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Experiencing Allen Stone

David Weiner ’16 / Emertainment Monthly Staff Writer

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Allen Stone. Photo Credit: David Weiner / Emertainment Monthly

I watched Allen Stone through the lens of my camera. His thick rimmed glasses and blond shaggy mane bounced with his head to the beat. The fringe on his leather vest swung as he danced to his own music.

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Allen Stone. Photo Credit: David Weiner / Emertainment Monthly

Allen Stone’s following has grown tremendously in the last couple years, appearing on multiple talk shows and music magazine’s. His live sessions on YouTube garner millions of hits providing evidence supporting his incredible vocal talent. The New York Times compares Stone to music icons such as Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and Bill Withers.

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Allen Stone. Photo Credit: David Weiner / Emertainment Monthly

He’s a blonde, longhaired man from Washington who’s soulful tunes can not only soothe the ears, but can bite in social commentary as heard in his song “Unaware.”

Opening for Allen Stone was Bad Rabbits, a Boston based band that I had been told about for years to check out. I stood in front of them for 15 minutes and left my face melted in the photo pit.

I haven’t grooved that hard at a live show in ages.

Bad Rabbits absorbed all of the energy from the crowd during their set, bottled it up, then threw it right back at the audience.

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Bad Rabbits. Photo Credit: David Weiner / Emertainment Monthly

Lead singer, Fredua Boakye brought a close to the bands set by calling on the crowd to join him in singing the groups song, “Fall In Love.”

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Bad Rabbits. Photo Credit: David Weiner / Emertainment Monthly

A sea of arms swayed in front of the stage.

Allen Stone will be headed to Canada from Boston along with Bad Rabbits who will join Stone on his next series of shows.

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