TVD Live Shots: 100 Gecs with Machine Girl at the Aragon Ballroom, 4/20

Riding high off their latest album release, 100 Gecs brought their hyper pop dance tracks to a sold out crowd at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago on April 20th. With a setlist featuring new songs from 10,000 Gecs, as well as crowd favorites from the previous releases, 100 Gecs lit up the crowd for an hour and a half of pure bliss. New York electronic duo Machine Girl started the night off with heavy bass and trippy lighting, getting the crowd moving and dripping with sweat.

Keeping in theme with trippy lighting, 100 Gecs stormed the stage while all of their lights had a strobing effect that fit perfectly in time with their music. Donning their signature cloaks and wizard hats, they were met with an enthusiastic crowd screaming back every word to “Dumbest Girl Alive,” the opening track to their latest album and the song they opened their set with.

Laura Les often had a huge grin while performing, having the same amount of fun onstage as the crowd was on the dance floor. It’s endearing seeing an artist match the energy of the crowd, performing at the absolute highest capacity possible. Dylan Brady held it down, backing up Laura and hyping up the crowd.

Having previously lived in Chicago for many years (they used a tree in a neighboring suburb on the album cover for 1,000 Gecs), Laura mentioned being happy to be back in the city for somewhat of a hometown show, as well as in front of the largest crowd they have performed in front of to date. They even mixed in a little bit of “Wonderwall” by Oasis to the acoustic rendition of their track “Gec Gec Gec,” which has been heavily requested by fans for awhile, which solidified how excited they were to be back in the city. They ended the night with one of their fastest songs, “Gec 2 Ü,” which left the crowd reeling as they left the venue.

100 Gecs continues their tour of the United States with Machine Girl through the end of May.


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