Beach Fossils and Wavves have been on their “I Love You Too” tour since late October and appear to be having just as much fun since day one. Wavves hyped up the crowd and Beach Fossils played all the fan favorites. The only downside was getting into the venue—fans had to endure long lines as ticketing systems were down. But once inside, the versatile and ornate Belasco theater was an eyeful, and there was no shortage of earfuls of high energy indie rock.
Beach Fossils headlined the night, taking the stage to a late night TV show soundtrack that introduced the band in an announcer voice, “It’s Beach Fossils live!” as the sax wailed in the background. They dove right into “Sugar” off their 2017 album Somersault then played a string of older songs including the popular “Clash The Truth” and “What a Pleasure.” The crowd swayed, moshed and crowd surfed along to the jangly songs. Before “Sleep Apnea,” they encouraged the crowd to light up the room with their phones, to which they obliged. Everyone swayed along to the soft, delicate song. A highlight of their set also included a peek at one of their new songs; a pulsing, dreamy, noisy song that got the crowd’s attention. They came back for an encore and played the screeching “Careless” and closed with the fast-paced “Daydream.”
Wavves’ Nathan Williams hyped up the crowd, encouraging safe moshing and crowd surfing. He took swigs from a bottle of Jameson and, in true form, somersaulted into the crowd to join in on the crowd surfing. Although slightly more subdued than the usual Wavves performance, which sometimes includes Nathan jumping from higher altitudes, the crowd sang along to favorites like “King of The Beach” and the Grand Theft Auto V favorite, “Nine is God.” When a fan asked where his dog Chloe was, he shared she was at home. “She prefers EDM,” he joked. He also encouraged fans to support the animal rescue by purchasing a tour poster, in which all of the proceeds would go to the rescue.
Local act Spiritual Cramp opened for the co-headliners.
Beach Fossils and Wavves will play a second night at The Belasco on December 5, then continue to San Diego and end their tour in San Fransisco on the 14th.
Beach Fossils Setlist:
- Clash The Truth
- May 1st
- Down The Line
- Generational Synthetic
- Be Nothing
- New song
- Sleep Apnea
- Crashed Out
- This Year