From Irving Plaza to Rough Trade, Public Arts to Terminal 5, it’s been incredible to watch Hippo Campus grow throughout their career. The band not only creates meaningful music, but isn’t afraid to stand up for the things they believe in, whether that means donating money to Planned Parenthood or addressing toxic masculinity in the music industry. Hippo Campus is making a name for itself.
Most recently, at their Terminal 5 show in NYC the group played to around 3,000 people. As soon as they glided on stage, the crowd erupted in a chorus of screams. Not only were the fans excited to experience indie rock’s golden boys live, but the anticipation in the photo pit was in full force as well. All three levels of the venue really came together to enjoy the full effect of live music at its best, bonding with old friends and making new ones.
Hippo Campus brought the show to a close with a number yet to be released: “No Pomegranates.” As always, they ended the night on a high with an encore—their beloved hit, “Violet.” The audience sang along to every single word, and sat with their feet dangling over the edge of the balcony, enveloped in a cathartic state and basking in nostalgia.
Annie Walton Doyle
Ameerah de Chabert