Tegan and Sara sure know how to make us love them to death. Not only do they consistently unleash relatable, danceable, honest tunes, they know exactly how to bring those tracks to life in their performances. Here are the six best things about being in the crowd at a Tegan and Sara show.
The variety of music
When you go to a Tegan and Sara show, you’ll hear much more than just their newest material. They take it back to all eras, from If It Was You all the way up to their latest release, Love You To Death, and everything in between. You can laugh, cry and dance your way through the different chapters of their career and remember how they drove us wild with each and every one (as if we could forget).
Talk about fashion envy. Their outfits are consistently on point and reflect the super-cool style they carry in their music. For the Love You to Death tour, the entire band has been rocking an all-white ensemble, plus a jacket of some sort for Tegan and Sara (usually a darker color or black). Can they get any cooler? In a 2013 interview with Vogue, Sara explained that wearing a lot of color isn’t the best option for them on stage because of the projections and light shows going on. We can all agree that their style choices are working very well.
The stage banter
The Quin sisters go back and forth in some of the most entertaining, honest, hilarious onstage banter you’ll ever hear at a show. It’s become their trademark. For example, at their show on Friday (Nov. 4) at the Theater at Madison Square Garden, they joked about how New Yorkers are cool and they know it. Tegan said, “In Canada you’re like, ‘You’re great’ and they’re like, ‘No, no, no, no,’ but in New York you’re like, ‘You’re super cool’ and they’re like, ‘That’s right, we are.’” We can’t argue that.
?Tegan and Sara have some of the most passionate fans in music, and that audience only continues to grow. You are guaranteed to hear them screaming along to every word of every song. Outside of the duo making music that people can so easily relate to, Tegan and Sara have connected with their fans on a level that makes the room feel like everyone in it is a family. They’ve created an atmosphere where everyone can unapologetically be themselves.
You never want to miss the opener at a Tegan and Sara show. They’re always fantastic, and if you’re not a fan already, you will be by the end of the set. On the Love You To Death tour in particular, they kicked off the first half of the dates with singer/songwriter/producer Shura and are now rocking with the equally awesome Torres for the remainder of the trek’s U.S. stops. They will grab and keep your attention, so make sure you get there early.
If Tegan and Sara are ever exhausted from constantly making kickass music and touring, you will never know it from the energy that they bring to their live show. From having “jumping contests” before a song to being hilarious during the breaks in between songs, you can tell that they’re just as excited to be there as you are. The crowd gives it right back with their insane enthusiasm, and that makes for an excellent show. You’ll never want to say goodbye, goodbye.
All in all, the dynamic duo knows damn well how to put on an incredible show and will have you setting your phone alerts for the next time they’re in town. If you haven’t caught them on tour already, make a U-Turn and check out the rest of the U.S. dates below.
11/6 9:30 Club Washington, DC
11/7 9:30 Club Washington, DC
11/9 The National Richmond, Va.
11/10 The Orange Peel Asheville, N.C.
11/11 Tabernacle Atlanta, Ga.
11/12 Joy Theater New Orleans, La.
11/14 The Beacham Theatre Orlando, Fla.
11/15 The RITZ Ybor Tampa, Fla.
11/16 Revolution Fort Lauderdale, Fla.