MGMT: These “Kids” Rock The Mann
After seeing MGMT perform at both Coachella and Bamboozle Festival this year, Independent Philly was anxious to check the band out for a third time as they invaded Philadelphia to headline a show at the Mann Music Center.
It had rained all day on Sunday but that didn’t keep the crowds away as night fell.
By the time we entered the Mann (part way through the opening set by The Violens) the place was already packed.
MGMT took the stage shortly after 9PM to a loud roar of cheers.
The band, originally formed by Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser while they were students at Wesleyan University in 2002, has a large following of fans.
MGMT are best known for their hits “Electric Feel”, “Kids”, & “Time to Pretend” which are more up-tempo than many of the bands other songs.
When it was time for their encore, MGMT reappeared on stage and told the excited crowd that because they were playing in the Mann Music Center, they wanted to perform with a female vocalist and cover a song by Aimee Mann (“Voices Carry”).
MGMT (originally called “The Management”) managed to turn a rain-soaked day into a great night with nothing less than an electric feeling.
A video of the band performing their hit “Kids” at The Mann Music Center:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjHnVO2cncM (we suggest watching it in HD)