If it was a normal day and you were driving through the streets of Millvale, you would never notice anything different about that old church. Little do many people know, that old church is now a club, and Friday, October 21, 2016, was anything but a normal night for Mr.Smalls Funhouse.
The band LANY performed, and without a doubt, caused chaos. Just arriving to the scene, anyone could tell that people were ready for LANY. Along with the rain and 49 degree weather, the lines of fans were forming outside of Mr.Smalls. Each person waited eagerly for at least a half of an hour, just to get inside. As they were finally able to step inside, eyes were immediately drawn to the flashing blue lights, the instruments waiting to be played, and the dyed hair and strikingly dark makeup of the fans already within.
Formally excited fans became increasingly impatient as forty minutes dragged by before the opening act even stepped onto stage. Transviolet, LANY’s opener, received much applause, but there was obvious disappointment when it sunk in that the band on the stage was not LANY. However, as Transviolet’s performance kicked in, the fans became more and more excited as the band sang a total of eight songs, including crowd favorites “New Bohemia” and “Girls Your Age”.
When Transviolet finished, they introduced LANY, and naturally the crowd went wild. However, the music the fans were expecting was not what they received. Instead of LANY, they first got a video of Whitney Houston singing the national anthem at a football game. Eventually, with LANY fans bursting with impatience, the band sang around fifteen songs, including their hits “ILYSB”, “like you lots”, and “yea, babe, no way”.
LANY had three big screens right behind the stage raised up, where everyone in the crowd could easily see.The band is different than most, which was shown in one of their backgrounds during a song: a shocking image of Angelina Jolie laughing for a time of about five seconds playing on repeat.
The concert was different than what was expected, but the band certainly delivered what was asked for.
Finishing off their “Kinda” tour, LANY was nothing short of amazing. Although a long way from their homes, the up-and-coming trio left fans in awe and excitement after their stop in Pittsburgh on Friday.