With The Regrettes | Games We Play
MGM Music Hall at Fenway
July 16, 2023
Photos & Review by Michael LaFleche
BOSTON, Mass. – Yungblud took the stage at the MGM Music Hall in Boston, and from the moment the lights dimmed, the venue was engulfed in an electric atmosphere. Supported by the impressive acts of Games We Play and The Regrettes, the concert was a celebration of unapologetic rock music, leaving the audience breathless and craving for more.
Kicking off the night, Games We Play opened with a bang. Emmyn, the front of the three-piece band is wicked funny, and brought a unique blend of alternative rock and punk, setting the stage on fire with their high-energy performance. The audience was immediately drawn to their infectious spirit, and the band showcased great chemistry on stage, engaging the crowd with catchy hooks and anthemic choruses. And they totally will be around, I have a good feeling about this band. They know how to be rock stars.
GAMES WE PLAY photo gallery
Next up, The Regrettes took over, representing the vibrant Los Angeles rock scene. Their energetic pop-punk sound captivated the audience, and front woman Lydia Night’s powerful vocals resonated with raw emotion. The band’s dynamic stage presence and relatable lyrics made an impact, turning the audience into an enthusiastic sea of dancing and head banging fans. The set ended with some hardcore metal that sounded like Queens of the Stone Age but with the amps turned to 11. It was amazing to hear the wall of guitars to end the night with a mic drop after that.
THE REGRETTES photo gallery
And then came the moment everyone had been waiting for. As the lights illuminated the stage, Yungblud burst onto it with an unstoppable force, greeted by a wave of deafening cheers. Hailing from Doncaster, England, Yungblud (real name Dominic Richard Harrison) is a rock sensation known for his infectious energy and boundary-pushing performances.
He launched into the set with “21st Century Liability,” setting the tone for the night ahead. The crowd embraced every song with fervor, singing along to every word, creating an electric atmosphere that only grew more intense as the night progressed.
Yungblud’s energy was relentless, and his connection with the audience was palpable. His band members—guitarist Adam Warrington, bassist Donny G, and drummer Michael Rennie—added their own flair to the performance, elevating the songs to new heights.
Hits like “parents,” “strawberry lipstick,” and “Die for the Hype” were met with an uproarious response from the crowd. Yungblud’s charismatic stage presence and genuine interactions with the audience created an atmosphere of unity and acceptance, making the concert feel like an intimate gathering of friends rather than a large-scale event.
One of the highlights of the night was Yungblud’s stirring rendition of Machine Gun Kelly’s “I Think I’m OKAY.” The cover paid homage to his contemporaries while infusing it with his signature style, making it a standout moment of the set.
For the encore, Yungblud returned to the stage to deliver two knockout performances. “Lowlife” sent the crowd into a frenzy, and “Loner” served as a perfect conclusion to the explosive show, leaving the audience with a sense of fulfillment and joy.
In conclusion, Yungblud’s concert at the MGM Music Hall was an electrifying display of unfiltered rock passion and camaraderie. Alongside the impressive opening acts Games We Play and The Regrettes, the night was a testament to the power of live music in bringing people together. With his unapologetic attitude and infectious energy, Yungblud proved once again why he’s a force to be reckoned with in the rock music scene. Boston was undoubtedly left with unforgettable memories of a night that celebrated the rebellious spirit of rock and roll.