Meghan Trainor makes everyone feel like one of the family
Singer's Untouchable tour winds up in Boston with concert to remember
October 6, 2016
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On Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, Meghan Trainor was back in her home state of Massachusetts, making her second-to-last performance of her Untouchable tour.
As Boston’s Blue Hills Bank Pavilion was the closest show to her home in Nantucket, all of her friends and family were sitting along the stage. Frequently, Trainor motioned toward them, and several times she even introduced her guests. About halfway through the show, the entire venue sang “Happy Birthday” to her Aunt Bev, who was on the left of the stage.
Right before she sang her hit song “Mom,” the audience was able to hear Trainor’s mom from backstage as they had a brief heart-to-heart conversation. Then, when Trainor sang the song she wrote for her father, “Dance Like Yo Daddy,” she invited her dad to come on stage. Together they danced along to the music and you could truly tell they were having fun.
The coolest thing about the concert was that it was so personable. When she talked about having the kids she babysat for in the front row, and when she talked about how her old crush was going to be at the concert the next night, you felt like she was having a real conversation with you, not with you and the 5,000 other fans.
The opening set by Common Kings was surprisingly great — and very loud. The combination of drums beating and the echo from the outside stage were overwhelming at times, but as soon as you got used to it, you could hear the singers’ voices, which were amazing.
During Common Kings’ performance, Trainor surprised the crowd by running across the stage and dancing along, then quickly going backstage. Everyone began to get even more excited for her to come out. After some time, Common Kings sang its final songs, including “24/7” from the “Summer Anthems” EP, and let the one and only M.T. take over the stage.
Trainor soon came on with a bang. Her opening slideshow flashed a combination of black-and-white pictures and videos. The lights flicked and the whole crowd waited with anticipation. The stage went black for a fraction of a second and she appeared. Everyone screamed when she began to sing.
It was clear that the concert was nearing its end when she began to thank the crowd for the constant love and support. Hearing her speak from her heart sent a connection to the thousands of people right in front of her. Not only was she sweet and sincere, but her being herself by acting silly and super friendly made the crowd feel like it was interacting with a close friend.
It was truly bizarre to think that someone who might not personally know you could make you feel so close and connected to them.
The finale was something to quite remember.
The instrumental of her hit song “No” was playing as she spoke a lot about how much she has enjoyed her time that night and performing for the crowd. Just as she was going to leave the stage, red and white confetti exploded and filled the air making for a colorful scenery and she said, “This is the Untouchable tour, my name is Meghan Trainor, and I love y’all so much! Good night!” The crowd screamed, then the rows began to clear out, everyone discussing how much fun the concert was.
Overall, this was an amazing experience and one that was definitely unforgettable. Trainor brought nothing but joy and enthusiasm to everyone at the concert, resulting only in the anticipation for her next visit to Boston.
–Oct. 6, 2016–