Walking around Capitol Hill on Halloween Monday looked like a huge party was taking place and most people were dressed up for the occasion. Last time Wet was in Seattle they played Barboza selling it out almost instantly, just as they did for this show at Neumos. The band has a growing fanbase and very promising future releasing their first full length Don’t You in early 2016 and has been on tour most of the year supporting it.
The group who formed in Brooklyn in 2012 took the stage all wearing costumes causing the fans to become even more enthusiastic to see them. Singer Kelly Zutrau stood in the center of the stage dressed as a princess, wearing a long blond wig surrounded by lighting boxes that formed a square around her on the floor. The rest of the members of Wet just as festive, dressed as an angel, a green alien, and the devil in red.
The night took off with “It’s All in Vain,” “Deadwater” and “Turn Away” as Zutrau stood still most of the time swaying to the music. Her voice has the power to pull you in and have you become completely focused on every word she is singing. These are break up songs, and while it feels sad to hear them, you really like it.
She asked to have the house lights turned on so she could check out some of the costumes that the fans were wearing, commenting on a few cool ones that caught her eye and then continued the set, shy and sweet. The coolest part of the night was when she came back to the stage alone holding an autoharp for the encore. She informed us that she would like to play a few songs alone that were still in demo form and of course the crowd was in agreement.
The first one was an unreleased song and the second was “All The Ways.” The stripped down versions were complete magic and we all fell deeper in love with her voice. The rest of the band returned for “Weak” that was the last tune of the night. Really enjoyed their show and seeing them live as “Don’t Wanna Be Your Girl” is still one of my favorite songs from this year.
Check out more photos from the concert HERE