Surf Curse’s Vegas show was all about belonging, costumes and Elvis
There had been loads of events and occasions to select from in Las Vegas this Halloween weekend, however indie rock followers selected to attend Surf Curse.
The Reno-founded band performed a sold-out show on the Portal inside Area15 on October 30, kicking off their North American tour. The get together added a particular ingredient to the show as kids appeared of their Halloween costumes. There had been cats, devils, anime characters and cowboys, which had been most likely impressed by the band’s track “Midnight Cowboys”). A gaggle of followers even dressed up as Dorothy and the gang from The wizard of oz, echoing Surf Curse oz-Coachella-themed get-up.
The band members had been additionally within the Halloween spirit: Each of them was dressed as a unique model of Elvis. Lead singer and drummer Nick Rattigan launched guitarist Jacob Rubeck as “Classic Vegas Elvis,” dressed within the well-known white swimsuit. Guitarist Noah Kholl was “Prison rock Elvis”, in a striped shirt and denim jacket. And bassist Henry Dillon, in a Hawaiian shirt, represented “a really darkish Elvis,” Rattigan said. “He is Blue Hawaii Elvis. I need you guys to Google it if you get residence.”
For his part, Rattigan described his flashy black button-down ad as “typically Elvis.”
Although the group’s last album, Magic Hour, was released just a few weeks ago, the crowd sang along to its lead single “Sugar.” Some songs from the band’s four studio albums and from 2015 Sad Boys EP, completed the set list. But it was their 2013 single “Freaks,” which found new popularity on TikTok last year, that brought cell phones into the limelight and united the crowd in lamenting the misfit. “I’m only a freak,” they shouted in unison, jumping up and down. The band closed the set with a performance of 2019’s ‘Disco’ which has people feeling wild and happy.
Throughout the night, the band members talked to people in the crowd as if they befriended each one individually. They ask what high schools they attended and what parts of the Valley they lived in.
“Sorry, you guys, we like to speak,” Rattigan mentioned.
Their conversations, costumes and, most significantly, their music show simply how foolish Surf Curse may be. Taken as an entire, it appears to provide their followers permission to be themselves. Halloween or not, this crowd would most likely be in costume, similar to the band.
The show was offered out, however not overcrowded. Area15’s portal proved simply the best measurement to create an intimate ambiance whereas accommodating the band’s devoted followers. I was anticipating to not have my very own area, however there was loads of room for folks to unfold out. Although, I think about, there have been many extra costumed followers wishing that they had scored tickets.