Concert review: Jon Bellion

McKenzie Fysh, The Beat Editor

A completely sold out show, artist Jon Bellion’s The Human Condition Part Two Tour took place at the Showbox Sodo in Seattle on November 6th. A spacious venue with standing room only, the audience was experienced nothing short of an exhilarating and moving night. The two openers hyped up the crowd for the main attraction, starting with Alec Benjamin. Stunning the audience with crooning melodies and down-to-earth vibes, Benjamin and his guitar warmed the stage. Next was Blaque Keyz, a Boston rapper who took the crowd to the next level.
Finally, Bellion stepped out on stage, and the moment was indescribable. Opening with his hit, “He is the Same”, he invited the audience to join in, which was met with no hesitation. Not only did Bellion wow the crowd with his singing and high energy rapping, his dance moves left no part of the stage untouched.
One of the most impressive elements of the show, Bellion turned his songs into new masterpiece-live. Between mixing with his MIDI controller, switching up the tempo of some of the songs, and playing live instruments to change it up, Bellion’s recreations of loved hits had the diverse crowd pumping adrenaline.
The songs performed as part of the concert included “80’s Films” (about his own hometown of Brooklyn), “Overwhelming”, “All Time Low”, “New York Soul Part Two”, “Maybe IDK”, and finally, “Hand of God” (the outro of Human Condition)
As the concert closed, emotions were high and energy was higher. Bellion changed this mood as he spoke to the crowd: If you could do one favor after you leave this place tonight just love somebody make somebody feel good about themselves…God gave us music because no matter what color, race, and gender is in this room tonight, we can relate to something and music.”
With this emotional pep talk, the crowd was even more awestruck by the talented singer, and few eyes were dry in the room. After Bellion said goodbye to the crowd, he came back to satisfy a unanimous encore, performing the well-known “Jim Morrison”. Few hands went down at the end of the night.