Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

An electric performance by Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

Story By: Roya Arlisa Cartledge

Photos By: Live Nation

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Sunday, May 19th was the first day of a two-day performance at Olympic Hall by Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. There were over 2,000 fans in attendance filling up the entirety of the concert hall. The entrance time was set for 6 pm. Even in the rain, fans were lined up an hour prior to entry, eager to witness the performance.

As the doors opened, nostalgia filled the air as the speakers blared a mixture of psychedelic rock and sobering instrumentals. Cellphones were in-hand recording the scene as the crowd awaited zealously, applauding and cheering for the coming act. Without delay, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds began their performance and the atmosphere was electric.

The backdrop to the stage was visually stimulating filled with colorful lights and thoughtful imagery which could stand alone and captivate an audience. However, the set in combination with the music created a living performance that left fans swooning. The crowd was entirely energetic as the audience clapped, sang, and danced along to the sounds of Gallagher and his band. Piercing screams could be heard across the arena between the transitioning of songs. The performance was spectacular for the viewers.

As the performance seemed to come to an end and Gallagher’s High Flying Birds appeared to complete their set the resound of encores came forth. The crowd then simultaneously began singing the famous lyrics of Live Forever, written by the English rock star himself, until Gallagher’s High Flying Birds returned to grace the stage for their final encore.

The bands' performance was riveting. Noel Gallagher is genuinely a legendary and iconic artist. Though the set included songs written over the span of his 25-year career, Noel Gallagher has managed to evolve while producing a truly complementary sound. Keeping the integrity of his artistry, his life's work creates a is definitely authentic and relatable to worldwide audiences.

Sean Choi