Passion Pit Puts Manners on Display at the Mann

Published On June 29, 2010 | Concerts

Rockin the Mann Music Center

Passion Pit (about to take the stage)

After experiencing Passion Pit’s sunset masterpiece on the Outdoor Stage at Coachella, Independent Philly was anxious to catch the red-hot band as they rolled into Philadelphia last night to play at the Mann Music Center.

Packed House at the Mann Music Center

Long View

Long View 2

It was a hot and humid Philadelphia summer night but that didn’t keep legions of fans from packing into the Mann Center to see Passion Pit (from Boston, MA)  play the large outdoor venue.

"Toyko Police Club" at the Mann Music Center

David Monks: Lead Singer of Toyko Police Club

David Monks of Toyko Police Club

“Brahms” and “Tokyo Police Club” were the opening acts.

Can You Feel It?

The Band

Michael Angelakos

While we did not catch Brahms unfortunately but TPC certainly did not disappoint.

Passion Pit

Double Your Passion

Double Your Fun

Just before 9:30 PM, Passion Pit took the stage to a roar of cheers.

Audience Passion

Dancing In The Dark

Drum & Bass

Rockin Out

Passion Pit’s last show in the Philly area (August 2009) was played at the much smaller First Unitarian Church, a fact that did not escape lead singer Michael Angelakos who marveled that the Mann was the largest venue they had ever played.

I See The Light

Hit the High Note

Simon Says...

“Last time we were here, we played in a Church basement!” he remarked.

Michael Angelakos 2

Magic in the Air

The Kneeling

The humble Angelakos delivered a first class show, interacting with the fans (one fan even threw $20 on stage and told Angelakos it was a tip for such a great show) from beginning to end. You could tell that he was still amazed that he had transitioned from creating his first song in his college dorm-room (a gift to his then girlfriend) to rocking a major concert venue.

Michael Angelakos 3

You Sing

You Sing Louder

From the first song, to the last, fans danced and sang along with the band in what can only be described as a giant dance party, concert, and sauna rolled into one.

Up in Lights

True Blue

Red Riff

Passion Pit

After leaving the stage, the band returned to play a three song encore which included a cover of the Cranberries’ “Dreams” and ended on fan favorite “Sleepy Head”.

Covering the Cranberries

Cranberry Red

End of Set

While Passion Pit’s studio albums are wonderful in their own right, there is nothing quite like a live Passion Pit show. They next move on to play a sold-out show in Brooklyn, NY tomorrow night.


Encore! We Want More

Encore! We Want More!


I’ve Got Your Number
Make Light
Better Things
The Reeling
Moth’s Wings
Swimming in the Flood
To Kingdom Come
Let Your Love Grow Tall
Folds in Your Hands
Smile Upon Me
Little Secrets
Eyes As Candles

Wailing Away

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