Egyptian blasts to the past


Larger Than Life brings back the boy bands that broke the charts.

By Haley Galvin

Larger Than Life delivered the ultimate throwback party Saturday to the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., as they took the audience back through every legendary decade of boy band glory.

From the second the band hit the stage, the energy was booming. The band was pumped up and ready to give the audience a night to remember. They had the style, the vocals and the chemistry of an old-school boy band, and it was clear they enjoyed what they did and put their hearts and souls into each song.

While the music was mostly from the ’90s, they covered old classics like “Apache (Jump On It)” by The Sugarhill Gang, as well as new music like “Cake By the Ocean” by DNCE. The set list was a well thought out combination of many generations’ music with a variety of slow ballads as well, such as “Pillow Talk” by Zayn Malik and “All or Nothing” by O-Town.

The chemistry between each of the band members made the show even more fun to see. The way they interacted with each other, as well as being extremely interactive with the audience, created a party atmosphere not always felt at concerts. Larger Than Life made sure the audience was enjoying themselves, singing along and dancing with them by consistently encouraging them to do so.

Larger Than Life’s boy band focus was found in the ’90s, and they delivered the show stoppers of the decade that everyone knew and sang along with. The show continued to bring the hits with the Backstreet Boys’ “Back” and “Bye Bye Bye” along with several others.

Their vocals were spot on, and with the clothes and atmosphere, it was hard to tell they weren’t one of those renowned boy bands themselves. Each member embodied a true star and performed like they were back in 1998 with 98 Degrees.

Larger than Life truly is the ultimate tribute band and gave more than just a concert Saturday, they provided a true experience to be remembered just like the boy bands they represented.