Glass Animals didn't hold back for their performance at Shrine Auditorium Thursday (Sept. 21) in Los Angeles. The British indie-rock band, currently on tour in support of their sophomore album, How to Be a Human Being, made the Expo Hall stage their home as they played a mix of both old and new songs for their dedicated fans.
In the venue, two palm trees flanked the stage, and a flashy pineapple hung above frontman Dave Bayley, in an ode to the band's zany lyrics "Pineapples are in my head," from their latest album's "Pork Soda." Their wonky second album explores a different character in each song, narrating the life of a codeine-addicted loner who lives with his mom, to that of a mayonnaise-eating stoner.
In light of the album's various stories, the stage bore a different color with each new song, bathed in red for "Mama's Gun," and yellow for "Youth." The bright neon lights filled the venue throughout the night, which along with the intense beats of their music, transformed a typical concert into a carefree party -- whether you were in the mosh pit up front, or seated in the second-tier nose-bleeders.