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Missio @ The Ohana Fest 9/9/17. Photo by Derrick K. Lee, Esq. (@Methodman13) for www.BlurredCulture.com.
Missio @ The Ohana Fest 9/9/17. Photo by Derrick K. Lee, Esq. (@Methodman13) for www.BlurredCulture.com.

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Dana Point, CA- One of the first acts to perform on the second day of The Ohana Fest was Austin, Texas based band Missio, and they served the party vibes up early.

Missio is a relatively new band, having formed in 2014, but they have track after track of synth-based dance-pop that is fueled by an emotional fire that gets the blood pumping through the veins. Their songs are big … anthemic … and even while performing on the smaller of the two stages at the festival, they performed like they were in a stadium, playing and sounding larger than life.

Even with their big songs, the band got personal with the audience in moments. One particularly personal moment was when their lead singer, Matthew Brue, talked about his struggles with drug addiction (the inspiration behind the song “Everybody Gets High”). Those moments, though intermittent, humanized those gents and drew those in attendance even closer.

The energy of their set reach its climax when they roared into the last song titled “Middle Fingers”. Mr. Brue urged the audience to release their political angst during the song by urging everybody to raise their middle fingers in the air in protest. With attendees, both young and old, joining in on the symbolic gesture, Mr. Brue jumped into the audience to lead and engage in the communal moment of resistance.

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