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- Posted on Aug 9th 2010 12:15PM by Emily Tan
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"We've been waiting all year for this," singer and bassist Oliver Sim told the crowd at Central Park's Rumsey Playfield on Sunday night. "This is a very special show ... This is our second home. We've been playing here the most, so thank you very much."
New Yorkers clearly love the indie-pop band and came out in masses to the free SummerStage show. With a line that spiraled around the perimeter of the venue, many didn't make it inside and ended up camping outside Rumsey Playfield just to get even a glimpse of the XX's set.
Well into their first headlining tour, it's obvious that the XX have gotten used to the spacious stage and large crowds screaming their love to the band. Instead of staying idle at their mics as they used to do in past shows, Sim put down his bass, grabbed the mic and worked the audience during 'Fantasy.' Although their fluid and mellow sound is groove-inducing on its own, Sim seemed to add his own sensual touch to it that inspired many in the audience to do more than just dance, clap or sing along -- especially those who came with their significant others.
While the XX kept true to their album sound throughout their set, they did speed things up and threw in a remix during 'Shelter.' Between the flashing lights, head-to-toe black outfits and elaborate soundscapes, the band that's been playing massive crowds in the past year have entranced the audience and make them remember why they fell in love with the band in the first place.