Photos: Father John Misty at The Observatory North Park (San Diego, CA)

King Tuff (Brattleboro, Vermont) and Father John Misty (Baltimore, MD)
April 14th, 2015
The Observatory North Park in San Diego, CA

At one of the few 21 and over shows at the Observatory North Park, Father John Misty with supporting act King Tuff graced San Diego with his eclectic-folk-rock presence. Adults related to his honest, brutal lyrics on love and went rampant for his nonchalant manner, his charisma overtaking the crowd.

King Tuff was up to bat first, touring in support of their album Black Moon Spell, released on Subpop Records.  Just finishing their first month of touring, they exclaimed their happiness at being back on California soil and played with enthusiasm and vengeance.

Swaggering onto the stage in thick clouds of red smoke, Father John Misty hit the stage.  He quite literally sang his heart out to the adoring audience, almost reverting these adults into their inner groupies.  Starting off with “I Love You, Honeybear” he set the tone for the rest of the night, as the obvious emotions of his words resonated with the crowd.  Much to my amusement, some dancing girls in the back sang every lyric to his songs and were in their own little world.  His set brought drama and even though he claimed that the lyrics were almost too personal to share with the world, he had no trouble sharing his troubles and sorrows to the awestruck San Diego crowd.

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