Concert Review: Zedd Echo Tour at The Bomb Factory

Cindy Ciotta, Assistant Editor

Zedd’s Echo Tour came to Dallas at the Bomb Factory on October 26. The doors opened at 7 p.m., and the concert was scheduled to start at 8. At 8:30 the pre-show started and a DJ named Lophile came on stage greeting the crowd saying, “What is up Dallas?” Everyone in the crowded building cheered and jumped up and down with a ton of energy. Lophile did a great job of keeping the crowd excited. His equipment was set on a table in front of him and the background screen behind him was constantly changing to the beat of his music, from animations of flowers, the sky, random bursts of colors and other abstract depictions, they were very artsy and creative backgrounds. He played his music mixes for about an hour, dancing on the stage, hyping up the crowd, and smiling just about the whole time.

About ten minutes after Lophile stepped off the stage the sound testing people came up to make sure everything was working okay. When the lights went off again, everyone seemed to think it was Zedd who was about to come on.

Instead of Zedd, two DJs with white emo hair came out wearing what looked like yeezy style clothes.The two brothers played intense skrillix sounding techno music and mixes. These two mouthed the lyrics to the song mixes, at the time when there were any words in the song, and they did not seem as excited as Lophile. The crowd didn’t seem as excited for this duo either, as their music was not as good and it was also an hour and a half past the time was Zedd was supposed to come on. They paced around the stage while the crowd watched their background which was quite different from Lophile’s bright, happy, and energy filled animations. Their background was a mixture of anime, robots, and futuristic looking animations. The music was so loud I wore earplugs and most of the people around me did too. Personally, I did not enjoy the ambiance this band brought to the stadium and I noticed some people around me who just wanted to be on their phone to pass the time until Zedd came on, which says a lot since most of the crowd had a drink in their hand.

Finally, around 10:30, two and a half hours after the concert was scheduled to start, the background curtain opened, the crowd cheered louder than they had the whole night, and Zedd came on.

Like Lophile, he couldn’t stop smiling. He stood up on stage with his dj’ing table in front of him and swayed back and forth and jumped up and down. He greeted the crowd saying “Hello, Dallas!”, and for those of you who don’t know, his voice is very high pitched. Needless to say, the crowd’s energy was multiplied by ten in Zedd’s presence.

Zedd had an amazing light show going on while he was playing his music and the rest crowd seemed to love it like it did. Although I didn’t enjoy the band that went before Zedd, Zedd himself did a spectacular job of engaging the crowd and having fun. Overall it was a fun experience and I would suggest seeing Zedd on his Echo tour to others. Here at the Wigwam, we wish Zedd the best!