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reprimand Imagine dragons if the kids are groggy during Monday morning classes.

The band"s Sunday night present at Toyota facility drew a young crowd of teens, pre-teens and also dutiful parents. Everyone from eight come 18 year olds sang along with every indigenous and, for a couple of moments, felt choose rock stars between the flashing lights and confetti blasts.


The las Vegas act, led through singer Dan Reynolds, is riding a new wave that success this year lifebuoy by third album "Evolve." It has spawned the hits "Believer" and also "Thunder."

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Reynolds bounced around the stage for most of the virtually two-hour set. He"s choose a mix motivational speaker, hipster youth pastor and pop star. No wonder he"s parent-approved.

"We live in a time that people shot to tell us we"re divided," he told the crowd. "I tell girlfriend this. Ns walk the end on this stage, and that"s not the people I watch every night.."

He preached togetherness and also safety. ("I hope you know we take every precaution to take you safe.") that talked about his battle with depression and the prominence of reaching out for aid before "Demons."

He lifted up a Texas strong sign native the crowd during "It"s Time." and also he turn "Yesterday" into a believe-in-yourself rallying cry the felt prefer a megachurch moment.


Much that this material wouldn"t sound the end of place on a Pink album. And also lots of the rides the very same groove: thundering drums — so countless drums — with rousing, confident choruses about being far better or starting over.

"Whatever the Takes" was like an Ed Sheeran tune on steroids. "I gambling My Life" played favor amped-up Mumford & Sons.

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They relocated to a smaller stage near the back of the venue, after walking v the crowd, for a stripped-down set that consisted of an reliable run through Tom Petty"s "I Won"t back Down."

"Believer" and "Radioactive," the course, came at the end, sending out a brand-new surge of energy through for this reason many children in the crowd. A few were lugged out by parents after the show. However what a story they"ll have actually for class.


Joey Guerra is the music critic for the Houston thedesigningfairy.comicle. He also covers various aspects of popular music culture. He has actually reviewed hundreds of concerts and interviewed numerous celebrities, indigenous Justin Bieber come Dolly Parton come Beyonce. He"s showed up as a regular correspondent ~ above Fox26 and also was head judge and director that the pride Superstar singing competition for a decade. He has actually been named journalist of the year multiple time by both OutSmart Magazine and the face Awards. He additionally covers various aspects of popular music culture, consisting of the local drag scene and "RuPaul"s drag Race."