By Nadia Ahmad |Staff Writer|
Indie-rock trio, Geographer, performed an exciting show in Pomona on Friday, Jan 16 that included new music and new fans.
The Glass House is a small venue in Pomona that allows for an intimate show for fans.
Members of the crowd were screaming out the band’s name as they waited for the San Francisco-based band to take the stage.
“I had the option of seeing them at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles but I chose to see them here because I knew it would feel much more special,” said Becca Chavez, one of the screaming fans.
The lights dimmed and the crowd roared as a handsome Mike Deni, the band’s frontman, appeared on stage.
If I could describe Deni in just three words, they would be tall, dark, and handsome.
I was mesmerized by Deni’s appearance and once his haunting lyrics escaped his mouth, I couldn’t contain myself.
The band opened with “Verona”, a single off their first album, and my personal favorite.
I find it safe to say I wasn’t the only one who couldn’t contain myself.
Almost all of the fans were enthusiastically jumping up and down and shouting lyrics.
“The fans really set up the perfect atmosphere. It made my experience that much more enjoyable.
Sometimes the crowd is just as important as the music,” said Jacob Wright, another fan in the crowd that night.
I agree with Wright when he says that the enthusiasm of a crowd can sometimes be just as important as the music.
At one point in the show, I took a moment to take in the energy of the fans around me and a feeling of happiness took over me.
After the first song, Deni took time to notice that there were many more fans in the audience than the first time they played.
Geographer has played at various music festivals, such as Outside Lands in San Fransisco and First City Music Festival in Monterey.
The band has also seemed to gain a lot more recognition after going on tour with Tokyo Police Club and being featured on a few MTV shows.
After pointing out new fans, Deni introduced and performed a new song titled “I’m Ready.”
I absolutely fell in love with this new song.
The melody of the tune sounds similar to the songs on the band’s first album but more optimistic.
It seems as though they are sticking to their roots but branching out and adding a few style touches.
Some artists don’t succeed in introducing new music during their shows because fans can’t sing along and lose a connection but the new song really got the crowd going.
Geographer seemed very confident and friendly on stage and interacted more with the audience than I’ve seen in previous shows.
Deni was kind enough to meet with fans after the show to take pictures and sign autographs.
I was really impressed that he took the time to get to know his fans.
I felt grateful to be sharing an experience that was clearly making so many people happy. I can thank Geographer for that.