By Sloan Fox
Monday Oct 29, 2018
FIDLAR’s full name, “Fuck it dog, life’s a risk” was no doubt the mantra for Vancouver raucous show at the Vogue. Opening act Jock Tears awarded their sassy-rock sound to their hometown, followed by Toronto’s Dilly Dally who was a silhouette of star guitars, shaved heads, and powerfully melodic wailing.
For FIDLAR, the guys sauntered on to the stage looking like they all played for different bands. A bucket hat, overalls, a cowboy shirt, and oversized pants all contributed to the very things that make FIDLAR what they are: chaotic and unpredictable.
Crowd-wise, there’s something beautiful yet terrible about drinking overpriced beer while listening to songs about cheap beer, but the irony only fuels the momentum. At any given moment, there were more people crowd-surfing than there were standing. Those who weren’t sailing over sweaty bodies in to the sweet, sweet safety of a security guard’s arms were swept away in to one of the many mosh pits. Co-ed mosh pits, female-only mosh pits, and mosh pits within mosh pits were just a few of the ways you could test the physical limits of your body and likely have a good, old-fashioned near death experience.
FIDLAR closed down the show with “Cocaine”, one of their most popular and most rowdy songs to date, a fitting choice for an overall gloriously turbulent show. It’s safe to say nearly everyone left with a hangover that would make FIDLAR proud, and will no doubt be in deep post-concert depression until the next show.