I was on assignment for Drake Magazine when I attended the Sylvan Esso concert at the Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines with my friend and Editor-in-Chief of Drake Magazine’s spring 2018 issue, Megan Mowery. This article became part of the Music & Entertainment section of the magazine.
I must admit, I took full advantage of my photographer’s pass designated for the initial three songs played and hugged the stage for the entire concert. Sylvan Esso was life changing. Truly the best concert I’ve ever been to. Their stage chemistry was unlike anything I have ever experienced in a performance. Think Rihanna and Drake’s chemistry but with their eyes.
Their vibe was emphatic. The performance energized me to the point where, if I was not snapping photos, I was jumping and grooving right alongside the pumped up crowd. The auditorium was made for sit down concerts but this crowd was alive and full of movement. No chairs could contain us.