The Chainsmokers, along with 5 Seconds of Summer and Lennon Stella, perform at Schottenstein Center. (Vivian Bradner-Young’22/Staff)
Stella performed the opening act followed by 5 Seconds of Summer at the October 13 perfomance by The Chainsmokers.
Lennon Stella sang “Bad” and “La Di Da,” in her angelic voice as three screens lit up behind her and displayed different animations that correlated to the songs. During “Fortress,” she played the electric guitar, which added a special touch to the show. Stella first produced music in 2018 with her album, “Love Me,” and quickly rose to fame after its success.
5 Seconds of Summer opened with, “She Looks So Perfect,” that immediately caused the audience to sing along. This portion of the concert included lots of colorful beams of light, and the band’s volume was significantly louder than Stella’s but added to the overall party-like effect. The main singers took leads in getting the audience to sing along, and the drummer’s solo showcased his excellent abilities.
Stella joined the band to sing its newest song, “Takeaway,” which is slow and mellow. Next came “Roses, which made them famous. Other numbers included, “Paris,” “Something Just Like This,” and “Don’t Let Me Down.”
Excitement increased as fire, motorcycles, and fog machines were brought onto the stage. Then the lead singer stepped into a circular metal globe and rose from the stage. Later, three motorcyclists rode into the globe and drove around each other. Having motorcycles seemed a bit random, but it drew in the audience. It final number “Closer,” had the audience singing the lyrics. This concert was packed with excitement, and was definitely an enjoyable time.