The First Niagara Center in Buffalo, Friday, May 1
Well, based on this review by Nicole Janik, there is no need to worry:
Best. Opener. Ever.
If you don’t want just one opinion, let’s take a look at the audience from Friday night’s show at The First Niagara Center.
When The Lone Bellow first took the stage, the crowd was distracted. Most seats were empty. The filled ones held texters and selfie-takers. Nobody planned on paying attention to the opening act.
Then the music started.
By the end of the first song, the audience was hooked. Slowly, everyone sat down or moved a few steps closer to the stage. When “Green Eyes and a Heart of Gold” concluded, the selfies had stopped and texting had ground to a halt.
Maybe the audience was shocked by the cohesive sound. Maybe the energy of Zach Williams and Brian Elmquist had captivated them. Maybe it was the fact that a 5-piece folk band had a sound big enough to fill the entire arena.
Or maybe they just realized that they were listening to really, really good music.