The band turns an old movie palace into one big dance party

By Kelli Bender
Updated May 13, 2015 04:20 PM
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The newly refurbished Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, New York is equipped with over 3,000 plush crimson seats, but that didn’t matter to the attendees of Passion Pit’s May 11 show at the venue.

Starting from the first beat of the group’s first song, “Little Secrets,” everyone in the theatre was on their feet and shaking their shoulders within the narrow aisles.

Regardless if you were already familiar with the Cambridge, Massachusetts, band or not, the energy squealing out of frontman Michael Angelakos was undeniable.

Surrounded by instruments and a dizzying spectrum of flashing lights, Angelakos bounced, bounded and boinged across the stage as he belted the band’s hits from past albums and new tracks from the recently released Kindred.

Angelakos approached each song with the energy of a five-year-old getting the first whack at a piñata, and it easily transferred to the sold out crowd. Aside from shouting a few excited thank yous, the singer said very little to the crowd, which left attendees with over an hour of straight frenzied dancing, flashes and music – and everyone appeared okay with that.

After whirling through a significant portion of their discography, including their 2008 EP, Passion Pit closed the celebration with one of their biggest hits to date, “Sleepyhead.”