Petco Park rocked tonight as New Politics took the stage at MTV2’s “Party at the Park” event for attendees of the San Diego Comic Con.
While Comic Con has had a musical component for many years, it’s usually been limited to private parties or orchestral concerts for video game and movie scores. MTV2 decided to change all that, taking over Petco Park with a little help from Denmark’s own New Politics and EDM headliner Dillon Francis.
The 45-minute set got the relaxed Comic Con crowd on their feet with frontman David Boyd showing off some acrobatics and street dancing with an energy that went far beyond what you’d expect from an MTV event. If one show can prove a band has what it takes to stand beside the giants, this came damn close as a crowd that clearly knew none of the songs came alive and turned Petco Park into a full blown dance party.
Predictably closing with their hit single “Harlem,” the band left the stage to an impressive fireworks display over the Park that left the thousands of Comic Con attendees cheering.
Boyd closed by noting the band, “who does have an American […] because, how can you make music like this without [one]?,” is about to embark on a U.S. tour that’ll last a year and a half. If they bring this level of energy to each one of those dates, the ticket cost will be money well spent.
— M. Chambers