I remember the first time I heard of Grouplove at the start of my senior year of high school. Their album Never Trust a Happy Song dropped in September 2011, and their hit “Tongue Tied” was all over the radio. As a 17-year-old who tried to be one of the cool kids by blasting her car stereo music as she pulled into the school parking lot, this song was one of my go-tos.
Six years later, I can still call myself a proud fan. After browsing upcoming concerts in the Rochester area, I saw that Grouplove was headlining Rover’s Holiday Hangover, a concert put on by radio station 94.1 The Zone, and they would be joined by four other bands. At a ticket price of only $25, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to see a band I’ve loved for so long.
Next thing you know, my cousin, brother, and I hopped in a car and headed to the Main Street Armory for the show. And what a show it was.
As I often like to do with my posts, I’ll spare you a written play-by-play and instead let my photos and concert recap video do the talking. Apologies in advance for the blurriness in a few of them. I clearly couldn’t contain my excitement in the moment.
And finally, here’s a short recap video of the few instances during the concert I was able to capture on camera. I highly recommend adding any of these bands to your list of artists to see live.