If you know me, you know that I’m a huge concert goer (you can read about just a few of my experiences here, here, and here), so obviously I had to go to at least one concert while I’m here in Dublin. This past weekend, that moment came when I got to see Wolf Alice.
Just a quick background if you don’t know Wolf Alice: they’re an alternative rock band from Northern London made up of four members Ellie Rowsell, Joel Amey, Joff Oddie, and Theo Ellis. They’re signed to Dirty Hit Records, the same label as The 1975, and they’ll be opening for them along with The Japanese House on the North American leg of The 1975’s tour.
The concert was absolutely fab! The venue itself was mega cool: it’s an old 1920s-style theatre that honestly looks like a step back in time. The seats are refurbished to look original and the stage and curtains felt like something out of a movie.
Spies opened for Wolf Alice and were surprisingly great! They played a 40 minute set and honestly, you should definitely check them out. They’re from Dublin so it definitely gave the show a more local feel while also being so popular (the show was completely sold out).
Wolf Alice’s set was nothing short of perfect. Ellie is an absolute powerhouse and completely owned the show. The weirdest part for me was that, in the section I was seated, I wasn’t able to stand, so it was difficult to jam too hard since I was sat down the entire time.
For my first concert in Dublin, I’ve definitely got to take my hat off to Wolf Alice for being possibly the best decision for that concert. I didn’t stick around after (as I usually do) to try to meet the band, but I’m hoping come May, when I see them open for The 1975 in the US, that I’ll get to meet them.
Stay tuned for next week’s post, because I’m headed to Rome this upcoming weekend!