Band: Imagine Dragons
Location: Key Arena
After-Jam: Imagine Dragons has been one of my favorite bands for a while now, so I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to see them while they were in town. I’ll never forget – a couple years ago my friends and I were riding over the Pass to go floating and my friend Derek decided to play “Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons. The moment I heard it, I was hooked and knew that I wanted the entire album. Some of my favorite songs of all time are “Radioactive” and “Top of the World.” I saw them perform at the Showbox SoDo before – this venue was a little better just because it was more intimate. But we decided to do General Admission – this is always risky for me since I’m so short! But I had a decent view, and they had great videos on the screen, so even when the tallest person in the building was standing in front of me, I still had something to look at. It was just very special to be there with the people that I first heard them with. What can I say? I get a little sentimental sometimes… They did a great job and I was jammin’ out the entire time. Seattle just came off the Super Bowl win, so I think all of us were waiting for the lead singer, Dan Reynolds, to give a shout out, which he did….but it was a little odd. He said, “I’m not really into football and don’t pay much attention to what’s going on. But I guess if I were a football fan, I’d root for the Seahawks…” Wait, what?? The comment was a little weird, but it still sparked the loudest cheers of the entire night. Imagine Dragons was coming fresh off their Grammy win as “Best Rock Performance,” so the energy was palpable. The wave broke out during the concert, which is always fun to be a part of. My favorite moment was when everyone turned on their cell phone flashlights and the entire arena looked like the night sky full of bright stars. Just wish these concerts weren’t on weeknights! This girl likes being in bed by 9:30!!