OneRepublic at The Woodlands, 8/22/2014
It was the perfect family show, not only because of the high volume of recognizable songs for everyone to sing along to, but also because the band knows how to put on a show and gives the audience something to look at at all times. Whether it was the Spanish guitar solo in the middle of the set, the interesting mashup of "Apologize" and Sam Smith's "Stay With Me," or Tedder snatching the cameraman's camera and running down the aisles filming audience members, the crowd was engaged and excited the whole time, even those loungers in the lawn seats.
Other bands out there may have a similar sound, like The Script or Imagine Dragons, but on Friday night -- and during their whole "Native Summer" Tour -- OneRepublic is most definitely cementing themselves as the best pop-rock group of their kind.
The Crowd: The whole range of the spectrum: hip youngsters, families with children, ladies with beer in hand clutching onto their designated-driver boyfriends.
Overheard In the Crowd: "No, Liz! It's actually the word 'one'!"
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