The Wombats//May 9
9 o’clock AM and I check my snapchat, several of my friends had posted stories from outside The Bluebird Theater. Yes, there were in fact people waiting outside before the show since 9AM in the morning in order to snatch those coveted front and center spots on the barricade for The Wombats. I got to the venue about an hour before the show to grab dinner at the pizza place next door and come to see the line was stretched around the corner. Normally, this wouldn’t be so shocking but it had been pouring rain all day and was fairly cold. About 15 minutes before doors my friend and I headed towards the venue to get in line, and thank goodness we had our umbrella because it had began to snow. We found ourselves at the end of the line covered in snow in the middle of May, but it was all worth it for the show we were about to see.
The show began with two opening bands—Life in Film and Cheerleader who both put on great shows and had the crowd buzzing in time for the Wombats. The Wombats, a three piece indie rock band out of Liverpool, England, had not been to Denver since 2012 and the fanatic energy in the crowd proved this. All around me where people who had been waiting to see this band for ages and couldn’t contain their excitement.
They opened with the song Your Body Is a Weapon and the majority of the crowd knew every word. Matthew Murphy (lead vocals, guitar, keyboard), Daniel Haggis (drums, percussion, backing vocals) and Tord Øverland Knudsen (bass, guitar, keyboards, backing vocals) were all extremely energetic and put on the show that everyone in the audience could have dreamed of. We can’t wait for The Wombats to stop back in town, and after seeing the dedication of their fans here hopefully it isn’t another three-year wait!