Slow Magic | Wonder Ballroom
Written by joe on December 4, 2017
Slow Magic at Portland’s Wonder Ballroom, photos by Joe Hernandez (@thisisbroseph)
Slow Magic at Portland’s Wonder Ballroom, December 2 2017
After sets from supporting acts Qrion and Point Point, the audience at Portland’s Wonder Ballroom waited with bated breath for the headliner Slow Magic. Many members of the audience wore shirts displaying the signature Slow Magic mask, and many also bought light up replica masks. About 10 minutes past when Slow Magic was to take the stage, according to the Wonder’s Set Times, the crowd erupted as they saw a pale teal light slowly move behind the white screen backdrop of the stage. He raised his arms to greet the crowd, took his place behind his drum kit, and began his high energy set.
Nothing but love was shown by the Portland audience. The entire ballroom could be seen dancing and with smiles across their faces. Throughout the set many created hearts with their hands to show their appreciation for Slow Magic, and many also held up their replica masks. Maintaining the mystery and anonymity of his act, he pointed his drum sticks at audience members and grasped his hands together with his head down to show his gratitude for the audience that packed the Wonder. The intimacy of the Wonder helped propel and compliment his set. The name of his act, and the name of his album Float, perfectly describe the sounds he produces and set Slow Magic delivered that night. The music speaks for itself. Listeners bop along to hard bass waves and drum beats, complimented with tingling synths. The CO2 Jets, lights, and smoke that filled the room were an incredible display that hyped the crowd and provided an impressive visual addition to Slow Magic’s already powerful performance.