
Unlike the country star, it was the only time the audience was animated during a completely monotonous performance. Strong enough to earn him a Juno, the one given to alternative album of the year in 2019, Dizzy’s dreamy pop, as delivered on the boards, lacked punch.
At least there was wine.