Backstage with Imagine Dragons at Taco Bell Arena
Boise was the first stop on the Imagine Dragons 2014 North America tour. Their last performance was at The Knitting Factory. This time they took the stage at Taco Bell Arena, and the show sold out. This venue’s capacity runs around 12,644, so when my friend texted, “Are there a lot of people?” I answered, “Yeah!”
We met up with our contest winners for the Meet & Greet before the Imagine Dragons set. Their record rep told us they were checking out the stage lights, as this was their first show they had not yet seen how they would look. She also joked that the band had been playing video games all day long. Check out Tim's interview!
The lines were long in the pouring rain, but there were plenty of smiles and people were excited to see the show. Girls in front of me told each other that someone had seen Blake Shelton in town, at a bar this weekend. “We should go to all the bars, and find him!” Inside at the show, the set design, performance, and sound were all of the highest quality. Many parents came with their kids, and I wondered how long (if ever), it had been since I’d seen a show like that without gratuitous swearing and innuendo.
The lead singer and the guitarist are both members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Here’s what they told the Deseret News publication about their rock and roll lifestyles.
"Our focus is on the music. We didn't choose this career path for fame or parties, but rather to create something that we are all proud of, that fulfills our desire to be an artist and to create. We aren't the most eloquent or perfect people, but we just do our best to present something to society that hopefully makes someone's hard day a little bit better."