Daniel Seavey at Denver’s Marquis Theater With Opener Alex Warren
Written and Captured By | Morgan Agrabrite
Standing outside of the Marquis Theater on a cold, snowy night in Denver on January 22nd, a loud, roaring chorus of laughter and joyful screams was all that could be heard.
The opener for the Daniel Seavey show, Alex Warren, was getting the crowd involved and energized in one of the most impressive displays of crowd interaction that I’ve ever seen, especially from one of Denver’s smaller, but still sizeable, venues. In between songs, Alex Warren would tell jokes, do call-and-responses, and had a certain self-deprecating charm that dazzled the crowd. It was easy to see why the entire audience was screaming along to every word to every song he played, the packed house at the Marquis Theater was clearly a house full of big fans.
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After Alex Warren’s set, the venue did an amazing job at keeping the energy up that Warren had set, playing songs that had the sold-out crowd dancing and singing along. Every once and awhile, either Seavey, or his crew, would walk out on stage to set up, and the crowd would give a resounding scream, displaying their immense excitement for the show that was about to come.
I can honestly say that the crowd’s response wasn’t in any way over-hyped, or over-exaggerating what was about to come. While it was the sixth show on the artist’s tour, Seavey never, for a second, failed to deliver constant energy and support to his crowd. There was an exceptional moment where Seavey set up a looper pedal, and proceeded to play several songs just by himself, playing each of the instruments individually. He developed an amazing report for call-and-response to get the audience to sing along with him, even for songs that haven’t ever been heard or released yet.
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The audience had paper hearts, and several signs, and Daniel Seavey read them all, talking to fans in between his songs, playing games like rock, paper, scissors with his audience over old songs. At one moment, he had the entire crowd sing Happy Birthday to a girl who was in the audience. He talked about the meaning behind the songs, even when occasionally, it seemed as though it was incredibly difficult subject matter to discuss.
Having involved the crowd entirely to the end, Seavey came out into the crowd for his last song, standing on the bar to get to the fans that had been standing in the back of the crowd, allowing every in the audience a chance to have front row seats to his act. When the show was over, and the crowd was screaming for an encore, he paused, and then came back onstage and happily obliged, even throwing one last joke and dig at the difficult altitude that Denver possessed.
All in all, this was an incredible show and performance put on by Alex Warren and Daniel Seavey, and if given the chance, I would wholeheartedly recommend hitting one of their shows before their tour is over.