Flor: The North American tour
By: Ana Huitron | Published: October 1, 2019
On Sept. 13, 2019 the band Flor, an indie band from Oregon, came to Dallas on their North American tour. They had two opening bands: Lostboycrow and Joan. They performed at the venue, Trees, located in Deep Ellum. I was so excited and had been waiting for this day for so long. I met some people in line and they were all so nice. It felt like I was waiting in line forever, then doors finally opened and I got to my spot.
The first opener was Lostboycrow, a pop singer from Portland, Oregon. Performing was Chris Blair, the singer, and Cole Petersen, the tour drummer. Their whole set was full of energy and had the crowd excited. My personal favorite was “Devil’s in the Backseat,” because it’s when the crowd was the loudest.
The second opener was Joan, an indie pop band from Little Rock, Arkansas. Lead singer, Alan Thomas, and drummer, Steven Rutherford. Their songs had the crowd dancing and singing. They were full of energy and everyone was singing the lyrics to their songs. My favorite song they performed was “i loved you first” because everything was quiet and it was so pretty hearing everyone sing the melancholy lyrics. The crowd was the loudest during the chorus, especially when they said “you’re in love with somebody else”. This whole song was beautiful to hear live because everyone around me was feeling the same emotions and it was a more calm, heartbreaking song so you could really hear everyone singing.
Then came on the headlining band, Flor. The band consists of lead singer Zach Grace, guitarist McKinley Kitts, bassist Dylan Bauld, and drummer Kyle Hill. Their set was absolutely amazing. There wasn’t a person who wasn’t dancing and singing and just having a good time in general. There were all these colorful lights and they would fit the mood of the songs perfectly.
The crowd was great. There were people yelling the songs. They were jumping around and having a good time. Their energy was contagious and lifted up everyone else around them. In between sets, new people met and became friends over the music.
After the show I got to meet Chris, Alan, and Steven after their sets by the merch table. They were so nice. They thanked me for coming to the show and asked if I enjoyed it.
These artists’ genre is in general alternative indie pop. I would definitely recommend listening to them.
Give them a try, you won’t regret it!