Mac Demarco Improvises at The Mann

Everyone’s favorite cig smoking, Jameson swigging-while-playing Canadian Mac Demarco made a stop in Philadelphia in support of his latest record, This Old Dog, and he did not disappoint.

Demarco played old and new classics from all three albums, and the crowd ate it up entirely. As soon as he stepped on stage the crowd greeted him with different variations of “Dad, Daddy” etc., which prompted him and his bandmates to chant back “Mommy” throughout the night. That’s the magic of a Mac Demarco show, everything feels so wonderfully improvised and laid back, yet still so tight and structured.

At one point during the show Mac brought a fan who’d been holding a sign up all night onstage to play “Freaking Out The Neighborhood” with him. Demarco handed off his guitar to the lucky fan, who seemed relaxed, and when the fan hit the classic solo in the song about as perfectly as the man who wrote it himself  could the crowd erupted in cheers.

Demarco ended the set with his own improvised versions of classic songs like “A Thousand Miles” by Vanessa Carlton (he just sang “making my way downtown” over and over), and when the crowd called him back f0r an encore he asked that everyone sit down, and they listened.

Overall, it was a very fun night for everyone involved and if you missed it check out our gallery and don’t forget to get your ticket next time he comes around! Were you there? Comment below your favorite part of the night!

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