1870 Mag

In Review: Andrew W.K.

The world’s foremost King of Party visited Columbus last night for a party stop on his ‘Party Never Dies’ tour and uh, it was a big party. The sold-out A&R Bar was a relatively small party as far as his parties go, with capacity at just 400 party people crammed in, but those party people sure fucking knew how to party.

Backed by a five-piece band for his first full electric party tour in five years, the Party God kicked off the party with a brand new song that was every bit as grandiose and good for partying to as anything he’s ever released. The set was heavy on songs from his hit debut album, I Get Wet, which sixteen years later still stands as the most party record of all time.

As a classically trained musician as well as the ultimate Party Czar, W.K. is capable of shredding pretty much instrument you put in his party paws, and he showed of his unique talents throughout the party. Whether ripping up an orchestral piano solo or burning up a guitar in the shape of a giant taco (most party instrument ever?), his only goal is to make everyone in the crowd feel as alive as possible, and also to party.

Highlights included “It’s Time to Party” and personal favorite “Party ‘Til You Puke”, and a reworked version of “I Love NYC” that was amended to be “I Love Jeni’s Ice Cream” in a shout out to the local dessert hot spot. The crowd crammed together into a teeming, frothing party pile, exchanging party fluids and plenty of high-fives. As the party neared an end, the singer led the crowd in a 98-second countdown to the final song of the night, “Party Hard”. As the chorus says, “when it’s time to party, we will party hard”. And we partied, hard.

1. Music Is Worth Living For

2. Take It Off

3. Ready To Die

4. Totally Stupid

5. She Is Beautiful

6. Tear It Up

7. You Will Remember Tonight

8. The Moving Room

9. Party ‘Til You Puke

10. Never Let Down

11. We Want Fun

12. I Love NYC (Jeni’s Ice Cream!)

13. I Get Wet

14. It’s Time To Party

15. Girls Own Love

16. Pushing Drugs

17. Never Stop Living In The Red

18. Party Hard


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