'Hobo Johnson And The Lovemakers', A Review
Start writing a post
Arts Entertainment

'Hobo Johnson And The Lovemakers', A Review

On October 4th, I made the terrible decision to skip a class to go to a concert in New Orleans. It was definitely worth it.

322
'Hobo Johnson And The Lovemakers', A Review

Frank "Hobo Johnson"

If you have yet to listen to the amazing group that is Hobo Johnson and the Lovemakers, I highly recommend looking up their live performance on Tiny Desk. Frank, who takes on the stage name of Hobo Johnson, has created a weird mix of a genre that is hard to describe. In their hit song "Peach Scone" Frank delivers the lyrics "People like to say I'm a rapper, I'm actually not a rapper/ sometimes I like to say I'm a musician.". As I waited in line at the venue, House of Blues, one of the workers went around giving out free posters to people who either took a picture with their poster for HoB or answered a question in a video. The typical question was "How would you describe Hobo Johnson's music genre?" to which the response was "Slam Poetry with music". This is most definitely the most accurate way to depict their fast, flowing words.

The line wasn't long, the wait could have been shorter, however. While I stood in line alone, I turned around to find Frank, Hobo Johnson, himself. Immediately, the young high school girls next to me flocked to him, requesting pictures and autographs. Thinking I wouldn't pull up the courage to ask him for a picture, I snuck one to send to my sister who had introduced me to Hobo Johnson (before they were cool). Then he started walking away and my awkward and shy self turned around and asked for a picture. I commented about his fashion choice of an 80's style fanny pack, the biggest of compliments to come from me.


The actual concert itself was a complete and utter dream. I stood close to the barricades in the general admission section and made a few friends as we all waited. From the moment his opener Love-Sadkid took to the stage, I was enthralled. Before the concert, I had never heard of the sixteen-year-old that is Sadkid. Ben was absolutely precious. They were as awkward and shy as you can expect a sixteen-year-old kid to be. During their set, they introduced their live guitarist, Christian who was equally as exciting. Both captured the audience with their genuine smiles and adorable dance moves. Immediately after, I went to their Spotify and Instagrams to follow their journey in the music industry. Being the fangirl I am, I took to Christian's direct message to give out the compliments both him and Ben truly deserve. Then, full of adrenaline, I asked to take a picture with them before Hobo + the Bois got on stage. They said yes. I died a little bit that day.


Love-Sadkid, me, and Christian

After the excitement of meeting Sadkid, I went back down to the general admission pit and joined my new friends while Hobo Johnson started the set off with "Demarcus, Cousins, and Ashley" a fun song that sent waves of energy to the audience. It was amazing. Since we were the first crowd on this "Bring Your Mom Tour", we were introduced to a number of new songs such as "I Want a Dog" and many others that, truthfully, I didn't catch the names of. All of the boys were fun on stage, laughing and dancing and just overall hyping everyone up. Throughout each song, Frank would look at crowd members in the eye, which is really intense considering just how wide his eye can get. He would joke around and tell little stories between songs. During some parts of his more popular singles, he would change the words a bit to play with the audience.

Before the last song, Frank got into the middle of the audience to talk to someone's mom since it was the Bring Your Mom Tour. He then jumped back on stage to perform the song that jump-started their career, "Peach Scone", while The Lovemakers threw roses out into the crowd. When the set finally ended, half of the crowd left. Thankfully, I was still waiting for my ride because the crowd managed to score an encore in which Frank jumped back in with the crowd and danced with us until the song ended.

It's been weeks since I had seen Hobo Johnson and the Lovemakers and I am still in a post-concert high.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less
Featured

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

50549
houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee
nappy.co

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

122331
college students waiting in a long line in the hallway
StableDiffusion

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments