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.
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.
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