“I’m so grateful that I have been able to foster a concert community that my seventeen year-old self who hadn’t figured out who she was yet could come to and be like, ‘oh my god, they understand me,’” mxmtoon expressed about halfway through her performance at Denver’s Gothic Theatre on Tuesday night. The ninety minute show, which marked her first stop in Denver since 2019, was a conversational, intimate affair that found mxmtoon speaking to the crowd as if they were close friends between songs. Throughout the night, she stopped to explain her desire to create an inclusive and safe space for anyone to see a show, banter back and forth with the die-hard fans in the front row, and even jokingly ask the crowd, “So, who’s depressed?” before launching into her track, “seasonal depression”.
Although mxmtoon didn’t have an opener at the Denver date of the tour (Chloe Moriondo’s van broke down on the way into town), it didn’t stop her from putting on a heartfelt, energetic performance that certainly left fans satisfied. Throughout the night she played dazzling pop cuts from her upcoming album, rising and fan-favorite songs like “prom dress” and “feelings are fatal”, as well as an impromptu ukulele cover of Smash Mouth’s “All Star.” When fans tossed stuffed animals on stage, she graciously stacked them up behind her, and even jokingly accepted a fan’s proposal, exclaiming that everyone just watched her get married.
Despite the barricade separating mxmtoon from the crowd and the fact that she was playing to a nearly sold-out 1,100 capacity room, the night felt intimate and special. When the crowd would sing along exceptionally loud, she would laugh or cover her face, almost as if she couldn’t believe that so many people knew the words to her music. By the end of the night, mxmtoon’s endearing stage presence and spectacular vocals had easily charmed the crowd, leaving them chanting for more when she left the stage.
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