P Posted by Sandra on September 17 2012 0 Comments Dougie Poynter, McFLY, News

Last night I got to be a VIP at McFly’s first-ever NYC show, the first of two nights at The Gramercy.

The crowd could not have been more ecstatic for their long-overdue appearance—the band apologized for waiting nine years (has it been that long???)—and even sang an entire McFly song while waiting for the boys to do their encore.

They played a solid 90 minutes of old and brand-new material, impressing me with their musicianship and energy. They’re not entirely my thing—so rockabilly and even country in spots, but very Linkin Park to my ear overall—but they definitely have chops. They can’t be mistaken for a “boy band.”

One odd thing for me was the banter with the audience because I was wholly unfamiliar with Danny and Dougie’s speaking voices. Both were kind of putting on characters and it threw me. Danny sounds like Bobcast Goldthwait when doing this. But I loved their mocking American accents and stereotypes, such as, “Ah, New York, home of Carrie Bradshaw!” When they got everyone to count to four, they demanded we do a Brooklynesque “fo-wuh.” Cards, all.

More video of the hard-working guys to come!

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