Massive billboard so we knew which way to go from Chalk Farm station. Actually the whole roads from Chalk Farm to Camdem Town were all paved with banners and advertisements for iTunes Festival and the artists who would be performing. It definitely set the mood.
Who we excitedly came to see.
One of the entrances to the Roundhouse.
Our iTunes Festival tickets.
It was our first time to the Roundhouse and it is certainly a very impressive venue. It is basically a massive dome shape, with the ability to give off a small intimate setting. The picture above is of the main space, which is framed by the circle balcony, which we imagined would give a pretty excellent view of the main space. We tried to test our assumption out and tried to get up there but were quickly shut down by Apple staff as they were reserved for holders with “a different type of ticket.”
Camera crews finishing their prep work.
Nick Gardner was the opening act and he did an excellent job of setting the mood by performing 3 songs.
The next supporting act was Matthew Koma,who took the place to another level with his amazing live performance of 6 of his songs including Wasted, Spectrum and crowd favourite Clarity, which he co-wrote.
And with that, the stage couldn’t have been more perfectly set for the headliner, Maroon 5, to come in and rock the dome of this place. Before this evening, we presumed that Maroon 5 would mostly choose to perform songs of their newest album, V, and possibly one or 2 of their more classic tunes to please the crowd. It was the opposite in fact. They played mostly classic Maroon 5 material such as She Will be Loved, Payphone, Moves LIke Jagger, Love Somebody, This Love, One More Night, Maps, It was Always You, etc from their 4 previous albums with only a couple of songs from V. It really was an incredible set and a doubly incredible live performance.
Maroon 5 takes to the stage. A magnitude of cameras and smart phones awaits them.
Adam Levin drinks tea as a sign of respect to the British audience. What a nutter.
Adam Levin playfully disappointing a fan in the audience by telling her that she “may not lick him.”
End to a spectacular performance.
What a knackering (standing up for 5 hours straight will do that to you), but GREAT night, Once again, thank you very much Apple. Looking forward to next year’s iTunes Festival.