This Valentine’s Day, there was a West London post-punk band White Lies at The Chapel in the Mission District of San Francisco. Couples and squads of singles head-bobbed at the sold out show packing bodies next to bodies to the point that there wasn’t much room to move flexibly through the sea of people. A large silver disco ball hung in the center of The Chapel’s arch as the lights of the mirrors shined on the wooden boards.
The band opened the cheering crowd with “Take It Out on Me” as red and blue lights glimmered on each of the members’ faces. Harry McVeigh, lead vocalist and guitarist, wore black and white shoes and rocked the pedals as he sung “I’m in love with the feeling / Oh take it out on me.” Yelling “San Francisco! How’s it going?! Happy Valentine’s Day!,” the energetic crowd, especially the women, screamed excitedly while clapping their hands to the beat of the song. Who wouldn’t let out a passionate scream? After all, McVeigh’s sweet English creme voice is the main attribute to White Lies.
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