Whoa kiddos, last night was certainly a blast! Never fear, we've got the inside dish on what went down at our MINI in Concert event featuring HURTS and The Ting Tings. If you weren't one of the lucky few to win a ticket to the Pavillon 21 MINI Opera Space show, stay tuned because we've got all the info and some hot pics to get you the real front-row scoop.
By now, we can certainly understand why NME recently named the UK duo HURTS "Best New Band." The Manchester-twosome are in such demand that their presence had to be kept super-secret! But when Theo Hutchcraft & Adam Anderson graced the MINI in Concert stage, they did it with the flair of true dapper gents.
Decked out in classic regalia, the boys would look right at home on the cover of GQ or Men's Vogue. But this was no fashion catwalk. Hutchcraft's dramatically haunting vocals filled the Pavillon 21 MINI Opera Space as the crowd stood mesmerized by the sheer visual beauty and immaculately-crafted tunes from their 2010 debut "Happiness." The drama was only heightened as Hutchcraft threw white roses into the crowd and Anderson abruptly abandoned the keys to shred on his guitar.
After more cocktails and delicious bites, The Ting Tings stepped on stage and immediately got the crowd going with their signature indie-pop-electro jams. Katie White and Jules De Martino formed in 2007 and became one of those oft-cited Myspace success stories. The UK duo posted a few of their songs on the social media site and soon thereafter radio stations were promoting their house parties and a major record deal was on the table. You probably remember their 2008 debut album "We Started Nothing" because it reached double platinum in the UK and sold over 2 million albums the world over.
The Grammy nominated super-star act did not disappoint. The crowd really got into the groove when they played a bunch of new jams and their ever-infectious hit "That's Not My Name." Katie, who was all day-glo decadence and blonde hair, had more colorful guitars on hand than Beyoncé had costume changes at the last Grammy Awards. And what was Jules up to? Naturally he bounced seamlessly from the drums to the guitar and back again as electric visuals framed the pair and set the mood.
As The MINI Space Team perused the crowd, we could tell they were really feeling the sound - especially when two excited dudes took it upon themselves to crowd surf. They were clearly psyched. And so were we. Let's just say that last night was one for the record books, folks...
Itching for more? We've got you covered. Pavillon 21 MINI Opera Space will be handing down the goodness at Munich's Marstallplatz until July 25th. Join us for some other awesome events in Munich if you'd like to get your taste of the good life.