Vajra Mesmerizes The What's Up Lounge

October 29, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

If you were looking for a show on Friday, October 27th in Mankato, you didn't have to look far.  There was a lot going on and one show that I didn't want to miss was Vajra at The What's Up Lounge.  I missed them the last time around and made sure that didn't happen again this time.  Unfortunately, there wasn't a lot of people that showed up this time.  Maybe the weather kept them away or there was just too much going on everywhere, but if you didn't go you missed a fantastic mystical adventure!

Since I had a full night of photos, I arrived at The What's Up just in time to hear Diskord's last song.  I didn't have time to get any photos of them this time around, but they already have a plethora of photos from me already!  This was the first show that I've seen from them that didn't occur to a packed venue.  Diskord is slowly making their way to other venues, so if you see that they are playing in your area, head out to see a quality, hard-hitting rock band!

I'm not sure what else I can say about The Mayberry Riot.  I've reviewed their set so many times now!  Just get to one of their shows and see what all the buzz is about!  I took my time and was more selective with my photos during The Mayberry Riot's set.

Even with the sparsely occupied venue, Vajra went about setting up for their set just like any other show.  They placed LED candles on the lip at the end of the stage along with a jar of incense burning.  There were more candles on each side of the stage with more large bundles of stick incense on each of them.  The What's Up Lounge actually smelled pretty good for a change!  The whole time this was going on, enchanting music was either being played through a recording or the guitar player was playing it, I wasn't sure.  Then, there was an alter type platform with all sorts of musically related gadgets in it that was placed by the singer.  I knew this was going to be quite the show!  Once they started playing, their captivating music drew the few people up by the stage and even one guy that was sporadically dancing for each song.  Vajra amazed me with every song.  The singer played the flute, cymbals, some kind of bell thing, and many other instruments during their set.  The entire show was an experience and not simply listening to a band play.  That is what I liked best about them.  I will be making a point to see Vajra if they play near me soon and you should too!

As always, get out and support live music and I'll see you out there!


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