Tuesday, February 27, 2024

In Photos: Glass Animals and Binki at Live Oak Bank Pavilion

WILMINGTON — On Sept. 5, Wilmington music-goers were treated to R&B dance-and-rap artist binki opening for British indie pysch-pop band Glass Animals at Live Oak Bank Pavilion at Riverfront Park.

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According to photographer Tom Dorgan of MoonFrog Media, the backdrop of a mid-’90s computer, powered by an old Windows operating system, counted down both acts. binki first took the stage, playing through tracks like “Heybb!” and “Revolve,” backed only by a PA system.

The set evoked a whole vibe, Dorgan described, as part of the stage was dressed as if the audience was waiting to party poolside, complete with a diving board and basketball goal. By the time Glass Animals emerged, the backdrop of the ’90s computer switched to a video game — 1980’s Pac Man eating his way through ghosts and pellets — and continued to rotate in various geometric patterns and imagery throughout the night.

The band’s textural synthesizers and poppy beats took over on tracks like “Heat Wave” from the pandemic-released “Dreamland.” They also played from their catalog, including 2016’s “How to Be a Human” and 2014’s debut, “ZABA.”

Here’s a look at scenes from the show as captured by Dorgan. Click to open the gallery or scroll down.

Glass Animals


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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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