Last weekend, a majority of Passion Pit’sgear was destroyed on stage when a violent storm crashed Chicago’s North Coast Music Festival. Nine days later, the electro-pop band returned to the city of their birth, holding court in the headlining set of a raucous Sunday slate of the Boston Calling Music Festival. Passion Pit’s closing set was a pop music exhale after a long day of vertical EDM destruction — relentless sonic displays from Major Lazer and Flosstradamus did more to widen Boston’s generational divide than the Joe Thornton trade — and founding members Michael Angelakos, Jeff Apruzzese, and Ian Hultquist reveled in the hometown vibes.
Angelakos seemed in great spirits during and before Passion Pit’s set, and midway through their performance he thanked the Boston Phoenix, WFNX, and the Dig for helping launch their career. Hugs all around!
As City Hall Plaza soaked it in, Chris Van Slyke of the always-stellar Boston Through My Eyes blog captured video of “Take A Walk,” the band’s first single off last year’s sophomore record Gossamer. People were feeling it.
More on Boston Calling throughout the day. We’re still recovering.