For one night only, May 1, 2015, Walk the Moon put on a sold out show in Dallas. With The Griswolds as an opening band, the show went off without a hitch, much to their fans' delight. As a stop on their Talking is Hard tour, fans were ready to party down with the band at Gilley's South Side Ballroom. Needless to say, if you didn't already have a ticket, you were not getting in to see the show. AXS.com got an exclusive inside peek at the show that you might have missed.
Before the doors even opened, hoards of teen fans showed up. Wrapping lines of fans stood and sat around the building, hoping to get an up front glimpse at the band. When the doors opened, the throngs of people rushed the stage, and held fast to the metal gate that stood as a barricade. South Side Ballroom was packed wall to wall with people. Parents of the teens could be seen standing in the back, and off to the side, while the teens sardined in tight close to the stage. Some fans made posters, some painted their faces and some were gearing up, buying t-shirts of the band and putting them on immediately.
First up was The Griswolds, an Australian band. They had the opportunity to warm up the crowd for the main band. Fans were feeling their jive. Playing songs from their newest album, some fans joined in on singing their songs. Also notable, this band is going to have an upcoming show as a headlining act at the House of Blues in May.
Walk the Moon showed up on stage like a sonic boom. Fans went absolutely nuts. Screaming, yelling and jumping out of their minds, the teenage crowd reeled with excitement. Of the first three songs, fans were genuinely excited to hear "Tightrope", which is a song from their first album, Quesadilla. Partying fans really exploded when the bands newest hit single came on, "Shut Up and Dance." Singing so loud, the song could be heard from outside the building.
Originally this show was set to be at the House of Blues in Dallas, but the band changed to Gilley's for the larger venue, and still sold out. To find out more information about Walk The Moon, visit their website. Since every show in Texas was sold out, it will be hard to catch them until they announce another tour. If you were at the show last night, you can Instagram them your picture, or tweet them on Twitter. Check out our exclusive pictures in the slideshow above.