On February 7, Tiny Moving Parts performed at The Rock N Roll Hotel in Washington DC with support from Oso Oso and Mom Jeans. The show, having sold out, was packed to the brim with fans more than excited to see Tiny Moving Parts play.
No stranger to performing, Oso Oso opened the show with modest set of seven songs. I’ve always been a huge fan of Oso Oso, so I was slightly disappointed he didn’t play “This Must Be My Exit”, but I assume this was because it’s an acoustic song and it would’ve interrupted an otherwise high-energy show.
Once Mom Jeans took the stage, the crowd went absolutely insane. People were screaming, crowd surfers were everywhere and although the venue was small, a circle pit opened up directly behind me. If a person had looked at the reaction from the crowd just passing by, they easily would’ve thought that Mom Jeans headlined the show just by how excited and wild the crowd was. Almost every single person in that room was screaming the lyrics to Mom Jean’s most popular song, “Death Cup”. Mom Jeans closed their set with “Scott Pilgrim V. My Gpa”, bringing out a trombone and completely killing the song.
Tiny Moving Parts opened their set with “Applause”, a single from their latest album Swell that released on the second date of this tour. At the time, I didn’t think that the crowd could get crazier after witnessing the Mom Jeans’ set but I was proved wrong. Tiny Moving Parts fans are very passionate, crowd surfing to the stage and jumping back into the crowd as well as just completely losing their minds. When it comes to the performance, the band truly put their everything into the set and looked as though they were having the time of their lives. The lead singer, Dylan Mattheisen, has the most contagious smile I have ever see,n and at points during the set, I could hear grown men yelling from the crowd “Dylan, your smile is adorable!”, much to my surprise. Finishing off the night with an encore, Tiny Moving Parts exited the stage and returned wearing janitor outfits, the same ones worn in the music video for their song “Caution”. At the end of the song, they brought out Eric Butler from Mom Jeans to play his trombone one more time, ending the night in glorious fashion.