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DNCE concert at the Baltimore Soundstage

DNCE sold out show

When I found out tickets had gone on sale for DNCE, I knew I had to get them immediately. Good thing I did because the concert sold out. DNCE is my new favorite band and I love their album. I couldn’t name a Jonas Brothers’ song but this music is for adults. I immediately loved their hit single Cake by the Ocean. The song made sense to me because I love, love, love cake and the ocean. Oddly, my mom was the one to explain the real meaning to me. Awwwkward.
I was nervous to go to a general admission sold out show at the Baltimore Soundstage. My fight or flight instinct kicks in strong. I’ve pushed and shoved my way to the front. I’ve also had a panic attack and ran to the back to get some space. I’m also short, so unless I’m the first one through the door I’m going to have a hard time getting a clear view. DNCE is a high energy dance band, so I knew the crowd might get rowdy. Turns out I had no reason to worry. The moment I walked in I was as excited as a teenager at their first concert. And that was just for the opening band, The Skins, that I had never heard of before. They were good.

The struggle is real

Actually, I was one of the rowdy audience members. Tired of holding my down coat (it was February and freezing), I dropped it to the floor and stood (sometimes jumped) on it. I didn’t even get mad when inevitably someone spilled beer and I knew my coat had become an innocent victim.
Ready to get some good photos and video, I brought my Nikon bridge camera with a long zoom. The camera stayed in my backpack most of the time when I had to accept I was more successful with my iPhone. I had a great time despite my photographic struggles. Guess I’ll just have to see DNCE again.

  • Joe Jonas of DNCE performing in Baltimore, Maryland - Carla Durham - Photomusicology
    Joe Jonas of DNCE


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