Years & Years Bring The Party To The Stage To Close Out L.A. Pride
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA –
“…If you are going to close out a festival celebrating LGBTQ rights and identity, you couldn’t do any better than having Olly Alexander and his synth-pop, Years & Years mates close it out.
It is impossible to not want to smile and dance when listening to this band’s repertoire. Songs like “If You’re Over Me”, “Shine” and “Desire” are infectious pop gems … and they played them all. Even though they could have focused on their latest release Palo Santo, they gave L.A. Pride a “greatest hits” performance and even had MNEK join Olly onstage for “Valentino” (which MNEK co-wrote and produced).
The sheer joy that Olly exhibits on stage is undeniable. Even when he had a wardrobe malfunction where his chaps wouldn’t stay on correctly, he laughed it out and joked that he didn’t think that the audience would mind him showing more flesh, to which the audience happily accepted.
The joy and love were even present with the players on the stage. Clearly, Olly loves all those who share the stage with him, and he specifically took a long moment to give one of his background singers a special birthday acknowledgment.
To say that Years & Years closed out the festivities with a bang would be an understatement. Olly, bucking any rules, invited a huge crowd onto the stage for the performance of “King”. With closing fireworks illuminating the stage, a shower of confetti raining from the sky, and a wild dance party on stage, it was a perfect celebratory finale to a weekend of PRIDE…”