Travis knows exactly how to get a crowd on its feet from the get-go. As the house lights went out, a handful of spotlights swirled about, simulating the famous 20th Century Fox intro, complete with distinctive blaring trumpets. Then the horns morphed into "Gonna Fly Now," otherwise known as the Rocky theme song. A hubbub brewed amongst the crowd, as four brightly robed "fighters" ran through the masses and jumped on stage.
Travis is such a dynamic band with phenomenal musical skills. Travis runs like a well-oiled machine -- a machine that gets everyone up on their feet, bouncing and singing! This was the first time ever that, while sitting in the loge section at The Wiltern, I felt the floor shake! The whole place reverberated to the beat of every song because every person in the theater was jumping up and down. To say the least, this made it really hard to take clear pictures.
So. Freakin'. Hilarious.
I couldn't stop laughing as I screamed, "Claus! Claus! Claus!" along with everybody else at The Wiltern.