The Local Natives are pure shameless folk emotion, and I love it. I finally went to see them live and it was as good as I expected.
They kicked off the show with “Breakers” and killed it right there. The audience, already happy to see them, got immediately in the mood to scream away some inner demons, which they did, especially when “Airplanes” came, right before “Colombia”. I won’t say that there were people (me) crying, but there were people (me) crying.
"Who Knows, Who Cares" was the last song before the encore, and the audience sang it until the band got back on stage, which made a small venue feel like a stadium full of soul. "Sun Hands" closed the set, and we all went home with a smile on our faces.