Passion Pit Play Through a Blizzard

Passion Pit play their biggest headline show to date, playing the massive Madison Square Garden.

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Passion Pit play their biggest headline show to date, playing the massive Madison Square Garden. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Opening the show was Swedish pop duo Icona Pop. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Aino Jawo, one half of Icona Pop, comes out onto the speakers to sing. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Caroline Hjelt, the other half of Icona Pop. Photos by Michel Dussack
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The group behind the hit single "I Love It" relied on dim, atmospheric lights for their set. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Next up was Brooklyn based duo Matt & Kim. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Matt Johnson, the keyboardist and main vocalist for the band. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Kim Schifino, drummer for the infectiously fun group. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Matt took a minute early on in the group's set to thank the crowd for coming out despite the on-going blizzard. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Kim standing up on her kit while ferociously drumming. Photos by Michel Dussack
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The group ran through most of their hits and snippets of covers during a thirty minute set in which they barely stopped for a breath. Photos by Michel Dussack
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The duo got the crowd jumping and dancing, the perfect way to warm the crowd up for Passion Pit. Photos by Michel Dussack
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At 9:30 p.m. sharp, the lights dimmed and Passion Pit took the stage, kicking things off with "I'll Be Alright", off their latest album "Gossamer". Photos by Michel Dussack
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Ian Hultquist, who plays keyboards and guitar for Passion Pit. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Michael Angelakos, vocalist for the group, didn't stop moving for the band's entire 17 song set. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Drummer Nate Donmoyer in front of a giant screen that the band used to show live footage and visuals. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Jeff Apruzzese plays synthesizer and bass guitar for Passion Pit. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Xander Singh plays synthesizers and provides samples for Passion Pit. Photos by Michel Dussack
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The band ran through an even mix of material from their two albums, including all of the singles that they've had. "Sleepyhead" was saved to be the encore's sole song. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Considering many fans were unable to get to the concert (or didn't come for fear of not getting home), Madison Square Garden was at a respectable capacity. However, one has to wonder, just how packed it would have been without the inclement weather. Photos by Michel Dussack
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