Boys Like Girls and The All-American Rejects at Crystal Ballroom
What is it about Massachusetts natives, Boys Like Girls, that make all teenage girls swoon and ceaselessly shriek with glee? Maybe it’s the sight of a couple of dudes in denim vests and fingerless gloves that’s so appealing. Perhaps it’s vocalist Martin Johnson’s flirtation or the way he grabs the hand of an elated hopeful in the crowd and gazes into her eyes. Either way, Boys Like Girls got the entire mojo of the Crystal Ballroom flowing.
Co-headlining with the All-American Rejects, this tour exuded spontaneity including the Dirty Little Secret boys in full face paint. Frontman Tyson Ritter paraded about on stage in his usual disheveled manner showing that he was having nothing less than a good time. The band played a slew of fan favorites with a taste of their most recent album, Kids In the Street; a fluid transition into Boys Like Girls’ set.
Only having two LP’s and an endless run of touring I can expect to be witness to a stale set. Little did I know that Boys Like Girls had been working on a couple of song collaborations to spice things up! From creatively mixing their hit Heels Over Head with M83’s Midnight City, to an even better hybrid of Thunder and fun.’s Some Nights. The two remixes causing an uproar of screams as deserved.
Both Boys Like Girls and the All-American Rejects matched each other with insane energy and childlike enthusiasm. The perfect duo to co-headline this tour to get everyone in gear for fall.