Opening for the co-headliners was Helena Deland, a Montreal based singer. She performed solo on stage, playing sweet and soft guitar while singing light but serious lyrics about recollections of her past. Her lighting was dim and shined on her back, keeping an intimate mysteriousness with the crowd of what she looked like.
Next was Kilo Kish, who entered the stage with a bass line that rumbled the entire building. The noise settled as she gripped the microphone and looked out into the vast crowd. She delivered a loud and explosive set with electronic sounds coming from another performer on the instruments. The music and her loud singing was amplified by her rapid, loose dancing and movement on the stage as incredibly bright lights flickered at a pace as fast as the beats. The audience was stuck in a trance, trying to keep up with her on stage, and some were grooving to the rapid music.
The final performance was by Wet, a sharp contrast to Kilo Kish's set. Wet had a soft, beautiful golden light that graced her as she stood firmly in the center of the stage, as her band faded off in the background. She sang smoothly and calmly above the pleasant sounds of the band. She nimbly walked across the stage, barefoot, and engaging each side of the venue with her eyes. The audience was pushed up to the barrier with space in between viewers that peacefully observed Wet gracing the stage. Wet was the main act and embraced it, keeping the attention at all times.
Overall, the show had a gradual and slow buildup to the final performance, literally with more members in each set joining the stage and with different levels of engagement and energy filling the venue.
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