Phones were held high as singer-songwriter Tucker Pillsbury, who goes by the stage name Role Model, lit up the stage at the Glass House in Pomona Wednesday night. He is on tour for his new album, Rx.
The venue was filled to the brim as the show was sold out with 800 audience members in attendance.
Lily Lizotte, who goes by the stage name The BLSSM, opened for Role Model. They set an energetic tone for the rest of the show and did a great job of pumping the audience up for Role Model’s entrance to the stage.
He kicked off the show with the song “if jesus saves, she’s my type” as a flashing blue light revealed him to the excited crowd.
As soon as Role Model hit the stage, countless phones flashed towards him as the crowd screamed, jumped and sang with conviction throughout his entire performance.
His songs are, for the most part, upbeat and lend themselves to dancing, something the audience did a lot of.
Audience member Rina Hassan said that if she could describe the concert atmosphere in one word, she would choose energetic.
Not only was the audience energetic but his performance was too. He was extremely animated throughout each song, utilizing all parts of the stage and making sure he interacted with every section of the audience. He even sat down in front of and amidst the audience at one point.
He interacted with his fans throughout the entire concert, taking breaks in between songs to look at and respond to different signs they had made. Someone in the crowd threw a t-shirt up to him and another a hat.
He gave attention to everything the audience was throwing his way and incorporated them into his show. He even had the audience sing Happy Birthday to two audience members.
It is clear that he cares about his fans and that they care about him.
“I remember listening to one of his songs on SoundCloud I think back in high school. I’m 23 so it’s been like four and a half years,” long time fan Alana Nassir said.
She said this is her third time seeing Role Model in concert, two of them being last year.
He closed the performance with “forever&more,” to which the audience members sang along and swayed their phone flashlights to.
The audience chanted for one last song after he had already left the stage. They were left wanting more, though, as he did not return.
The concert was met with great audience reviews.
A fan favorite moment was when water splashed toward the audience. He asked beforehand if everyone would be okay with the splash and he was met with a resounding yes.
Audience member Dana Garcia said her favorite part of the entire concert was the splash.
“It’s always so dope,” Garcia said. “The opener was so good too.”
“‘Life is funny’ is probably my new favorite song from the album so that was really fun,” said audience member Angela Comstock.
The next stop for Role Model is Coachella, which he mentioned a couple times during the concert. He will be touring until September of this year.
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