This is Why They Call it ELECTRIC Christmas
by Delaney Howard
Year after year, ALT 94.7 puts on Electric Christmas here at Golden 1 Center, and it never disappoints.
On December 6, Sacramento partied the night away with the likes of Local Natives, Catfish and the Bottlemen, The Head and the Heart, and (last but not least) The 1975. It was a night full of dancing, holiday cheer, and overwhelming fun.
To start the night, Local Natives performed an energetic set that tempted everyone to dance. Just down the road from Los Angeles, as explained by front man Taylor Rice, the band was excited to be in Sacramento. They did not disappoint – and neither did the crowd. Everyone in the arena gave their all to each other, singing along, clapping, and dancing to every song.
Next up was Catfish and the Bottlemen. Hailing from the UK, the band put on a rock show. The crowd jumped around and danced heavily throughout the set, excited to hear songs such as “2all” performed live. The energy in the room continued to grow as the guys played through each song.
Third to perform was The Head and the Heart and the band put on a heartfelt performance, gaining the audience’s attention through their danceable music while also tugging on the heartstrings. They performed hit songs such as “Honeybee” and “Rivers and Roads,” keeping the audience enthralled for their entire set.
To end the night, The 1975 put on an hour long set with some of their biggest hits. Starting with a bang, lead singer Matty Healy came out on stage screaming the words to “People.” The energy in the room catapulted as fans jumped along with him. The band pleased the crowd with their diverse set list, performing classics with their new music intertwined, “Somebody Else,” “Chocolate,” and “TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME.” Matty sang his heart out, and even danced along with the backup dancers, much to the delight of the audience. To end the night, The 1975 performed “The Sound,” which had fans jumping at Matty’s request. The night came to an end as the entire arena rocked to the final song.
There was never a dull moment throughout the night, whether it be The Head and the Heart’s Matt Gervais proudly wearing a Sactown hat, or Matty Healy climbing into a fan’s seat.
We’re already looking forward to next year’s Electric Christmas!